Windows Vista Windows vista 32 bit or 64 bit.


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Im Currently in the process of building a gaming pc/workstation.

I would like to run 4gb ram so would therefor require 64bit.
However i have heard that the 64bit is a bit temperamental.

Is it best to stick with 32bit and 2.7gb of ram or go for the 4gb on 64bit.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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I think it's up to you.
But 64bit Vista is probably the way Microsoft are going in the future.
Vista is RAM hungry so the more the better!
 

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Any 32bit OS, Windows/Mac/Linux, can use, and see, and play with 4GB of "accessible" ram ... what that means is, you tend not get to "see" 4GB being reported to you, but, it is being used. ;)

Vista does do very well with 2GB ram.

We are only just getting the "new" drivers for 32bit Vista, and some of them are a bloody joke ... good luck with 64bit Vista. How many games are "true" 64bit ready? :D

There are a few things to take into account when building a 64bit system, not just for Vista, all for about a 10% improvement over 32bit OS. Get the wrong MB, for example, and I don't care what the manufacture says, most of them pull the bloody wool over your eyes anyway, and you will be cursing the OS for its failings ... hmmm. :rolleyes:

OK, bottom line ... go for the 32bit OS but try and build a 64bit system, you may get to upgrade when Windows 7 comes out. :thumb:


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