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Using a 64-bit OS? Tell us here!

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Hey all,

 

So you're using a 64-bit operating system, nice. Why have you chosen to use a 64-bit os though? Need it for proper crysis editor support? More system memory? bragging rights? why are you using it eh? =P

 

Like it? Hate it? Easy to use? harder? many problems? experiences!

 

Tell us about your specs and software you run too aye? =)

 

Thanks.

 

Regards, Scrotsloth

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I've got Windows 7 64bit, but also ran Vista 64Bit and server 64bit

2 reasons for running was "Cause i can" and also the 6gb of ram (again cause i could).

I've had no problems with it really, I had an issue with the telstra turbo modem drivers on vista 64bit but otherwise it hasn't been a major issue to me.

most of the games/program i've used have been ok, they may have needed a bit of tweaking or updates. and it's a bugger to remember to get the 64bit version of software but it's been stable and humming along quite happily

 

Stephen

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Win XP 64bit. Soon to be Win7 64bit.

 

I use it to make the most of my ram mainly.

 

Had no problems with drivers or applications. Everything works great.

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Vista x64 here

 

Had a few issues with drivers but nothing that google couldnt fix for me in no time.

 

Why - cause i want to use all of my 4gb ... and i was hoping vista would be the last of the 32bit OS's ... sigh :(

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I use vista 64 bit for more ram mostly. But this has really been covered in this thread and the three threads listed in that post by iamthemaxx :)

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I use vista 64 bit for more ram mostly. But this has really been covered in this thread and the three threads listed in that post by iamthemaxx :)

Yeah but you know, another thread is always handy.....*cough*

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Vista x64. Used for more RAM. And to develop and test 64 bit windows apps on.

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I've been running XP x64 for the past couple of years without any issues or conflicts. the only program that I couldn't get to work is 'Balls Of Steel', my favorite pinball game - understandable, seeing it was written originally for win95......

I tried vista numerous times, and found it to be very unstable, and unable to play with a lot of my games and software - 2x C2D rigs, and i7 rig later, and it's still an unstable pig.

win7 x64 RC1 is great, I'm dual booting atm (with XP x64) but I haven't entered the XP x64 partition for well over a month - 7's doing everything great, plays [nearly] all (damn you Balls Of Steel!!!) my games, all peripherals, and pretty well all my programs, totally unlike Vista.

my reasons for running a x64 bit OS? too much OS & graphics memory for a 32 bit OS to deal with - why else?

I'd still be using XP x32 if it would recognise/play with more RAM.....and playing Balls Of Steel, goddamn it!

:(

Edited by osama_bin_athlon

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Vista x64 here, haven't had a single problem.

 

It was mostly because... I had no reason to stick with old technology.

 

Rob.

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Win7 X64

 

Ive already hit about 5 of my old games that I didnt konw were 16bit that wont run. I is very sad. Yeah I can dosbox, but its so much extra effort.

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Windows 7 RC <x64>.

Simply so that I can get ahead with the learning curve that's required when I get the new OS.

 

And for a RC, the OS works really well too.

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Windows 7 RC <x64>.

Simply so that I can get ahead with the learning curve that's required when I get the new OS.

 

And for a RC, the OS works really well too.

pre RC it worked great aswell

 

i keep in forgetting im on build 7077, feels like a finished product!

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