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post #1 of 23
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Well... need some advices from you guys...

How many ram does vista uses?
It will kill my gpu in games or is the same?
Is reccomended to advance to vista??
And when is SP1 coming out?

Other things?

Please people that have identical hardwares likes mine... please tell me about your experiences! (how works each hardware independtly)


Sorry for my bad english!!

Thanks!!
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post #2 of 23
it should work fine on your system. for games take about 10-15 fps of. the question should i upgrade depends on you, if you like the feeling and the looks its worth it, but if you dont want to upgrade you can put addons on xp so it can look like vista
    
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Get another gig of Ram and your system will be fine for vista. I personally don't have it, but i know it eats a lot of ram. I run just the GUI on xp and that by itself takes a lot

The performance drop in games is usually only a few fps, if u can get the latest drivers
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post #4 of 23
You'll want more ram. DDR2 is cheap now also. Other then that, I think you'll like Vista. SP1 is coming soon and will fix some networking issues mostly. Your GPU will handle it just fine, only a few fps if any loss.
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I dunno why, but I was playing CS:S in XP, getting ~270FPS.
I was playing CS:S in Vista, getting 260-280FPS.
Then I was playing last night, and it was horrible. About 30FPS at same settings.
Then I played again today, and it was normal.
Then I closed out and played CS:S again, and it was back to 30-40.

It's confusing, but it's not horrible.
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post #6 of 23
Well we both have a dual core (yours is better than mine)

And we have similar GPU's (mine better than yours)

Only game i cannot install is COD2 and thats because it doesn't support Vista (so it said, although there might eb a way around it)

All other games installed fine, and play PERFECT. I haven't lost a single frame in games.......all FPS remains intact and all on MAX settings.

However you will need more than 1GB of RAM, that is already hindering your system. But with Vista it will hinder it more. On average Vista takes about 27% of my RAM but i don't see any slow down in or out of games.

In all honesty you will not see the benefit because with only 1GB of RAM your system will not be able to run as fast as with XP.

And if you are doing for the sake of an upgrade then don't bother, i did it because i needed an OS and i wanted DX10

Hope that helps.

However it is a very nice OS and i have had no issues so far with it. It is 10x better than XP in my experience.
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post #7 of 23
1 gig of ram in vista is the same as 512 in xp
its does drop the fps a few
if your gonna use the computer for games no stick with xp more games are compatiable
no idea when sp1 is comming
post #8 of 23
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Get another gig of Ram and your system will be fine for vista. I personally don't have it, but i know it eats a lot of ram. I run just the GUI on xp and that by itself takes a lot

The performance drop in games is usually only a few fps, if u can get the latest drivers
vista uses alot of ram because it has a different type of memory managment compared to xp or any other os, vista actually fills up the ram on purpose so that the chances of a required file being in the ram is greater ( so it doesnt have to wait for the slower hd) but if you want to game seriously 2 gb shouldnt do you any harm
    
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post #9 of 23
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but the fps drop is because of drivers? or it will drop because the OS?
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post #10 of 23
That about sums it up, 2GB and a good 7400 or 10000RPM SATA HDD will go a long way in making Vista run perfectly. Mine is smooth as silk cept the fact that i am running an old IDE 5400RPM HDD cuz my good one crapped out.
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