Originally Posted by D76G12
However, I am concerned about software with built-in drivers. As I understand it they won't run under x64 unless they're 64-bit also - is that true?!? That's my biggest concern.
I don't know if this applies to ALL programs that fall under what you said, BUT it does prove true on some of the programs that my company has been using. There are several programs that don't work on our new computers. They aren't your average programs though, more like specialized business software.
When I say specialized, I'm not talking about programs that were designed for us specifically, but more like industry-specific programs. When I have to run production reports, I have to switch over to the older box.
I am also having one hell of a time with font issues. I don't know if this is a XP 64 thing, or just a coincidence, but Corel's Font Navigator can't make fonts stick in XP 64. I have to literally use the Windows Font installer (under Control Panel) to install fonts if I want them installed correctly. If I have both the True Type and the Type 1 font installed of the same font, it causes conflicts in different ways in different programs. Again, I don't know if this an XP deal or a combination of things or what, but it sucks big time.
With that said, the computer runs like a charm. There's never any hesitation when I have multiple programs open with multiple large files open at the same time. Like you, our computers run with 2GB in RAM and have 512MB Video cards.