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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
If you want to play vintage games, use a vintage rig. If I want to play old games, I use my rig with an AthlonXP and an X1300.
^This.

Its like buying a high end sports card and calling the manufacturing complaining that it only does 5 mph in a traffic jam.
    
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you, sir, buy a DirectX 11 graphics card to run in Windows XP which only supports DirectX 9...

remember Windows XP and DirectX 9 is about 9-10 years old now. time for it to become history and leave some better os in its place.
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
I can't start a bench off until you tell me how you want to bench it.

Give me a game that has an actual in game benchmark (and not 3DMark trash). Something that you've got....and I'll match your settings.

I didn't find my 8500, but I did find my old GT240. Which should still prove my point handily enough. I thought I got rid of it.....Anyway, let's bench off.

Your Athlon 3200 + GTX460
My i5 @ 4.8GHz + GT240

Whatever game you want, whatever settings you want, just make sure its got an in game benchmark we can use. And I'll post full out proof of everything for ya to prove its a CPU bottleneck.
Bumping my post...still waiting.

EDIT:
I'm gonna go have a quick smoke. Post what you want to run (pick something with an in game benchmark), and I'll run it. You're probably still waiting on that CPU to render the page, I understand. (Just giving you some friendly poking for the bench off. No harm meant. )
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Thats funny, not even Microsoft supports WindowsXP anymore.

Can I get in on this benchmarking Source games? I always wanted to see 999FPS in a 3D rendered title.
Wrong. They will until 2014.
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OP. You did not start a thread where you asked if this would work in your sytem. You did however start a thread asking whether you should go with a GTS450 ot the GTX460. And even in that thread you were told that this would be an issue. You have proved yet again that you made the misyake. NOT the GPU maker. On that noted I officially call this a Troll Thread.
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You do realize that I have an i5 2500k clocked to 4.8GHz. This P4 is only temporary because I'm missing a GPU for my i5 rig.

I upgraded from that same CPU you have, to an Opteron dual core, to an Athlon quad. I can tell you, HANDS DOWN....That your CPU will bottleneck even an 8600GT. You weren't even fully utilizing the power of your old 8800GT. Let alone that poor GTX460. No wonder it sits there and downclocks itself while gaming, it has no reason to clock itself to 3D as the CPU can't feed it the information fast enough.

You want proof? Seriously?

Max out L4D2 at 1080p, or run any sort of real gaming benchmark. I'll throw my 8500GT card into my i5 rig. And I'll do the same, I'll max out the same game. Let's compare, shall we?
Like I said, BS.

In comparison, my friend with a quad and a similar card (1GB 460) runs at around 100FPS. If games had decent scaling per core I would have upgraded long ago and wouldn't have sold my Phenom II X4 965 rig with a 4890 and 8GB RAM.



Edited by Am* - 4/27/11 at 9:05am
    
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While I agree Fermi has been kind of messy, your computer sucks for current games/hardware which is why you are having problems.

Your system is unbalanced when your GPU is worth more then the rest of your system.
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Still waiting on those Left 4 Dead benchmarks. Also I just went through the thread you provided. MULTIPLE people, including pioneerisloud said that you were buying the wrong card for your intentions. However you clearly looked past that and went with all the people mindlessly spamming "Oh buy the 460 its awesome for everything and comes with a unicorn!"
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Sorry I'm late to the party here but...

Vista =! ME

I'm sorry, but Vista was not THAT bad. ME was my first OS on a pre-built PC and it was the most horrible experience ever. I remember that thing would blue screen daily. The only problems I had with Vista were WLAN issues and it becoming slow over time.

As for the debate at hand, OP, XP came out in 2001. If they released Windows 8 tomorrow, that makes no difference to Windows 7 and Vista. How can you even use that analogy? We are talking about 10 years since release vs 2 years & 5 years. What a ridiculous argument.

Fact of the matter is, XP is ancient now. Really, that's what it is. By your logic, they actually should be supporting OS like ME, and windows 95.

XP is now only used by business (which is actually in part because Vista was received very badly, and businesses are now reluctant to invest in a new OS again), very old PCs and people like you who can't let go. There is absolutely no reason not to upgrade to win7 now unless you really do have games that won't work at all in it.

I used win7 on my dual core with 2GB RAM because a game wouldn't work right in XP with AA on but would in win7. Win7 ran just fine on that PC and games worked fine too. So old hardware is a moot point unless you have a equally ancient single core PC.

In which case... why are you on overclock.net?
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Wait, your having a go at Nvidia because they are dropping support for an older OS? Then you go on to say you bought that rig to play older games, then you stick in a 460. I dont see why you didnt stick with a older GPU and a set of drivers that work.

Face it dude, XP is dying. I use it on my netbook because its lighter than 7 granted but I cant stand using XP on a desktop. Hell my uni dumped XP for 7
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