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Old 08-22-2005, 09:32 PM   #11
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Default Re: 32 bit vs 64 bit

just wait till microsoft releases their new OS. Its coming out pretty soon (officially).

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Default Re: 32 bit vs 64 bit

You can get a trial version of 64-bit Windows XP off the Microsoft website.

Right now, Vista requires high-spec machines, say, a video card with at least 64MB of dedicated memory, 512MB RAM, and a 1.5GHz K8 or equivalent CPU. At least, i think that's what i read.

So you might wanna go for 64-bit XP instead. Vista's gonna have a stripped-down appearance though, last i heard, so...well, it's up to you to balance the stuff out.

There are more and more 64-bit compatible apps coming out too. I think there's quite a few 64-bit AV programs available right now.

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