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LabShark
07-05-08, 10:04 AM
Gonna build a new rig and would like to get past the 2GB RAM "barrier" in Vista 32. You all think the Vista 64 drivers are mature enough?

Any other thoughts?

Tr1cK
07-05-08, 11:09 AM
4gb on Vista 32 here. 3.5gb of RAM shows up which is good enough for me. I figure with less system over head, I probably have as much physical RAM usable as Vista 64. It runs really, really well.

Sazar
07-05-08, 11:19 AM
x64 works just fine. I haven't noticed any issues myself.

Tr1cK
07-05-08, 11:41 AM
I think it's more an issue of compatibility, especially if you are just looking to go to 4gb of RAM. If you want to go over that, then I would definitely lean towards 64.

My home PC will be used for some work at home stuff . A few applications have issues with 64 bit, so I went 32.

bacon12
07-05-08, 12:42 PM
Vista 64 runs great no issues.

mullet
07-05-08, 12:52 PM
Vista 64 all the way, if I can run 64bit with no issues then anyone can. They shouldn't even have made 32bit.

LabShark
07-05-08, 01:02 PM
Thanks dudes.

Would it be advisable to go to 8GB RAM instead of 4? Or just wait on that?

bacon12
07-05-08, 01:07 PM
If you need 8 get it, but I only have 4 and I don't ever run out. Just depends on your needs really.

top3koms
07-05-08, 01:57 PM
I would say to go for 64 bit Vista as well ,with 4Gb you should be fine.The OS has been great for me so far.

walterman
07-05-08, 01:59 PM
.. They shouldn't even have made 32bit.

Yeah, they should have gone 64bit only.

LabShark
07-05-08, 02:07 PM
4GB and Vista 64 it is.......

DeusGear
07-05-08, 02:16 PM
Vista 64 4gb here no problems.

nekrosoft13
07-05-08, 04:39 PM
don't waste time with 32bit

Kain
07-05-08, 05:24 PM
Running Vista Business 64-bit with only 2GB of RAM without any problems. Planning on upgrading to 4GB soon though. :)

john19055
07-05-08, 05:33 PM
Once I got everthing installed right with Vista Ultimate 64bit,I have'nt found much difference in games ,it seems some games are a little bit faster ,plus windows is more quicker at least it seems that way.I have loaded everthing that I had in windows XP 32bit as for as games and some software and I have had no crashes or BSOD.I has 4gigs and the most it would show in windows XP 32bit was 2.3gigs and now with Vista ultimate 64bit I have all my four gigs.I think I am going to install more memory ,but at the moment I don't think it is really needed.

jcrox
07-05-08, 10:58 PM
If your rig is just for gaming, Vista x64 is definitely the way to go. If you're going to do any sort of development stay away from the x64.

Zapablast05
07-06-08, 03:50 AM
I lvoe vista 65a. It's lovey. I Love it. Get vista 54. I love it, simply lovelky.

K007
07-06-08, 04:00 AM
I lvoe vista 65a. It's lovey. I Love it. Get vista 54. I love it, simply lovelky.

:headexplode:

Mr_LoL
07-08-08, 04:02 AM
Apart from ram, what are the advantage of going 64 bit? Are they native 64 bit apps, games etc being made? All I see is people saying "go 64 bit" but they never list any reasons.

Absolution
07-08-08, 04:28 AM
Apart from ram, what are the advantage of going 64 bit? Are they native 64 bit apps, games etc being made? All I see is people saying "go 64 bit" but they never list any reasons.

The main benefit is not having to format once you upgrade to 4GB of ram. There are some 64bit apps out, not all that many though.

I believe there are some security differences too (the services load at random instead at fixed points or something. . . I forget tbh). Also driver signing is enforced with 64bit windows.

Properly coded 64bit applications will theoretically run faster than their 32bit equivilant.

nekrosoft13
07-08-08, 02:51 PM
my Vista 128bit runs like a dream

Zapablast05
07-08-08, 07:45 PM
Vista 65a ftmfw!!

Ok, maybe I had about 6 when I made that post

Na, but seriously, 64bit has no RAM limitations, which allow you to do whatever. Besides, filled up RAM slots look teh sechsy.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b215/Zapablast05/My%20PC/DSC00333.jpg

crainger
07-08-08, 08:20 PM
my Vista 128bit runs like a dream

Oh stop trolling rob/conroejoe, take your FUB and get FUBAR'd

I like 64bit. Comparing it to 32bit Vista and 32bit XP, it's a little more robust, but can be a few frames slower, can be the other way round if it's a game that wants to address more than 4 Gb.

nekrosoft13
07-09-08, 12:04 AM
crainger jealous about my top secret 128bit OS ;)

crainger
07-09-08, 12:29 AM
No I'm not joe.