64 XP or VIsta 64

By jonisaksson
Sep 3, 2008
  1. Hello,

    I have been running XP 32 bit for a number of years with 4 gb RAM and i have learnt to live with that I only "see" 3,2 gb.

    Now with GFX card coming out with 2gb of onboard memory is 64 bit OS starting to look more and more appealing.

    One thing I am worried over though is driver support.

    I have no doubts that VIsta (and Windows 7) is the future but I wonder what is the best today in terms of driver support; XP 64 bit or Vista 64bit?

    It feels strange considering investing in "old" technology like XP but I can see my current XP has a few more years left in it, but it would be nice to be able to have more address space available, especially with the new gfx's cards etc coming out.

    Any thoughts anyone?

  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    If the choice is what to purchase then Vista 64Bit is the way to go
    You also need to remember Vista=DirectX 10

    If you can locate all your drivers for your M/b (computer) for Vista64Bit, then that's the one to choose.

    MS code name Windows 7, is years away
  3. jonisaksson

    jonisaksson TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 83

    Thanks Kimsland
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