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April 6, 2007 1:36:53 AM

Hey A friend of mine got vista recently and it looks really nice.

I use my PC mainly for gaming and video/picture editing and was wondering if vista would work well for me of if I should just stick to XP.

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April 6, 2007 1:50:51 AM

I don't know about Ati but nvidia needs to get some better drivers out from what most say. I just built this computer and am getting back into gaiming. So far I have only installed 2 games Obilvion and Supreme Commander.

Both play without any problems for me.

E6600,8800gtx,vista ultimate
April 6, 2007 2:49:44 AM

definitely stick with xp for now, vista drivers are horrible, a lot of bugs and in some cases gaming issues.
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April 6, 2007 3:08:30 AM

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definitely stick with xp for now, vista drivers are horrible, a lot of bugs and in some cases gaming issues.

ASSman, almost every post you make, you recommend that people just stay with XP, what level of Vista are you using that makes you so negative? Personally, I have a lot of different drivers in my system and it is rock solid. The ONLY bug I have EVER seen is with one ATI driver release (7.3 - bsod, 3rd upgrade since gold) and it was an easy fix. I _hear_ that nvidia is having a hell of a time, but it's probably the same thing you are up to...

What drivers are YOU actually having issues with (or r u jus fud'n him:) ?
April 6, 2007 3:17:11 AM

used to have vista 32bit with 100.65 & 101.41 beta, some games wouldn't start at all: godfather, swat 4 so i decided to go back to xp until sp1 and/or more stable drivers.

as to your accusations of being "anti-vista" that's bs, if you looked closer than you'd see that my advice as to wether or not upgrade to vista or not is totally based on the usage of the pc(gaming, encoding, or "internet browsing/e-mail"). Your accusations are meaningless and offensive joke.
April 6, 2007 3:25:03 AM

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April 6, 2007 3:29:59 AM

Thanks I'll stick to XP. :D 
April 6, 2007 3:31:36 AM

no problem
April 6, 2007 3:34:35 AM

Like I said I've only played the 2 games I've mentioned using vista 32bit with 100.65 and it's 100% stable and plays great, but I haven't played the other games mentioned, and I have read about people having problems with some games.

They only other stuff I've doen graphic intense is your normal benchmarking, which the 100.65's work fine for, but in the end the hell with benchmarks.

Wait there is one game I tried and have problems with, the MS texas hold'em that comes with vista, it flickers with the 100.65 drivers :?

This is my first Nvidia card and so far MY experience with it and vista has been good so far but Nvidia seems to be slow on releasing driver updates. I like Ati's monthly driver release schedule
April 6, 2007 3:36:56 AM

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Nvidia seems to be slow on releasing driver updates. I like Ati's monthly driver release schedule


can't agree more. ati's monthly releases is something nvidia should consider.
April 6, 2007 3:38:14 AM

If i would have had a ton of games I probably would stay with XP for a while, can't hurt right.


For me my last computer died so when I built this new one I had to buy a OS ( lost my old XP disk ) didn't have any games so I figure why not I might as well.

By the time I beat Oblivion they should have all the crap worked out for any games I may want to play next :wink:
April 6, 2007 3:40:44 AM

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can't agree more. ati's monthly releases is something nvidia should consider.

I'll be honest. I had to build a new computer and ATI's R600's release date was up in the air so I just went with the 8800gtx ( which is a good card ) but I was a little bit shock that nvidia didn't do monthly updates. Just figured they did since ATI did. You'd think they would atleast
April 6, 2007 8:20:57 AM

Vista 64 sucks for gaming. I have tried many.
April 6, 2007 9:42:04 AM

It all depends on the types of games, as far as Vista32 goes. OpenGL and games using DX9.0C are not too bad in most cases, but older DX games absolutely suck. I tried compatibility mode, and it does make it a little better but it also slows the games down pretty dramatically in most cases. Plus, I have an NVidia GPU, so that definitely doesn't help.
April 7, 2007 2:31:49 AM

Say I had a PC with vista on it how hard would it be to get XP on it?
April 8, 2007 9:51:18 AM


Say I had a PC with vista on it how hard would it be to get XP on it?


Fdisk, format.

Easy!

If you mean rolling back Vista to XP while retaining data (although there's just about zero reason to even ponder doing this) fairly hard bordering on impossible. I mean, I could probably do it if I spent 2 weeks and had an umbrella, a banana, a blowtorch and a case of 40 wt motor oil, but you shouldn't try.
April 9, 2007 2:58:10 PM

Since there is a debate going on here..

Stick with XP. Why? Unless you want to spend time dealing with finding the right drivers for your hardware and doing minor little tweaks that is.

Vista will require extra time to get tweaked because its new.

Give it 6 to 12 months and it'll be rock solid and won't require nearly as much time as it would right now.

Vista is out right now for those who want to deal with the issues, who want to have the latest and greatest Windows OS. And they'll be more likely to report the bugs, the errors, follow up with hardware vendors on their drivers, etc.
April 9, 2007 6:42:42 PM

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Vista will require extra time to get tweaked because its new.

