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probably 98se would
if you can find drivers for that...
    
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I have used Vista. In fact, I have it on my laptop right now. I am in the process of taking it off though, because it eats up my battery life five times faster than XP does. It runs so much slower than my XP install did. I have 2GB of RAM and maybe if I had 4GB instead I would like it a little bit better. I ran it on my PC also, I liked it except for the lack of compatibility. It did eat up the RAM too. That seems to be the main issue. Personally, I am more comfortable with XP. It seems more stable at the moment.

You don't need to get hostile about things. You are the types of people that make threads 'flame threads'. YOU take YOUR 'slander' elsewhere. A real OCN MEMBER has respect for a fellow's opinion, even if it may contradict his own.

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To sum it up, if you have more than 2 Gigs of RAM, then have at it. You may like it. You don't need a quad core processor or high end graphics card. Vista will adapt to what you already have.

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Now, lets see the process list in task manager open to see what bs youve opened up there... vista shouldnt use that much ever when it's idle. ive used it with 3 gigs of ram as well and it ended up using less ram then before.
My lappy used 1.4 Gigs at idle. The most I could get it to use was 1.8gigs.
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You also need a HIGH end GFX card and a quad-core.
You also need a HIGH end GFX card and a quad-core to play games.
    
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Probably XP 64bit, i am running Vista HPX64 just fine though. All my games get at least 60FPS on all max 1440x900. Note i do have a high end rig (with maybe th exception of my CPU which is giving me hell at the moment.)
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Vista 32 bit for gaming. I dont see how so many people are having problems with Vista.

I have a Dual core (not Quad) and a 8800GTS (G80 not G92) And my PC runs all my games at 1680x1050 just fine. I have NO LAG in any games other than Crysis and S.T.A.L.K.E.R..

I get lag in Crysis because the game is well known as a system rapest, And I get lag in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. because the programing sucks fat balls.

Games like UT3,World in Conflict,ECT My PC runs perfectly on the highest settings (with 2x AA nothing crazy like 4x or 8x) in vista 32.

And you dont need 4GB of RAM or more for vista, But I wouldn't go with anything less than 2GB of RAM or ether Vista or XP if you plan on doing any gaming.
    
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post #46 of 73
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Vista 32 bit for gaming. I dont see how so many people are having problems with Vista.

I have a Dual core (not Quad) and a 8800GTS (G80 not G92) And my PC runs all my games at 1680x1050 just fine. I have NO LAG in any games other than Crysis and S.T.A.L.K.E.R..

I get lag in Crysis because the game is well known as a system rapest, And I get lag in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. because the programing sucks fat balls.

Games like UT3,World in Conflict,ECT My PC runs perfectly on the highest settings (with 2x AA nothing crazy like 4x or 8x) in vista 32.

And you dont need 4GB of RAM or more for vista, But I wouldn't go with anything less than 2GB of RAM or ether Vista or XP if you plan on doing any gaming.
Hes right but i extremely recommend 64bit and 4Gb of RAM for gaming rigs using Vista. I've used 2Gb and i have used 4Gb and i actually have gotten my RAM usage to as much as 3.2Gb on a massive custom map in Supreme Commander. I guarantee you won't regret it when you're minimizing even the most monstrous of games effortlessly.

Quick note about the 3.2Gb thing, i was also using Firefox, MSN, YIM, Xfire, Veoh, my sidebar loaded with gadgets, WMP11, and 2 or 3 other things. Point remains i got use out of my money spent.
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Vista X64 runs like a beauty for me at least. CoD4 all maxed out without any hitches.
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I'm pretty sure this is a dead horse.

I've ran xp32 xp64, vista 32, and vista 64. I currently run xp64, and am sticking with it.

The difference is marginal you have a decent system, and you should just run what you prefer. Many people will try and promote what they run, so take advise with a grain of salt.
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I'm an M$ hater more than most people, but give credit where credit is due... XP was an excellent OS, and Vista could be if Microsoft was flexible on some things.

For one, it uses a little bit more RAM, not 3 or 4 more gigs... (this is not a huge issue, if this few hundred Megs of memory is an issue, you need more anyway...)

As for the bad part, here is where Microsoft went pure evil:
They published a report a few years back in regards to decoding hi-def content...

Unfortunately, i cannot find the article, but i originally read it on badvista.org (no i'm not a communist), it had FULL citation of sources and included DIRECT LINKS to Microsoft's site and their report on this decoding of HD

The long and short of it however was that HD only takes 1 pass to decode, but vista turns it into at least 3 due to copy protection schemes.

This is where a lot of the vista bulk/junk comes in. They now have control of YOUR computer, YOUR files, YOUR access. As for gaming, I have no doubt that games will run better in Vista, but at what price?
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Theres no point in asking this as it is already becoming a flame thread
It doesn't have to be. People just have to stop being defend-o-maniacs.

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Vista- sleek os, loads games faster with prefetch
Common misnomer. Your games don't load "faster." They just start loading before you click them.

Anyway, as I already said:

XP 32 gives the best performance.

XP x64 shows decreased performance compared to XP x32 in 32-bit applications.

Vista has the worst performance of these three.

I've come to this conclusion by conducting tests and comparing numbers.
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