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Old September 21, 2007, 08:46 PM
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hey i was wondering how much fps loss u guys see for xp vs vista, i know my pc (P3 1.4ghz 786 ram 6800agp) went from 60fps(xp) to 15fps(vista) in the CounterStrike Source benchmark. This is brob czu uf my slow proc / low ram
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Old September 22, 2007, 01:25 PM
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Pretty much no difference.

See these benchmarks.
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Old September 22, 2007, 07:55 PM
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I wouldn't be running Vista on a P3 1.4GHz with 786MB RAM. I wouldn't even really want to run XP on that. That's more suited for Windows 2000 or 98.

For Vista, at least a dual-core and 1GB of RAM minimum to me. Preferably 2GB+ RAM.

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Old September 22, 2007, 08:13 PM
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hey i was wondering how much fps loss u guys see for xp vs vista, i know my pc (P3 1.4ghz 786 ram 6800agp) went from 60fps(xp) to 15fps(vista) in the CounterStrike Source benchmark. This is brob czu uf my slow proc / low ram
Vista will barely run on a 1ghz machine with 512mb of memory.. trust me I tried. You'll end up banging your head due to frusteration.
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Old September 23, 2007, 07:19 AM
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I wouldn't be running Vista on a P3 1.4GHz with 786MB RAM. I wouldn't even really want to run XP on that. That's more suited for Windows 2000 or 98.

For Vista, at least a dual-core and 1GB of RAM minimum to me. Preferably 2GB+ RAM.

Time to upgrade
You can get something way better than what you have for pretty cheap right now.
yah this rig was okay about 5 years ago but now im rele hurtin for an upgrade, im a couple weeks im geting a dual processor (Pentium 4 probably upgrade to 2 c2d's or xeon) dell server with 4 gigs of ram so that should runs games great with my video care (nv6800)

thanks for the link Mars
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Old September 23, 2007, 08:05 PM
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If you want just for gaming then get one processor and a new 8800 or 2900 card. Don't go for dual CPU's for gaming and especially on a card like the 6800. Plus yours is AGP so you might have a hard time finding one the would be good for it.
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Old September 23, 2007, 08:26 PM
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I agree. Games benefit far more from quality video cards than raw CPU power.
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Old September 25, 2007, 02:53 PM
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well since this new pc is gona be free im not gona complain, rite now im in the process of pickin up a 7800 fer cheap so they shud game nicely togther for a while
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Old September 25, 2007, 03:54 PM
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Based on what I've seen on my friend's laptop, there are some issues with Warcraft III's performance using Windows Vista.
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