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post #21 of 29
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XP Pro will give you the best raw performance. Anyone who tells you otherwise is a vista defend-o-maniac.
I find this funny...but i'm not going to tell you why.

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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.
So wait- things happening faster is not equal to better performance? Wow, that's life-changing.

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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.
Proof that it only works with bigger programs? I turned it off and Firefox took much longer to open. Either Firefox is a 'big' program, or this is not true.
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post #22 of 29
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Vista Ultimate 64 with 4gb's of ram. Runs pretty fast.

^^^^^^ i actually gained 3dmark points in the change over (not many) but still gained vista x64 with s..t loads of ram is superfast
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post #23 of 29
I dont want to start a battle or anything but XP is going to seem faster if you have less than 2GB of ram. I did see a slight loss in my 3dmark score (about 300). Vista has directx 10 though. Always a plus. I had xp 64bit before and it wasnt that great. vista 64bit doesnt have the same issues as xp64 did
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post #24 of 29
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What good is memory if it isn't being used? stupid hater, actually try it before you flame
Lol. The point is to leave RAM open for video games. Excess RAM is a good thing.
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post #25 of 29
and as such vista will release whatever is needed for your gaming then when finished it will re allocate it .......SUPER OS !!!!!!!!!!
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post #26 of 29
Correct, Vista uses idle memory for superfetch, as soon as the memory is needed the apps / gmaes you have open take priority
    
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post #27 of 29
Actually the OS that uses the least resources is DOS

That doesn't mean you should run it
post #28 of 29
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I find this funny...but i'm not going to tell you why.
You can't tell me why. Because there is no "why." XP is greater than vista when it comes to RAW PERFORMANCE. That is, number-crunching.[/quote]

Examples: Super Pi, games.

XP will yield better results.

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So wait- things happening faster is not equal to better performance? Wow, that's life-changing.
It streamlines desktop usage and functionality, but it does not improve performance.

Performance = number-crunching.

Examples: Super Pi, games.

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Proof that it only works with bigger programs? I turned it off and Firefox took much longer to open. Either Firefox is a 'big' program, or this is not true.
That's what nathris was saying about "0.4s vs 0.14s." It's personal preference, but I'd rather wait a couple seconds extra for a program to load than have my HDD thrashed about to load something that I might not even decide to use for that session.

Another personal thing: I load my browser right when my system starts up. You mean to tell me FF is going to load faster if it is to be opened right when my desktop shows up?

I don't think pre-fetching is as phenomenal as some of you guys are making it out to be. Is it crap? Not at all. But it really isn't as great as most people are saying it is.
post #29 of 29
If you want to get higher scores in synthetic benchmarks, then go with XP 32-bit, if you want to have all your programs load quicker, and a better overall OS, then go with Vista 64-bit.
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