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Hi there, i'm not sure if this is the right section to ask this question.

But i'm currently thinking to build a new system. The Spec is going to be

Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4 Ghz, and about 4gb of ram.

i'm not sure if i should upgrade to Vista or just stick with XP.

any suggestion? =/
post #2 of 41
hmmm its a had question and depends what you like. Vista is a lot different from XP...I think it is slightly better, however you have to put up with the longer boot up and shutdown times.

I think I would be tempted to go to Vista, just because you have to upgrade at some time anyway. I have Vista on one my PCs and I hate it. BUT thats because I am a system administrator and if you want to get into the depths of the operating system it is so much worse at that.

As far as what you want, depends what you are using it for.

Gaming - XP, just. Better support for it, and they work faster

Working - Vista, just has the edge on features and being smooth.

Both - Vista???
post #3 of 41
Games should run faster on Vista than on XP.
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Possibly should, but you have to consider there is more overhead in Vista. It uses half a gig more RAM, sometimes even more than that
post #5 of 41
Vista 64bit.

Hands down.

You have a quad core and 4GB of ram. Vista 64bit will utilize both these way better than XP.

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hmmm its a had question and depends what you like. Vista is a lot different from XP...I think it is slightly better, however you have to put up with the longer boot up and shutdown times.

I think I would be tempted to go to Vista, just because you have to upgrade at some time anyway. I have Vista on one my PCs and I hate it. BUT thats because I am a system administrator and if you want to get into the depths of the operating system it is so much worse at that.

As far as what you want, depends what you are using it for.

Gaming - XP, just. Better support for it, and they work faster

Working - Vista, just has the edge on features and being smooth.

Both - Vista???
Gaming is faster in vista on newer hardware if you are not aware... I've been getting higher frames in everything for about 5 months. It was lower for awhile but they fixed most of the issues and ATI/NVIDIA put more effort into vista than XP now... Which means vista is going to be faster than XP.
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I prefer XP over Vista. From the standpoint of someone who knows what they are doing with a PC and wants to access the inner parts of the OS, Vista is just too much work. It's visually pleasing but otherwise more complex and irritating IMHO.
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Games should run faster on Vista than on XP.
First time I heard of that. Name me one game thats faster on Vista.
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Thanks for all the reply. I think i'll get vista then. any version of it would be fine, right?

cause i have XP already... i'm on a computer my dad got me, since my old one died... that have vista (it is visually pleasing) ~ just having a hard time deciding what OS i want in my new system.
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Thanks for all the reply. I think i'll get vista then. any version of it would be fine, right?

cause i have XP already... i'm on a computer my dad got me, since my old one died... that have vista (it is visually pleasing) ~ just having a hard time deciding what OS i want in my new system.
Yes. 64 bit is bettter if your planning on getting 4GB or more RAM.

Vista Ultimate etc are a bit of a waste of money. If you have the money go for it but there is no reason you need it.
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hmm I'm about to install XP64 soon (not today though) but I'd say Vista if you like using an OS, XP if you want to have your games.
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