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What OS Are You Using Right Now

What OS

  • Windows Vista

    Votes: 78 65.5%
  • Windows XP

    Votes: 35 29.4%
  • Linux

    Votes: 4 3.4%
  • Mac

    Votes: 2 1.7%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


The Doctor is in the house
Jan 16, 2008
7,482 (2.04/day)
Scotland (It rains alot)
System Name Rusky
Processor Intel Core i7 D0 3.8Ghz
Motherboard Asus P6T
Cooling Thermaltake Dark Knight
Memory 12GB Patriot Viper's 1866mhz 9-9-9-24
Video Card(s) GTX470 1280MB
Storage OCZ Summit 60GB + Samsung 1TB + Samsung 2TB
Display(s) Sharp Aquos L32X20E 1920 x 1080
Case Silverstone Raven RV01
Power Supply Corsair 650 Watt
Software Windows 7 x64
Benchmark Scores 3DMark06 - 18064 http://img.techpowerup.org/090720/Capture002.jpg
Vista x64 home basic :D
Sep 25, 2006
2,312 (0.56/day)
Norn Iron
Processor Q9550 @3.8
Motherboard Asus Maximus Extreme
Cooling Custom water cooling
Memory 4GB Patriot Viper DDR3 1600MHz
Video Card(s) 2x HD4870 512MB
Storage 2x 500GB
Display(s) 3x LG L226WTQ 22" Widescreen LCD
Case Modded TJ07
Audio Device(s) On board
Power Supply PC P&C Silencer 750
Software Windows 7 Ultimate
Main PC -Dual boot -Vista Ultimate x86 and XP Pro x86
Old PC -XP Pro x86
Older PC -Ubuntu
New build will be running Vista x64
Jul 29, 2007
392 (0.10/day)
System Name Lil'Lighty
Processor Intel Core i3 530 @ Stock
Motherboard Asus P7P55D
Cooling Artic Cooling Freezer Pro Rev.2
Memory Gskill Ripjaw 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 8GB
Video Card(s) MSI GeForce GTX650 OC 1GB
Storage WD Blue 500GB AAKS
Display(s) ASUS 20'
Case Aerocool Aeroengine II // Two 120mm Blue Fans
Audio Device(s) Creative SoundBlaster LE // Logitech X-230
Power Supply Corsair VX450W
Software Windows 8.1 Pro x64
Desktop - Windows XP Professional SP2
Laptop - Windows Vista x86 HomePremium SP1

evil bill

New Member
Jan 20, 2006
369 (0.08/day)
System Name Main Rig | Second Rig
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo Wolfdale E8200 @ 3.2Ghz | Pentium 4 530J 3.0Ghz
Motherboard ASUS P5KC @ 1,600Mhz FSB | Asus P5P800
Cooling Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro | Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
Memory OCZ 4GB DDR2-800 (2x2GB) 5-4-4-15 | Corsair 1GB XMS DDR-400 (2 x 512MB)
Video Card(s) MSI NX8800GT 512MB Pre-OCd @ 660/950 | Powercolor X850 Pro 256MB AGP
Storage 500GB WD Caviar SATA300 | Hitachi Deckstar 80GB SATA
Display(s) LG 22" W2252TQ
Case Antec 900 | ATX Window case
Audio Device(s) Onboard High Definition Audio | Soundblaster Audigy SE
Power Supply Hiper 730W HPU-5M730-SE | Tagan 480W
Software Vista 64-bit SP1 | Windows 7 32-bit RC1
Vista 64bit Home Premium SP1 - been absolutley solid, the only thing thats has upset it has been over ambitious OCing attempts and the buggy hell that is Stalker:Clear Sky.
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New Member
Jun 24, 2008
1,626 (0.46/day)
System Name Polar's Dragon
Processor AMD Phenom II 975BE
Motherboard MSI 890FXA-GD65 (Bios 18.7)
Cooling Zalman CNPS 9700 Led
Memory Gskill 8GB DDR3-1333 (8,8,8,21)
Video Card(s) MSI HD6870 Hawk
Storage WD Raptor 250 - WD RE4 500GB
Display(s) Samsung T240 (1920 X1200)
Case Silverstone Raven 2
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC892
Power Supply PC Power&Cooling Silencer 750 (Red)
Software Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit + SP1
Vista Home Premium 32 bit with SP1.

