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Vista x32 or x64?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
April 4, 2009 5:09:24 PM


I'm thinking about what to get, Vista x32 or x64 on this system:

Could you help me for what is best for me?
Seasonic M12-II PSU 500W, 120mm Fan, Modular Cables, 80Plus, PCI-E 6+2 1x

Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L, P45, Socket-775, ATX, GbLAN, DDR2, PCI-Ex(2.0)x16

Intel Core™ 2 Quad Q8200 2,33GHz, Socket 775, 4MB, 1333MHz, Boxed w/Fan

Corsair TWIN2X 6400 DDR2, 4096MB CL5, Kit w/two matched CM2X2048-6400 Dimm's

MSI GeForce GTX 260 896MB PhysX CUDA, PCI-Express 2.0, "OC" 2xDVI, HDCP, Core 216, Graphics Plus, 3D Stereo, 55nm

Samsung SpinPoint F1 750GB SATA2 32MB 7200RPM

I have heard from a friend that x32 let's you use less of my corsairs 4gb power, but it's better to use for drivers and such.

Thank you! //David

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a b U Graphics card
April 4, 2009 5:25:32 PM

Get the x64 bit.

You can still run programs that are 32bit since it stores all 32bit files in a separate x86 folder.

I have it and really don't experience any issues

April 4, 2009 5:40:27 PM

I'm using 32 because i like to use bit torrent and peer guardian has problems on 64
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April 4, 2009 7:20:20 PM

Use 64 bit so you can utilize all of your ram and won't need to upgrade in the future. I've been using x64 for the past 8 months and I haven't had any problems with it.
a c 191 U Graphics card
April 4, 2009 8:13:25 PM

That`s a nice build, David:) 
Go 64 bit, you`ll lose at least 1Gb of that Corsair RAM with a 32 bit OS.
You might want to swap the MSI card for one with a longer warranty, EVGA XFX or BFG spring to mind;)
April 4, 2009 8:40:22 PM

There is pretty much no reason to go 32 bit anymore. Bittorrents work fine with 64 bit.
a b U Graphics card
April 4, 2009 8:45:32 PM

of course x64 its new and improved tech!!

And post ur questions in the right place
April 5, 2009 7:37:36 AM

the 32 bit will not see more than 3 GB of your ram

and if you choose to go with 64bit you be fine but its recomended to use vista64 specially for gaming
a b U Graphics card
April 5, 2009 7:51:01 AM

the keys are interchangeable. so get the x64 version and know that if you really don't like it you can just borrow/download a x86 disk and install that with you key.

I would try to get a hold of a windows 7 beta. and use that till windows 7 comes out. but if you must buy get vista x64
April 5, 2009 8:19:45 AM

With that set up and memory heavy gpu i'd go x64
April 5, 2009 11:47:29 AM

64 bit, every reason to use it.
April 5, 2009 9:48:59 PM

Thank you for your help, this community is very helpful.
April 5, 2009 10:38:48 PM

With 4gb of RAM you'll need x64. Peer Guardian can run fine on x64 systems you just have to disable driver signing.
April 5, 2009 10:52:29 PM

chef7734 said:
There is pretty much no reason to go 32 bit anymore. Bittorrents work fine with 64 bit.

yes but peer guardian does not
April 5, 2009 10:55:17 PM

every time you boot up, i don't think so and it still has problems