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Dilemma!

Discussion in 'Software' started by nugget, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    I have a dilemma. I am reinstalling my OS. Currently I am using server 2008 as a workstation but I need to reinstall the system to be able to play sacred 2.

    I have the choice between xp and vista ultimate. Any thoughts as to which one would be preferable and why? I actually like both systems. Xp for using little memory, stable very well looked after in the driver department. Vista for the features and the looks (but not memory management).


    Help!!:blink
     
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  2. Theprof

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    I personally would go with Vista and looking at your pc specs, you shouldn't have any problems running the OS and playing games. Plus vista has better security and more features. I think it's also a matter of preference as you seem to be liking both of the OS's.
     
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  3. BosonMichael
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    I had the same choice a few months ago, and I ended up going with old trusty XP. XP is a tad faster (between 5 and 15 percent, depending on which benchmarks you're looking at), and at this point, I really don't need the extra features that come with Vista.
     
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  4. greenbrucelee
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    What BM said. I will go with Vista when the speed catches up with xp.
     
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  5. Bluerinse
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    I can't see Vista ever catching up with XP as far as speed is concerned on the same *hardware*.

    Source

    Looking at the above requirements, i would install XP and take advantage of the fewer system overheads.
     
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  6. wizard

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    By then Windows 7 will be out :D
     
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  7. nugget
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    Ah yes, you mean Vista with integrated SP3.
     
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  8. nugget
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    I'm tending towards that view too. Plus I get a bit more memory available for my virtual machines.
     
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  9. Teebor

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    I would install Vista 64 to get the most out of the memory in your machine, and for DX10

    However for a better performing machine I would install XP Pro

    Or you could install a 64bit XP Pro ;)
     
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  10. zebulebu

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    XP.

    That is all.
     
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  11. wagnerk
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    Me personnally I would go with Vista 64-bit, actually I'm running that now - but that's personal preference. I already have 6gb of rams installed on my machine for all my virtual PC's, and to be honest I wouldn't touch XP 64-bit edition (I don't believe there's enough support for it).

    Plus with Vista there's DX10, so for future games... (unless you're going to be rebuilding your PC every so often...)

    -Ken
     
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  12. greenbrucelee
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    This is why I run xp on my gaming PC if you see my specs in my sig, I have more than enough for Vista but might loose 10% in gaming performance. I would hope by SP2 for Vista they may have made some tweeks to make it somewhere near XP

    probably :)
     
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