A&P Windows Users need some advice

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  1. OlafBeserka

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    Im going to be installing Vista tonight and Im just wondering if I should go with 32bit or 64bit. Currently I am only running 2gb of ram, but prices are so cheap I was considering getting another 2gb. I know vista will not read all 4gb in 32bit, but will in 64bit.

    What I am worried about are programs and drivers. I know early on there wasnt too much support for 64bit. It has been a while now so I am sure things have changed. I just want to make sure I get the best performance. What should I run?

    Reason I am changing over to vista is because I am doing a reformat of my computer. I do play a few games so i guess dx10 would be pretty nice.
     
  2. kristin

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    I have a laptop with Vista 64-bit and one with XP 64-bit.. I really haven't had any problems with Vista drivers other than for programs that are old and dated and just haven't been updated yet; my TI calculator programs for example. Other than that, everything seemed to work well for the most part..

    I do notice, however, that Photoshop and Bridge seem to work quite a bit faster on my XP machine vs. my Vista machine, even though the XP machine has only 1gb of memory and the Vista has 4gb. :dunno:

    All in all, you shouldn't have too many driver issues with Vista, but performance wise you might be able to get more out of it if you stick with XP :hs:
     

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