OS Speed Difference.

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  1. macewindu

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    Will Vista x64 (running 4gb ram) be faster than x32 (running 2gb or 3)?

    I know that is a lame question, but think about it. Vista x64 is supposted to run alot of background junk, right. So will it really be as fast and flawless (ok, not flawless) as x32?
     
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    not much and could be worst by running 64 bit windows. If you have 4gb then it is better to run 32bit window. 64 bit window is better if you have lots of ram like 8gb. Since everything in 64 bit window will be bigger. Same program 64 bit will always be bigger and use more ram.
     
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    x64 is slower or equal, because it has to run the 32bit programs in an "emulator": WOW64
    + you loose compatibility to older 16bit programs

    Programs on a x64 are only faster if you run 64-bit programs. But what 64-bit programs do you use? If you run simulations or scientifically calculations with programs that use 64-bit, then, then get it, but then, you should also get more than 4GB ;)
     
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    can i run 16bit programs on vista32?

    What programs, nothing much...photoshop (if 6.0 runs in vista), office 07, older video games...
    Also, isnt 4gb worthless in x32 b/c it only recognises 2.7gb or something like that? any way to fix that?
     
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    yeah vista32 run 16bit

    and games may not run too well on vista64

    and only ms signed drivers can be used under vista64 so
    if a new driver is relased by the video card makers to fix issues
    with games or to optimize for games it's likely to get
    released much later for vista64 as ms have to take the driver
    their test labs first

    and even 64bit programs is not guaranteed to run faster under 64vista
    then their 32bit counter parts
    the move to 64bit was never pushed to get more speed it was made to get
    more mem access for programs like db servers

    and it's not 2.7GB which is max it's 3.2 and it's not a windows thing
    it's a general pc thing
    a devider between hardware mem and software mem which was set
    incorrectly back in the 640KB days
    which mean that the hardware is given the last 800MB no matter what
    and shared mem like the poor gpu the tx series have is taken from the software ram not the hardware

    if you need more speed then vista32 can give

    i would look to xp tablet edtion rather then vista64

    if you can live with the less tablet featres of xp that is

    and if you just wanna get more speed for games you
    will never get the gf6150 without any of it's own ram
    give you what you want

    and if you work with very big photo reg then making a scratch disk
    or even changing the whole hd to a new expensive fast SSD rather then the slow hd that the tx have
    and even 7200rpm laptop disks are much slower then their desktop brothers which are in most cases slower then SSD's
     
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    xp?...i dont know..its going out of style fast.
    Besides id have to downgrade, and get drivers and i really dont know what im doing.

    Still though if (when i get my laptop) vista really runs none of my games maybe i'll configure it for a duel boot. Vista seems good for that.
     
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    sorry, dual boot.
    I guess duel boot is when they fight to startup. ;)
     
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    You gotta be kidding me.:D What I see more and more retailers are offering XP on the machines just to boost sales.
     
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    my tx1000z with vista 32bit, or xp tablet edition is slower than vista ultimate 64bit in tx2000z, by counting down the green processing bars.

    tx1000z, cpu 1.9, + vista 32bit (or xp tablet) + 2gbs (from hp) = 7 to 9 processing bars.

    tx2000z, cpu 2.0, + vista ultimate 64bit + 4gbs (self installed, ocz ddr2 800) = 4 processing bars.
     
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