best os for gaming


  1.    26 Jun 2009 #1
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    best os for gaming


    hey everyone

    i have recently bought a new pc and am wandering what os is best for games such as dawn of war 2 and supreme commander...i currently have windows xp home sp2 and pc specs are below:

    amd phenom 2 x4 810 (4x2.61 mhz) (type according to aida32:amd athlon 64,1800 mhz)
    nvidia geforce 7025/nvidia nforce 630a or geforce 7200 gs
    4 gb ddr2 ram (3.5 gb in system info)
    C-Media CMI8738/C3DX Audio Device is the sound card according to aida32
    500 gb sata hard drive (not sure exactly what it is)
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  2.    26 Jun 2009 #2
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    Re: best os for gaming


    Desolator,

    I think you'll find that everyone will have a different opinion on which is best. I built a new PC recently and installed Vista Home Premium x64. My old PC has XP Pro. Seems that both work equally well for gaming to me at least. I have had no OS related problems running games with Visat x64. I would have no reason to downgrade my OS back to XP Pro.

    Ron
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  3.    26 Jun 2009 #3
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    Re: best os for gaming


    I have Windows XP Home Edition, Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows 7 on my system, and i've found that Vista seems to be the best for gaming, with Windows 7 coming a close second, Windows XP is last, for some reason my games run slower on Windows XP compared to Vista or 7.
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  4.    26 Jun 2009 #4
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    Re: best os for gaming


    Hello Desolatator,
    If you want to take full advantage of your 4 Gig of ram then x64 is the way to go, as x32 only uses about 3 Gig.
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  5.    27 Jun 2009 #5
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    Re: best os for gaming


    thanks everyone...this has been very helpful
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  6.    27 Jun 2009 #6
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    Re: best os for gaming


    Your welcome.
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  7.    27 Jun 2009 #7
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    Re: best os for gaming


    I haven't noticed any difference playing Everquest under WinXP or under Vista.
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