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Eagle One

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#1 11 years ago

Just a few questions here about my computer and vista, because basically if I installed it know I would be shitting my self incase the computer never powered up. So, ideally I would like to get the Ultimate version because of the uses that this computer serves but my questions are as follows:

- With having an Athlon64 CPU I would like to get the 64bit version, but I dont have a clue what drivers I would need in 64bit because it was only for big, big things that I would download drivers for on XP, such as the graphics drives for eg most other things I would just install and it would automatically 'work' in XP, is it the same in Vista or does everything (from modem to mouse to internal dvd-rw, everything) need their own 64bit drivers installed?

- Is there any advantages with a 64bit OS over a 32bit version that are worth knowing?

- On some other forums ive managed to stumble across ive heard people talk about 32bit and 64bit hardware, are they talking through their arses or do such things exist? If they do then I suppose I would have to replace... nearly everything?!

- I have seen that Vista (areo at least) requires 128mb of video memory to run. I currently have a PCI-E 128MB 6600GT, now because of these requirements does that mean I could possibly have serious trouble running low demanding games such as BF1942, FH and Pro Evolution Soccer?

I dont think there where any more things anyway, if there are ill be back! And any help here will be appriciated because its one big confusing bastard this! (It is for me anyway :()




rob.

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#2 11 years ago
Eagle One;3537683- With having an Athlon64 CPU I would like to get the 64bit version, but I dont have a clue what drivers I would need in 64bit because it was only for big, big things that I would download drivers for on XP, such as the graphics drives for eg most other things I would just install and it would automatically 'work' in XP, is it the same in Vista or does everything (from modem to mouse to internal dvd-rw, everything) need their own 64bit drivers installed?

Yes, any drivers you would have previously installed will need to be 64bit compatible OS drivers. I don't think mouse's (USB compatible), Optical drives and what not matter, because they've never really required drivers in most cases.

- Is there any advantages with a 64bit OS over a 32bit version that are worth knowing?

Apart from the minute, hardly noticalble speed increase with 64bit processors. No.

- On some other forums ive managed to stumble across ive heard people talk about 32bit and 64bit hardware, are they talking through their arses or do such things exist? If they do then I suppose I would have to replace... nearly everything?!

No, no such thing. (Aside from the 64bit processor)

- I have seen that Vista (areo at least) requires 128mb of video memory to run. I currently have a PCI-E 128MB 6600GT, now because of these requirements does that mean I could possibly have serious trouble running low demanding games such as BF1942, FH and Pro Evolution Soccer?

You'll be fine running those games.




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#3 11 years ago

http://forums.filefront.com/showthread.php?t=301475

Doesn't look like any current game runs smoothly on any machine running Vista :uhm:




rob.

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#4 11 years ago

Yeah, that being said by the Vista hating member, Agentlaidlaw.

Games run fine on Vista.




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#5 11 years ago
Rob™;3538191Yeah, that being said by the Vista hating member, Agentlaidlaw.

Ahh right :nodding: ... Just seen the problem posted at other forums aswel. Probably people with useless PC's?




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#6 11 years ago

I'd assume so. The games I tried on my PC with the Vista build worked fine. (CS:S, BF2, etc)




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#7 11 years ago

Vista has issues. Vista probably won't have [as many] issues in a few months.

Absolutely no reason to buy Ultimate, though. Especially if you have to ask about the distinction between 32- and 64-bit systems.

Also, the most salient advantage to using a 64-bit CPU & OS is memory support: you cna use more than 4GB. At the rate things are going, it won't be all that long until that's not an unusual amount for your average system. The most prominent disadvantage is crapastic software support.




Eagle One

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#8 11 years ago

Ok, thanks... probably end up going for the Home Premium if I get it eventually, now.

And one other thing, my internet modem is ancient and despite getting it in '03 it apparently went obselete in 2000. Now I dont know if I have drivers installed for it or not because I wasnt here when it all got connected etc, so I really have no idea. But, if there are specific drivers installed for it what should I do about if I went to 64bit? I'd be thinking about contacting my ISP but i would be extremely surprised if they had any 64bit drivers out, at all.

Thanks for your help :)




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#9 11 years ago
Rob™;3537994I don't think mouse's (USB compatible), Optical drives and what not matter, because they've never really required drivers in most cases.[/quote] That is, a Non-Windows driver. Every device requires a driver, period. [QUOTE=Rob™;3537994]]No, no such thing. (Aside from the 64bit processor)

And 128-bit Graphics cards. I think they're up to 256-bit these days.

There are games with issues on Vista. It may be more due to driver issues, as they are having difficulty getting video drivers to work. The people may also be trying to run them, without using the compatibility options.

Also, a bit of info about Vista, in order of the local price, lowest to highest.

Vista Basic - No 3D, or Media Center options, or Advanced System Tools. Lower system requirements.

Vista Business - 3D "Pro" Advanced System Tools, but no Media Center features.

Vista Premium - 3D "Media Center Edition". No Advanced System Tools

Vista Ultimate - 3D, has all the features of both Business, and Media Center at the most expensive price.