vista 32 or 64 bit to run intel e6750 processor

I am setting up a system based on asus p5b-vm motherboard with 4 gb ddr2-800 ram and intel e6750 processor.
Is thare any advantage using windows vista 64 bit instead of vista 32 bit.
Also, does all softwares tha are compatible with vista 32 bit will run on vista 64 bit?
Finally, does softwares must be written specially to take advantage of vista 64 bit?
blinetteAsked:
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MarkCommented:
The advantage would be having all your 4GB of ram available for use.
Vista 64 can run 32 bit applications, but there can be  a problem with compatibility if a 16 bit code is used in the application installer. This 16 bit code isn't supported.
64 bit applications are what this OS is written for, especially when applied to supported 64 bit hardware.
Here is a great article on the subject.
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/winvista_ff_x64.asp
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blinetteAuthor Commented:
OK! if i want to avoid problems (that is my computer philosophy) I must stay away of Vista 64 bit for a while!
Thank'S
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MarkCommented:
essentially as long as the 32 bit app is purely 32 bit it would be OK. If you have older apps that need to be run and you're not sure if they have any 16 bit code, then 32 bit is the way to go.
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MarkCommented:
By the way , thats a very good philosophy in the computing game.
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blinetteAuthor Commented:
Thank you Sparkmaker!
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