32-bit or 64-bit?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Eiji, May 3, 2007.

  1. Eiji

    Eiji OSNN Addict

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    I have just ordered parts for a new PC I'm building for myself.

    The processor is the Intel Core 2 Duo E4300.

    Would I be better off running a 32-bit operating system or 64-bit operating system? Vista or XP?

    Thanks.
     
  2. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I am running 64bit Vista on my laptop and its stable as a rock, are you going to be gaming on this computer or not?
     
  3. Eiji

    Eiji OSNN Addict

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    Yep, I'll be gaming on it.
     
  4. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    32-bit then, definitely. There aren't the drivers in 64-bit yet, in fact my video and audio drivers in 32-bit aren't very good yet. Stay with 32-bit for the next 12 months at least.
     
  5. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Again 32 bit is the way to go the 64bit world is just lagging in driver support ... You can get Vista in both versions and install 64bit in about a year or so, I would say for games go with XP .
     
  6. mfarley

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    Another vote for 32bit...unless you have a specific reason to run 64bit go with 32. The driver support is leaps and bounds better.