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Old 06-28-2009, 11:08 AM   #1
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as the title says what is the best OS for gaming?
im putting together a computer so i need a new OS. if it helps it is going to have 4gb of ram
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:13 PM   #2
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Right now, Vista 64-bit. But if you can hold off a bit, Windows 7 will be released on October 22.
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I would proably say

a mac computer because it has almost as much games as a windows but doesn't lag as much.
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:04 PM   #4
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a mac computer because it has almost as much games as a windows but doesn't lag as much.
I don't think it is the OS that causes the lagging as much as the components do. I would go with Vista 64bit as the best. If you are planning on building a computer or putting a new OS onto an existing computer you can get deals right now on Newegg which for 10 dollars more on Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit you can get a free upgrade coupon to Windows 7 when it is released. So basically you are getting Windows 7 for only 10 dollars.

It is also good for those who have vista now because you can basically get Windows 7 for only 109.99. But you will have to do a clean install of vista now which might not be very good for some people. You can also get 50% off of a windows 7 upgrade if you pre purchase it now.
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I would go with AR and stick it out until Windows 7 comes out, as it will be much better than Vista is now. 64-bit of course.
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Windows XP or wait till Windows 7
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id say windows ME, but if your not feeling it, then with 4gb of ram you might aswell go with vista
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Right now, Vista 64-bit. But if you can hold off a bit, Windows 7 will be released on October 22.
I agree W/Atomic I only have XP Pro but have played a few games on my teachers Comp and he has Vista 64 Bit and its great
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