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post #21 of 39
I just installd NFSMW. Guess what fps @ 1024, max, no aa and af? I GOT DAMN 20 FPS!!!

Yeah right vista aint sucking balls…

Went to xp again, and guess what? I max it out.
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I will try my rig on Vista for gaming when my exams are finsihed, ive decided to quit games for 3 weeks while my exams are on :O
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post #23 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by battlenut View Post
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.
I had the same thing happen to me in Source. Maybe it is the way Vista handles games and allocates RAM to them?
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post #24 of 39
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Originally Posted by kevg73 View Post
i already have a copy of it... legally. but it is the upgrade version. so i can only have 32-bit
Haven't people said there's a way to install Vista with just the upgrade? It's something like...install 30-day Vista, then "upgrade" from that.

i_ame_killer, no one's denying a bunch of games/computers run faster in XP. I'm not trying to trigger a debate; I'm just seeing how many people are getting better performance in Vista.
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post #25 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Katana View Post
Haven't people said there's a way to install Vista with just the upgrade? It's something like...install 30-day Vista, then "upgrade" from that.

i_ame_killer, no one's denying a bunch of games/computers run faster in XP. I'm not trying to trigger a debate; I'm just seeing how many people are getting better performance in Vista.
Here is the workaround for doing a clean install of Vista using an upgrade. Not sure if its been patched yet (could be difficult for MS) or how the 32/64bit versions work into this though.

And as for Vista/XP game performance, I am quite intrigued by the spread of experiences I am seeing here (I myself haven't used Vista for more than 5 minutes), though I am leaning towards Vista for my build in December.
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post #26 of 39
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a friend of mine went to vista for about 3 days before going back to xp because when he quit games his comp became unresponsive... the games ran fine but nothing worked after he quit, he has a 7900gt. i've heard this is a driver problem and this is the main reason i have not gone to vista. do you think i will have these problems also?

2gigs of Ram is a must for Vista if you want it to be responsive.
Does your friend have 2 gigs?
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post #27 of 39
The ONLY problem in Vista really is you need more ram and a better GPU. As for your machine... it makes no sense.
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post #28 of 39
Vista is fast + smooth. It takes no time from boot to desktop in vista. XP it takes forever. The price you pay is ram being devoured lol
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post #29 of 39
yes me i also have better performance in Vista than in Xp. I can run oblivion on 4x aa and 1024x768 with all other settings to high
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vista takes a long time to load on my laptop, around a minute or so

but once it gets going its fast
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