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Window Xp Home 32 bit Edition

Window Xp Pro 32bit Edition

Window Vista 32 bit Ultimate

i think window xp pro right?
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XP Pro would be faster. I'm not sure how much Vista SP1 increased performance, if at all though. Might want to look into that more.
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Vista. Those who say XP, haven't tried it for more than 3 days. Superfetch. It's hax.
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Vista. Those who say XP, haven't tried it for more than 3 days. Superfetch. It's hax.
what the hell is superfetch?
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from the tests i have done with my rig, i have noticed no diff from going from 64-bit vista to 64-bit xp

same 3dmark scores
same superpi
same everest read/write

just get whatever you want at this point
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Originally Posted by gt12345 View Post
what the hell is superfetch?
No reason to use hell.

Superfetch monitors which applications you use the most and what time you use it the most and preloads them onto your system memory, which would yield faster opening times.

Personally, I have XP Pro 32bit and Vista Business 32bit, and Vista WITH SP1 is a lot faster.

Sure, Vista may lose 300 points on 3DMark06, but that's not a proper way to benchmark a OS.
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post #7 of 29
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Originally Posted by gt12345 View Post
what the hell is superfetch?
Its the feature that makes your programs start in .05 seconds instead of .15 while taking up half of your memory
    
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Originally Posted by redsunx View Post
Vista. Those who say XP, haven't tried it for more than 3 days. Superfetch. It's hax.
Coming from someone with 1GB of RAM?

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post #10 of 29
XP Pro will give you the best raw performance. Anyone who tells you otherwise is a vista defend-o-maniac.

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Originally Posted by redsunx View Post
Vista. Those who say XP, haven't tried it for more than 3 days. Superfetch. It's hax.
Superfetch doesn't improve performance. It just does stuff before you tell it to, so it makes it seem like loading is faster. It's great for desktop use, but it does not improve performance.

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Originally Posted by nathris View Post
Its the feature that makes your programs start in .05 seconds instead of .15 while taking up half of your memory
Pretty accurate. superfetch is only good for BIG programs like Photoshop. Other than that, it's pretty much a waste. And then again, do you use the BIG programs like PS every time you use your computer? If you don't end up using it, it's just opening the program, thrashing your HDD.
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