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but the fps drop is because of drivers? or it will drop because the OS?
Mostly because of drivers yes, and the fact they were designed for XP

A few patches and drivers shoudl solve the problems. However all my games run like liquid and thye were all released before vista.
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some say that vista is great for office tasks and editing work.but bad for gaming.
i personally do not have much vista experience.
    
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post #13 of 23
Like others have said, get another 1Gb before you upgrade to Vista. It definitely makes a difference. It's certainly not unuseable with just 1Gb, but it can get slow sometimes

@IcedEarth - what problem do you have with COD2? I run it fine under Vista... I think you have to update PB, but that's it.
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and with the ram problem... can I shut down services to have more ram? or all services are neccesary (vista premium or ultimate)?
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post #15 of 23
u might want to try a google search for tips and tweaks for vista's proccessors ect.
sorry im not at my pc to get you links at the moment.
    
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it'll run fine on your system.

Slower FPs are due to drivers, not Vista.

And the ram thing is called Superfetch, and that loads frequently used programs into RAM so they open fast.. when you go into a game it dedicates most memory to the game that needs it.. Ram usage before BF2 ~50%+ right after BF2 ~20%... so yeah im going to go and intall latest drivers on everything and repatch all my games just to make sure im getting the best.

Vista runs fine for everything, save a few games you have to run in compatibility mode. I think people with less then 2Gb of ram should turn superfetch off if they game, just so it doesnt have to relocate the Ram. Im going to try it and see if it makes a difference.
    
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So if I turn off Superfetch i will have always like 50% ram free?


Have anyone turned off some services? How many ram gain?
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post #18 of 23
you won't always have 50% ram free obviously because other programs will use it.but when you startup or when you are at idle,you will have more free ram for other programs to access thus making windows a bit more responsive and faster.
    
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post #19 of 23
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but has anyone stop some services? and how it goes?
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Look at this tweak software

http://blog.adglobe.net/2006/09/17/m...tware-release/
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