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Opinions-New Build OS?


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AchzaritJim

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Hello, long time lurker first time poster. I'm putting a new build together since I discovered I couldn't upgrade my Socket 939 Asus/AMD board anymore :) . Anyhoo, went with Asus P5QL-Pro and Intel Duo core E8500, with 4 Gigs of memory. Should I stick with XP (current 2 desktops are XP and on wireless network) or go with Vista 64bit to take advantage of the newer bits? I guess there would be some issues with XP not using the full 4 Gigs of memory if I go that route? Or wait for the next Windows? Appreciate your thoughts.

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Jim
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I would stick go with Windows Vista 64-Bit. Its awesome, I'm using it and their is a noticable difference between the 32-bit and 64-bit OS. Its a lot faster and a lot smarter with the way it handles programs and your memory. Windows 7 will be out within a year so you could wait for that and just use Windows XP. Its totally up to you but my opinion would be to go for Vista 64-bit.

Cheers :)
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Stick with what you have. 4GB will not show the true benefits of a 64bit OS and IMO, spending 100$ on the software would be a waste.
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