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I know, I know! I saw all the benchmarks like you did! There's always some 20-odd frames dropped in Vista...but for some strange reason, my games are performing like 10 times better in Vista than in my (just recently reformatted, clean) XP drive.

I have both operating systems dual-booted on the same computer, and I think my specs are below (haven't been here in a while). So far I've tried Doom 3, Half-Life 2 Ep1, Lost Coast. I don't have exact benchmarks, but my eyes are enough; games have millisecond freezes every two seconds or so in XP, while in Vista everything runs smoothly as aero; I had no idea my computer could even handle such high settings.

Is my XP CD messed up or something? I don't see how Vista could be performing so much better, even after XP has been cleanly installed (with latest drivers for card, mobo)
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Maybe you need to defrag XP? I don't know. Thats just odd.
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Honestly, in general my Vista rig seems more responsive also. The only reason why the XP rig is the better gamer is obviously the video card (for now the 8800 lives in the XP rig... this will change soon though).
    
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Yeah my gaming experience in Vista is superb as well.
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Maybe you need to defrag XP? I don't know. Thats just odd.
If he has 2GB RAM then the game shouldn't need to dip into page file and thus a defrag probably wouldn't cure slight freezes, just speed up initial load times.

My money would be on a buggy installation whether it be XP itself or a driver, because the games obviously shouldn't be doing that.
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Why is it so 'obvious' that XP is better in gaming than Vista is??

    
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I converted completely to Vista and left a small (20GB) partition open should I ever have to go back to XP for game/app compatibility problems.

I've used Vista for about 10 minutes before now, but damn - if nothing else, programs are so much more responsive in Vista than XP. I can't comment on gaming because I haven't tried yet, but the desktop part is pretty nice believe it or not.
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post #8 of 39
Vista >>>>>> XP

Im too lazy to reinstall BF2 and CoD2.. but i play all my other games on Vista with no problems

And FYI most vista bashers havent even tried it.
    
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post #9 of 39
I agree, the stress test in source might not be as high in vista as in XP but the average frame rate on mine went up like 15 on the everage. So to me I see an over all better gaming experience. Frame rates don't drop off like they did in Xp atleast for me. I also seen the same thing when I had my 7900 GTX.
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post #10 of 39
I <3 Vista and I'm glad I'm not the only one. It's a solid OS. Sure, it's got some bugs and problems, but what piece of code doesn't? XP sure wasn't perfect when it came out.
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