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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
I completely disagree with you. Sorry. I cannot stand vista for gaming. For just a normal OS its very nice, but when gaming is involved I hate it.

IMHO:
Desktop Computer: Vista > XP
Gaming Computer: XP > Vista
You'll think differently as soon as they make a dx10-only game. They're wasting their(which one?!) making it backwards compatible with older cards.
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post #42 of 80
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Tbh, the people that complain about games not running with vista are the people that are either doing something wrong, or dont have the correct computer to support it.
Did you view my signature? I'm in the top 5 computers on OC.net, lol...

SLI has huge problems with vista that are caused by drivers. Maybe its better on mid-high end, but on bleeding edge it is very buggy for me. SLI performance in vista is VERY bad compared to XP.

With a single card I don't have problems, but I didn't spend $650 on a second card to just have it sit there.
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i think murlocke knows what he is doing and he definately has the computer for it lol. There are lots of reasons for his opinion. I havent come across any problems but maybe he has or maybe he just notices things the average user doesnt notice. To say that people dont know what they are doing or dont have the computers is not ther right thing.

edit: you beat me to your own defense murlocke lol
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Its current code name is Windows7(Blackcomb):http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_%22Vienna%22 according to wiki.
Vienna is god's perfection manifested in a computing operating system. M$ will make a Unix-based OS. thats right, *nix M$.

.NET will be officially ported and optimized for *nix as well. This is great for me as i like .NET better than Java but am forced to use the latter for cross-platform development.

its perfection but idk if it will happen like they say it will
    
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I completely disagree with you. Sorry. I cannot stand vista for gaming. For just a normal OS its very nice, but when gaming is involved I hate it.

IMHO:
Desktop Computer: Vista > XP
Gaming Computer: XP > Vista
I tend to think that it's due to NVidia drivers. I've heard that people have had many issues with the Vista drivers with games....correct me if I'm wrong though.
I have heard great things from gamers with my card and Vista.
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I tend to think that it's due to NVidia drivers. I've heard that people have had many issues with the Vista drivers with games....correct me if I'm wrong though.
I have heard great things from gamers with my card and Vista.
Thats what i've heard as well.

What pisses me off is that the latest WHQL basically render SLI unusable. When SLI is enabled the driver randomly stops responding and causes the screen to freeze up for around 30 seconds before recovering, which causes any game to crash. Even happens on the desktop!

My question is, how the hell did these get WHQL? Someone over there is getting lazy with testing..

Made a post about it on SLIZone forums and they stickied my post and the post is now 7 pages long of users having the same errors, no ETA on the fix...

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You'll think differently as soon as they make a dx10-only game. They're wasting their(which one?!) making it backwards compatible with older cards.
On a dual-boot atm I spend 95% of my time in XP though. When Crysis is released I think that will change, hopefully the SLI drivers will be worked out by then.
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Did you view my signature? I'm in the top 5 computers on Overclock.net, lol...

SLI has huge problems with vista that are caused by drivers. Maybe its better on mid-high end, but on bleeding edge it is very buggy for me. SLI performance in vista is VERY bad compared to XP.

With a single card I don't have problems, but I didn't spend $650 on a second card to just have it sit there.
I had a huge response to this, but it keeps going away =/
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i had big problems with the new nvidia drivers on my single card so i just went back to 163.11 beta or whatever it was from evga's site they work awsome.
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post #49 of 80
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Tbh, the people that complain about games not running with vista are the people that are either doing something wrong, or dont have the correct computer to support it.
XP just runs games smoother. . .and my GFX card had driver issues with Vista until i discovered that I manually had to change the res via cmd line for it to work . . . IMO XP is better for hard core gamers simply because 90% of the games were designed to run on it. . . Im not saying they wont. . but there might be little quirks along the way.
 
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Thats what i've heard as well.

What pisses me off is that the latest WHQL basically render SLI unusable. When SLI is enabled the driver randomly stops responding and causes the screen to freeze up for around 30 seconds before recovering, which causes any game to crash. Even happens on the desktop!

My question is, how the hell did these get WHQL? Someone over there is getting lazy with testing..

Made a post about it on SLIZone forums and they stickied my post and the post is now 7 pages long of users having the same errors, no ETA on the fix...



On a dual-boot atm I spend 95% of my time in XP though. When Crysis is released I think that will change, hopefully the SLI drivers will be worked out by then.
WOW that would anger me beyond words...no SLI!
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