Another 64 bit dilemma

Discussion in 'Tech' started by WoodButcher, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. WoodButcher

    WoodButcher just me

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    I'm doing a rebuild with a clean install. I have vista home premium 64 and 32 bit, my hardware will support either.
    My concerns are these-
    I need to buy a new TV card, what is a good, simple card that will work with 8 gig ram, windows media center?
    Next up is a game I used to play (Microsoft fury) and found It will run on the 32 bit but not the 64, how can I get around this w/o a dual boot 64 and 32? Is this is an issue with alot of software that I may dig out of my old library?
    In using vista 64 I haven't found any real benefit (for my usage) by having the additional ram so I'm leaning torward going back to 32 bit and 4 gig, is there anyting I missed in Torx's thread or that wasn't mentioned that would give me reason to stick with 64?
  2. Bear

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    Just found the following information on TPB, regarding MS Fury 3 compatibility.

    My suggestion: play games from the 21st century.
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  4. WoodButcher

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    What about the hardware like the Happauge 150 card that could not manage more than 4 gig ram? I'm looking for a good digital card to replace the one I have. As I mentioned I currently don't have a real need for the extra ram and liked the simplicity of vista w/ media center and the way it worked w/ the analog hap150 but it is time for a new card.

    I thought by waiting a bit after the digital "take-over" some of these issues might be resolved. I mentioned that game only as an example not a criteria. One game is not an argument in itself to go with win64 or 32 but I have yet to see a good reason for keeping 64.
  5. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Can't speak for Fury, but in terms of TV capture are you trying to record content or just view on your PC? I've been down this road and the solution that I eventually settled on? A cable box on my desk and an LCD monitor with the appropriate input. My monitor does PIP, but with dual monitors you could just run the cable box to one when you're watching TV.
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    Capture / record and occasionally watch. I keep asking people from comcast hoping one day I'll catch someone knowledable in this area,,,, all I find are rocket scientists.

    I've got a Gateway like yours MSP plus a choice of 3 others as the secondary, but having another comcast box is a sore point for me, I have more boxes and remotes around my house than I want, just the cable to my internal tv card is all I'm after.