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    Default 64 bit Vista.

    Just wanted to know what the advantages were and if it was worth getting over the 32 bit version (and if I can even use it at all).

    My processor is a Q6600.

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    The only real advantage is that you're not limited to 3 gigs of addressable memory. I believe that the theoretical maximum is now 128 gigs of RAM.

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    So from a gaming stand point, the 64 bit version would be better right?
    Would it work with my processor?

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    All Intel CPUs since Prescott have had EM64T (well, all of them except Yonah).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98abaile View Post
    So from a gaming stand point, the 64 bit version would be better right?
    It will make your games more er vibrant and colorful but not exactly faster...from my point of view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandleo View Post
    It will make your games more er vibrant and colorful but not exactly faster...from my point of view.
    lol whut??????

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    Probably referring to Far Cry 64-bit visual improvements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98abaile View Post
    lol whut??????
    (I'm color blind so I don't care much about 64 bit details lol)

    There's really not much difference from 32 bit. I guess it also depends on what type of video card you use.

    I use mostly 3d applications(3dsmax 9) which has a 64 bit option to use on 64 bit vista. I said vibrant because of(how do I explain this?): The textures are more detailed when applying on a 3d model compared to using 32 bit and 3dsmax for some reason crashes more when in 64 bit mode.

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    32-bit and 64-bit operating systems make no difference to graphics or textures. If any game looks different in 64-bit mode it's just because the developers made it that way. So far I haven't heard of a single game where this is the case though, except Far Cry since Jyuu mentioned it.

    @ Jyuu: What improvements did they make in the 64-bit version of Far Cry? The only graphical improvements that I was aware of was the addition of HDR in v1.3, but that's not limited to the 64-bit version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadDogMike View Post
    @ Jyuu: What improvements did they make in the 64-bit version of Far Cry? The only graphical improvements that I was aware of was the addition of HDR in v1.3, but that's not limited to the 64-bit version.
    Far Cry® and AMD64

 

 
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