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Vista if you want it to use up 2 GB of your 4 GB of ram.
no.

Lets see, my vista pc uses somewhere around 550 of 2GB. Just needs some tweaking, and when i first install and get all my stuff installed on it it uses around 7-800. you really should stop bashing it, especially when you're using XP 64 lol...
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post #32 of 47
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Way to assume there.

To be perfectly honest, skunksmash, I haven't used Vista to this point for one reason, and one reason only: I don't want to buy something I don't need. Your assumption is, frankly, quite asinine and remarkably way off the mark.

I don't fear change; I do, however, think very carefully about any and every change that needs to be made.

Don't assume, because you know what that makes you...
mate..... i dont assume a thing, i speak facts, while i respect the fact that you don't wish to change b/c you feel its unnecessary... XP is on its way out pretty quickly!!! with the introduction of DX11 in W7, ppl will leave XP in droves.....(don't get me wrong though XP is a brilliant OS)

i am a member of the largest vista support forum on the planet, & there are thousands leaving XP now we are managing to shed the unfair bashing its received. (that don't make me a fanboy, just a realist)

3 years ago when you had a P4 i bet you thought these new spandangally dual cores were a fad which Weren't needed, now its commonplace...

i find it quite amusing that we will have this discussion & you will throw every comeback in the book at me, & still you'll be on vista or W7 within the next year...


XP IS FINISHED!!
Edited by skunksmash - 12/24/08 at 5:21am
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post #33 of 47
neither, go server2008 x64 imo.
http://www.win2008workstation.com/wordpress/
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post #34 of 47
Thread Starter 
I've used Vista onces.

and that was a while back..

that time I used a system:

Intel E2160 @ 2.4ghz o.O
1GB ram
8600GT 256mb

and i gotta say.. that system couldn't handle it xD

but the system you see in my rig is on the way to my home..
it's being delivered soon.

I'll put Vista 64bit on it.
Thanks alot for all the comments guys

really appreciate it
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post #35 of 47
you should be fine, and there's still ways to tweak your vista to make it use less ram.

Eventually, we'll all have to move on no matter if we think its an unnesicary change.
Eventually xp will stop being supports, that time wont be for a long while but it will be there.
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post #36 of 47
as for your ram issue its not xp or vista its 32 bit or 64bit
32 bit will only take around 3.4gb ram
64 bit will take what ever you throw at it

aslong as you have 4gb ram or more go with vista but get 64bit ultimate

you could get 7 when its relesed apparently is wont have precaching as vista did. thats what hogs all you ram!
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post #37 of 47
I vote for dual boot unbutu and vista. I get the best of both worlds.
post #38 of 47
Vista Ultimate x64 all the way. I've been a vista user for 3 desktops and a laptop now. I have the laptop set for dual boot only because netstumbler doesn't work in Vista. So 95% of the time I am only using Vista.


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Vista if you want it to use up 2 GB of your 4 GB of ram.
If I payed for 4gb of ram I want to use it. Unused ram is wasted ram. And Vista does not use half.
    
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^ I agree, OfficerMac. Well said.

PS: How's the weather for ya? I'm sittin in central MN right now.... it sure has been cooooold, huh? lol
    
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post #40 of 47
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but most of you use Quad cores or i7
those would off course work perfect with the Vista OS..

I just got a AMD Athlon X2 6000+ @ 3.3Ghz
won't that bottleneck my games in vista?

I'll step over to the Phenom II or just Phenom in a month or 2..
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