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Brett
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   10th Sep 08 at 14:58   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

This might sound daft but....Would the following spec PC be able to happily run vista and all the toys, plus be able to play games at a 360 equivalent or better. I'm apprehensive about using vista, but I want to

Quad Core
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9600GT 1GB

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Yip as long as you've got some ram vista runs as fast as xp does.

Its the people with 1 gig and under that complain.
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Ah, Cheers John

BUT, is it not still a case of, it'd run faster with XP? Or is it more that once you're past the 1GB RAM threshold, you wouldn't even notice?
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There are stats to say that xp is so many % faster than vista in certain stuff but with 4gb of ram you'll never notice.

I was originally apprehensive about moving over to vista but now i'm used to it I don't like going back to xp on one of my slower laptops.
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Excellent, cheers
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One thing I've noticed about with Vista is the start-up time. People will say XP boots quicker, if you're timing it from when you turn the computer on to the time you see your desktop then it's probably faster, but I've always found that XP takes a few mins to settle and get productive, where as Vista may leave you with a loading screen for a few more seconds, but once you see the desktop you're away and going.

As for your setup, you'll be fine, a friend of mine has just built something to a similar spec and it is great!
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i hate using xp at work when i have Vista Ultimate at home, also hate using there single core cpu's and pc2700 memory and tfts that dont support HDCP etc
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Originally posted by ed
One thing I've noticed about with Vista is the start-up time. People will say XP boots quicker, if you're timing it from when you turn the computer on to the time you see your desktop then it's probably faster, but I've always found that XP takes a few mins to settle and get productive, where as Vista may leave you with a loading screen for a few more seconds, but once you see the desktop you're away and going.

As for your setup, you'll be fine, a friend of mine has just built something to a similar spec and it is great!

I see what you're saying. Vista it is then. Got a dodgy copy of ultimate from a guy at work. It'll update etc ok, won't it? Or is it worth just buying it?

I was also toying with making it 8GB ram. I just wanted a fairly decent machine that could also double up as my gaming machine, seeing as it's hooked up to my tv, it'll be no different to playing on the 360.
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it will update frine. it'll be the dell OEM.

8gb.. your gaming would be happier with a better gfx cqard
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What card, russ?
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depends on how much you wanna spend. and what games you wanna play. 9800gtx will be more than enough, but gtx 280.. if you have the cash to flash, or radeon 4870
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8gb would = an x64 system. I've been told that Staples are practically giving away x64 copies of Vista.
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I've just sorted myself a new machine, installed the WinBorg version of XP64 and i'm not impressed, so sourcing a copy of Vista x64 ultimate at the moment, hopefully be a bit better for it

 
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