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Hey guys,
I am about to get some new hardware that requires me to reinstall windows. Now, I can go with my current version (XP Pro), or upgrade to the RTM of Vista (pretty much to try it out). By the time my trial (30 days) is up, Vista will be out and my upgrade will be available.

However, I want to make sure I can game on my PC until then. My question is this: Will Battlefield 2, Company of Heroes, Oblivion, and CS:S work well on a vista install with my specs below?

Or, should I just install XP Pro and hold on for the upgrade?
    
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post #2 of 12
probably not; and vista will be slower gaming
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im pretty sure those games will run on vista, i used it and my BF2 had some menu graphics errors, but in matches it ran fine, i did find some punkbuster errors w/ bf 2142 tho, only in vista tho

better to go w/ XP
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they all work fine, (im using it RIGHT now)

and 2142 works fine
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they all work fine, (im using it RIGHT now)

and 2142 works fine

Nice. I also plan on doing some overclocking though, It will be a good week before I have my system up so I can check and see if OC utilities work well for the ole' vista.
    
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CS:S is kinda buggy with Vista from what I've been hearing.
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Should be fine but I won't touch vista until maybe the first service pack, I want a reliable OS, not a good looking, good crashing, good Bsod OS.
    
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post #8 of 12
....im yet to see or hear about blue screens in the two 6000 builds of vista
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My close friend has RTM at his work for fun. He says its quite good, but he doesn't have much installed on it except for web browsing stuff. I would definitely want Office '07, the aforementioned games, ATI Tray Tools, Speedfan or something equivalent, and some diagnostic tools for overclocking. Dont know right now if Vista is up to that task....Win XP it is....
    
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Hey guys,
I am about to get some new hardware that requires me to reinstall windows. Now, I can go with my current version (XP Pro), or upgrade to the RTM of Vista (pretty much to try it out). By the time my trial (30 days) is up, Vista will be out and my upgrade will be available.

However, I want to make sure I can game on my PC until then. My question is this: Will Battlefield 2, Company of Heroes, Oblivion, and CS:S work well on a vista install with my specs below?

Or, should I just install XP Pro and hold on for the upgrade?
I had a wayyyyyyy worse machine when I had vista, played css flawlessly. Go for it!
    
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