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Old October 12, 2008, 11:25 AM
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XP is only 32bit unless you specifically order the 64bit version.

With that said.. XP 32bit will do you fine.

really? I thought the retail copy you can choose 32bit or 64bit? how would 4 gbs work with 32bit?
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Old October 12, 2008, 11:30 AM
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really? I thought the retail copy you can choose 32bit or 64bit? how would 4 gbs work with 32bit?
That only exists with Vista not XP.

You won't see the fully 4gb of memory with 32bit but its not biggy as you won't see any performance increase in a 64bit OS.

Ask Dan: What's with the 3Gb memory barrier?
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Old October 12, 2008, 12:01 PM
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I see..well if I'm going to buy 4 gb of ram, might as well get an OS that will use it. I've updated my build so if you guys could take another look.
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Old October 12, 2008, 12:03 PM
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I see..well if I'm going to buy 4 gb of ram, might as well get an OS that will use it. I've updated my build so if you guys could take another look.
Thats the thing.. 64bit isn't going to really "use" it.

Only reason to warrant the use of 64bit is if you have 6gb or more.
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Old October 12, 2008, 12:37 PM
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Thats the thing.. 64bit isn't going to really "use" it.

Only reason to warrant the use of 64bit is if you have 6gb or more.

well eitherway I might as well get an OS. the windows xp professional CD I have is pretty old and scratched up, plus I don't even have a CD key for it..was planning on stealing the one I have registered to this PC. also, I hear a lot of negitive stuff about Nvidia? are there motherboards and video cards that bad? are they not very reliable?
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Old October 12, 2008, 12:38 PM
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well eitherway I might as well get an OS. the windows xp professional CD I have is pretty old and scratched up, plus I don't even have a CD key for it..was planning on stealing the one I have registered to this PC. also, I hear a lot of negitive stuff about Nvidia? are there motherboards and video cards that bad? are they not very reliable?
nvidia GPUs are great.

I won't recommend the chipset tho.. I've had very bad experience as well as about 3 or 4 people on this board too.
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Old October 12, 2008, 12:58 PM
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nvidia GPUs are great.

I won't recommend the chipset tho.. I've had very bad experience as well as about 3 or 4 people on this board too.
I see...now if I were to go with Ati GPU and A P45 mobo, which brand would be best? how's the biostar?
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I see...now if I were to go with Ati GPU and A P45 mobo, which brand would be best? how's the biostar?
You can't go wrong with any of the following 3 boards:

P5Q-E/Pro
Biostar I45 P45
Gigabyte P45

Just depends on your budget.
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Old October 12, 2008, 01:17 PM
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are DFI any good? specificly this one

NCIX.com - Buy DFI LP Dk P45-T2RS ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 2PCI-E16 2PCI CrossFire SATA2 RAID HD Sound GLAN Motherboard - LP DK P45-T2RS In Canada.
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