Hi everyone,hope your year is starting on a positive note. Mine? not so much yet,lol but im working on it. I bought a new computer a month ago I-3 windows 7-64 and after being less than impressed compared to my old AMD athlon 350 XP, i returned it and decided to have one built by the people who built my 350. So this time i got an an AMD phenom11 965 quad core windows 7-64 and it runs great for everything but my plugin count. As soon as i use more than 3 or 4 plugs the cpu overloads. My old 350 runs 14 to 16 plugs stable.(xp32) My old pentium 4 runs 10 to 12 plugs stable.(xp32) I had about 20 plugs going on the I-3 64 bit but the CPU performance meter in nuendo was bouncing irratically.(didn't trust the look of it). On xp 32, even when it's maxed out the meter is pretty stable and frankly the whole system seems to run smoother.. I've been dealing with this computer place a long time and we can change it all.The question is,what do i get? xp-32 or 7-32 and is there any benefit to having 64 bit for audio? I have nuendo 4 and all my plugs do work,i can record 16 simoultanious tracks if i want with the R-16 no problems and everything works great except if i load more than 4 plugs, the cpu gets erratic. I don't get it. Am i missing something in the bios or other settings? To anyone, what would you get/do? in my situation. Is 32 bit going the way of the VCR or is it going to be around for awhile. Thanks for reading.