December 27th, 2008, 03:48 PM #1
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64 bit or 32 will it help with speed
i dont know if i should go to 64 bit
2.40 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: MSI MS-7309 1.0
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: MS-7309 V1.11 04/03/2008 Drives Memory Modules c,d 250.05 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
123.84 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space (external)
Controllers Display NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller (2x)
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS [Display adapter]
NVIDIA nForce 10/100 Mbps Networking Controller HID-compliant consumer control device
HID-compliant device (2x)
USB Human Interface Device (3x)
Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX
HID Keyboard Device
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Microsoft PS/2 Mouse
NVIDIA Network Bus Enumerator
Logitech USB Camera (Communicate STX)
and 2 gig ram
will there be driver support for me and will it be faster
if it will be faster should i use vista 64bit or xp 64bit
December 28th, 2008, 03:56 AM #2
I'd forget about it, unless your going to use more than 4GB of RAM total in your system (System RAM + Video card RAM), or your using native 64-bit software, your not going to notice much difference between 32-bit & 64-bit... 64-bit will still run most 32-bit apps, but won't run them at 64-bit.
if you did however, I'd go for Vista 64 over XP 64, both have reasonable driver support at least, but Vista being newer, has the better support now. XP 64 is older, but even up until a year or more ago, driver support wasn't as good, not really until Vista came onto the scene, but then again, not many normal consumers really used XP 64 either... I think the bad publicity from Vista's release pushed many who were considering Vista 64, to the tried & true XP based 64-bit OS... anyways.
I'd go for Vista 64, but as I mentioned, unless your planning on using more than 4GB total of RAM, and/or native 64-bit software, your performance difference on 32bit vs 64bit will be almost negligible.
but for better "future proofing", I'd go for Vista 64, Vista has matured enough that most hardware should have good drivers to work with it... if you bought a copy of Vista 64 now, that copy should be transferable to a newer upgraded system down the road when ever that comes along too... so there's another plus as well.
the other thing that comes to mind, is if you game at all on the PC, & DirectX 10 support is a concern, then its hands down on Vista, since XP doesn't support DirectX 10, only up to DirectX 9.i7 940//Corsair H60//EVGA X58 SLI LE//6GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz//2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI//NZXT Hale82 850W//CM 690 II Advanced//Win7 64//WD 74GB V-raptor, 750GB Black, 1.5TB Green
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