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#1
Should I installxp or vista?

I know vista is dx10, or should ijust install both xp and vista
 

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#2
Vista x64+4gb of ram.....no contest.
 
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#3
What games will you be playing and which runs faster under your system?

For me Vista x64 and 8gb RAM, running in full performance mode=win.
 

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#4
Full performance mode?
 
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Video Card(s) BFG NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 OC MAXCORE 896MB PCIe 2.0 Core 216 @ stock settings
Storage Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s
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#5
Q6600
4gb 800 ddr2
260 gtx
 
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#6
+1 to the Vista 64 with 4gb+ of ram.
 
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Video Card(s) BFG NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 OC MAXCORE 896MB PCIe 2.0 Core 216 @ stock settings
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#7
I donno, I always usedto play on xp because my CPU and ram bottlenecked so much that vista would get like crappy, dx10 isgood?
 
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#8
Ummm judging by your system specs with what you got atm xp is fine upgrade ram and cpu then definitly Vista 64 bit.
 
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#9
I have new specs, look up
 
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#10
Yeah I'm settled on vista, see you guys @ farcry 2 online
 
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#12
Tyty, I worked hardfor it
 
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#13
Most ppl will say I'm insane, but XP64 and 4gigs+ ram. I rock through every game I try at high fps... Just my nutty 2c worth.
 
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#14
By full performance mode I mean all the visual crap disabled and taking off all the extra services and stuff.
 
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#15
Ubuntu 8.04 with 256 mb of ram! :p :p :p

Sorry I had to. Vista 64 bit runs very smooth and driver support is great so far.

Why not just dual boot with xp for security?
 
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#16
Vista(what ever bit floats your boat)
 
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#17
Vista WITH service pack 1, otherwise it has slighly less performance than xp
 

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#18
I find that XP x64 performs better than Vista x64 as i see min frame rates much better in XP x64 or i would not be using it else lol..
 

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#19
Vista Premium X64 and 4 gigs of ram. Even with 2 gigs, it's all good. My system does fine with the newer games.
 

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#20
running Vista Ultimate well on my Rig :)
 

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#21
If you can Dual Boot.

XP for Gaming and Vista for DX10 gaming, but if you had to pick one you should go Vista if you have the RAM, should work well in games now a days.
 

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#22
Depends on how old/new your games are. I still use a Win95 system for the really old games (Earth 2140), a Win98 system for the classics, an WinXP x64 for everything else, and WinXP for games that refuse to run on x64.
 
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#23
I run Vista Ultimate x86 SP1 (in the future x64, when i have the money for license)... so far so good :cool:
 
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