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  Re: Windows Vista gaming, shooting blanks? 
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WHB Feb 13, 2007, 09:44pm EST Report Abuse
Waiting six months is way too short for me, I'm waiting at least a full year before i even consider buying Vista, and then at that time i still may not make the purchase, especially if Microsoft hasn't gotten all, and i mean all the kinks out (well most of them lol). At present the comp that i built in 2004 is serving me very well, and it is Vista ready, I WANT NOTHING STANDING IN THE WAY OF MY GAMING. see below.

P4C800-E Deluxe Bios.1023
Intel 3.2C GHz HTT
OCZ Dual Channel Gold 2GB DDR PC-3200
Ninja 2 Heatsink w/120mm fan
Asus ATI Radeon 9600XT, 128 DDR
Antec 550W True 2.0
Thermaltake Shark case Silver, 2 120mm case fans
2 Seagate 120GB 7200RPM SATAII Drives Raid 0
1 Maxtor 250GB 7200RPM SATA
Shuttle CR40 16X DVD Combo Drive
Logitech G5 Optical Mouse, and Media Elite Keyboard
Windows XP PRO SP2

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CrAsHnBuRnXp Feb 14, 2007, 02:08pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Re: Windows Vista gaming, shooting blanks?
The only thing standing in the way of gaming is driver support from nVidia and AMD/ATI. That is it. Once they release better drivers, games will run better.

iamtheculprit Aug 04, 2007, 04:55am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Re: Windows Vista gaming, shooting blanks?
I haven't had any problems at all with vista for gaming, or anything else for that matter! its extremely stable and runs way better than xp ever did on my computer!

Rig specs:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.5Ghz clocked @ 3.2Ghz
EVGA nForce 780i SLI FTW Edition motherboard
4x1GB DDR2 1066 OCZ SLI ready ram
MSI N9800GTX+ OC Edition GPU
Antec NeoPower 600W HE Modular PSU
Raidmax Smilidon Xtreme case
Dave Van Amburg Aug 25, 2008, 02:14pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Re: Windows Vista gaming, shooting blanks?
Gosh! I would like to join you in your universe....

I have several machines running Vista SP1 including the laptop I am typing this on. (Vista Home Premium SP1 on a new Toshiba laptop - T2370, 2Gb)

The problems are significantly reduced since installing SP1, but still drive me bats. I have a reference system which I keep loaded with XP SP3 in 'exactly' the same configuration including software and browsing history.

Relative to Vista, XP runs flawlessly (not perfectly). A the moment I am trying to isolate a very annoying case of Vista deciding to 'pause' frequently in the middle of typing in browsers, word processing, even notepad. I'll sort it out eventually, but in the meantime my XP box just sits there thinking snide remarks about its Vista big brother.

Microsoft needs much more than Jerry Seinfield or a really hokey 'blind user experience' test (Mojave) to 'fix' Vista. Forcing people to Vista by dropping XP support only increases MS profits and their pool of beta testers.



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