FX 5200 - Media Center XP or Vista?

I'm using my old Pentium 4-based, FX 5200 rig as an HTPC.

Will I be better off getting the Windows XP version of Media Center or can I get the new Vista version with the FX 5200?

Thank You!
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  1. Either will work, but XP will be more responsive and the Media Center part works great. I use MCE for my media center and even with 512MB ram it runs well and boots up / down very fast since there isn't much installed, just Win Media Player 11, DivX, Real Alternative, Quicktime Alternative and very few others.

    Jo
  2. list your full specs... like ram etc.
  3. Pentium 4 3.0Ghz
    1024MB DDR-400
    FX 5200
    330GB HDD

    I know everything else can run Vista, but what about the FX 5200?
  4. I am currently running the following settup with Vista Home premium for my HTPC and it runs the media center great.

    I personally think the video playback quality in Vista is a lot better then under XP.

    2.8 Celeron
    1gig DDR400
    Turtlebeach Audio card
    Gforce 4200Ti
  5. lghtmup98 said:
    I am currently running the following settup with Vista Home premium for my HTPC and it runs the media center great.

    I personally think the video playback quality in Vista is a lot better then under XP.

    2.8 Celeron
    1gig DDR400
    Turtlebeach Audio card
    Gforce 4200Ti


    Vista it is, thank you very much!
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