Transferring from 32 bit to 64 bit

  nivekh 10:31 16 May 09

Thinking about an i7 or Core 2 quad system with lots of RAM and so will be running 64bit Vista.

Besides driver issues are there any other issues that I need to consider e.g will my backup from my old system be transferable, will most of my software be okay to run?

  OTT_Buzzard 10:42 16 May 09

Most 'major' softwware brands will run 64 bit, but not all. Without knowing what you have it's not easy to tell....

How did you back-up your old system? If it's a drive clone then it won't work as a restore. If it's just personal file backups then you should be ok.

Just a word of advice: for the vast majority of people, anything over 6GB RAM doesn't have a signifcant impact on performance. It's really only of use in very specialist applications (e.g. CAD work) that really benefit, and even then, it's limited. Gaming on the whole is unaffected by >6GB

  nivekh 16:37 16 May 09

Thanks for the advice about RAM
I'm editing big photo files (up to 20mb) and would like to start doing some video editing and possibly CAD in the near future, so I think more ram could be useful.
I have software to clone or copy files, I did suspect that a drive clone wouldn't work.

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