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Old July 21, 2009, 01:58 PM
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I'm building a new computer it's an i7 920 with an EVGA x58 SLI LE motherboard.

I'm considering using windows 7 on this machine however I've read about problems relating to windows 7 and the Nehalem architecture.

I was wondering if other people have noticed this and wheatear this problem exists in the RC as well as newer builds. Has anyone experienced poor performance? By poor performance I mean bad memory management and higher than expected CPU loads.

I basically want some feedback to figure out if I should install windows 7 64 bit or vista ultimate 64bit for the time being.



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Old July 21, 2009, 02:08 PM
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I've had 0 problem so far with RC 64bits, for peoples with issues I simply call PEBKAC :P

I made the jump from Vista Ultimate 64bits to W7RC 64bits, buying a new license of Ultimate isnt worth it now, either go with home premium or W7RC, it is lighter than Vista IMO. It is just like Vista, but...better ;)
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Old July 21, 2009, 02:35 PM
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Thanks for the feedback, although I should just mention that I already have a copy of vista on another computer(got it for a birthday) I could use it for my new build instead. I don't have to buy it. I also pre-ordered windows 7.

Basically whatever I chose is just temporary until about November.

I just hate performance issues.
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Old July 21, 2009, 02:57 PM
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I'm running dual Xeon E5520s and Win7RC x64, and I haven't seen any performance issues with it. It's certainly faster than Vista Ultimate x64, but then, Vista is sort of slow.
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Old July 21, 2009, 03:13 PM
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I've had 0 problem so far with RC 64bits, for peoples with issues I simply call PEBKAC :P

I made the jump from Vista Ultimate 64bits to W7RC 64bits, buying a new license of Ultimate isnt worth it now, either go with home premium or W7RC, it is lighter than Vista IMO. It is just like Vista, but...better ;)
+1 agreement, no issues at all here with the rig in my sig
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Old July 29, 2009, 07:41 PM
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i also have no problems with windows 7 and the 920, it has been running great for me
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Old July 30, 2009, 05:51 AM
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No issues here either. I'm lovin' it. Bah da bah bah bah!*

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Windows 7+i7. Offers the best of both worlds imo. It's just SO coincidence that both of them have the number 7 in their names lol. It's like they were made for eachother. Otherwise performance speaking. When you run the
Windows Experience Index to rate your PC, my rating was 5.9 which is pretty darn good. You should run this utility to sorta "benchmark" your parts to the OS.
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I've run the beta, RC and RTM in both 32 and 64 of Win7, zero problems on my EVGA X58/i7 92. And I run them loaded as a production machine. Office, visual studio, Adobe cs4. SQl etc...
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Dual Nehalem based Xeon E5504's (and E5520's in the past) + Windows 7 Beta, RC1, and currently RTM, with absolutely no issues or "strange" problems relating to the architecture.

Frankly, any "issues" you may have read can usually be attributed to "PEBKAC". For a new build, go with that Windows 7 RTM install, you'll enjoy it!
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