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    Mulling over becoming a 64bit gamer

    Hello ppl,

    just musing' ... incase you think it's wierd for a fella with a post count of 7 to ramble on here, mulling over his innermost thoughts : well, I don't know, it IS a bit wierd.

    But that's pretty much how it feels to be a Vista-ridden 64bit gamer. You know, I'm not disappointed ... it's been kinda fun, like building a Millenium Edition PC.

    I won't bore you with the specs, but because my last rig died (after sitting unused in an attic for 6 months whilst I was in India) I decided I was worth a decent spend ... like when I bought the ATI Radeon 64 for £300, you know what I mean. So, I'm all next-gen'd up with my SLI, Crosshair ready mobo, 64 bit CPU and ... **Drum roll** ... go for it!! A 64 bit OS! This is Vista after all, XP saw dead the days of SE fixes to knackered OSes and if I'm building a machine to last .. 64bit OS is necessary, Vista is next -gen and so am I, wot can possibly go wrong?? Ofcourse, I'm In like Flynn.

    I'm not disappointed. I enjoyed searching for drivers for my hardware cos none of the supplied software would even get past the install screen, it really wasn't anymore than I would do anyway - all us gamers get the latest stuff for our babies, right? Ok, I had to buy a 50m ethernet cable cos none of my 3 wireless adapters have 64bit drivers ... but hey! My ethernet cable cost £15!! So, I'm happy. Maybe I can help a few friends out with my top notch Wireless Adapters, save 'em a few quid. It's all coming up Roses.

    But still I have this nagging thought ... sure, I'm getting 200+fps on UT2k4 with all settings maxed, I'm scoring 7338 on 3DMark06 - I could tweak and get more, but ... was any of it really worth it?

    I don't know, I feel free ... and used. It's strange - I feel like an idiot, but don't really know why.

    #2
    I don't think I'm going to spend as much on my next upgrade. Mainly because my PC is getting used more as a home media PC rather then a gaming PC. A top of the line video card doesn't make sense beyond having HDTV output.

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      #3
      Congrats on getting suckered. If you want to do absolutely anything else with your copy of Vista 64, you're basically screwed. Ok perhaps that's a slight exaggeration but.. There isn't that much 64 bit support out there and won't be for a long while. You'd have been better off getting the 32 bit version of Vista. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

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        #4
        Ah well, you're ready for UT3

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          #5
          I have a lot of games run better in Windows XP x64. Plus if you have x64 CPU there is no reason not to go x64 with the software also.

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            #6
            Yes there is reason.

            But, if you know how to do dual boot then it's not as much of a problem.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Bersy View Post
              Yes there is reason.
              There are reasons to not to run on every OS.

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                #8
                It's all gravy ...well mostly

                I've had a week or more on the 64bit Vista now, and I gotta say I'm kinda lovin' it. My rig runs faster and smoother than any other new build I've ever done, there's only one driver I'm still missing (Wireless - all 3 still don't work), but with my LAN - it's unimportant.

                So, I know I'm future ready, and would absolutley recommend 64bit Vista, unless you NEED wireless 'cos you'll be stumped - unless you buy one new. BTW, Vista is beautiful, really it is... I don't like the User Control feature, or the nagging when it's off, but I'll find a way around that when I have time (I literally haven't even checked it out).

                I've had a chance to install my old favourites and they all work ... ObjectDock works well (not entirely stable, but can get a good 72 hours uptime without a problem). AVG and ZA have had to go, but that's their problem - they work with 64bit Vista, but only if you pay (cheeky gets) so Avast has been given a go, and I like it (mental note must find free firewall, ZA can take a hike). Alcohol 120% works nicely, office 2003 does too, I'm struggling to think of anything that won't run (at 32bit) on my system, without it being a cynical ploy.

                Yeah - I've mulled and I'm happy. Oh, I could do with mouseware for my Logitech G5 that works, but hey the mouse works fine, just can't tweak it (the on-the-fly dpi adjustment needs bringing up at the bottom and down at the top).<edit>got it, nice one </edit>

                Am I right in recalling a 64-bit UT04? I think I am, maybe I'll try that.

                Anyways, thanks for the replies

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