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what is the key difference between these two

The main difference is the amount of RAM the OS can reference. 32 bit tops out at just over 3 Gig, while 64 can go to something like 16 Tb. I don't think we'll be needing that much ram for a while... but hey, ya never know.
 

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wow thats alot of ram is there even a motherboard that can support 128gb of ram

They've been experimenting with ram in the 100+gb for a while now, but for home applications I think it will be a long time before we see the need for something like that. Needless to say, it won't be the OS holding back the memory down the road...
 

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The main difference is the amount of RAM the OS can reference. 32 bit tops out at just over 3 Gig, while 64 can go to something like 16 Tb. I don't think we'll be needing that much ram for a while... but hey, ya never know.

Vista 64 Premium only supports 16GB. Vista 64 Business and Ultimate only support 128GB. These are artifical limits set by OS developers. A 64-bit can actually support 2,097,152 terabytes.

64-bit Vista has slightly improved security (only slightly).

64-bit Vista can also run application in 64-bit! These are usually MatLab, Maple, and other scientific/math applications.
 

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In my opinion, i say go for the 32bit,

i currently have the 64 bit and it has a lot of issues, because not everything is designed to run on 64 bit.

32 bit you should get almost everything to run on it.

to my knowledge all vista's are the same, its the key that determines which one you are installing ( business, home, ultimate, etc). but x86 and x64 are on separate disks. atleast mine are.
 

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I have the 64 bit version, found no problems with it being 64 bit. Haven't had any issues running 32 bit software. My kit came with 2 discs, one for 32 and one for 64.
 

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I have the 64 bit version, found no problems with it being 64 bit. Haven't had any issues running 32 bit software. My kit came with 2 discs, one for 32 and one for 64.

really? my audacity doesn't want to work, along with some movie editing programs like adobe premiere and premiere elements.

games like cs work fine though.
 
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