Windows XP Pro or Vista Ultimate

@MOnline (240)
Netherlands
March 1, 2008 4:55am CST
Hi all, Well as some of you know I bought some new hardware for my pc (dualcore AMD (2.4ghz each core) 2GB DDR2 RAM) but I still have my old ATI Videocard 9550 (will upgrade this somewhere in the future) as for now what windows should I install. Should I install Vista or XP Pro (SP2). I heared that vista is better when running on 2 cores but I don't know if it is really that good depending on the fact I have a bad videocard and only 2 GB ram. (running dreamweaver, photoshop, flash on the same time ;)). So is it worth it to upgrade to vista or should I wait till I get more ram and a better video card. With kind regards, MOnline
4 responses
• India
2 Mar 08
i have heard that dual core has heating problems i am saying this because i have also a dual core and i am experiencing some problems but any ways the q? is about operating sys i recomend that you install xp cauz vista is new in the market and if you experience any problems you will find it difficult to find anyone who fixes it!!!! well this is my opinion but the choice is your's and it's your pc you have to use it well!!! Bye and have a nice day!!!!(*_*)
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@MOnline (240)
• Netherlands
2 Mar 08
Hi harshlovzu, Well I heared about the heatingproblems to so I decided to put a new and better cooler onto it ;). I stressed it out and got to a maximum temperature of 55 degrees so I guess this is quite nice. As for the problems with vista you are right when a problem accures its difficult to find a solution because it is a new operation system. With kind regards, MOnline
• United States
1 Mar 08
I would Recommend that you Create a Dual-Boot if you have the time and dedication so that you could have both and see what works better for you, but if you don't then I recommend Windows XP it will run at a greater performance level than Vista, for proof just look all over the internet. Some people have up to 10 Percent better performance on XP OS to Vista, I hope this has helped you decide!
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@MOnline (240)
• Netherlands
2 Mar 08
Hi seriouslyloco15, Thank you for your reply. I guess a dual-boot is a good option. That way I can test it out and upgrade/downgrade whenever I want. I am mainly concerned about the performance because I just want things to run fast not to run pretty ;). With kind regards, MOnline
@johnyan1 (23)
• Canada
1 Mar 08
I do not how much you understand in computer system. From your post, I can see you must have some good knowledge on computer software and hardware since you upgraged your PC by yourself. According to my experience, for stable and compatible reason, installing xp pro is best for now. I can see your videocard is not so good and this will greatly affect the Vista performance if you are not disable Visual effects. After you upgrade a good video card, maybe at that time, Vista is good choice.
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@MOnline (240)
• Netherlands
2 Mar 08
Hi johnyan1, Well I am a software engineer myself so my computer skills are pretty good. I know my videocard is really bad thats why I need to upgrade but I want a good one so I have to save up some money ;). I also think the videocard will affect the vista performance to much so I guess I will need to stick with windows xp for now. With kind regards, MOnline
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
1 Mar 08
Never ever rely on Vista it is such pain in the A**.
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