so a rhetoric question windows xp 32 bit or windows 7 64bit ?? what os version is best for overall performance and gaming my pc specs == core 2 duo e6300 1.86ghz oc 2.0.5ghz,4gb*2x2gb ddr3 1333mhz dual channel ram,geforce gt 220 1gb,7200rpm 16mb catche hdd ,suggestions ?????
I would definitely go with Windows 7 64-bit for the following reasons:
1. It's still supported by M$.
2. Most newer programs and games are now being written to work with 7 and not XP.
3. You can overcome the 3Gb barrier that you get with a 32-bit kernel (which you want to be able to do.)
Like mentioned before by bwrlane, if you have the option of upgrading your GPU I would definitely do so. You could probably drop another $50-100 on into a different card and get one twice as good.
Where are you getting the card from if you don't mind me asking? HERE
is some cards that I looked up for you on Newegg that are under the $100 mark.