(Some older games will not run with 64bit Vista)
Nov 16, 2006
2,717 (0.66/day)
System Name Skylake / Sandybridge
Processor i7 6700k@4.8 / i5 2500k@4.6
Motherboard Asus Maximus VIII Ranger / Asrock z68 Extreme4 g3
Cooling EK Supremacy MX, CoolGate 240,EK D5pwm Revo Res/ EK Supreme, swiftech 240 rad, D5 non vario
Memory 16gb G.Skill Trident Z 16gb cl16 / 16gb Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400@2133cl9
Video Card(s) Asus Strix 1070 / Powercolor R9 390 PCS+
Storage Samsung SM961 256gb,BX100 250gb ,kc400 512gb/ 120gb Corsair Force GT, HyperX Savage 240gb,
Display(s) Panasonic 50dx700 tv + Dell u2515 / Dell u2312
Case TTake Suppressor F51/F31
Power Supply EVGA 1000 P2 / EVGA 650 G2
Mouse G900 / G700s
Keyboard Roccat Suora FX Brown / Microsoft Sidewinder X4
Software Win 10 / Win 10
right now im booted into xp pro, i have vista, but only really use it for dx10 games since the 'ooh' factor wore off
Apr 19, 2008
294 (0.08/day)
New York
System Name Geraldo RiveraII
Processor Intel Core2Quad q6600 @ 3.2ghz
Motherboard DFI Lanparty DK x38-t2rb
Cooling Xigmatek HDT-D1264 CPU fan, case fans
Memory 4 gigs (2x2gig) G.Skill DDR2 800
Video Card(s) Sapphire HD3870 @ 850/1305
Storage WD 500gb Caviar, WD Mybook 1tb external
Display(s) Asus 24" VK246H
Case Antec 900
Audio Device(s) onboard realtek
Power Supply PCP&C Silencer 750 quad 750w
Software Windows 7 (7100), Sony Vegas Pro 9, Photoshop CS4+
Benchmark Scores 3dmark06=12680 (Vista Business 32x) 3dmark06=12852 (Windows 7 7100 64x)
Vista Business x86 (really wish i had x64) :shadedshu
Vista Home Premium on a desktop.
Ubuntu 8.04 on a server.
Apr 16, 2008
726 (0.20/day)
O'fallon Mo.
Processor Intel I7 4820k EK Supremacy Nickel Waterblock
Motherboard Asus Rasmpage IV Extreme
Cooling Alphacool UT60 560 Radiator
Memory Kingston Hyper X 16gb 2400
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 580 Heatkiller Waterblock - EK Backplate
Storage SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB
Display(s) LG 24" Flatron
Case Silerstone TJ11
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster Recon 3Di
Power Supply XFX Pro 1000 Platimum
Software Windows 7 Ultimate 64
xp pro 32bit sp3
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May 31, 2008
5,787 (1.64/day)
Switzerland, Heart of Europe
System Name Fractality 1.0
Processor Intel Core i7-860 @ 3.6GHz
Motherboard EVGA P55 SLI
Cooling Prolimatech Megahalems and four Fractal Design 120mm fans, sleeved
Memory 16GB Kingston Hyper RAM
Video Card(s) PNY GeForce 580 XLR8
Storage 64GB and 180GB SSDs / 1TB and 2TB HDDs
Display(s) 24" Acer V243W
Case Fractal Design Define R2, sleeved all I/O cables
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply Corsair HX750W modular, sadly only stock sleeving
Software Win 7 64bit
Vista HP 64 on main rig, Win2k on Laptop as its not strong enough to run XP, and openSUSE 11 for checking it out on another rig


Senior Monkey Moderator
Feb 6, 2007
13,817 (3.45/day)
Cheeseland (Wisconsin, USA)
Just recently upgraded from Vista Ultimate x86 to Vista Ultimate x64 (@ SP1).
32 bit was rock solid for me. Updated to utilize more RAM.

