I have recently bought myself a new computer, and I am trying to decide what OS to get.
My spec is below:
E6850 Intel 3.00Ghz dual core 4Gb RAM 8800GTS 640Mb Nvidia graphics card 500Gb hard drive ASUS P5K motherboard.
I am currently using Windows XP Media Centre Edition. I have been told if I update to a 64bit version of windows the computer should acknowledge my full 4Gb RAM, as right now it is only showing 3.25Gb Can someone tell me if this is true.
Because I need a 64bit OS, I am trying to decide whether to go with Vista or XP. Can someone tell me if my computer will handle Vista. I should think of no reason why not, but just incase. Also, if I do go for Vista, what edition? Home Premium or Ultimate? Is there really much difference between the 2? I can afford either or, but no point in paying the extra if Im hardly going to notice any difference.
Finally, I notice you can buy the OEM versions, which is significantly cheaper. I am a comfortable computer user (As in, I know my way around, and know how to work things. Not a computer programmer whizz kind though!) so is it worth getting an OEM version? Or am I safer to pay the full price? Or is that more of a judgment call? Can someone please explain to me what the OEM versions are??
I know theres quite a few questions here, but I just want to make sure I buy the right OS, and if possible spend as little money as possible, by buying the OEM versions or something
i had 4 gb on 32 bit and it all showed, no re mapping or bios tweeks needed. there are many 64 driver problems around and nvidia are just about getting the 32 bit ones right. i had 4x 6400 1 gb sticks on an asus m2n sli, dual channel with an amd dual core and an 8800 gts.
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