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Ok so here is that my PC has

Intel Core2Duo E5200 oced to 3.9Ghz
OCZ 4GB 8500 Reaper
XFX 8800GTS 320MB OCed at 600/900

I am runing XP Pro for a long time now but recently Windows 7 caught my attention after experiencing them in some friends' computers. Of course their machines are better than mine but I was wondering if changing to 7 will enhance my gaming experience. Thats all I need more. For the rest my PC feels perfect as is now. So if it will not help with gaming then I will skip. I do know 7 need more sources but I wonder if they handle games better and make them work better in whatever way.
    
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post #2 of 53
If you switch to Windows 7 you'll gain DirectX 10 (and 11 with a GPU upgrade). That's about it.
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A gaming pc isn't really a gaming pc without 64 bit windows seven.It's time to move forward with the times and ditch that dinosaur of an os called xp.
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post #4 of 53
+1. I still have a few XP boxes at work (I upgraded mine) I hate working on them. Looks and feels its age.
post #5 of 53
Windows 7 makes Windows XP feel like you were using Windows 3.11.

It's just that easier to use.
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No point whatsoever, frankly I actually prefer XP over windows 7, the only reason I didn't go with XP was because it was a brand new machine and my GPU was DX11.

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gaming pc isn't really a gaming pc without 64 bit windows seven.It's time to move forward with the times and ditch that dinosaur of an os called xp.
Is probably the single most stupid comment ever. Given the fact that only a handful of games actually support 64bit and coupled with the fact that he's got 4Gb of memory it doesn't make any sense at all. Save yourself the money and stick with what you have. If anything, windows 7 actually uses more system resources, so you'd probably end up taking a performance hit, especially with a dual core processor.
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Originally Posted by djsi38t View Post
a gaming pc isn't really a gaming pc without 64 bit windows seven.it's time to move forward with the times and ditch that dinosaur of an os called xp.
lol!
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What doesn't makes sense is wasting 4GB RAM on a 32 bit dinosaur
post #9 of 53
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True using a 64 system will give me all 4gb but I really had some bad experiences with 64bit systems. For now i am sticking to 32 bit. Also does using dx10 will help at all? In my experience having DX10 on will enhance graphics only because when you do you have the game options available. In hawx a friend had better texture quality. If the performance will not get improved in gaming i am sticking to XP then until I upgrade.
    
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post #10 of 53
To be honest, given your GPU, I wouldn't be too concerned. DX10 functions use more resources once again, and given the spec of some games today you'd probably lag a lot more on them

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