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Old 02-05-2008, 03:07 AM   #1
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Default windows xp vs vista

well as a few of you know im gonna be building a pc. now im a xp fan boy but i cant decide on wether to use vista or xp. ill be useing my pc mainly for gaming and i heard vista has a few driver problems with some of the games i play such as warrock www.warrock.net and americas amry i forget the link to it.


could somebody list some pros and cons of vista and xp? cuz like i said im really unsure of witch to get.
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:20 AM   #2
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XP is cheaper and has better gaming performance (so I've heard).
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:24 AM   #3
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You would need some extra ram if you are gonna get Vista. I would go with Xp as it is less resource intensive and has great performance. They only reason I think you would want Vista, is for DirectX10 support.
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Old 02-05-2008, 02:23 PM   #4
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there isnt very many games out the with dx 10 yet is it?
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Old 02-05-2008, 02:59 PM   #5
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No, not too many games support it, but it will certainly be the standard in coming months. With the release of the first vista service pack things should be looking up. I just upgraded from xp myself, and yes, there are aspects (like overall stability) that I miss, but I am enjoying directx 9 games even more than I once did....they seem smoother now. And once I got past the sound issues with bioshock that so many people have had using vista, the dx10 functionality is definitely worth it.
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id go with vista,

with SP1 out fixing a few things id say vista is def worth it,

i suppose it depends on your new build specs, n e thing equal or over 2.2 Ghz C2D and 2Gb RAM then vista all the way
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I have not had hardly a single problem with Vista... so far.
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