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Windows 7: Why I went 64-bit?

28 Mar 2009   #11
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elZee View Post
So far Audio is the only thing that crashes the system. Every now and then there'll be a serious "BUZZ" run through the system and my headsets then .. crash!! This is always usually when playing RO. meh!
I had that with Vista (and seven) and just took out my Sound Card because I got sick of it and was too lazy to fix it.

I am running seven on my main rig as well.

~Lordbob


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28 Mar 2009   #12
elZee

Windows 7 Ultimate, build 7100 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
I had that with Vista (and seven) and just took out my Sound Card because I got sick of it and was too lazy to fix it.
~Lordbob

OK .. so the m/b audio doesn't have that issue? Might just do the bloody same thing then! Good idea!
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28 Mar 2009   #13
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elZee View Post
OK .. so the m/b audio doesn't have that issue? Might just do the bloody same thing then! Good idea!
Yeah my mobo works great. Probably has better sound anyways.... lol. It was an older sound card. I think 4 years old... Brand new mobo, so it probably is!

~Lordbob
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28 Mar 2009   #14
Jaqie

Windows 7 Beta (and others, multiboot)
 
 

I actually went 64 bit in prep for getting over 2GB ram on my old system...
Now ive upgraded beyond 32 bit's handling capacity, and Im already used to 64 bit xp and win7.

Everything works fine (except some win7 bugs but hey it's beta) and the only system I don't have a 64 bit OS on is my lenovo S10 which maxes out at 2GB RAM as well as being the intel atom cpu. I am so glad the market is finally supporting 64 bit oses, they have finally matured to the point that IMO it's better to run them if you can.

The only gripe I have is that with MS 64 bit OSes they dropped support for some older hardware... I miss using my SB16PCI as a secondary sound card - my mobo sound is actually the realtek azalia codec, 192Khz@24 bit... it's amazing, better sound in an $80 mobo then most $100 sound cards.


I actually jumped on the 64 bit hardware bandwagon as soon as consumer level hardware for it appeared, but not for 64 bit... I am an SMP fanatic, and got the athlon64 x2 right when it was introduced to the public... Ive been 64 bit in hardware since then, that was about four years ago, and have played with xp64 and ubuntu64 (and a few other flavors of linux) since then, but now I am not playing, they are my main OSes.
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28 Mar 2009   #15
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AtticTron View Post
Actually for me Vista 64 is more stable than win 7, but of course 7 is still in beta so that can change. Vista is pretty good especially with SP2.

Windows VISTA SP2 is also in BETA (expiry Mar 2010).

Whatever the merits / de-merits of VISTA vs XP vs W7 I can't say I've had many instances of any of these OS'es crashing or hanging -- so what on EARTH are you guys doing with your systems that they become unstable.

Maybe some intense games (I don't play these myself) or other video intensive stuff but most applications are pretty solid -- they either work or don't work --rarely do they cause the system itself to crash.

cheers
jimbo
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28 Mar 2009   #16
Jaqie

Windows 7 Beta (and others, multiboot)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
what on EARTH are you guys doing with your systems that they become unstable
Actually, I find that almost all software problems (instability, crashes, errors, what have you) are rooted in flaky/crappy/bad hardware or drivers, most often the root cause is actually a P.O.S. power supply. If you EVER hooked up an Oscilloscope to a running crappy power supply and looked at the crap that comes out of it instead of steady, clean voltage and knew what that kind of power does to PC hardware, YOUR pc hardware over time, you would feel like throwing up. But that's just the most common cause in my experience.

Kingston did a study a few years back, about RAM return rates... and found that over 80% of the RAM that was RMAed had been exposed to extremely bad power... I know the situation has changed some since then but until everyone starts putting real, sturdy, good power supplies in their computers this will continue to be the biggest cause of all hardware and software problems (again, in my experience and in my opinion).
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28 Mar 2009   #17
AtticTron

Windows 7 Build 7048
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Windows VISTA SP2 is also in BETA (expiry Mar 2010).


jimbo
Vista SP2 is actually in RC1 so for me its stable.
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28 Mar 2009   #18
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jaqie View Post
Kingston did a study a few years back, about RAM return rates... and found that over 80% of the RAM that was RMAed had been exposed to extremely bad power... I know the situation has changed some since then but until everyone starts putting real, sturdy, good power supplies in their computers this will continue to be the biggest cause of all hardware and software problems (again, in my experience and in my opinion).
Thats because people like Dell and HP have no idea how to build a real computer. They use the cheapest parts they can get.

~Lordbob
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