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Poll Results: Vista 64 or XP64?

 
  • 92% (25)
    Vista 64bit
  • 7% (2)
    XP 64bit
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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone

Atm, I wanna get 2 more gigs of ram to help gaming load times and just more speed. Problem is, I only have Vista 32 bit.

Would any of you reccomend Vista over Xp?

I don't really care about DX10, it fails anyway
I will get more gaming performance right?
Will the infamous Atikmdag driver problem be gone if I switch to xp?

Thanks
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post #2 of 14
If you're staying with a 32bit and don't care about Directx10, then I don't see why Win Vista 32bit would be of any advantage over Win XP.
 
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post #3 of 14
Do Vista x64. Much better. XP 64 bit was bad...
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post #4 of 14
yes definatly rise up and get vista x64, drivers are much easier to find, you may have some trouble for drivers in x64 xp. Plus it looks cooler
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post #5 of 14
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Ok thanks, what about atikmdag? will it pop up in xp?
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post #6 of 14
Usually the atikmdag error is due to your video card getting too hot.

1. You may buy an aftermarket GPU heatsink

2. Alternately, use RivaTuner and create fan profiles to cool the GPU as it increases in temp.

3. Mod your case and insert a 120mm fan to exhaust the GPU heat directy out of the case. Refer to my Sig for the Mod instructions.

4. All of the above.

I have same problem when I forget to run RivaTuner and I jump right into playing games.
 
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post #7 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Leetard179 View Post
Hi everyone

Atm, I wanna get 2 more gigs of ram to help gaming load times and just more speed. Problem is, I only have Vista 32 bit.

Would any of you reccomend Vista over Xp?

I don't really care about DX10, it fails anyway
I will get more gaming performance right?
Will the infamous Atikmdag driver problem be gone if I switch to xp?

Thanks
Go to Vista 64 cause your serial numbers is attached to 64bit also. you just need a vista 64 bit DVD.
post #8 of 14
Vista 64 all the way. XP 64 is a flaming pile of poo. You have some driver compatibility issues in vista 64, but it is mainly for legacy hardware and wireless adaptors (but you can always find something that works) but XP has driver conflicts AND software conflicts. I still haven't found A program that doesn't work with vista 64.
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by killerhz View Post
Go to Vista 64 cause your serial numbers is attached to 64bit also. you just need a vista 64 bit DVD.
That depends whether his version is retail or OEM. Or did he state that some where, I may have missed it?

If you are retail then yes, just pay the shipping fees for a 64bit disc and go Vista64, if not and you truly do want 4GB then just get XP64. But beware, drivers are few and far between for XP64 and most hardware/software. Vista64 has very strong (just as strong as 32bit) driver support. Personally I wouldn't touch XP64

Also, DX10 may be worthless, but apparently DX11 is compatible with Vista so may as well stick around eh
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post #10 of 14
Go with vista 64bit for sure!plus you dont need to buy it again,you only need the dvd as stated before!..go to ebay or craigslist for that or to MS themselfs.
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