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#31 BoDEAN

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 17:36

Well I just wanted to say is I have decided to rid myself of x86 Ultimate. I am now running Ultimate x64 Window 7. I can say it was the right choice to make, after being on 32 bit since XP(2002 ver.). I would rather the system use all my ram instead of half. Which the first thing I put on here was Waterfox and I think it's better then Firefox. Also, things seem to run smoother then before. So now I am officially 100% through with 32 bit operating systems. Right now I only have 2GB but will be upping it to 4.

To the hundreds of posters and thread makers alway's raising the topic of sending x86 into exile, I will agree all the way. 64 is the future and it's pure fact...maybe, lol


Welcome to the year 2012...


#32 tsupersonic

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 17:46

Welcome to the year 2012...

2012? More like 2007-2009 for most people.

#33 nekrosoft13

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 18:16

64bit since vista release date, first month was tough because of GTX8800 driver, but later it was great.

#34 Elliot B.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 19:26

2012? More like 2007-2009 for most people.

Geeks, not most people.

Most manufacturers were still selling x32 Vista in 2007-2008.

#35 DaddyRazzy

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 19:46

What the hell is x86 :shiftyninja: :shifty: :rofl: :woot: never looked back!

#36 OP TCA

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 21:09

"XP(2002 ver.)"

Windows XP came out in October 2001. There is no "2002 version".


Really now? I know what I had bought....here have some pictures.

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Geeks, not most people.

Most manufacturers were still selling x32 Vista in 2007-2008.


100% true...my pc came with Vista HP 32

#37 Elliot B.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 21:09

Really now? I know what I had bought....here have some pictures.

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This has been cleaned up various times, read the topic.

However, you still needn't write "XP (2002 ver.)" because there aren't any other versions. They're all "Version 2002".

#38 Lord Method Man

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 21:11

2012? More like 2007-2009 for most people.


2006 for me; even though XP x64 sucked ass.

#39 myxomatosis

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 21:28

Welcome in ~2008 ;)

#40 +Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 21:33

Just switched one of my systems for 64-bit as well. Runs flawlessly, I love it. I still have 5 other systems running in 32 bit though. Old hardware that's still chugging along just fine. Plus I just can't afford to upgrade/replace all of it. :/

#41 OP TCA

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 21:34

2006 for me; even though XP x64 sucked ass.


Biggest issue was drivers. Friend of mine had all sorts of hell with it.

@tsupersonic: oh well doesn't really matter, I'm on W7 now so it's alll gravy.

#42 nekrosoft13

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 23:05

XP 64bit aka NT 5.2 was basically workstation version of server 2003, not many companies made 64bit drivers for consumer hardware for server OS.

#43 OP TCA

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:44

XP 64bit aka NT 5.2 was basically workstation version of server 2003, not many companies made 64bit drivers for consumer hardware for server OS.


truth