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Has anyone else noticed that Vista wants more volts to boot?

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  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
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Last response: in Overclocking
February 28, 2007 4:43:59 AM

I've got my rig in my sig dual booting XP and Vista. It runs fine with my current settings in Win XP MCE. If I decide to fire up Vista to check for any relevant updates, it won't boot unless I bump the CPU voltage up.

So my assumption is not only is Vista a resources whore, but now it wants more power just to boot.

Has anyone else observed this behavior?

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March 1, 2007 1:37:49 AM

no - but it does slow your systems and require more resourses - more volts?

u mean more amps?

no thats not why - it could be alot things - bios auto configurations - thats weird! I have to think about this.
a b K Overclocking
March 1, 2007 2:05:06 AM

Maybe its showing that your OC isnt actually stable at that voltage.
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March 1, 2007 2:25:21 AM

Vista is far less tolerant of errors, I think that may be why. In XP my PC has no problem passing a 24hr stress test at 3.6GHz. It wont even boot in Vista those same settings...
a b K Overclocking
March 1, 2007 5:02:25 AM

Which means vista will increase component lifespans by lowering OCs :D