Windows 7 to replace Vista, try out the beta

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by UncannyGarlic, May 22, 2009.

  1. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    Same as above. There isn't a single game that would make me want to go forward with my hardware or software. I'm quite satisfied with the performance of my current PC and because I can run about everything on it, there's no need to pay for newer stuff, even if it is better.
     
  2. cdoublejj

    cdoublejj It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Apr 30, 2007
    I switched to seven mainly because the more and more new hardware has less if any xp drovers/support I couldn't get my audio to work plus my xp install was old and really really messed up it could things like sync music or run programs without warning messages.

    I have a Foxconn destroyer, and black edition AMD 940, 4gigs skill ram and a not so good xfx9600gt it's not super cutting edge but better than a dual core socket 939. I switched to windows 7 63bit from xp32 bit and damn program installs run fast I run all kinds of crap at once I haven’t tried running 2 games at the same time well with one minimized but, I bet it would. I love snapping back into windows while running games without waiting and on top of this I haven’t even started OCing yet.

    Hell my ram is 1066 running at 800.
    I have to say having all 64 bits utilized speed performance plus xp saw only 3.25 gigs of ram. Seven only uses ½ of my ram doing casual thing with say gta4 running in the background it a little over half my ram being used.

    The only problem I have is with old 2d games Starcraft FO yatayata it cause a rainbow effect till I get in game except for fallout has a little bit of rainbow in game. On this note I want to try the new f2 resolution patch.
     
  3. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    just about any game out there even now wont use a lot of ram because they are still 32 bit.

    i once saw a post from a guy on a msg board saying he loved vista because it used like 300 mb/ram and his games never used over 1.8 gigs of ram... never realizing that they cannot use over 2 gigs of ram because they are 32 bit and so was his OS.

    having a 64 bit os really only matters when app/game developers start putting out 64 bit versions.

    that being said, i use 64 bit and wont go back to 32 bit.
     
  4. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Admin

    May 27, 2004
    heh, the Vista SP2 is out. they finally removed the limitation on maximum unestablished open connections...
     
  5. cdoublejj

    cdoublejj It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Apr 30, 2007
    Yeah i found some programs in 64 bit like ventrillo and winrar. Watch the rars uncompress 64bit style :P I'l try looking into the "rainbow effect" some more and see if there is any way to fix it.
     
  6. cdoublejj

    cdoublejj It Wandered In From the Wastes

    140
    Apr 30, 2007
    Well I installed the killap update and the high res patch on top of that ad it fixed the rainbow problem. There is still a few glitches due to the mods but it's more bearable, the glitches i had i think were from the 1024/768 setting as some maps weren't made for that size.
     
  7. Evarin

    Evarin First time out of the vault

    32
    May 29, 2009
    Was having a metric ton of problems getting Fallout 3 (or any modern game) to run correctly on Vista 64 bit. Upgraded to 7 and everything is running peachy keen (aside from Fallout 1 and 2).

    I'm pretty happy with it.
     
  8. cdoublejj

    cdoublejj It Wandered In From the Wastes

    140
    Apr 30, 2007
    Well the unofficial patch and the res patch seemed to of fixed it for me, haven't tested all the way. newer games run great i can snap between a new game at full setting and desktop like that. now if there was a res patch for fo1 and starcraft. i think most low res mid 90s games run or do something like pallet switching which cause problems.

    Also for fo2 i opened the cd and ran the 400kb install.exe
     
  9. Kaerar

    Kaerar First time out of the vault

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    Dec 23, 2003
    Well seeing as I am a computer techie, I would have to say that 7 is a very good step forward from XP (not even gonna mention Vista...). There is much easier control of devices, the RC7100 fixed most hardware compatibility issues and the interface is a little cleaner.

    Also there is no point getting the 32bit version unless you are limited to pre-64bit CPU's. The 64bit version has fantastic compatibility (I even have Fallout and Fallout 2 working) and the latest nVidia drivers have solved almost all the issues (185.85 WHQL).

    Seeing as 7 is going to be the last 32bit OS it's probably worth moving to 64bit now and getting used to it (though you'll hardly notice the difference except CPU intesive stuff runs faster on 64bit apps).

    Hell I even have about 8 installs of JA2 running flawlessly. They seem to be more stable on 7 than on XP (less CTD's even when trying to recreate them ;) )
     
  10. Patton89

    Patton89 Vault Dweller

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    Nov 21, 2008
    i am currently using 64 bit windows 7, havent had any problems.
    Everything works like a dream.
     
  11. lasix9

    lasix9 First time out of the vault

    75
    May 29, 2009
    I hate Vista. Hard.

    I've considered downgrading to XP... but I'll give 7 a shot.