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Sup all, I just had a quick question Im currently running XP Pro x64 however I have noticed that quite a few people within these Forums, are running Vista 64. I was wondering as to why, From everything that I have heard and read Vista, does not have the performance capabilities that XP does, and from my own experience when Vista first came out, I would say the same. I just recently built my Rig, and went to x64 XP, I wanted to know if there has been a recent performance change in Vista, and if it really has a benefit over XP x64.

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Vista x64.

Pointless to invest in XP.
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Vista x64.

Pointless to invest in XP.
I think pointless is a bit extreme... but yeah vista x64 is a better OS from what I understand
    
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Vista is much improved from it's release and so are the many programs that were updated to support it. There are very few issues with compatibility, and the performance difference, although tilting toward XP still, with continued updates and patches is narrowing.
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Thanks for the quick post, Ill take your word for it, but is there any major reason, I have them both just wanted to know if there was a major difference in performance.
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From my experience, XP overclocks with better stability, and still has an edge in DX9 games. But the difference currently is minor and will most likely tilt toward Vista eventually.
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Thanks again guys.. I guess Ill have to learn how to OC my memory for Vista, and not use that Auto Setting in Extreme Tweaker... ha... I heard it was a mem. hog... But thats another thread...
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use vista x64, xp x64 is not worth the money..
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post #9 of 22
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Sup all, I just had a quick question Im currently running XP Pro x64 however I have noticed that quite a few people within these Forums, are running Vista 64. I was wondering as to why, From everything that I have heard and read Vista, does not have the performance capabilities that XP does, and from my own experience when Vista first came out, I would say the same. I just recently built my Rig, and went to x64 XP, I wanted to know if there has been a recent performance change in Vista, and if it really has a benefit over XP x64.

Thanks
The reason most people on these forums use Vista is because it is the forum bias. Some forums are biased towards ati or nvidia, amd or intel, etc... you get the point. It's silly though, because XP x64 is currently the best OS you can get, and is better in every way than any version of Vista.

I would strongly advise you to disregard what most people will tell you about switching to Vista. Stick with XP x64, it dosen't get any better.

That being said, Server 2008 may finally be almost as good, or as good as XP x64. I am looking into dual booting and configuring it as a workstation and I will report on my findings.
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The reason most people on these forums use Vista is because it is the forum bias. Some forums are biased towards ati or nvidia, amd or intel, etc... you get the point. It's silly though, because XP x64 is currently the best OS you can get, and is better in every way than any version of Vista.

I would strongly advise you to disregard what most people will tell you about switching to Vista. Stick with XP x64, it dosen't get any better.

That being said, Server 2008 may finally be almost as good, or as good as XP x64. I am looking into dual booting and configuring it as a workstation and I will report on my findings.
I strongly advise you to go against these comments. There is nothing to back up the fact that XP x64 is any better.

XP x64 is a shambles compared with Vista x64, I'm not being bias either. Go with 32bit XP if you are going to go with XP at all.
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