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Solved Is It Worth Going To 64bit

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#1
I just want to hear peoples thoughts, i have a 64 CPU, but only 32 bit vista OS, is it REALLY WORTH upgrading to 64 bit. Are all the compatability issues sorted? Really i just want to know, will i see a noticeable difference in speed?

Thanks, Ben. :D
 

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#2
Hello vistablackben.

I just installed 64-bit Ultimate for the first time ever and I'm having no problems at all.

The only concerns are ...

1. Will all the programs/applications you will want to run do so in 64-bit?

2. Are there drivers available for all the hardware of the machine in question?

If the answer to both of these is yes; then go for it. IMO, get Ultimate, not Home Premium.









Later :shock: Ted
 

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#3
I just want to hear peoples thoughts, i have a 64 CPU, but only 32 bit vista OS, is it REALLY WORTH upgrading to 64 bit. Are all the compatability issues sorted? Really i just want to know, will i see a noticeable difference in speed?

Thanks, Ben. :D
Google "Thoughts on Vista 64"
 

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#4
I just want to hear peoples thoughts, i have a 64 CPU, but only 32 bit vista OS, is it REALLY WORTH upgrading to 64 bit. Are all the compatability issues sorted? Really i just want to know, will i see a noticeable difference in speed?

Thanks, Ben. :D
Hi Ben,

I suppose it depends on if you have a 64-bit CPU, 64-bit drivers available for all of your devices, how much RAM (ex: over 3.2 GB) you have or want, and how you use your computer. If yes to these, then 64-bit could be worth it.

The articles in this post may help answer some of your questions to though.

http://www.vistax64.com/vista-news/99613-64-bit-more-than-just-ram.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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#5
Download all the drivers for your hardware. Include printers, network card, scanners, video cards. Everything. Alot of hardware does not support 64-bit. Make sure none of your programs are 16-bit. You need 32-bit and 64-bit apps. Verify your favorite games will work.
 

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#6
i DONT think i can get my chipset, network driver, for 64 bit, looked everywhere, this is the site for my Motherboard.

Foxconn - Support - Downloads

I know i can get audio and onboard graphics for 64, but need my chipset in 64. I dont really play games, just general applications, Nero, MSN, PowerISO, Office, AVG, iTunes, etc etc
 

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#7
Hi Ben,

What is the exact model number of your motherboard?
 

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#9
Thanks, Ben.

There are actually 4 models with the part number 6100M2MA. For convenience, I enclose both 32-bit and 64-bit links to the chipset drivers. The Realtek drivers are both 32-bit and 64-bit in the same package. Please note that the Realtek website and downloads are notorious for being extremely slow.

6100M2MA-RS2
32-bit nForce Driver
64-bit nForce Driver
Realtek
6100M2MA-2.0-RS2H
32-bit nForce Driver
64-bit nForce Driver
Realtek
6100M2MA-8EKRS2H
32-bit nForce Driver
64-bit nForce Driver
Realtek
6100M2MA-R2SH
32-bit nForce Driver
64-bit nForce Driver
Realtek
 

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#10
TBH i have no idea which one, but thanks anyway, been a great help, the 32 bit ones i got from here, after running aida32 it just returns 6100M2MA

Foxconn - Support - Downloads

and they all seem to be working fine, so i guess model number may not make a big difference or mine is one of the above, either way, now i have the 3 essential drivers for my hardware in 64 bit, so now i will get 64 bit OS and will consider moving to it. Right now though 32bit vista is running fine and very fast, although i have 4gb RAM i am obviously not seeing that until 64. But as im not running any hardcore games or applications il stay where i am.

Thanks for all the help, Happy Christmas, Ben :party: :D
 
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Hi Ben,

Although I had listed the motherboards individually, they all use the same motherboard drivers. As regards the audio drivers, they all use Realtek and the AC'97 version with the exception of 6100M2MA-8EKRS2H, which uses the HD version.
Good luck with the install, and if you have any problems please post back and we'll endeavour to help you solve them.
 

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#12
Merry Christmas Ben to you as well,

There should be a small white sticker on the motherboard with the exact model and serial number on it. The box it came in should also have a sticker on it with information as well. You wouldn't want to install the wrong chipset and especially BIOS version.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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#13
I know this a noob question but i have heard it happen, my CPU is 64 bit compatible, right? It's a AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+, thats pretty much all I know?

Thanks Again, Ben :D
 

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#14
Hi Ben,

Yes, your CPU is 64-bit compatible.
 

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    ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
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    4 x 4GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B (16GB)
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    MSI GeForce GTX770 Gaming OC 2GB
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    Realtek High Definition on board solution (ALC 898)
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    1440x900
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    OCZ Agility 3 120GB SATA III x2 (RAID 0)
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#15
lol thanks!
 

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