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Poll Results: Vista or XP for new build?

 
  • 56% (13)
    Vista
  • 43% (10)
    XP
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post #1 of 14
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Hey there!

My new mobo comes in the mail sometime this week, and when I get it I'm going to reformat and all that good stuff.

I own XP Pro and x64, as well as Vista Ultimate (both 32 bit and 64 bit). Lately, I have been switching back and forth between the two for several reasons, but now that a few of these reasons are gone, I am deciding to pick one and stay with one.

Well, what I'm trying to say is which OS would be better for my system, for overclocking, and for gaming? I will most likely be getting a 2nd Gig of ram this week too.

Thanks,
f4t4l1ty

((Sorry for the bad clarity))
post #2 of 14
Well if you are getting that 2nd gig, I say go Vista, there is nothing wrong with it, at least I have had no problems, and if you really want a OS you can stick with long term, Vista is the way to go.
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Well if you have both I would choose XP for now, vista has to many driver conflicts and such from vendors trying to rush out drivers (IMO). I just switched back to XP from vista for that reason.
    
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post #4 of 14
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Like I said, I've switched back and forth for a while, and ultimately, I have no Idea what I want. Vista is a bit slower for me, but it is nicer looking. XP I usually run on classic settings, and it runs extremely smooth and fast.
post #5 of 14
For overclocking and gaming XP is better.. but Vista is fine so just try go for it


With all the new graphics drivers and stuff theres not much of a performance hit anymore. Also, once SP1 comes out, Vista's speed should be very similar to XP
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post #6 of 14
my vote is for XP but thats not to say that vista is a bad choice
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post #8 of 14
It's all up to you. Personally I would chose XP since I am... well... more used to it. If you are looking for something new though, then you might as well give vista a shot as they are both good operating systems. If you chose vista I would install the 64 bit version of Vista, as it is faster.
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post #9 of 14
i dont know what exactly your new build is unless your just getting a new mobo for your current system.

Just so you know Vista loves dual cores and 2GB of ram.. your other stuff is fine though.

Good luck
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post #10 of 14
At this point in time, I would say go with Vista. I have Vista and yes my 3dMark06 scores went down a wee bit at 1st but it's getting better all the time (just like that Beatles song). Driver issues are less and less of a problem as updates keep coming out.

And the latest beta release from Microslut (I think released today or over the weekend) seems to address some pending Vista performance issues from what comments I have gathered today on forums from those brave souls who have tested it out.

For me, Vista is no longer an issue and it is the newest OS and is ramping up support from most all vendors and should not even be an issue in 3-6 months, even for those nit-picky/naysayer Anti-Vista folks.

I also like the interface over XP (ooh, pretty)...I have more control (read quicker access) to assess my system and fix things in/when needed. You can always disable some of the Aero display functions in Vista to get your system to perform quicker if you want too.

My 2 cents and cheers!
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