I've finally decided to jump on the Vista boat ( or off the XP boat as it may be ), so I've installed Vista64 on my secondary hard drive and have been trying to get it in shape to use all week.
Unfortunately it hasn't been going smoothly. I've had no crashes or lockups to speak of, but my performance within Vista is just abysmal. The windows chug as they scroll around, and launching Internet Explorer is an exercise in frusteration. In particular, any page with a Flash ad running at the top absolutely cripples me.
I'd have to guess that something is amiss with my graphical setup. I'm using an EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS as my display adapter, which is currently rated 2.9 in Windows Aero, and 5.9 for Gaming Graphics. Everything else is right around 5.0. The Gaming score seems on par with what I've heard elsewhere, but 2.9 seems pretty low for Aero. Does this sound funny to anyone else?
I've installed every update available, with the exception of Extras and Language packs. I've gotten the latest Forceware driver
for Vista64 ( 169.04 ), as well as all the Windows Update hotfixes that Nvidia reccomends.
Does anyone have any further suggestions that I should try? Or does anyone have similar hardware with much better performance? My specs should be in my signature.
Any advice would be much appreciated!