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starcraft

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hi , i just done a huge upgrade as listed bellow

got a new motherboard - gigabyte ultra durable 3

new ram - 6 gig OCZ gold ddr3 pc3-10666c9 low voltage

new gfx card - nvidia geforce GTX 295 576m 1792MB ddr3 dual gpu dual dvi

new PSU - cooler master real power 1000w

new cpu - intel core i7 920 2.66Ghz overclocked to 3.34Ghz (nehalem)

new heatsink - noctua

new external HDD - 1000gig network nas lan

just now i am currently running windows xp pro

what i would like to know is if i would be better going with windows xp 64 or the new windows 7 as i know both have had software compatibility issues, what would be best for my new set up ?
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Windows 7 isn't out until October and in it's current form is still release candidate and expires June 1st next year.

XP 64-bit isn't available any longer so if you want to use 6Gb of memory the only solution is one of the 64-bit Vista.
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what does it mean by release candidate?

thanks for replying
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Release Candidate = nearly ready software. Could go disastrously wrong, you could lose everything and you'd have no support or help from Microsoft. Do not use unless you know what you're doing.
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