I have to say the doubling the amount of RAM and going to 64 bit has made my rig much more responsive when I have a lot of apps open simultaneously.


TPU addict
Jun 23, 2007
15,381 (3.98/day)
Processor 2500k \ 3770k
Motherboard ASRock Z68 \ Z77
Memory Samsung low profile 1600
Video Card(s) XFX 6770 \ XFX R9 390X
Storage Intel 80Gb (SATA2) WD 250Gb \ Team SSD+Samsung Evo 250Gb+500Gb+ 2xCorsair Force+WD250GbHDD
Display(s) Samsung 1080P \ Toshiba HDTV 1080P
Case HTPC400 \ Thermaltake Armor case ( original ), With Zalman fan controller ( wattage usage ).
Audio Device(s) Yamaha RX-V475 \ Marantz SR5008 Tannoy Mercury MKII Paradigm 5SE + Tannoy Mercury F4
Power Supply PC&Power 750w \ Seasonic 750w MKII
Mouse MS intelimouse \ Logitech G700s + Steelseries Sensei wireless
Keyboard Logitech K120 \ ROCCAT MK Pro ( modded amber leds )
Benchmark Scores Meh benchmarks.
Xp X64 mainly, i use 2 copys of Vista Ultimate but thats becouse they were free other wise i be waiting for Win 7 and how that turns out.


Señor Moderator
May 20, 2004
10,488 (2.10/day)
It means 32bit. x86 is the name of the architecture used in the chip. It dates back to the original PC cpu, the 8086, then came the 286, 386, etc. They are all improvements of the original, so they just started calling them x86 as a whole.
Actually 64 bit is still x86. Though commonly people refer to 64 bit as x64 and 32 bit as x86.

I use Server 2008 64 bit on most systems. XP Pro 32 bit on my laptop. New server will be running ESXi.

There are plenty more options though, I used to have a BeOS machine for example. Never really got into Zeta. Once Ecomstation supports more modern hardware I might be using that again as well.
Dec 30, 2007
1,130 (0.31/day)
Bitola, Macedonia
System Name Brutus
Processor Intel Xeon X5660 @4.42GHz
Motherboard Asus P6T Deluxe V2 @ P6X58D Premium
Cooling CoolerMaster Nepton 120XL + CM Nano
Memory Kingston DDR3 1600 (24GB) @1680MHz (9-9-9-24-1T)
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 1080Ti FE @1631/1538
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD + Toshiba 1TB HDD
Display(s) Samsung 24" S24D300 + 2x LG LED 24"
Case Antec Twelve Hundred
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
Power Supply Sama Forza Modular 750W 80+ Gold
Mouse Cooler Master Devastator II
Keyboard Cooler Master Devastator II
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Vista Ultimate 32, my wireless doesn't work in 64. I also have XP 32 installed.
Sep 14, 2008
557 (0.16/day)
Bradford, PA
System Name Fenix
Processor AMD A8-3820 @ 3.1GHz
Motherboard HP 2ACF
Cooling AMD
Memory 8GB DDR3 @ 9-9-9-24
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon HD6550
Storage 320GB Seagate
Display(s) Dell 19"
Case Unknown
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Corsair TX650W
Software Windows 7 Home Premium
Needs to be multiple choice. I dual boot XP and Vista Ultimate x86 on my Laptop, and I run XP on my desktop

I am in the boat with ShadowFold about not liking the x64.
Sep 5, 2007
488 (0.13/day)
System Name HAL_9017
Processor Intel i7 7700k
Motherboard MSI z270 Gaming M7
Cooling Corsair H115i
Memory GSkill 32GB DDR4-3000 Trident-Z RGB
Video Card(s) NVIDIA 1080GTX FE w/ EVGA Hybrid Water Cooler
Storage Samsung EVO 960 M.2 SSD 500Gb
Display(s) Dell U2713
Case In Win 805i
Power Supply CORSAIR RM750
Mouse Razer Mamba TE
Keyboard Corsair Strafe MX Silent RGB
Hmm. Server editions were not a choice. Bummer. Running Server 2008 as primary, but XP on stand-by an other HD.


