Windows Vista 64-Bit – Is It Ready For Primetime?

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LaraLg33

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DRAGONWEEZEL

Wholly crap is it fast.  Core i7 6G of ram, and this thing smOkes!  I have a crappy video card, so framrates aren't allways great, but i can swap between WoW, TF2, and whatever w/ a simple alt tab, and the delay is in my monitor relay switching, nothing else! 

 

 

*Note, I got the core I7 and vista cause I know peeps and this is why I still have an 8800gts and not an evga 260.

 

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JeyNyce

I've been using Vista 64 for gaming and haven't had any problem what so ever.  As said before I just wish there was more 64-bit apps out there. 

 

 

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jwalch.hawk

16 Exabytes!  Zounds, that's a lot!

Oh wait...  

Nevermind.

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Marcus_Soperus

...32-bit Windows sure does work with files over 4GB. To do so, of course, it has to shuttle parts of the file in and out of memory. Consequently, in 32-bit Vista, you'll be seeing the "system busy" hula hoop more often than with 64-bit Vista (assuming more RAM is installed).

The big sticking point as far as hardware goes is the large numbers of systems that have 64-bit processors running on a motherboard that's really optimized only for 32-bit use because of memory limitations. I'm writing this on a laptop that has an AMD Turion 64 processor, but thanks to its 2GB memory limit, I'd be foolish to run it in 64-bit mode.

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Keith E. Whisman

I'm actually getting ready to reinstall Vista 64 ultimate. I have the updated bios that fixed graphics corruption with the Nvidia Nforce 7xxi chipset.

I just need to get another hard drive as my Samsung F1 1tb drive died last week.

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HeartBurnKid

The 4GB file size limit is a limitation of the FAT32 file system, not a limitation of 32-bit windows.  Going to Vista 64-bit will not solve this problem.  Converting your disk to NTFS will, and can be done even on 32-bit Vista and XP (and, considering that Linux systems can now read and write NTFS, there's no reason not to).

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Digital-Storm

The 4 GB limit is not of the FAT32 file system. I ran Windows XP Profesional with my drive formatted as NTFS. It will not go above 4 GB unless you get an address extension, but thats just a pain in the ass. I would much rather switch to 64 Bit. Besides, you are theo ne that hates anything APPLE and Microsoft. I read your preveious comments.

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HeartBurnKid

The 4GB RAM limit is a limitation of 32-bit OS's, and will be circumvented by going to 64-bit Vista.  The 4GB FILE-SIZE limit is a limitation of FAT32, and will not be circumvented by a move to a 64-bit OS without a corresponding file system conversion, unlike what the poster I was replying to (Marcus_Soperus) was saying.

And, obviously, I hate Microsoft so much that I'm recommending NTFS.  Obviously.

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praetor_alpha

I have been using 64 bit Vista for about a year, with very few issues. More 64 bit apps are needed, though.

And not to nitpick, but PLEASE learn how to use apostrophes.

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Marcus_Soperus

Thanks very much for a concise update on how Vista's 64-bit support has improved since its original introduction. However, It's also important to note that the 4GB limitation for 32-bit memory size also applies to file size. 64-bit apps can work with files that are larger than 4GB, as well as with more than 4GB of RAM. Because 64-bit apps remove the 4GB file/memory size limitations, video editing, database development, 3D modeling, CAD and other apps can use larger files.

Another useful bit of information: x64 and x86-64 are the most common ways to refer to 64-bit drivers, apps, and Windows versions.

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