im building/or ordering a new pc, (it will be used almost exclusively for gaming) and i keep going back and forth in my head to get Vista 64bit so that im not limited to 4 gigs of Ram.
So my question is: Is there really any need for going more than 4 gigs of ram for gaming? or would a 32big Vista work for my just as well? id like 6 or more Gigs of ram but if its pointless then i will save myself some cash...any opinions or facts would be appreciated. Thanks in advance
i would personally say, get 4GB of ram in 2x2GB so you can add more if you ever need to. but at this point in time, more than 4 gigs isn't really necessary for gaming. for other uses, it has its benefits though. and make sure you get vista x64 for >4GB.
well I think its a matter of time , 64bit OS will know how to manage this thing.
right now its truly pointless to waste money over this , but I believe that soon enough we will find more and more games , OS & Applications that will require 64bit .
by the way I think quad core will be the same , right now its pointless but soon enough it will be necessary.
But be advised that you are running into OS addressing limits - There's 4GB worth of addresses, but the OS has to talk to a lot more than just your RAM. System needs come first: Bios, installed devices, communications, and basically anything with memory mapped I/O. The biggest single consumer being your video card(s). So even if you feel you don't "need" a 64 bit OS, you may be best served by using one. Especially if you plan on really big single cards and/or an SLI/Crossfire setup.