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    Default 64 bit edition of Windows

    does anyone know if thisa is a wise desision to install on my computer.. and if it even is required, or if i should wait untill the acctual spfware release...

    Pros, Cons, Comments?
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    Default Re: 64 bit edition of Windows

    Is it wise? That's arguable. It's still technically beta, last time I checked, so that's up to you.

    The pro is the major performance increases in some areas due to running in 64-bit mode. The con is major performance loss, incompatibility, and instability caused by unfinished 64-bit drivers and software.

    I'd suggest you dual-boot with regular XP and test it out.

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    Default Re: 64 bit edition of Windows

    I've got the beta downloaded but haven't installed it due mainly to poor video card driver support. It seems both ATI and nVidia aren't putting any real effort into 64-bit driver support until closer to the actual release of this version of Windows.
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    Default Re: 64 bit edition of Windows

    ok thanks guys ill install it on the extra 16 gig drive i got lying around and just switch the master/slave cables depending on which OS i want to run... that will work right?
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    Default Re: 64 bit edition of Windows

    Why not go with a dual boot option on startup?
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    Default Re: 64 bit edition of Windows

    ok i wasent sure if i needed a special program to do that or not. ill jus go with my idea in case the 64 bit version wants to skrew around with my windows xp... better safe then sorry...
    My Current Rigs:
    Antec P180, OCZ Powerstream 520W, DFI nF4 SLI-DR Expert, AMD X2 4400 w/XP120(2.6GHz@1.45v), 2x1GB OCZ Platnium PC3200, BFG 7900GT@592/800(1.6), WD 250GB SATA, Maxtor 120GB IDE, LG DVD/CD Combo(black), Sony DRU-810 DL DVD Burner(black)
    3DMark01:25379, 3DMark03:19746
    3DMark05:9294, 3DMark06:5340

    Raidmax Cobra, Fortron PN-400W, ASUS A8N-E(nF4 Ultra), X2 3800 w/AMD heatpipe cooler, 2x 512MB Crucial Balistix, ATI X300, WD 250GB IDE, Samsung 16x DVD/RW

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