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I was planning on giving Vista a whirl... what version is best? Is it best if I use 64 bit?
 

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If you want to run 4gb's or more of RAM I see no reason not to use Visa 64. It has it's nuances and things you have to manually fix but it works quite well for me so far.
 

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Vista Ultimate x64 is what I use, and I love it. I haven't tried any other version to compare it to, but I'd say stick with x64, it has less driver errors than the 32 bit version, and of course more available RAM. It is pretty much reversed from XP in my opinion.
 
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I was planning on giving Vista a whirl... what version is best? Is it best if I use 64 bit?
if im correct, the benefit of using 64 bit versions of vista over 32 bit versions are the RAM ammount - in 32 bit you could have 4GB total but only 3. something be useable. in 64 bit, however, i think your only limited to how much RAM you can afford / install haha. But i dont think there are any other major differences between the 2, but no doubt someone will correct me :laugh:
 
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if moneys not an issue then ultimate but if it does premium has nearly all the features.

64bits the only way to go.
 

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Hm... I could always get another set of the same RAM I have now... 4gb... DDR800... 5-5-5-15. It would have to be at 2T for 4 sticks though right?
 
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I've used 64 and 32 bit versions of Vista Ultimate and they're both great. Looks a lot nicer than XP and after a couple of months, you'll not want to go back.

The only difference between the two is that you can use 4GB+ of ram in x64. I've had no problems finding drivers for the x64 version at all.

Hope this helps :p
 
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64-bit for sure. Ultimate is, well, ultimate. Most features you would ever use are on premium though. If you got the cash, go for the gold though.
 

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I'm gonna wait till all my money comes in... foxconn rebate and birthday, and that money I never got from last Christmas lol.

Then see what I can do witg memory.
 
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ultimate x64 . i'm not going back to xp unless i discover a serious flaw with this os from somewhere .
 

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Hm... I could always get another set of the same RAM I have now... 4gb... DDR800... 5-5-5-15. It would have to be at 2T for 4 sticks though right?
Yeah, you'd have to run at 2T
 

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I, myself prefer business edition 64bit, seems like its the successor to XP Pro. Ultimate rocks though, but to me it just has to many extras and seems a little too bloated.

business edition doesn't have the media center capabilities though, one thing to note.
 
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Home premium 32-bit = 2-3.5 GB RAM with a decent CPU
home premium 64-bit = 4 GB + RAM with a high-end CPU
ultimate 32-bit = 2-3.5 GB RAM with high-end cpu
ultimate 64-bit = 4 GB + RAM with a overkill CPU
 

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2x2gb will be fine.. :) and better in case ya need an upgrade...in the crazy future of gameing
 

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The question wasn't 2x2gb vs 4x1gb in terms of performance. I was asking if I would have to run 2T if I had 2x2gb.
 

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I run Premium 64 bit and I have no problems with it. I like it much better than XP or Ubuntu.
 
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The question wasn't 2x2gb vs 4x1gb in terms of performance. I was asking if I would have to run 2T if I had 2x2gb.
Yes of course...
 
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i should read first....
 
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doesn't completely depend on what your going to se it for?
no point in forking out for professional if all your going to do is word process and a few games here and there.
 
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i am loveing my business 32bit. it really loves my ATI videocard [xp didnt]

[lots of ways to get business 32bit for free]
 

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if im correct, the benefit of using 64 bit versions of vista over 32 bit versions are the RAM ammount - in 32 bit you could have 4GB total but only 3. something be useable. in 64 bit, however, i think your only limited to how much RAM you can afford / install haha. But i dont think there are any other major differences between the 2, but no doubt someone will correct me :laugh:
Not entirely.

Here are the differences in all versions in regards to features: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/editions/choose.mspx

Here are the differences in 64 bit versions: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/editions/64bit.mspx

Note that even the Home Basic version is limited to 8GB total even though it's a 64-bit OS. ;)

The question wasn't 2x2gb vs 4x1gb in terms of performance. I was asking if I would have to run 2T if I had 2x2gb.
No need to worry about RAM timings. You won't notice a difference. :p
 
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I run 64bit, runs fine for most people....
 
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i think i like 32bit over 64bit so far,... but i havnt ran 64bit with sp1 yet, thats probably why ive had an easier time with it