Need suggestions

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help and Support' started by Mike20071, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. Mike20071

    Mike20071 New Member

    Jan 31, 2007
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    Hello, I am looking to upgrade and I need some advice.

    I'm currently considering purchasing Windows Vista Ultimate (Full) version, It doesn't say 32 or 64 Bit though on the box or details.

    If I go with Vista x64 I'm ready for the future, but 75% of my games and applications
    won't run on it.

    If I go with Vista x32 alot of my stuff will work, but in terms of gaming I don't get to see the
    cool DX10 64Bit effects over the 32Bit effects.

    I need to know - Which version would be best for gaming and video authoring

    I cannot afford to spend $399.00 for Vista 32
    Another $399.00 for Vista 64 after the drivers and apps are more supported.

    Am I also correct in my understanding that an upgrade version limits - 1 Reinstall Only, while a full version is unlimited reinstalls?

    Here is my current OS Specs:
    ASUS P5W DH Deluxe
    Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo
    2x 1GB Corsair 6400C4 4- 4- 4-12 Ram Timings
    2x ATI 1950XTX in Crossfire Mode - Vista 32/64 Drivers Available
    1x XFI-Extreme Music w/ Klipsch 5.1 Gamer System - Vista 32/64 Drivers Available
    1x Marvell Gigabit Lan Yukon 88E8053 Ethernet Card - Vista 32/64 Drivers Available

    My primary PC uses:
    -VirtualDub Xvid 1.1.2 *.avi video authoring and Vorbis OGG/AC3 5.1
    -Games that I normally (F.E.A.R./Need For Speed Series/Far Cry/Splinter Cell/SWAT/Falcon 4 FF3 & SP42/SWAT Series/Rainbow Six Series/Half-Life Series/
    Dark Messiah/Doom Series)
    -C++ Programming
  2. it'll work

    All of your 32-bit apps will run on the 64-bit os. Your 32-bit apps just aren't made to take advantage of the increased bit space. No worries, the performance will be identical.

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