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Confused Btwn 64 or 32 bit!!!



 
 
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Old November 12th 08, 04:00 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
jeyessh
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Default Confused Btwn 64 or 32 bit!!!


Hello,
I'm gonna purchase a new system!
I'm planning to have a 4 gigs of RAM!
I've heard many of my friends say that 64 bit utilizes 4 gigs of RAM
better than 32 bit.
Is is true??
And i am confused between choosing the Intel Core2Duo 3.0 and Intel
Core2Quad 2.4!
Both are arnd the same price here!
I don't plan to overclock my processor!
I am not a hardcore gamer but just an average gamer!

And Do suggest me a good Motherboard!
My friend has a spare Intel DG 35 EC. Can i use it or are there any
better motherboards out there in the market that can use my NVIDIA 8500
Gt to the maximum?
And i do need some help on how to record Live tv programs on my PC.
What kind of TV tuner card should i go in for?:geek:
Hope i haven't troubled you much!

With Regards,
Ashok


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Old November 12th 08, 07:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Timothy Davis [MSFT]
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Default Confused Btwn 64 or 32 bit!!!


Hi Jeyessh,

Building your own computer is a great opportunity to learn - but the
learning curve can be very harsh. Don't go down this path if you are not
prepared to be inconvenienced.

I, personally, would suggest 64 bits if you are going to put = 4 GB of RAM
into the machine. Keep in mind that some of your older devices
(printers/scanners/etc) may not have 64 bit drivers, and may need to be
replaced.

As for the dual core vs quad core - I would go for the quad core. I have a
quad core 2.4 on may home machine with 8 GB of RAM - and absolutely love the
machine.

For a motherboard, go with an Intel manufacturered board (one *made* by
Intel, not *compatible* with Intel processors). I have had problems with
other motherboard manufacturers, but never Intel - they just work.

I don't have too much experience with tuner cards, as I use Amazon unbox to
watch shows/movies on my media center PC. You can go to sites like
newegg.com and look at reviews by other users.

Finally - don't skimp on the hard drive (as this is often a bottleneck in
most machines.) The Western Digital raptor drives have treated me well in
the past. I would use this for OS install/Applications, but store
video/music/etc on an external USB/1394/eSATA drive.

"jeyessh" wrote in message
...

Hello,
I'm gonna purchase a new system!
I'm planning to have a 4 gigs of RAM!
I've heard many of my friends say that 64 bit utilizes 4 gigs of RAM
better than 32 bit.
Is is true??
And i am confused between choosing the Intel Core2Duo 3.0 and Intel
Core2Quad 2.4!
Both are arnd the same price here!
I don't plan to overclock my processor!
I am not a hardcore gamer but just an average gamer!

And Do suggest me a good Motherboard!
My friend has a spare Intel DG 35 EC. Can i use it or are there any
better motherboards out there in the market that can use my NVIDIA 8500
Gt to the maximum?
And i do need some help on how to record Live tv programs on my PC.
What kind of TV tuner card should i go in for?:geek:
Hope i haven't troubled you much!

With Regards,
Ashok


--
jeyessh


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Old November 12th 08, 08:51 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
jeyessh
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Default Confused Btwn 64 or 32 bit!!!


Hey,
Thanx for the tips.
Would go in for the Quad only.
Yeah, i Searched newegg.com for tuner cards!
But i want to know whether the Mediacenter is enough or do i need any
other software to record Live TV programs??
Would it be wise to go in for a 500 GB Internal Hard disk or a 250GB
western Digital Raptor and a 250 GB External Usb Drive???
PLs Suggest!:geek:


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Old November 12th 08, 11:53 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Sebastian V.
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Default Confused Btwn 64 or 32 bit!!!

i find media center to be excellent for tv recording.
however, check that the tuner card has a BDA driver.
most analog cards should work fine, dvb-t cards work too.
as for dvb-s and dvb-c cards, i think they will work in windows 7.
however i have a dvb-c card running with a little hack, making media center
think it is a dvb-t card

as far as the hard drive goes... i would get two drives, the external one
should be e-sata as it's much faster than usb.

western digital is good, i personally also like seagate

"jeyessh" wrote in message
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Hey,
Thanx for the tips.
Would go in for the Quad only.
Yeah, i Searched newegg.com for tuner cards!
But i want to know whether the Mediacenter is enough or do i need any
other software to record Live TV programs??
Would it be wise to go in for a 500 GB Internal Hard disk or a 250GB
western Digital Raptor and a 250 GB External Usb Drive???
PLs Suggest!:geek:


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jeyessh


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Old November 13th 08, 08:00 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
jeyessh
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Default Confused Btwn 64 or 32 bit!!!


Thanks a Ton!
i too heard from many tht e-sata is more faster
Thanx again!arty:


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