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I'm still on XP (and will be until I someday build a new computer) but I've read a lot of Vista messages here, and on other Adobe forums
Success with V64 seems to be very individual... based on the EXACT hardware (and device drivers) for each computer
You have success... many others are not able to get some programs to work well with V64
It might be good if you came back and posted your full hardware list, including all device drivers and BIOS brand and version, so anyone thinking about V64 will have an example of one configuration that works
For instance... my 2004 computer is...
Intel D875PBZ motherboard
Intel 3.2 Ghz processor
2 Gig of DDR 400 Ram
AGP ATI Radeon 9600xt
PCI 1 empty
PCI 2 soundblaster 5.1
PCI 3 dv500 capture card
PCI 4 empty
PCI 5 empty
I have an (several) 80gig Ide boot drive and a (several) 100Gig data drive... which I swap using drive housings so I may have different projects on different drives... more info at...
I may build a new computer one day... but as a hobbyist, my current setup works OK and I can just walk away when some time consuming process is working, so a new computer for more speed (or HD editing) is just not a big priority right now
It will be a mighty cold day before I install a beta OS. I've never had problems on xp32, but then again ive never tried to edit HD, and of course that memory cap is looming in the distance, but id sooner go to XP64.
Perhaps your success is with the 32->64 transition and not so much vista. Windows 7 is supposed to come out in a few years, hopefully it will be a worthy successor to XP.
>sooner go to XP64
As far as I know, that is a dead OS with no development work... that is going to Vista64
It won't be any time "soon" but I'm looking at options to build a new system based on the Intel i7 processor... elsewhere I've asked about opinions of the Asus p6t vs Intel dx58xo motherboards
Each is about $300 with similar features... so as more reviews are posted online I will make my choice based on stability (I don't do overclocking, I look for a system that is simply going to WORK with no problems... which, so far for me, has meant Intel)
I figure that for "about" $2,000 I can build a system to match the features I now have (already posted a link) at several times the speed... and, since I work at a University with a site license agreement with Microsoft, I can get Vista Business 64bit for free, so my software budget will be for anything else that doesn't like V64
Maybe sometime late in 2009...?
I'm in Mexico on vacation but I will post the specs on my computer when I get home. It is just a fairly nice Abit motherboard with other components that were recommended in various posts on Newegg. I don't think it takes much nowadays to put together a system that runs Vista 64.
>don't think it takes much nowadays to put together a system that runs Vista 64
Hmm... my preliminary (still thinking about Intel vs Asus) cost is
350 i7 920 2.66
240 6 Gig 3x2
100 Sata 160G x2
112 Sata 320G x2
35 Pioneer Dvr216D
150 Case w/Power
20 Pci Printer card
160 Vantec Housings x4
260 Ati Radeon HD4870 512meg
Then if I decide to go to 12Gig (Asus has 6 slots) add 240 for $1,967
Then if I decide on i7 940 @2.93 add 350 for $2,317
A matched set of DDR3 ram of 3x2=6Gig is easy to find so going to 12Gig in the Asus motherboard is easy, but 3x4=12 to use 3-channel ram in the Intel motherboard is not so easy (as yet) to find... so that is one point in favor of the Asus motherboard
But, as I said... still thinking and reading
I just smile on this. I have been using Vista X64 for a long time and it works better than XP/XP64. I am also working with windows 7 and it has been great so far. I would much rather be an early adopter, than the last one to change. :o)
(If Microsoft asks your opinion on Windows 7, tell them to make the Sidebar optional rather than getting rid of it altogether. I really like it.)
You can still put all the gadgets for a sidebar, just not forced to take up the space.
Put them where? I like them on the side, (hence the name of the feature).