64-bit Vista on new system

Rapmaster

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Haven't been keeping up to speed on this stuff...

My new system's CPU is an INTEL QX6700 (2.66x4) ... looks like all these new CPUs are 64-bit nowadays.

Therefore, what are people's thoughts about going with 64-bit Vista as opposed to 32-bit? Is 64-bit pretty solid nowadays (at least as stable as 32-bit Vista :) ;) ... I'm already familiar with Vista's overall rough spots), and does it have any real advantages? Only have 2GB of RAM in that system now. Most software is still 32-bit native from what I've read so does it really make a difference?
 

The Helper

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I know of none besides more ram. You could get like 4 gigs of ram and I bet your Vista runs better.
 

enouwee

Non ex transverso sed deorsum
You're going to need 64 bit signed drivers for your hardware. Should your manufacturer decide it's not worth it, good luck getting your stuff working.
There might be some "isolated compatibility glitches" on a "handful" applications.

Besides of these "minor" problems, the 64 bit Vista should be at least as attractive as its 32 bit counterpart. :rolleyes:
 

Rapmaster

Ultra Cool Member
Thanks... had forgotten about the driver signing issue. Should be ok because I've ditched most of my legacy stuff.

Maybe more RAM later.. :)
 
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