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Old 08-06-2008, 12:12 PM   #1
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First of all, 64bit or 32bit?

Also, what is the difference between Ultimate and Premium Home? What additional features come with it?

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Old 08-06-2008, 12:19 PM   #2
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64bit is faster than 32bit but no common applications really take advantage of it yet... Go 32bit Home Premium, Ultimate is a waste of money only real difference is Ultimate users get Ultimate Extras and we all know that was an Epic fail.
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Old 08-06-2008, 12:21 PM   #3
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yeah unless you need tofax go with premium.
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64bit is faster than 32bit but no common applications really take advantage of it yet... Go 32bit Home Premium, Ultimate is a waste of money only real difference is Ultimate users get Ultimate Extras and we all know that was an Epic fail.
basically sums it all up in a net-shell.
I am running 64-bit home premium, and it runs perfectly fine , no problems to share yet.
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Old 08-06-2008, 01:37 PM   #5
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Well I guess with no price difference between the 32bit and 64bit, I'll go with Vista Home Premium 64bit,

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Old 08-06-2008, 01:41 PM   #6
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64 bit is not "faster" than 32 bit. Vista x64 can simply address much more system memory than Vista 32 bit.

32 bit is capped at 2.75GB - 3.5GB.
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Old 08-06-2008, 04:55 PM   #7
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64 bit is not "faster" than 32 bit. Vista x64 can simply address much more system memory than Vista 32 bit.

32 bit is capped at 2.75GB - 3.5GB.
Correct, 64bit still holds speed advantages making it faster.

"A 64-bit processor is made with more advanced silicon processes, have more transistors, and faster speeds. This is currently where the true benefit of switching to a 64-bit processor lays."

Or

"In a 32-bit computer, the width (or size) of the data buss is 32-bits wide. A 64-bit buss is twice as wide so the system can move twice as much data around. Being able to process more data means a faster system -- but only for specific things. Normal office productivity and web surfing will show no advantages at all, whereas graphics processing and scientific calculations will go much faster."

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"Advantages when you install a 64-bit version of Windows Vista;
Increased memory support beyond that of the 4-GB addressable memory space that is available in a 32-bit operating system.
Increased program performance for programs that are written to take advantage of a 64-bit operating system.
Enhanced security features."
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64bit home premuim is the best bang for the buck
crysis running in 64bit mode has a 22% increase in performance or something like that plus if you need more then 3G of ram its help 2
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