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Old 12-13-2008, 12:08 AM   #1
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Default 4gb ram and 32-bit OS?

i decided to format my computer and install vista ultimate. i'm going to order 4gb ddr2 ram, but i need to know if i should install vista ultimate 32-bit or 64-bit.
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Old 12-13-2008, 12:21 AM   #2
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If you want to take full advantage of your RAM, you'd be better off upgrading to Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit. Be sure you have all the available drivers.
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yeah defo go wiv 64 bit driver compatability with vista is like 60% better than xp so you should be ok.
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Yeah if you have that choice get 64 bit !
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Default Re: 4gb ram and 32-bit OS?

you wont lose out on a great deal of ram using 32bit, but 64bit will always be a better choice if you have a lot of ram. just make sure you can get the drivers and your software works
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yeah defo go wiv 64 bit driver compatability with vista is like 60% better than xp so you should be ok.
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I fu**ing said so.

lol the pacentage was my opinion it is very very well known that vista has "much" better 64 bit compatability so i took my opinion and everyone elses knoledge to put in a percentage.

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I think ssc meant XP 64 bit vs Vista 64 bit. XP 64 bit is actually based on Windows Server.
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I think ssc meant XP 64 bit vs Vista 64 bit. XP 64 bit is actually based on Windows Server.
yeah defo was that not clear?

did someone think i was comparing vista 64 bit and xp 32 bit?
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yeah defo was that not clear?

did someone think i was comparing vista 64 bit and xp 32 bit?
I know he meant 64 Bit Vista. 60% is a large number. I just wanted to see some articles. XP and Vista 32 bit are pretty much matched in performance as of SP1 on Vista.
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