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#1 audioAl

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 03:16 AM

I finally saved enough to rebuild my Windows computer, I've been using openSUSE for 6 months, 32 bit 11.0 and I can't get a printer driver for my Epson NX100 to load, can't find one?? Anyway, I am doing a very modest build, 500 gig Seagate drive, 4 gigs of OCZ 800 Mhz ram, on an ECS G41 T M2 (1.0) LGA 775, Intel E5300 2.6 Ghz CPU,the board has onboard graphics Gmax X4500. I have Windows Ultimate edition. Should I go 32 bit or try the 64?? Are drivers and software still an issue for 64 bit installs?
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 07:21 AM

i recently switched to win 7 64bit from xp 32bit, i havnt had any problems, no driver issues, nothing, 32 bit computeing will soon be a thing of the past.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 03:03 PM

I would go 64-bit, driver issues are largely solved. Unless you have a very old or very odd multifunction printer, it should work with 64-bit Windows. Plus, you can use 4GB of RAM.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 05:46 PM

I would go 64-bit, driver issues are largely solved. Unless you have a very old or very odd multifunction printer, it should work with 64-bit Windows. Plus, you can use 4GB of RAM.

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 04:57 AM

I would go 64-bit, driver issues are largely solved. Unless you have a very old or very odd multifunction printer, it should work with 64-bit Windows. Plus, you can use 4GB of RAM.

DJB: Thanks for your response. I installed the 32 bit for now, only 4 gigs of 800 Mhz ram. I really need 1066 Mhz to see the performance I see now in 32 bit, or can you relate differently? I am using an ECS mainboard G41T-M2 w/ Intel e5300 processor. The mainboard only has 2 Ram slots, but will support up to 8 gigs? The Epson printer is only a year old NX100, Linux didn't have a driver I could use, or, I couldn't find one where I looked. This forum is a real find for a lot of novice users. I can build most any computer, but the programming is much harder for me. I am a certified electronics technician from 1985,ha! Thanks for your support,Cheers! Alan
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Posted 02 October 2009 - 02:25 PM

Well, RAM speed will not increase performance that much and you can probably overclock your current RAM to 1066 levels. Items in memory on a 64-bit platform take up slightly more space, but with 4GB or more, that is pretty much a non-issue. On PC's with less than 4GB of RAM, installing a 64-bit OS is not suggested for this reason. With higher RAM amounts in 64-bit, Windows can keep more items in RAM thus speeding up the PC, especially if you're working with multiple programs. Also, if your software has been designed to take advantage of 64-bit instruction sets, they will see a performance boost too. Your motherboard can use 8GB of memory, but 4GB sticks of RAM are expensive.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 01:34 AM

Well, RAM speed will not increase performance that much and you can probably overclock your current RAM to 1066 levels. Items in memory on a 64-bit platform take up slightly more space, but with 4GB or more, that is pretty much a non-issue. On PC's with less than 4GB of RAM, installing a 64-bit OS is not suggested for this reason. With higher RAM amounts in 64-bit, Windows can keep more items in RAM thus speeding up the PC, especially if you're working with multiple programs. Also, if your software has been designed to take advantage of 64-bit instruction sets, they will see a performance boost too. Your motherboard can use 8GB of memory, but 4GB sticks of RAM are expensive.

Thanks again, you taught me again! Ha, I love this Forum!! Cheers!
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