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New Computer | XP or Vista | Vista 32bit or 64bit

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August 26, 2007 6:47:59 AM

These would be the new computer's specs:


Intel® Core™2 Duo E6850

4096 MB CORSAIR XMS2 800MHz

ASUS® STRIKER EXTREME

768MB GEFORCE 8800 ULTRA



I use my computer mainly for gaming, and I have been leaning towards XP, however, considering my computer's specifications, it should be able to handle Vista without a hitch...right?

Should I go for XP or Vista?

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Next thing...

I want 4 gigs of RAM. Apparently 32bit OS's, can not use all 4 gigs.

Should I upgrade to 64bit XP/Vista?

I hear the driver support for the 64bit version of Vista is awful.

Is it worth getting 4 gigs of RAM? I'm not sure if games even use 4 gigs of RAM, I was thinking games like Crysis and Bioshock would benefit from it, thoughts please :) 

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August 26, 2007 6:55:13 AM

Could the fixes damage my computer in any way?
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August 26, 2007 6:56:36 AM

For these two fixes, no, I'm not aware of any problems with them.
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August 26, 2007 6:58:57 AM

thanks a lot, can't wait till this bad boy arrives :D 
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August 26, 2007 7:06:14 AM

Good luck. :) 

You should have no problems, except maybe with drivers for printer/scanner/TV tuner, you should check those for Vista x64 (or XP64) drivers first. The two hotfixes I posted above are only if you experience specific problems.
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