Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by mullered07, Aug 13, 2008.
f**k vista. install Windows 7 instead! you'll wish youd done it sooner
i've already installed windows 7 3 times this week (been doing my work experiance at a computer place)
And i don't see how its that much better, with this fresh install i'm booting in under a minute
USE IT for a week or two then lets see if you say the same thing again
i've been using a windows 7 laptop for several months...
well for me the difference was as clear as day. maybe on a laptop it might not feel as responses because its using slower hardware
its a core i laptop, i know that windows 7 is faster but it doesn't bring many new features and its about £100
If i could get the full install for ~£50 i would do it but at the moment its double the price and i just can't justify that when the money could be spent on an SSD or a better GFX card
Its a retweaked vista under the hood more or less.
check with some of the tech guys where you are doing work experience. see if they are willing to order you a copy of W7 though the company so you dont have to pay VAT.
they could just tell you to piss off or they could do it for you. as you will be there 2-4weeks with no pay. I had to pay for my own lunch and travel expenses traveling from my house into liverpool street every morning. I heard some of my other friends got paid for their work experience. but youre not supposed to.
youre there to learn but shit costs money dawg.
also if you are a student or have kids in the house,win 7 ultimate 64 is only £55 +/-
for what its worth i used vista for ages and although its got some nice window dressing,i found it to be far inferior to win7,and one helluva memory hog too.
aren't we due a sync'd avvie change?
Hey, is there a UK user that is interested in a Kindle?
So far i've only found upgrade copies of the education version (or whatever they call them)
they've got upgrades here --> http://www.software4students.co.uk/...ampaign=June_28th_newsletter&utm_medium=email for £40
Yes, but unfortunately i have very little money at the moment
Overall the problem is not getting a cheap copy but getting a cheap copy that's NOT upgrade
I bet vista with 8gb would be faster multitasking then windows 7 with 4gb. I say spend your money on memory if you need it and ABSOLUTELY an ssd if you dont have one. Great upgrade. Better then the memory.
My 2600k import fell through now I'm thinking of getting a 2600k + video card maybe Can get a 2500k for £130 on ebay... but why not spend the extra £50 now and get a kick ass top end CPU right? right?
I am just gonna see how much CPU i can get a game to use on my current setup
If youre looking for a good deal on a 2500k and some other gear. go look at LifeOnMars's FS thread. dude has just lost his job and he could do with the cash. so hes selling off some high end gear
i can get 90% on BC2
and now i've redone my wiring and cleaned out the dust i don't have to under-clock it to avoid thermal throttling (stock AMD heatsink ) (actual problem is i've got a c3 with a max temp of 71'c but since its an unlock the board makes it throttle at 63'c like the original phenom ii chips)
I'm running vista, it was ok speed but when you activate ready-boost, on a usb stick, magic happens and it goes faster
Off topic again! I am looking for a knife sharpener, what should I get? Preferably something I can get online / easy to get in supermarket.
Looking at this one atm: http://www.amazon.co_uk/dp/B001DXVL6K/?tag=tec053-21
Only complaint is that people seem to find it shaving too much metal off the knife. Any thoughts?
I have that exact same sharpner, and all I can say is get it. It's fucking amazing.
do any of you have a system as balanced as mine?
No, but I have a low score, if that's any consolation Anyone got a lower score?
i ended up installing windows 7 on a pc on thursday only to realize i couldn't get networking drivers for it, and it ran incredibly slowly
also i couldn't find the driver for a 'Nvidia riva TNT'?
Over at Adobe forums they're using a modified file to show the scores from 1-10 instead of 1-7.9. No-one would give it to me clicky b*stards
I wouldn't say it's more balanced, but I'm pretty pleased with my score. My SSD is a really cheap one, but 64gb.
For the record specs at the time are:
Processor: i5 750 @ 4ghz
Memory: Corsair 8gb (4*2gb) 1600mhz @ 9-9-9-24
Video Card: PNY GTS 250 PCI-E 512
Hard Disk: Hitachi 7200rpm 2gb + 64gb Kingston SSD
Optical Drive: Pioneer dvd-rw
CRT/LCD Model: G2420HDBL
Case: Lian Li PC-60
Sound Card: Audigy 2 zs PCI
PSU: Corsair 650 TX
Software: Win 7 64bit
there is a big difference between your scores and mine, your using windows 7, i'm using vista, 5.9 is the highest score windows vista will give, therefore where mine looks slower then yours, my computer is actually so fast windows can not rate it properly
but you are wrong scam,
Maybe we could do sync'd up avatars but im going back to something for a few days, bring it up again next weekend and we can think of an idea for one, get Tatty and all the UK'ers involved.
Separate names with a comma.