Senior Monkey Moderator
Feb 6, 2007
13,817 (3.45/day)
Cheeseland (Wisconsin, USA)
It seems that the wireless issues with Vx64 are related to drivers and not to the OS.

My Zoom wireless adapter doesnt work with 64 bit either. Upon asking them [zoom] why, i was sent a product link to their latest model -.-
That's really pretty poor on their part. They could have at least given you a reason why they could not make specific models compatible with Vx64. Sounds to me like they are just not willinig to update the drivers for the older models.


F@H&WCG addict
May 2, 2007
13,002 (3.32/day)
Newark ohio
System Name el'lappy|Cruncher | Cruncher 2
Processor intel C2D T6400 | i7 3770k @4.2ghz | AII X2 220 @3.4ghz
Motherboard some Acer | Asus P8Z77-V Pro |Gigabyter GA-M61p-S3
Cooling dual 80mm cooling fan | WC'ing ) |cheapo
Memory 2x2gb ddr3 | 2x2gb Ripjaws 1600 |4x512mb D9s
Video Card(s) onboard | 60 1GB(hd7770 ) |8800GTS
Storage Momuntus xt 320gb |Kingston Hyper X 120gb SATA III|500gb WD
Display(s) 17in | 42" 1080P HD 3D TV
Case lappy case | CM HAF XB |none yet
Audio Device(s) onboard | onboard | onboard
Power Supply Dell brick w/ acer end end | Antec EW 650w |Antec SP 350w(upg.soon)
Software Windows 7 Ult. 64bit---->------->
using Vista because that is what i had installed on the LOL rig and am too lazy to dual boot with XP
Jan 22, 2008
442 (0.12/day)
System Name ANTC-1221
Processor Intel Core2 Quad - Q9550 2.8ghz
Motherboard ASUS P5Q-Deluxe
Cooling Xigmatek HDT-1283
Memory G.SKILL 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2-1100 1.8v
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 280
Storage 2x Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB in RAID0, WD Caviar 500GB
Display(s) Hanns-G HW223D 22"
Case Antec 1200
Audio Device(s) HT Omega Striker connected to Logitech G15 5.1 Surround
Power Supply Thermaltake Toughpower W0116RU 750W
Software Vista Home Premium 64-bit
XP SP2 on the gaming rig
Vista 32 Home Premium
Yellow Dog Linux on the PS3 :toast:


It seems that the wireless issues with Vx64 are related to drivers and not to the OS.

That's really pretty poor on their part. They could have at least given you a reason why they could not make specific models compatible with Vx64. Sounds to me like they are just not willinig to update the drivers for the older models.
Exactly. Why make new drivers when they can make another adapter to milk their customers even more? :shadedshu
Nov 18, 2006
2,964 (0.73/day)
your local vending machine
System Name HTPC||Lenovo IBM ThinkPad
Processor AMD Phenom II x4 965 stock 3.4GHz||Intel C2D T9300 @ 2.5GHz
Motherboard Zotac 890GX-ITX WiFi||Lenovo 8918CTO
Cooling Stock 3x 120's||Stock stuff
Memory 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 6-6-6-15||3GB DDR2
Video Card(s) Asus 3870x2||nVidia Quadro NVS 140M
Storage 1TB Seagate Barracuda, 1x 2TB WD EARX ||Hitachi 160GB 7200RPM
Display(s) Samsung T260HD||
Case SilverStone Grandia GD05||
Audio Device(s) on-board||on-board
Power Supply Cooler Master 450W||6-cell
Software Windows 7 Pro x64||Windows 7 Pro x64/Linux Mint x64
Desktop - XP x64
Laptop - XP 32-bit


