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Old 07-15-09, 10:44 AM   #6
grey_1
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Default Re: Um, HOW do I get the 64-bit variant of Vista?

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Originally Posted by ragejg View Post
My MSDN key doesn't work with this. I guess I need to get to the stack of MSDN discs @ the office and trade my 32-bit Ultimate for the 64 bit version.

As I said earlier though, is it time to do this?

The only advantage I see at the moment is the fact that 64 bit recognizes 4gb RAM...

Or can I get 32 bit to recognize 4gb in any way? Doesn't it have something to do with Physical Address Extension?
My 32 bit rig recognizes 3.25Gb. Practically speaking, there's not any noticeable difference in performance other than the differences between 32 and 64 bit performance anyway.

Getting the 64bit version has shown a heck of a nice stability and performance advantage though, especially after the 2 service packs. imho it's having the available ram + the 64 bit that will give you the increased benefits, not necessarily sweating the .75Gb that 32 bit doesn't 'see'.
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