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sillyeagle
12-29-06, 06:54 PM
Which of these is going to be the way to go in so far as gaming goes?

I havn't really heard if 64bit has any performance benefits, as theres not much coded for it, and know its a pain when it comes to drivers.

What thoughts do you guys have on Vista 32 vs 64?

S.I.N
12-29-06, 07:09 PM
What Vista dont support both at the same time? There actually going to be selling one 32 and one 64?(snowman)

CaptNKILL
12-29-06, 07:09 PM
I'll probably use Vista 64. I plan on using XP and vista anyways, so I figure I'll just use XP for everything that was made for XP and Vista 64 for everything thats made for Vista.

UDawg
12-29-06, 07:18 PM
I'll probably use Vista 64. I plan on using XP and vista anyways, so I figure I'll just use XP for everything that was made for XP and Vista 64 for everything thats made for Vista.
Really!? I was gonna use everything made for XP on Vista 64 and every thing made for Vista on OS X.

(xmastong)

LORD-eX-Bu
12-29-06, 07:19 PM
I hope that Vista 64 doesn't end up like XP 64 which had mediocre driver support. We've had 64 bit processors for how long now? Its about time we get to really use them:lol:

ynnek
12-29-06, 07:20 PM
Vista 64
Windows XP for any issues Vista 64 can't sort out.

S.I.N
12-29-06, 07:30 PM
Is there a reason it cant support both processes at the same time?

Greg
12-29-06, 08:10 PM
I'm not 100% certain, but I believe you can install/reinstall either version from the same disk, with the same activation code, so you will use whatever is appropriate for you over time. Same goes for the different versions, upgrade your license code and you can instantly enable the advanced features.

agentkay
12-29-06, 08:56 PM
Vista 64 for new (Vista) games and applications and XP32 for all games and applications that run slower under Vista.

a12ctic
12-29-06, 09:02 PM
Is there a reason it cant support both processes at the same time?
yeah, i really dont see why not, linux has 64bit and 32bit intergration down pretty perfectly, apps made for 32bit work perfectly on 64bit.

jolle
12-30-06, 12:08 PM
I'm not 100% certain, but I believe you can install/reinstall either version from the same disk, with the same activation code, so you will use whatever is appropriate for you over time. Same goes for the different versions, upgrade your license code and you can instantly enable the advanced features.
I think they acctually maintain 2 master discs, one for ALL 32bit vista versions, and one for all the 64bit versions.
So it seems you have to choose acctually.. atleast they sell them in 32 or 64bit versions, which would be odd if you could choose at install.
Anyhow, the 64bit version has alot of extra security stuff that is a bit appealing, but the requirement of 64bit WHQL drivers is a big downside for a lot of home users.
No deamon tools, Rivatuner or any other tool or program that requires a driver to be installed in other words (unless they manage to get it certified that is).
And no 16bit support, no big issue for most, some 32bit apps and games DO unfortunatly have 16bit installers for some reason as I understand it tho.

Looks like Ill be going with 32bit.
The increased security and 4Gb+ RAM support can wait a few years or so, hopefully you can get a cheaper upgrade from 32 to 64bit somehow, as opposed to buying a new full version alltogether.
Ill prolly still run it on a dual boot with XP along side, I dont really expect things to be entirely smooth in the begining, drivers, game and app compatibility and what other "childdiseases" there might be.

Is there a reason it cant support both processes at the same time?
The 64bit version runs 32bit apps just fine, like XP x64 does.
the 32bit version on the other hand doesnt run 64bit code, but does have 16bit support unlike the 64bit version.
Main drawback is that the 32bit version can only adress 3gb of RAM (or is it 4?), so for some markets the 64bit version will be more appealing.
And for those markets the added security will be a nice addition, and the WHQL driver requirement prolly not a issue (I think most FireGL and Quadro drivers are WHQL for example)..
Fields like pro 3d applications, high end video editing and scientific stuff, things that require or recommends 4gb or more of RAM.

Riptide
12-30-06, 12:22 PM
64 unless it ends up having sucky driver support at first. I might wait a few months to let the situation become clear once the thing is officially released.

SH0DAN
12-31-06, 05:49 PM
Vista 64
Windows XP for any issues Vista 64 can't sort out.


Same here,64 and hopefully the support wil be great !!! We have had 64 bit cpu's forever it seems,and they have up until now been a complete waste
on the windows platform :(

|MaguS|
12-31-06, 06:04 PM
I will probably keep a Raptor with Windows XP pro and another with Vista Ultimate so I can test Vista while my main platform will be XP Pro untill Vista is worth fully moving to.

superklye
12-31-06, 06:07 PM
I'm going to wait a few months for driver support and any major launch bugs to get worked out, but then I'll snag either Home Premium or Ultimate 64-bit edition.

grey_1
12-31-06, 08:08 PM
What superklye said. Plus I want to hear some good enduser feedback before I commit to it.

nrdstrm
12-31-06, 10:38 PM
Vista 64 for new (Vista) games and applications and XP32 for all games and applications that run slower under Vista.

Same here...I'll be dual booting for a while...

a12ctic
12-31-06, 10:45 PM
Vista 64 for new (Vista) games and applications and XP32 for all games and applications that run slower under Vista.
Pretty much all your apps (games included) are going to run slightly slower in vista due to tons of bloatware, your gona be using XP32 alot if thats the case (xmastong)

OWA
12-31-06, 11:40 PM
Probably 32 initially since it seems more compatible. Hopefully 64 eventually though.

jAkUp
01-01-07, 01:31 AM
Definetely 64 for me.

grey_1
01-01-07, 08:28 AM
Pretty much all your apps (games included) are going to run slightly slower in vista due to tons of bloatware, your gona be using XP32 alot if thats the case (xmastong)
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Elvin Presler
01-01-07, 02:52 PM
Windows XP Pro 32 until they sabotage it to force sales of the next thing by pulling updates and fixes down so that it hardly works anymore, like they've pretty much done to Windows 2000 now.

God, I dread the digital rights management crap and pure unbridled bloat that will be Vista. Have you seen the latest versions of things like Nero and WinDVD that are adding Vista support? Apps that used to be 40ish megabytes (and were already bloated then) just a version or 2 ago are now like 200+ megs.

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01-01-07, 03:38 PM
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01-01-07, 03:40 PM
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01-01-07, 03:58 PM
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