Re: Poor performance with Vista x64
>> I'm new to a x64 OS, I did have Home Premium (32bit) on my PC but
>> upgraded yesterday.
>> Since upgrading (clean install) I've notice that the boot times are
>> longer and the shut down times have increased significantly. One of the
>> reasons I moved to x64 was because of the faster boot and shut down
>> times. A few other programs are taking longer to load/respond but I'm
>> not sure if that's because they are 32bit programs running in a x64
>> Here are my PC specs
>> AMD Athon X2 4800+ (2.41GHz)
>> 2GB RAM
>> 300GB HDD
>> If anyone could help me out I would be grateful
> The main reason for using 64 bit Vista is so that you can use more than 4
> gig of RAM. If all you have is 2 gig you are better staying with the 32
> bit version of Vista.
> My 64 bit rig flies. Boot to usable desktop in 32 seconds. The 8 gig of
> RAM I have installed does wonders, along with a modern processor.
I've heard that Vista x64 uses more ram then Vista x86. If that's correct
it would explain poorer performance in a 2 gb system. The OP's motherboard
should support at least four gb, which would make a big difference.