Which Os Would You Recommend For My Machine?
Posted 10 September 2008 - 02:34 PM
However this was a few years ago, now Im setting up a new rig, I was wondering, for all the people who are Vista users, is there any need for me to upgrade to Vista, or shall I just stick with good old XP?
Here the specs of my new rig (not amazing but decent for my price range)
Motherboard: MSI K9A2 Platinum
Processor: AMD Phenom Quad Core 9850 (Black Edition)
RAM: 4 x 1GB OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 (800Mhz)
GFX Card: Club3D GeForce 8800GT 512MB
PSU: eXtreme 600W
HDD: 400GB SATA Barracuda 7200
Ive also read that there are RAM limits for XP, a bit over 3GB for 32bit systems, but more for 64bit systems, is this true? and will this be a factor in which OS i should choose?
Posted 10 September 2008 - 04:11 PM
Vista 64 bit can handle more RAM.
A lot of people like to complain about Vista, but I think it is a good Operating System that is getting better all the time. If you are really worried Dual Boot. Or Triple Boot with Linux.
Whatever you decide, don't get Vista Home Basic. It is too watered down.
Posted 10 September 2008 - 05:44 PM
would i have to get a specific 64bit version of vista? or do the versions of vista both support 32bit and 64bit systems
Posted 10 September 2008 - 05:57 PM
I got a free copy of vista 64 business from my department at school via msdnaa, and I like it thus far. A few things piss me off, but I am still optimizing it to my liking which will happen with any OS.
Posted 11 September 2008 - 03:33 AM
Edited by CJLee89, 11 September 2008 - 03:33 AM.
Posted 11 September 2008 - 07:29 PM
My rig is
Core 2 Duo E6320 4MB L2 cache OC at 2.15Ghz (running stable with fans)
5.00GB RAM PC6400 (2x2GB 1x1GB Corsair make)
Nvidia 8800GTS 320MB EVGA Manufacture Superclocked edition
600W Zalman PSU
250GB Sata 3
LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1S 20X DVD Burner (not that I can find any cheap 20X Blank DVD's ).
Asus P5N32-E mobo
If you have Service Pack 1 on Vista + all the updates I have yet to experience a problem. All my hardware works (yes I built my PC) and all my games work great. I use Vista every day and it works a treat. Imho I would use Vista because of it's prolonged update support over XP. And XP is so old now it was made what 2 years after 2000?
Edited by bucko, 11 September 2008 - 07:35 PM.
Posted 11 September 2008 - 08:34 PM
And XP is so old now it was made what 2 years after 2000?
Posted 11 September 2008 - 11:11 PM
*btw, XP launched in 2001
Anywho, I love Vista. I've used it since before it officially came out (RC3 I think was the earliest I started using it). It's been more than a year and I have no complaints. I use Ultimate 32bit.. I kinda wish I had 64bit though
Posted 12 September 2008 - 12:00 AM
Posted 12 September 2008 - 05:35 AM
Vista isnt as bad as people think, its just a matter of preference and what you are using the PC for I guess.
Edited by ILLusions0fGrander, 12 September 2008 - 05:35 AM.
Posted 13 September 2008 - 01:58 AM
ive been using vista since beta 2 and ive loved it ever since i first installed it... and that was even running it on an amd 3200+ with 384mbs of ram haha
now its on my laptop with a core 2 duo, geforce 7600, and 2 gig of ram. runs much better haha
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