New Member
Apr 29, 2006
5,105 (1.19/day)
Sydney, Australia
System Name UltraPC
Processor E8500 Core 2 Duo, 1333Mhz FSB, 3.16Ghz @ 4.5GHz (got into Windows @ 4.75GHz)
Motherboard ASUS P5Q-e
Cooling CPU Cooler - TT V14 Pro, 2x120mm CM Blue LED fans, 1x90mm CM Blue LED fan
Memory G.Skill Pi 4GB (2x2GB) Dual Channel DDR2 PC8000 (1000MHz), 5-5-5-15
Video Card(s) Sapphire HD4850 512mb with ASUS EAH4850 BIOS
Storage 2x 500GB Seagate 7200.12 Raid 0
Display(s) Acer AL1912, 19" LCD screen
Case Thermaltake Soprano Black ATX case
Audio Device(s) Onboard 7.1, Speakers - 5 + Sub + Monitor speakers
Power Supply Thermaltake 850W Toughpower Cable Management - Quad (2x18A and 2x30A) 12V rails
Software Win 7 Pro x64, MSN, CS:Source, etc etc
Main Desktop (mine) is Vista ult x64 and Fedora 9
Matx rig is Vista ult x64
First laptop is Vista Home prem x64
Second laptop is XP SP3 Media Center
Server is XP Pro SP2
Bench rig is XP Pro SP3
HTPC hopefully will be Vista Ult x32, depending on what I can get through my Uni :)

Oh and laptop at work is XP Sp2 :p

Wile E

Power User
Oct 1, 2006
24,318 (5.88/day)
System Name The ClusterF**k
Processor 980X @ 4Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 BIOS F12
Cooling MCR-320, DDC-1 pump w/Bitspower res top (1/2" fittings), Koolance CPU-360
Memory 3x2GB Mushkin Redlines 1600Mhz 6-8-6-24 1T
Video Card(s) Evga GTX 580
Storage Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB, 2xSeagate 320GB RAID0; 2xSeagate 3TB; 2xSamsung 2TB; Samsung 1.5TB
Display(s) HP LP2475w 24" 1920x1200 IPS
Case Technofront Bench Station
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-Fi Forte into Onkyo SR606 and Polk TSi200's + RM6750
Power Supply ENERMAX Galaxy EVO EGX1250EWT 1250W
Software Win7 Ultimate N x64, OSX 10.8.4
Windows XP SP3 right now, works better with my Tascam, Integrated and Sonar 7. I tried to dual-boot OS X with XP, but my ICH10R isn't yet fully supported I don't think.
It's your mobo that's holding you back from OS X. OXx86 just doesn't like Asus boards for some reason. To get it to run on mine, I actually had to pass a kernel argument to OS X to run on only 1 core. It just won't work with more than that. And once I did get it up and running, it just wasn't stable, with random freezing.

If a Hackiontosh is something you want to get serious about, pick up a Gigabyte P35(or newer) board. they work the best. I'm actually trying to find someone to swap my Maximus for an X38 DQ6.
Jan 27, 2007
995 (0.25/day)
Processor AMD A10-7860K @ 4.6GHz
Motherboard MSI A88XI AC V2
Cooling DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm CAPTAIN 240EX (White)
Memory Team Dark 16GB DDR3 1600 @ 2133
Video Card(s) Sapphire Nitro RX480 8Gb
Storage ADATA SU800 256Gb SSD, Seagate Constellation 3TB HDD
Display(s) HP 27xw White 27" 7ms IPS
Case Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX (White)
Audio Device(s) Realtek HD |
Power Supply SeaSonic M12II 620
Mouse Logitech G600 MMO
Keyboard E-Element Z-88 RGB Mechanical Keyboard w/ 81 Keys (White)
Software Windows 10 Professinol x64 bit
Main: Windows Vista Home Premium
Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy :toast: