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Gamesmonkey, that sounds a heck of a lot like an unstable computer. Was your computer 24 hour Orthos and 10 pass memtest stable when you installed Vista?

I just spent 1 hour to get Vista fully installed, setup, and ready to go (minus everything but office), and it is very relieving that it is that fast.
    
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You should get 64-bit imo i think the drivers are better & 4G of ram is nice
LIES! j/k anyway vista 32-bit can handle 4GB of RAM 64-bit is limitless atm. 64-bit is very good IMO as eveything so slick quick!
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Get 64-bit for sure. Everything is being compatible with 64, and you can see over 4GB or RAM instead of 32bit you can only see 3.2gb. The new Windows 7 is going to be 64 bit anyways I believe
    
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Get 64-bit for sure. Everything is being compatible with 64, and you can see over 4GB or RAM instead of 32bit you can only see 3.2gb. The new Windows 7 is going to be 64 bit anyways I believe
yes, most likely ONLY 64-bit, with a re-worked kernel as well. it's gon' be sweet!
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Gamesmonkey, that sounds a heck of a lot like an unstable computer. Was your computer 24 hour Orthos and 10 pass memtest stable when you installed Vista?

I just spent 1 hour to get Vista fully installed, setup, and ready to go (minus everything but office), and it is very relieving that it is that fast.
Haha nopes I change my overclock settings too much to test every time.
However the mad freeze will happen maybe once a week randomly.
I run my rig almost 24/7 for gaming, dloading and general net use. I play GRID and portal for hours on end with no errors on high settings.
It mostly happens when it's idling on the desktop.

Does anyone experience applications not appearing in the start menu?
post #16 of 32
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Vista is pants atm
I miss my XP MCE
Still might downgrade.

Almost all programs work OK but just about.
Although vista runs like a slug, everything is longer to load.
Every time I install an application or game it fails to create a start menu folder.
WMP likes to jump onto the screen saver sometimes while playing video.
Games run ok'ish slowing the odd time to chunner away with silly background processes.
My rig likes to play games sometimes, one by one crashing applications and services until CTRL+ALT+DEL just leaves me with a blank screen causing a manual reset.

For me everything has been made either more difficult or just tediously annoying.
Personally i'd love to stick to XP but I feel the need for upgrading to x64 & DX10 amongst other features. XP is still more solid & versatile however I feel things will improve.

I do not know weather my issues lie with the x64 version but if I had to choose for a gaming rig it would without a doubt be Vista x64.

You need to get 4GB of ram if you have x64 Vista. And it will work all fine and faster trust me.
 
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Haha nopes I change my overclock settings too much to test every time.
However the mad freeze will happen maybe once a week randomly.
I run my rig almost 24/7 for gaming, dloading and general net use. I play GRID and portal for hours on end with no errors on high settings.
It mostly happens when it's idling on the desktop.

Does anyone experience applications not appearing in the start menu?
race driver grid, awesome game my old comp did blue screen when I was on desktop and then suddenly did something unexpected (like open email, OMG!!!!!).
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Look at my sig for my system, im putting it together as we speak, im wondering which version of vista i should install, i read somewhere that you need 3GB+ for 64bit, is this true, or will my 2GB be good enough?
64Bit, even though i was using 4GB DDR2 i'll still be using 64Bit with 2GB DDR3 because 4GB is starting to become the norm. Well on DDR2 anyhow
 
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Haha nopes I change my overclock settings too much to test every time.
However the mad freeze will happen maybe once a week randomly.
I run my rig almost 24/7 for gaming, dloading and general net use. I play GRID and portal for hours on end with no errors on high settings.
It mostly happens when it's idling on the desktop.

Does anyone experience applications not appearing in the start menu?
God do I hate that!!!!!
Where's the games in the start menu!!!!
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Why??????????:swearing:
I like not having any Icons on my desktop and I hate having to find the game/app I want to use.
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Haha nopes I change my overclock settings too much to test every time.
However the mad freeze will happen maybe once a week randomly.
I run my rig almost 24/7 for gaming, dloading and general net use. I play GRID and portal for hours on end with no errors on high settings.
It mostly happens when it's idling on the desktop.

Does anyone experience applications not appearing in the start menu?
You are big time unstable, and yes it probably has corrupted a lot of stuff and is the root of your issues.

By "Mad freeze" do you mean a freeze that you have to manually shut down (via hitting power button) after? If it is then yes, it is unstable. Run Memtest86+ for 10 passes (for memory and NB testing) then Ortho's.

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You need to get 4GB of ram if you have x64 Vista. And it will work all fine and faster trust me.
It is by no means a requirement though.

I ran with 2gb for a few weeks, and it was fine, though yes obviously 4gb will be better.
    
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