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post #21 of 32
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Originally Posted by 9voltchicken View Post
My framerate in games dropped by more than half after installing sp1 via windows update. Hardware/process monitoring revealed nothing out of the ordinary.

I did have this problem before with the version from technet. After weighing my options I opted to reformat and start again with a clean install. That fixed the problem in the past. This time a reformat made no difference.

This certainly wasn't what I expected.
That's less than ideal...

Well, to all you guys going off on that one guy for saying his benchmarks fell: boom, here we got a real problem now!
post #22 of 32
SP1 won’t be installed on your system automatically

mine did
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I dropped SP1 on my laptop and noticed that my typical RAM usage dropped by about 50 mbs but beyond that nothing else noticeable. To those with driver problems, it says right on the update summary there maybe some issues for drivers so try uninstalling and reinstalling the device via Device Manager.
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post #24 of 32
Like the rest of you guys who know every little nook and cranny of your system and it's responses. After installing SP1, I noticed a slight lag in windows generaly. Everything used to "snap to it" when I clicked or dragged, but now it's just that millisecond slower
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post #25 of 32
I downloaded it off of Windows Update and d'led the standalone also (for when I need to reformat). As far as performance as others have said large file txfrs are much faster and to me Vista seems a bit "snappier" No driver issues for me at all either. The only "bad" thing I've noticed is that it dropped my 3DMark score by 100-150 points but I don't really care much about that.
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post #26 of 32
Ran a hardware monitor to see how much of the gpu/cpu etc are being used. Other than slightly different cpu usage and higher temps/fps there is no notable difference. Performance monitor also shows no other processes are using a significant amount of the cpu.



Has anyone else here had these issues? I am unable to turn up anything on google. At this rate i'm tempted to just go without a service pack.
    
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post #27 of 32
We'll I've noticed when looking at a folder full of pictures they seem to load up faster.
File transfers ahve definately improved but other than that I don't feel much a difference yet.
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For me boot time is a bit faster, that's about all. Well, I have a dual boot via GRUB, and that seems to have disappeared. Just boots straight to Windows now.
    
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Originally Posted by SUPER PISSED View Post
For me boot time is a bit faster, that's about all. Well, I have a dual boot via GRUB, and that seems to have disappeared. Just boots straight to Windows now.
SP1 probably "repaired" your bootloader lol.
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SP1 probably "repaired" your bootloader lol.
No doubt. I had a similar theory.
    
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