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XP vs Vista for Gaming question.

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I just use my rigs for gaming...thats all i do. Other than post on here.
I have Vista on this rig and XP on the other. But is Vista really worth keeping for a being just a gamer. Or should i switch to XP for specs below?
    
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I would just keep vista on it since you already have it. Maybe switch to 64 bit and get 2 more gigs of ram. dx10 games are gonna be coming out and you've got a dx10 ready rig.
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you will be fine in vista thats what i run pretty much and i have no problems.
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I would just keep vista on it since you already have it. Maybe switch to 64 bit and get 2 more gigs of ram. dx10 games are gonna be coming out and you've got a dx10 ready rig.
hows that ready boost option...worth the performance?
    
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hows that ready boost option...worth the performance?
I have no idea tbh. I just put vista in my sig so that I don't have to change it when I get it this week. Still waiting for the 2nd raptor to arrive.
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hows that ready boost option...worth the performance?
Readyboost wont speed up gaming at all, readyboost will mainly making programs startup much faster (its like a big cache). I use it and it definitely makes programs like Photoshop load much faster.
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dual boot and youll be fine
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post #8 of 48
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Originally Posted by TnB= Gir View Post
I have no idea tbh. I just put vista in my sig so that I don't have to change it when I get it this week. Still waiting for the 2nd raptor to arrive.
when u goin to upgrade ur monitor? wow 15'...i use that for a secondary monitor with all my cpu monitors. You game?
    
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post #9 of 48
Yes I do. And I don't plan on upgrading my monitor until I feel I need to. It suits me just fine for now.
post #10 of 48
In before flames. And I say vista because of DX10.
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