WindowXP or VISTA for Gaming machine

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WindowXP or VISTA for Gaming machine

Postby Steev » Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:59 am

It's been 3 years since my last PC upgrade and the Tax Cheque is coming in. With the X38 Chipset around the corner and 1333Mhz INtel CPU's just out I thought now is as good a time as any to upgrade (i.e Build a new system).

Now I am running VISTA on my 'old' gaming rig with no games installed as the old 6800GT has been relegated to 'Web Page renderer' and a PS3 is feeding my gaming urges. I know this is a very basic question but what OS to use for a pure gaming rig?

I have about 180 PC Games of which I'd probably install 50 games ranging from System Shock 2 right through to FEAR, PREY, C&C3 & Stalker. I have followed the Driver threads and it seems VISTA still suffers performance problems (But is improving). I have still yet to play PREY, FEAR or OBLIVION (I know but my poor system would never do them justice).

What say you fellow gamers - WindowsXP or VISTA for gaming? System will have a 3.0Ghz Core Duo 2 CPU (6850), 8800GTX (Non-SLi for now) and about 4 Gig Memory.

Thanks for your time. :?
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Postby 127.0.0.1 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:50 am

As of today I still think XP is a better gaming OS than Vista.
Well at least until DX10 only games start coming out. To me XP just seems much faster and less annoying than Vista... So today XP is the better gaming platform, but if DX10 only games start to take off Vista will be the only choice.
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Re: WindowXP or VISTA for Gaming machine

Postby saboarsenal » Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:44 pm

windowsXP is beter for gaming.......
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Re: WindowXP or VISTA for Gaming machine

Postby oldtimer » Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:39 pm

Stay with XP for now.Many games don't have Vista drivers yet.
Some you already have may be unuseable with Vista.
Read your game requirements.Check for drivers first.
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Re: WindowXP or VISTA for Gaming machine

Postby dit1099 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:06 am

Ya Now you can play more game on XP than vista.
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Re: WindowXP or VISTA for Gaming machine

Postby Christine » Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:10 am

I totally agree with you. Windows XP have a good gaming experience because of the game compatability.
But now there were many new release games that were compatible with gaming.
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Re: WindowXP or VISTA for Gaming machine

Postby matthewforu » Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:25 am

It is no doubt Windows XP
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Re: WindowXP or VISTA for Gaming machine

Postby owenclivet » Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:12 am

VISTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
it is de best
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Re: WindowXP or VISTA for Gaming machine

Postby dcghelp » Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:57 pm

XP is by far better than vista, however now you have to also decide if Windows 7 is better. I think its best to wait a little while longer before a judgement is made on windows 7, so far now, its better to have windows XP

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