December 28, 2008What''s the difference between the 32 and 64 bit version of Vista Ultimate? Which one is better?
December 28, 2008Here is a link to help break it down. But the primary difference is how each system handles the physical memory of the machine. A 64bit system can handle more physical memory, past the 4GB ceiling of a 32bit system. But if you upgrade to 64bit, be prepared to do some driver hunting. It''s gotten alot better, but still some older peripherals out there that haven''t upgraded driver support.
December 28, 2008I do know you will need to get into you Bios and change to the 64 bit also, at least on my Asus MB you do.
I am running the 32 bit Ultimate on my other Computer and I do like it, but for software and other stuff it was not in my best interest to download the 64 Bit.
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December 29, 2008If you are new to computing *or* have bought a new machine and have no plans to use any software more than 18 months old, and your system meets the MINIMUM requirements for Vista64 then by all means run the 64bit version. It''s faster and really takes advantage of new 64 bit hardware. But if you are upgrading on an existing machine *or* plan to use older software then stick to the 32 bit flavor.
But like Vista in general anticipate driver issues and backward software compatibility issues.
My brother is running it on his new laptop. But is is strictly a business and internet machine. For games he runs XP pro.