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Hey folks. thanks for reading.

I need more Ram - From what I read Vista 32bit only suppors 3g ram - I'm a graphic designer that heavily abuses Adobe programs, I feel like my computer should move faster then my brain.

When is 7 coming? Later than sooner? Or should I just give in and buy the 64bit upgrade. *** the difference? And its not failr if you're a Microsoft Dealer that reply's "Get the upgrade".

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Hi -

Vista x86 can address ~ 3.2GB RAM if 4GB installed and PAE -
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291988

Here is recent thread on another user's idea of ideal system for CS4 - Vista x64 & 32GB RAM -

http://www.techsupportforum.com/mic...ort/368983-vista-not-recognizing-8-cores.html

I do not recommend that you do x86 --> x64 upgrade unless you know for a fact that you can obtain x64 drivers for ALL devices. Vista x64 requires signed drivers - or they will not load.

There is no set release date for Windows 7. The RC (Release Candidate) due out on May 5 is a test version. If you plan on trying it, be sure that you have all data backed up at all times as Win 7 OS re-install may be required at any time.

I myself have never had problems with Vista. Windows 7 is very similar to Vista but does run leaner. Here is info on Windows 7 -

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/whats-new.aspx

Regards. . .

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I personally would recommend installing XP on it. XP uses something like 124mb of memory to run and vista much much more. SO if you buy a vista pc, generally they will have atleast 1 GB of ram. But for about $850USD, you can get a vista pc with 3GB or 4GB. If you run XP on 3-4gb of ram you will never need to worry about adobe slowing down or the pc slowing down from lack of memory.

I wish I wasnt so lazy or I would do it myself, lol.
 

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Nah just throw Vista in the trash and use XP. No dual boot required :)
 
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