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FordGT90Concept

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#26
isnt winXp 64bit supporting 4gb ram aswell?
Maximum physical memory (RAM)...
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition: 128 GiB
Windows Vista x64 Home Basic: 8 GiB
Windows Vista x64 Home Premium: 16 GiB
Windows Vista x64 Business: 128 GiB
Windows Vista x64 Enterprise: 128 GiB
Windows Vista x64 Ultimate: 128 GiB
 
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#27
i only seen motherboard with 64gb RAm onboard.and they are servermotherboards.simple user dont need them for home use.and i think theres no point of buying Vista now better wait for windows 7 in next year.
 
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#29
Good luck finding drivers for anything for XP 64.
I just came from Xp x64 and it rocks! I had no problems finding drivers for anything (save for the webcam in my monitor). I think performance was slightly better with that OS than with Vista x64 most of the time, although I do think Vista does a better job with multi GPUs (crossfire is what I tested). I'm using Server2008 (mostly Vista SP1) that I got free just because I wanted to move to DX10. Had DX10 been on XP x64, I never would've left.
 
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#31
I run Vista Ultimate x86 SP1 (in the future x64, when i have the money for license)... so far so good :cool:
your 32bit key will work with x64 bit windows ;)


just gotta get the disk
 
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#34
I run Vista Ultimate x86 SP1 (in the future x64, when i have the money for license)... so far so good :cool:
Just borrow a 64bit disc, and use your 32bit key. Works like a charm. that's how I have x64 Vista on this machine. I'm using the 32bit OEM key from my dead laptop.

EDIT: Solaris beat me to it. Guess I should've paid attention to the fact that there was another page, huh? lol.
 
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#35
Just borrow a 64bit disc, and use your 32bit key. Works like a charm. that's how I have x64 Vista on this machine. I'm using the 32bit OEM key from my dead laptop.

EDIT: Solaris beat me to it. Guess I should've paid attention to the fact that there was another page, huh? lol.
doesnt OEM is bound to hardware where is first installed and cant be installed on different hardware after that?
 

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#37
doesnt OEM is bound to hardware where is first installed and cant be installed on different hardware after that?
Technically. But just like XP, when it doesn't activate, they give you a number to call to get an activation number. You usually get it with no problems, but it's not a guaranty.
 
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#39
Im using home premium x64 with my oem home premium x86 key,activated. :)
 

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#40
Readily available OS: Vista Ultimate x64-

But only until MS releases Windows 7 in 64 bit. Ohhh Windows 7 is so beautiful. Even if it is 32bit 4GB ram would work really REALLY well with it.
 

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#41
For me.

(Vista 32bit + SP1 + 4Gb) * (Nod 32 + Perfect disk 8) = Very Satisfied!
 

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#42
For me.

(Vista 32bit + SP1 + 4Gb) * (Nod 32 + Perfect disk 8) = Very Satisfied!
That would be a pretty grand setup. Very very nice.
 
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#43
For me.

(Vista 32bit + SP1 + 4Gb) * (Nod 32 + Perfect disk 8) = Very Satisfied!
+1 for this great software setup (wish I had 4gb of RAM...)

But change Vista 32 for Vista 64 if you want lots of stability. Or even Windows 7 if you like trying betas.
 
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#44
Is windows x64 bit that good? I'm playing guitar hero III, COD5, Fallout 3, GRID and (soon) Left 4 dead..

Will 32bit apps have no problem running on x64? Last question, with my system specs, is it worth the hassle to reinstall windows?

Thanks alot (i'll be away for a few days, so may reply late)