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Old March 13, 2009, 05:24 AM
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So I building a new gaming computer around a Q9550 and a GTX 295 and Iím wondering would it be better to install WIN XP or Vista? Iíve heard things about Vista not being that gaming friendly. At least Win XP has been around long enough that there arenít as many problems as there once was. Also, if I go Visa should I go 32 bit or 64 bitÖÖ.I have to admit I donítí really know the difference in terms of whatís better for gaming and compatibility issues.

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Old March 13, 2009, 05:31 AM
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Vista, vista, vista. 64 bit Vista. I know synthetic tests show differences in some areas with performance but honestly; you are not a synthetic test and can't tell the difference. If you want DX10 and the ability to make the most out of your hardware Vista is where it's at. It's a fine OS and hopefully if we're lucky and this big giant class action lawsuit goes through that is rumoured everyone who bought a copy of Vista might end up with a free Windows 7 which is a really amazing os:P
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well XP now is waning like it as not
'7 is pretty good
And Vista is current.
I don't game but I would probably agree with previous poster
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+1 vista 64!
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Old March 13, 2009, 06:07 AM
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Sounds like Vista it is then. In terms of Basic or Premium, do they both come in a 64-bit flavour? Are there any real differences between the 2 versions?
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you mean between 32 and 64 bit? or between the home basic or home premium versions?
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between the home basic or home premium version......what's the difference if they can both be 64 bit?
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I have gamed on XP 32 for years and now run XP 64 at home. When I bought my last laptop it came with Vista 64 on it and I was pleasantly surprised by how well it handled games. I don't think that you would be disappointed with Vista 64.

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between the home basic or home premium version......what's the difference if they can both be 64 bit?
Basic does not have Media Center.

check out the differences here:

Windows Vista: Compare editions
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Compare here:Windows Vista: Compare editions
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