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How is it only nvidias fault? The drivers are part of the OS and so is the difficulty or problems faced in making them work.
Nvidia drivers are not part of the OS. VGA vesa drivers are.

Some cards had problems with SLI, most however did not and worked fine in SLI giving about the same performance as under XP. Microsoft is currently checking this out and have a hotfix available ONLY IF YOUR SYSTEM IS AFFECTED. Don't install it unless you see no noticeable performance increase in SLI. The hotfix is only available by calling Microsoft and it's still in testing.

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AFAIK that was a different isolated issue altogether, and made no performance impact whatsoever for most people.
Yes exactly since most people were already getting SLI to work fine this fix did not increase performance. Like I said only a select few combinations were affected and never had SLI working right. Most people had it work just fine. But they all tried it anyways Lol.

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I honestly find it hard to believe you're a performance user if you havn't had at least one issue with it since it came out.
I've blue screened it a few times with unstable setting near 3.6Ghz. Other than me purposely crashing it Vista has worked great. I dunno what you consider a "performance user" but I think I've got some performance stuff at performance settings here.
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Glad to hear this, Im going vista in my build in 2 weeks, going to really do more research between 32 bit and 64 bit now, before reading this I was thinking 32bit no doubt...but now your giving me doubts...
x64 is definately better than x86. x86 Vista is just silly.

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Is 64 bit actually faster then 32? if so is it by a lot? I just got 32
Your license allows you to install both x86 and x64. You can have MS send you a x64 DVD for free.
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O.o How jolly. Respect for the info brother.

Do i need to do a full new install or can i sort of copy over the top?
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If you have the Full Retail DVD you can install each and every flavor of Vista 32 or 64 you want for 30 days if you don't put a CD key in when doing a fresh install. That's what I did. I even tried Vista Starter for all of 5 mins before I said "Ugh what was I smoking?" and installed Ultimate.
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How is it only nvidias fault? The drivers are part of the OS and so is the difficulty or problems faced in making them work.

I honestly find it hard to believe you're a performance user if you havn't had at least one issue with it since it came out.
My raid failed twice because of Intel's drivers, and in June they released new ones that I have used without issue. and I don't remember stating that I had no problems.

And it is nVidia look at how ****ty their driver is they had 9 months before the operating system was released to make a half decent driver, Ati did it... why did nVidia have so much trouble. Even now with the 163.15's using HDMI on there cards screws up horribly I have a buddy doing that and its been pissing him off from day 1.

My computer with the exception of my RAID failing a twice has run great I run games from Fallout 1, all the way to Advanced Warfighter 2 (I say that one because it is quite demanding, but I do have many other demanding games)

All of my software runs like photoshop and 3dmark06, rendering is speedy.

And I heard crossfire ran great, even from release date, because remember that for once Ati had some competency and released decent drivers, even though there latest ones are kinda sucky. at least we Ati users can just go back to 7.2's and have everything run fine again.

What do nVidia users do... apart from go back to Xp, I have been watching every nVidia release and the list of problems does not seem to get shorter. they will fix 1 problem and get 3 more..

Vista X64 is a great OS those who are just ignorant not to see it need to pull there heads out of the sand. Xp had WAY more problems when it came out, I remember the first time I went to install it, it blue-screened DURING the install and if you go back to when Xp came out read the reviews and articles everybody hated it. so why is it so coveted now?, and didn't microsoft boast 40 millions sales the other week, can the support of 40 million people mean that the OS has failed, or that it's crappy... thats more people that the population of Canada.
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Nvidia drivers are not part of the OS. VGA vesa drivers are.
But for SLI to work it relies on the OS and drivers, so how do you rule out Vista as part of the cause for this performance issue?


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Yes exactly since most people were already getting SLI to work fine this fix did not increase performance. Like I said only a select few combinations were affected and never had SLI working right. Most people had it work just fine. But they all tried it anyways Lol.
No, SLI with 8800GTX and Ultra on vista is horrible for most people, and it's not like this card is some old model but the flagship card made for vista and dx10.

That update didn't work to correct the issues because it wasn't even for that, but for isolated cases where Vista didn't even enable SLI (or something like that).
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post #27 of 43
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If you have the Full Retail DVD you can install each and every flavor of Vista 32 or 64 you want for 30 days if you don't put a CD key in when doing a fresh install. That's what I did. I even tried Vista Starter for all of 5 mins before I said "Ugh what was I smoking?" and installed Ultimate.
I have OEM 32bit vista home premium. I have installed it and entered the code and activated it. Is it too late for me?
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post #28 of 43
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I have OEM 32bit vista home premium. I have installed it and entered the code and activated it. Is it too late for me?
no, just get the X64 dvd and phone microsoft to activate it.
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For those of you that ordered a retail or upgrade version of Vista 32, you can order the "Alternate Vista Media". Microsoft will let you purchase the 64 bit version for $10 if you already have Vista 32. I just went to the link and followed the directions and it only took 5 minutes. I've got Vista 32 for now, and Vista 64 (I'll have to upgrade my Wireless Linksys card... no 64 support) will be on hand when I want to change over. Best of all, I got my new Vista 64 Home Premium DVD from Microsoft in less then a week!
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For those of you that ordered a retail or upgrade version of Vista 32, you can order the "Alternate Vista Media". Microsoft will let you purchase the 64 bit version for $10 if you already have Vista 32. I just went to the link and followed the directions and it only took 5 minutes. I've got Vista 32 for now, and Vista 64 (I'll have to upgrade my Wireless Linksys card... no 64 support) will be on hand when I want to change over. Best of all, I got my new Vista 64 Home Premium DVD from Microsoft in less then a week!
Again my wireless PCI card had no x64 support, but it works fine on x64 Vista...
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