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aznkidbball
01-01-2010, 08:33 AM
I have seen reviews that indicate a difference in performance when using a particular type of windows. Does anyone know what I should be running to get the highest performance based on my hardware?

I currently have windows xp 32-bit sp3 and direct x 9.0c

My specs are:
mobo: Asus p5n32-sli se deluxe
cpu: c2d e6600 @ OC 3.1ghz
gfx card: evga gts 250 512mb
ram: Corsair xms2 2gb(2x1gb) 694Mhz 4-4-4-12
PSU: Antec TruePower II 480w

To me it seems that winxp 32-bit is best for gaming

Petchyy
01-01-2010, 09:06 AM
Windows 7 64 bit.

I doubt you will hear much else.

Union Of V
01-01-2010, 09:09 AM
XP is the best until you start playing DX10/11 games. Then Windows 7 is a necessity.

32-bit beats 64-bit (barely) but of course past 3GB RAM 64-bit is again a necessity.

xcomponent
01-01-2010, 09:17 AM
Windows 7 32 bit.
Direct X 10/11
Less than 4 gigs of memory.

Grüven
01-01-2010, 09:26 AM
Windows 7 32 bit.
Direct X 10/11
Less than 4 gigs of memory.

I'd just install 64-bit, in case I ever installed more memory.

PC_Helper
01-01-2010, 10:09 AM
Windows 7 64 bit

The Kilo
01-01-2010, 10:12 AM
Windows 64 7-bit

Toto pectore
01-01-2010, 10:46 AM
Win Xp is still great OS. Switching to anything else is waste of money.

If you are planning to buy another 2 Gigs of RAM, then you can start to think about Win7 64bit.

Also your 250 is nothing powerful, it can handle only DX10 (or less), so obviously DX9 in WinXP will suite it better.

xcomponent
01-01-2010, 10:54 AM
@OP: What is the theoretical max amount of memory you can install?

Toto pectore
01-01-2010, 12:05 PM
Asus p5n32-sli se deluxe - 4 mem slots, 8GB max.
He has 2x1GB.

PC_Helper
01-01-2010, 12:19 PM
Win Xp is still great OS. Switching to anything else is waste of money.

....

DX 11 and performance gains of 25% or better is a waste of money?

BS_1
01-01-2010, 12:22 PM
XP is the best until you start playing DX10/11 games. Then Windows 7 is a necessity.

32-bit beats 64-bit (barely) but of course past 3GB RAM 64-bit is again a necessity.
I beg to differ.

Samulus
01-01-2010, 12:40 PM
Linux Mint :D

Toto pectore
01-01-2010, 12:49 PM
DX 11 and performance gains of 25% or better is a waste of money?

Sure, if you have DX10 card.

With his PC and the fact he actually owns WinXP is switching to Win7 64bit waste of money (because of zero or negative performance boost). Switching to Win Vista (any version) is simply crazy.

PC_Helper
01-01-2010, 01:06 PM
Sure, if you have DX10 card.

With his PC and the fact he actually owns WinXP is switching to Win7 64bit waste of money (because of zero or negative performance boost). Switching to Win Vista (any version) is simply crazy.

If your poor and cant afford to upgrade to anythign new in the alst 2 years than stay with xp.

If he was that poor he may not be here in the first palce.

Forget vista. It worked for me but it pissed alot of people off. Nobody forced them to buy it.

I like Windows 7. you dont have too.

I could care less what your opinion is, i didn't ask for it. i was jsut helping the OP

Toto pectore
01-01-2010, 01:34 PM
OK now, go to the first post and read it again. I don't think he mentioned anything about buying new hardware. He gave us his system specs and asked if he can gain performance boost by switching to another OS.

I don't think he can gain anything by it - that's all. (And it has nothing to do with my liking for Win 7 - it's good OS but not for every PC).