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    Registered User format c:'s Avatar
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    Smile I want to run Vista 64

    OK I have a machine sitting here presently running Vista Home Premium, It has a dual core Athlon 64 on an Asus M2N-SLI deluxe board with the most current bios
    I just dropped 4 gigs of ram into this thing and was aware of the address limitations of a 32 bit os
    Both xp pro and Vista HP 32 bit can only address 3.5 gigs of ram
    This is why I want to run vista HP 64 bit, I can get it at a good price but I need to know this

    I love Firefox and Thunder bird and I was wondering if they would run on this, I also need to run the Second Life viewer since I have an account with them
    Can Vista 64 run 32 bit apps, I remember Win 9x would run 16 bit apps , is it done in the same way

    Heres my specs

    Asus M2N-SLI deluxe mobo
    Amd Athlon 64x2 6000+
    4 gigs Mushkin ram
    Evga gforce 8800gts 640 meg only one card
    XFI extreme music sound card
    500 gig seagate sata 2 hd
    Samsun dvdrw drive
    Gosh and a floppy drive

    I know there are 64 bit drivers for my components I am just concerned about my apps

    Thanks in advance
    Format c I'm givin er all she's got cap'in !!! )

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    Running Vista 64

    I am running the 64bit version of windows Vista and so far everything that will run on the 32bit version has run fine on the 64bit version. In fact the only thing I think you need to be concerned about is 64bit drivers for your devices and peripherals. If the program will run on 32bit vista I say you have a good chance of it working fine on the 64bit version.
    At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer, you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.

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    The only game I really run is the second life viewer, I have virtual land there, Just think WOW or the Matrix and you have an idea of what Second life is
    All I need to do now is find the setting in my bios for address remapping above 4 gigs so that when I do load Vista 64 it can use all 4 gigs
    Hang on folks 64 bit computing is almost here
    Format c I'm givin er all she's got cap'in !!! )

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    Format, I'm not sure the board supports re-mapping. There's no mention of the option that I can find in the manual, and Google finds other people saying they can't find an option for it.

    If that's the case, you'd need more than 4GB of physical memory in order to be utilising addresses above 4GB, and the real memory in the reserved address space would still be "lost".
    Last edited by Platypus; December 28th, 2007 at 04:56 AM.

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    Registered User Ferrit's Avatar
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    I haven't seen anything that wont run on vista 64 and if it did it was strictly because it wont run on vista either 32 or 64 and all of my games run under 64 bit. Any that don't run under 64 again are because they don't like vista,32 or 64 seems irrelevant.
    Firefox and Thunderbird have been 64 bit capable since early XP 64 bit.
    Last edited by Ferrit; December 28th, 2007 at 01:17 PM.
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    thanks folks, I am going to run out and grab Vista 64 bit on the weekend
    Now about address remapping, I have seen this on my older Asus A8N-SLI boards unless I am mistaken and the boards only support up to 4 gigs of ram, The M2N-SLI deluxe is supposed to support up to 8 gigs of ram , So I figure it should have the option, Unless a bios update is coming out, Asus support is flaky and I am considering another brand of board
    I thank Platypus for checking into it , I am going to check myself
    Well I am off to my computer store
    Format c I'm givin er all she's got cap'in !!! )

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