32-bit or 64-bit?

Eiji

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#1
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.
 

zeke_mo

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#2
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?
 

ray_gillespie

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#4
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.
 

Shamus MacNoob

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#5
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 .
 

mfarley

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#6
Another vote for 32bit...unless you have a specific reason to run 64bit go with 32. The driver support is leaps and bounds better.
 

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