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I'm putting together a quick computer with the qx6800 cpu. Which OS should I use?

xp
xp 64-bit

vista
vista 64-bit
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VIsta 64 Bit will SEEM the fastest. Also DX10 is a advantage

XP 32 has best driver support so get that for gaming.
    
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Originally Posted by MrLister View Post
I'm putting together a quick computer with the qx6800 cpu. Which OS should I use?

xp
xp 64-bit

vista
vista 64-bit
depends on what you are going to be using it for, but generally, i think 64-bit os's tend to be the fastest ( from what i hear ) while xp 32-bit and probably vista 32-bit have much better driver support .
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Originally Posted by Mad_Handlez89 View Post
VIsta 64 Bit will SEEM the fastest. Also DX10 is a advantage

XP 32 has best driver support so get that for gaming.
false, according to something i read... somewhere, xp covers 90% of devices, vista covers 96%

Vista X64 is my new niche
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Well in either case stock Windows OSes have alot of bloatware, you should really look into something such as XPLite, vLite, nLite, or TinyXP... all of these are improved and smaller footprint versions of the same great OSs, but I beleive that XP 32 bit will be the winner, rock solid stability and with one of the modified installers the speed will improve aswell...
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false, according to something i read... somewhere, xp covers 90% of devices, vista covers 96%

Vista X64 is my new niche
where did you read this????
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Originally Posted by noshibby View Post
false, according to something i read... somewhere, xp covers 90% of devices, vista covers 96%

Vista X64 is my new niche
Well, there's a difference between driver support and actual performance. Gaming machines should ALWAYS focus on XP x86, and if possible, x64.
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Oh driver wise i'm not worried, i'm not running any 1 year old hardware, it's all brand new so just performance wise. which one is the fastest?
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Oh driver wise i'm not worried, i'm not running any 1 year old hardware, it's all brand new so just performance wise. which one is the fastest?
That would be XP x86 (32-bit) or XP x64 (64-bit)
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