Give it 6 to 12 months and it'll be rock solid and won't require nearly as much time as it would right now.

Vista is out right now for those who want to deal with the issues, who want to have the latest and greatest Windows OS. And they'll be more likely to report the bugs, the errors, follow up with hardware vendors on their drivers, etc.


agree, my copy of vista is waiting its turn :) 
April 9, 2007 10:03:54 PM

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Vista 64 sucks for gaming. I have tried many.
Gaming under Vista x64 works fine for me. I've also tried "many".
April 11, 2007 7:55:37 AM

Can you let me know what games you've tried [or anyone here] on Vista x64?
April 11, 2007 9:50:57 AM

Off the top of my head...

-Supreme Commander demo
-several other demos that I can't remember
-Painkiller
-Rainbow Six Vegas
-Tomb Raider Legends
-HL2
-Dark Messiah of Might and Magic (i can't set the textures to 'Ultra' otherwise the game crashes; same problem occurs in 32-bit vista; it's not a 64 bit issue)
-Company of Heroes
-Stalker Chernobyl (there are problems with this game, but i have the exact same problems under 32-bit vista; 64-bit has nothing to do with it)

I'd be interested in what games *don't* work under 64-bit so I know which ones to avoid.
April 11, 2007 9:57:01 AM

Does anyone know then how well it runs Armed Assault [if you, could you try the free demo? lol http://www.armedassault.com/ ] or even games like BF2 and BF2142. I'll mainly be playing ArmA tho.
April 11, 2007 11:58:42 AM

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Can you let me know what games you've tried [or anyone here] on Vista x64?


Command and Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars. On their website they say 64bit is not supported, but at least with the patch 1.04 works great. And the performance is just fine, maxed out using E6600 and 8800GTS.
April 14, 2007 12:24:06 AM

I dont saw any diff on vista , xp framerate, just need more ram to work, i am on vista x64 and all work perfect for me, also the loading game are faster, dont ask me why ... Also x64 is A LOT more secure and spyware, virus free. If you have min 2GB ram go for it, if you have 1gb you may want to stay with XP
April 15, 2007 12:08:44 AM

I'm fortunate enough to have minor problems with Vista. The 101.71 drivers work very nice, but I've rolled back to 100.65 because of BFV.

BF2 is working great and BF2:SF. Don't have 2142, but the demo DID NOT work.

Hey, nVidia is trying. I'd like to see ATI develop a driver for a completey new architecture AND completely new operating system at the same time. Guarantee they'd have similar problems.

I've heard nVidia is also following a 1 driver per month schedule?

~Ibrahim~
April 15, 2007 2:33:59 AM

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I've heard nVidia is also following a 1 driver per month schedule?

One of the overall complains I've been reading is that they're *not* on a one month schedule like ATI is.

The 101.41 beta driver was the last release which was something like March 2nd. The 101.70 drivers have not been released by nvidia; they were 'leaked' a couple weeks ago and are only available at places like guru3d.

I agree, though that 101.70 is pretty nice. I had to roll back from the 101.41 betas back to 100.65 because xvid and divx videos were continually blue screening on me with 101.41. Which was a bummer because the 'official' 100.65's have that problem where video doesn't resume when the PC is taken out of suspend mode. That's luckily been fixed in both the 101.45 and 101.70 betas.
April 15, 2007 7:36:01 PM

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I've heard nVidia is also following a 1 driver per month schedule?

One of the overall complains I've been reading is that they're *not* on a one month schedule like ATI is.

The 101.41 beta driver was the last release which was something like March 2nd. The 101.70 drivers have not been released by nvidia; they were 'leaked' a couple weeks ago and are only available at places like guru3d.

I agree, though that 101.70 is pretty nice. I had to roll back from the 101.41 betas back to 100.65 because xvid and divx videos were continually blue screening on me with 101.41. Which was a bummer because the 'official' 100.65's have that problem where video doesn't resume when the PC is taken out of suspend mode. That's luckily been fixed in both the 101.45 and 101.70 betas.

Oh, so they *aren't*. I wasn't sure. Yeah, the .71's were leaked. I used 101.41 for some time, but that accursed 'nvldkkm.exe' or whatever error popped up too many times and a few BSODs here and there as well.

Yeah, mine won't resume in 100.65. And what's worse is that Vista's shutdown looking thing is actually the Standby button. I've had to hard reset the computer numerous times.

Even with the 100.65, I've got a few games crashing: namely BF2. Hopefully the WHQL-version of the 101.71's should be the first really nice ones.

~Ibrahim~
April 16, 2007 3:10:17 AM

vista works fine for me.. except for the sleep mode..

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but besides that, cs:s works like a charm, lost coast looks sweet, supreme commander maxes out at 40fps, and graw is still as hard as ever.

the only thing breaking the back of my system is solitaire, whose ungodly 8.1 vista rating is just beyond reach.
April 17, 2007 1:17:52 AM

Hehe..

~Ibrahim~
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