Originally Posted by Vendor
i don't like 7, it's a resource hog... even in xp i disable unnecessary services. Xp is still the most dominant OS, check wikipedia for that.
BTW, all of my other components and drivers work fine under XP.
Windows 7 actually manages resources pretty well, using the extra memory only if you have it available and honestly, the only people who are using XP are those who don't care and those who care too much. Windows 7 is pretty solid, I've never had issues with the OS itself. I have a friend running a Core 2 Duo with 2Gb of ram and Windows 7 runs great, the OS never fills more than 25% of his memory, and as you add more (or use less) Windows does its best to adjust how much it loads before hand, but it doesn't fully load windows until you have 8gb or more. Clean Windows installations will use about the following on boot (from what I've noticed from the builds I've made for myself and others.) Keep in mind these numbers are approximate , I didn't actually write down what I saw. I didn't think I would ever need it.
Available / Used
1Gb / 256Mb
2Gb / 512Mb
3Gb / 720Mb
4Gb / 1Gb
8Gb / 2Gb
16Gb / 2.2Gb
Also XP support has been gone and MS is going to completely stop supporting it in 2 years. Mainstream support is already gone for both Vista and XP and as others have pointed out, you're missing a good chunk of features on your card, like DX 10 and 11. XP will just cause you more problems, and if you're stubbornness is going to keep you rolling on XP, then that is your choice, but personally and as a Systems Admin, I think you're insane. Also memory isn't an excuse, DDR3 has gotten so cheap over the last few years.
Also don't double post, there are multi-quote and edit buttons.