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Bjjames_1
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Win XP x64 or Vista x64

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09-09-2008 03:22 PM
Having a system buit and I have a choice between XP x64 or Vista x64. I was wondering how many people are running Vista and what they think of overall performance and stabillity.

New system will be:

2.4 Ghz Core Dual Quad Q6600
8 gig Ram DDR2 800 Mhz
P5Q WS Intel P45 motherboard
Quadro FX1700 or FX3700 (Havent decided)
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Re: Win XP x64 or Vista x64

09-09-2008 04:49 PM in reply to: Bjjames_1
When I built my newest machine (September 2007) I installed Vista 64.
I really didn't have a lot of trouble, though there was some.
It did get much better after service pack 1.
I did have issues with viewport lagging even with a 768 mb card.
I finally (maybe a month and a half ago) formatted my drive and reverted to XP 64.
Though Max (2009 standard) is somewhat better (viewport performance) it isn't as dramatic as I expected.
If I had compared the two on the same machine (installed XP 64 first then Vista 64)
I probably would not have formatted the drive since I thought (think) Vista was (is) a step forward for windows,
for the most part. Most likely before too long I will be putting Vista back on this machine on a separate partition.
This may not be the experience of everyone.
-Home Made-
Win 8.1 x64
840 Pro Series 256 GB SATA 6GB/s = OS Drive
Other drives: 6.9 GB - 4.3GB free
Processor: AMD FX 8350 8-core 4.0 GHz
32 GB RAM
EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN SuperClocked 6GB GDDR5 384bit

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Re: Win XP x64 or Vista x64

09-09-2008 04:57 PM in reply to: Bjjames_1
So what your saying is Vista x64 seems more responsive? I seen a lot of posts (older ones) where people seem to think that performance on Vista is quite a bit slower than XP. However talking with the guys who sell the hardware and know nothing about the applications we run, they recommend Vista as it has better support and in their opinion is more advanced than XP. Aslo say that XP wont be around much longer.

Anyone else want to chime in with their experiences?
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Re: Win XP x64 or Vista x64

09-09-2008 05:03 PM in reply to: Bjjames_1
XP 64 (Max) viewport is more responsive (than Vista 64) in my experience but not as much as I had hoped.
-Home Made-
Win 8.1 x64
840 Pro Series 256 GB SATA 6GB/s = OS Drive
Other drives: 6.9 GB - 4.3GB free
Processor: AMD FX 8350 8-core 4.0 GHz
32 GB RAM
EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN SuperClocked 6GB GDDR5 384bit

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Re: Win XP x64 or Vista x64

09-09-2008 05:10 PM in reply to: Bjjames_1
Its a tough decision, XPx64 is getting harder to find. How do you find compatibility with 32 bit apps. I have other applications (AutoCAD 2002 is one) that run great on regular XP pro and was wondering if there will be any issues running them on XPx64.
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Re: Win XP x64 or Vista x64

09-09-2008 05:17 PM in reply to: Bjjames_1
Don't know, maybe check out the discussion forums here
and ask there.
-Home Made-
Win 8.1 x64
840 Pro Series 256 GB SATA 6GB/s = OS Drive
Other drives: 6.9 GB - 4.3GB free
Processor: AMD FX 8350 8-core 4.0 GHz
32 GB RAM
EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN SuperClocked 6GB GDDR5 384bit

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Re: Win XP x64 or Vista x64

09-09-2008 06:42 PM in reply to: Bjjames_1
i have no issues with xp64, don is right about vista having lower frame rate with max. i have dual boot on one of machines which has vista64 and xp64 but vista is purely for games because of DX10.

if you niotice professional builders like Boxxtech have not started using Vista yet. and i was reading in 3D world that no studios have fully switched or not at all too vista because its not proven in production and the risk is too high to switch to another OS especially because theres no advantage.

xp and xp 64 are still as easy to get as they always were, even amazon.com and co.uk still sell it
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Re: Win XP x64 or Vista x64

09-09-2008 10:21 PM in reply to: Bjjames_1
Companioncube, Any comment son compatibility with 32 bit apps that currently work in XP pro?
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Re: Win XP x64 or Vista x64

09-10-2008 12:03 AM in reply to: Bjjames_1
all 32bit apps work xp64 i'm pretty sure, i don't think i've ever had any problems, all the games i had worked, photoshop, zbrush, mudbox, maya, anti virus etc all worked. i built both my home systems just because its really fun and a tiny bit cheaper, installed xp 64 on my own and tweaked it on my own reading from a tone of sites, and i've never had any problems. actually only problem i ever had was my 5 year old digi camera wasn't recognised but i just bought a £5 memory card reader.

i like a few things about vista, and like i said use it for gaming, but i just like xp64 a whole lot more and think it perfroms better, theres probably alot of people on here that use vista 64 and reckon its great, but i go from what industry is using, and microsoft have already shown what they think of vista by planning to release there next OS, windows 7, in early 2010 which really is that far away. i'm hoping i can pretty my bypass vista for workstation unless theres some amazing service pack that comes, xp64 wasn't that great on release and there were a tone of 64bit driver issues but sp2 release is great ,no driver issues and if you got a pc from the last few years it will work super!

i think people are too afraid of 64 bit computing, the sooner everyone switches over, the sooner it will get better and better, and then we can start thinking about 128 bit systems!
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Re: Win XP x64 or Vista x64

09-10-2008 04:35 AM in reply to: Bjjames_1
There will be some programs that will not run on 64 bit operating systems, but these should say so on their respective product pages.
Except for the few that actually say they will not run on 64 bit systems, I don't think I had problems,
and as was mentioned above there has been driver improvements with the service packs.
The only program I can remember (though my memory isn't a very good indicator any more) is just this week,
I bought (got a half price deal) the Dragon Naturally Speaking program and didn't realize it is 32 bit only until
I read the manual after receiving the physical shipment. I didn't break the seal on the software and am returning it.
The owners say in their FAQ (which I didn't read before) that 64 bit computing is quickly growing and they are planning 64 bit support
but no announcement as of this time.
-Home Made-
Win 8.1 x64
840 Pro Series 256 GB SATA 6GB/s = OS Drive
Other drives: 6.9 GB - 4.3GB free
Processor: AMD FX 8350 8-core 4.0 GHz
32 GB RAM
EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN SuperClocked 6GB GDDR5 384bit

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