Quote: Originally Posted by Blackhawk7188
A good way to think of x64 compared to x86 is that with x64 you have more lanes on the highway with a faster speed limit(in comparison to data). Of course more traffic will go through in less time...it only makes sense.
64-bit is the way to go with any new pc...almost any new processor comes with x64 compatibility...why not use it? From experience even 2GB of RAM works well with x64 Windows Vista and Seven...tested on an old HP desktop. x64 makes all the difference.
This just makes perfect sense.. It is the reason why x64 will be the standard in the relatively near future (hopefully). If you can pass more data through at one time without a "traffic jam" metaphorically speaking, then you will experience much fewer hangs, lock ups and freezes. Too bad I bought my laptop when Dell didn't offer 64-bit on this model... Even still Vista 32 runs fairly well on my system.
BTW, there is a small tweak in Vista 32 that allow you to utilize up to 4GB of RAM, it's called Physical Address Extension, google it if you really want to know how it's done.