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September 17, 2009 4:22:11 PM


I am just wondering if i should run XP pro 32bit or 64bit (will it make much of difference)?
I don't overclock or do any gaming....

CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 Yorkfield 2.66GHz 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W
MOBO - ASUS P5G41-M LE/CSM LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX
RAM - 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
HD - 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb
PSU - 600W

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September 17, 2009 4:26:14 PM

You can check out some of the other 32 vs. 64 bit threads, but 32 will take (almost) full advantage of your 4gb, unless you have a vid card in there.

I have seen that people have had problems with XP 64bit, but vista and 7 have much better 64-bit versions. Is there a reason why you are only looking at XP?
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September 17, 2009 4:30:26 PM

well i am getting the new windows thats coming out in October... i just want to install xp on this new build i got... till i get the new OS ..... i will just use the 32bit version then ... thanks!!
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September 17, 2009 4:35:17 PM

If you're planning on buying Windows 7 when it's released then why not just get Vista with a free upgrade to Windows 7? It costs less that way and you'll have access to all 4GB of RAM right off the bat. You can also do an upgrade to 64-bit Windows 7 from 64-bit Vista. You'll have to do a clean install if you run XP until you get Windows 7.

If you're avoiding Vista because you "heard" it sucks then I can tell you that I have never had any incompatibility or stability issues at all with it. It's bad rap came from the initial release when drivers caused instability or people were trying to run it on systems that weren't powerful enough to run it.
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September 18, 2009 7:35:48 AM

Final build - costing $350 after shipping and taxes - I will be purchasing this!!!
WOOT....!!!
Thanks too everyone who helped me out!!!
I will be back to let you know how it runs. :D 



Specs.............................................................................................
NEW SYSTEM- running windows XP pro 32bit
CPU - AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor
Memory - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
MoBo - GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX
HD - 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA
PSU - 600watt
Monitor - 20inch flatscreen

Specs.............................................................................................
OLD SYSTEM- running windows XP pro 32bit
CPU - Intel Pentium 4, 2533 MHz (19 x 133)
Memory - 1536 MB (DDR SDRAM)
Video - NVIDIA GeForce 6200 (256 MB)
Audio - Creative Audigy LS Audio Processor
MoBo - Intel Blue Mountain D845EBT (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DIMM, Audio, LAN, IEEE-1394)
HD - 100gb
PSU - 350watt
Monitor - 20inch flatscreen
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September 18, 2009 4:40:55 PM

kylo said:
well i am getting the new windows thats coming out in October... i just want to install xp on this new build i got... till i get the new OS ..... i will just use the 32bit version then ... thanks!!

At your age, I assume that you are a student. Check out this link to see if you are elgible to buy W7 for $29.99:
http://windows7.digitalriver.com/store/mswpus/en_US/Dis...
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