Should i keep xp or get vista?

By Jase123
Sep 13, 2007
  1. Hello.. Im a gamer and im just asking if i should keep xp to play all my games or get vista... ive been hearing that vista is rubbish 4 fps and xp is alot better for gaming... Can anyone clarify this?

    Also does anyone know When sp1 comes out for vista????
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Apparently, Vista`s sp1 won`t be out until next year.

    If you`re quite happy with XP, which most folks are at the moment, then stick with it.

    Bear in mind that sooner or later, we`re all going to end up running Vista. However, I personally don`t think that now is the right time.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Do you have a video card that can just barely handle the games you are playing? You are going to get a less than 10% performance drop with Vista compared to XP, and lots of patches have came out since Vista was released to deal with speed issues.

    The only problem I noticed in Vista vs XP for gaming is I was playing the C&C3 demo just barely at 1680x1050 in XP, then I moved to Vista and I couldn't play it, too slow.
  4. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,012

    graphics card i have can play most games with maxed settings......... welll time sp1 comes out for vista the new o/s windows vienna will be out lol
  5. Phenique

    Phenique TS Rookie Posts: 22

    32 bit of vista is better IMO than 64, just because 64 will not let you install any unsigned drivers. Gaming in Vista is slower than XP, because of more background processes running. If you are going to upgrade to vista, research all of your hardware, HDD and RAID, Video card drivers (don't feed them beta >.<), sound card, and motherboard.
  6. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,012

    ok thanks for the info phenique
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