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« on: March 11, 2008, 05:19:35 AM »

ok so look i bought the parts but now i need the OS.....

this is what my rig looks like

ASUS C2D Striker Extreme NF680i SLI DDR2 GBLAN ATX
INTEL CORE 2 QUAD Q6600 2.4 GHz 1066MHz - L2 8 MB ( 2 x 4MB)
OCZ PC2-6400 ReaperX HPC Enhanced Bandwidth 4GB Dual Channel   ( x2)  8GB Total
ASUS EN8800GT/1G PCI-E2.0  ( x2 in SLI)
OCZ GameXStream 1010W Power Supply


Ok so i want to run an x64 os   on this rig   (its the best one for it....right???)

should i use  windows xp PRO x64

or should i go to Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate - 64-bit ----   is vista ready... like will everything run well..  i plan  on doing some crazy gameing on it....

also to burn movies and edit any i take of my camcorder
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2008, 11:39:36 AM »

If you wish to use so much RAM, then you need Vista. Simple as that.

But going for a 64 bit version of it might not be the best option, due to lack of software that makes use of such things. So until the 64 bit software becomes widely available, you're better off using Vista Ultimate 32bit
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2008, 01:57:22 PM »

but vista 32bit can only handle 4GB ram can it not???
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2008, 02:15:16 PM »

(hope i dont get on ur nerves) but if i do go with the 64 Bit  will i be able to play all the games and use all the programs...    i guess i dont really know what the differences are....

like can i run my microsoft word  or do i need to go get a word 64bit version...


also with vista  is it true i cant use downloaded programs or is there away around it....
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2008, 03:59:35 PM »

32bit only recognizes 3GB memory not 4GB
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2008, 05:22:31 PM »

that  sucks even  more....

so can anyone answer my ? about vista runing my apps?
and if 64 can run all the other prgrams
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2008, 06:17:45 PM »

Check the compatibility of your apps
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