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That's an interesting tidbit and I am for some reason not surprised!
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We can't really blame Nvidia. That OS was really new etc. I love Vista , I am using ATI card. My brother have 8800 GT , and had huge problems with Vista let's say 3 months ago.
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I hate to rain on your parade, but this is a moot point and hardly "news". It is not 2007 anymore, so in technology terms it might have been a decade ago. People who are gaming on Vista now are loving it, Nvidia drivers and all.
How is it a moot point, considering 2007 ended 3 months ago. The point the article is able to make clear is, the problems that existed with Vista were often not the fault of Microsoft themselves. Which we all know, was the popular statement that many people made when condemning Microsoft.

Going forward, this information is also able to help us decipher who to blame the next time our machines decide to fall over.
post #14 of 29
Nvidia is the ONLY reason my rig sig crashes. Its always a blue screen about Nvidia drivers.
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I have plenty of experience with Nvidia drivers crashing my computer. They are the single most unstable part on my computer.
One of the reasons i grabbed a 3870 and have no intentions of going back. I have yet to see any instability in my graphics drivers.
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you sig makes it tickle

Wah!?
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Interesting, cuz I never have any problems. Maybe it's for the NVIDIA mobos or something instead?
    
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post #18 of 29
You know, crashes due to gpu overclocking will register and be reported in Vista...
So some of that chunk of crash pie is not due to unstable drivers.
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post #19 of 29
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I think thats the point, there's bound to be more problems if most people are using NVIDIA cards
true, but it's almost 3x more than ATI.

and just look at all the personal anecdotes here
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Gaming on Vista and loving it. People who don't like Vista are either people with crappy computers, anti-microsoft/anti-paying people or people who just don't know how to use a computer or think it's cool to do like everybody else, saying "Vista sucks". Lol, the only two problems I ever had are:
-nvlddmkm.sys stopped working and has successfully recovered (gone since last summer's drivers from nVidia)
-30 seconds delayed boot time where I would stare at my desktop without being able to open any application until McAfee loaded with conflicting Microsoft services (gone since SP1)
That is a rather ignorant statement to make. I like a lot of people can't switch over to Vista simply becuase I need driver support for my USB hardware. I would switch if it was not for that.
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