Vista Vista and more Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Innes, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. Innes

    Innes Guest

    As a frequent lurker and occasional poster I would like to share some
    thaughts about Vista home premium;

    I see a lot of people very disappointed in this new O.S. for various
    reasons, some are valid some are plain problems with DRIVERS and or OLD
    I build my own systems now for over 10 years, I always try to use upgradable
    hardware, not always top of the line but within reach of my client's
    budgets, as for now I'm building systems with the following components;

    MoBo, Asus p5b standard
    2 Gb Kingston ddr 800mhz ram
    1 Western digital SATA drive 250 GB,
    X-FI Extreme audio
    Intel Core 2 duo 6400
    Nvidia GeForce 7900 GS
    Logitech executive wireless keyboard/mouse combo

    Vista runs like a charm as a fresh install, no hickups no driver issues it
    just runs smooth, even the 64 bit edition has no complaints with this setup,
    No i'am not soliciting business I just wanted to add some positive reviews
    about Vista when ran on the right and compatible hardware. So far my system
    here at home is up for 25 days, no re-boots no problems at all. If I had to
    address a item that definitely needs improvemnt then it would be the rate of
    data transfer between attached usb or firewire drives other then that I
    think that this release is one of Microsoft's best O.S's ever.
    Just my 2 cents!
    Innes, Feb 18, 2007
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    Pete Guest

    What series MB?
    BTW, yours is not the typical experience, even for new hardware.
    Pete, Feb 18, 2007
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    Innes Guest

    I never said that my experience was typical, just said that I on this
    specific hardware combination am able to runVista very smoothly and without
    hickups or driver issues. MoBo is Asus P5B.

    Innes, Feb 18, 2007
  4. I'm with you 100%. Upgradable systems are my way of doing Busniess as well,
    however I'm building even more budget systems so its a tiny issue with Vista
    compatibility from a performance standpoint. I countered this with simply
    using the latest techniqs so that the customer could swap the hardware if
    needed. Aka I'm not using old CPU sockels but the latest available, yet
    putting budget parts in there. Many customers seems less interested in
    upgrading than saving money so it seems like the right thing to do. Feedback
    appriciated. :I
    Linus Askerlund, Feb 18, 2007
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    Pete Guest

    Series =/= Model
    Pete, Feb 18, 2007
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    Innes Guest

    I got the same here, some customers come in and see a "base" system running
    with the components I mentioned and then see the price and options they have
    to customize it. I always inform them that spending a little more (
    $75-$150) will save them a lot in the long run due to the ever changing
    services added on the internet and in the office environment. I can only say
    I had no problems with mentioned setup at all, it just worked out the box
    and as is. I did of course some fine tuning as everyone would do but thats
    Hope you will have and keephaving the same positive experiences as I have,
    because after reading some of the rants and complaints I feel sometimes that
    I have the only system that is working correctly in this group. No malicious
    intent to posters with their problems !

    Innes, Feb 18, 2007
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    Innes Guest

    Innes, Feb 18, 2007
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    Joe Medford Guest

    very true

    Joe Medford, Feb 18, 2007
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    Joe Medford Guest

    That is what Home Basic was for Low end machines
    Joe Medford, Feb 18, 2007
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    Innes Guest

    Fully Agreed upon!!

    Innes, Feb 18, 2007
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    Pete Guest

    Pete, Feb 18, 2007
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    Rich Guest

    BTW, yours is not the typical experience, even for new hardware.
    How is it that you know this?
    I hope to god you don't make that assumptions from what you see here?

    Rich, Feb 18, 2007
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    Pete Guest

    Nvidia GeForce 7900 GS, often used for gaming is not supported in SLI.
    Pete, Feb 18, 2007
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    Innes Guest

    Nope SLI has no support yet.
    The board is nice and very responsive to people who want total control with
    overclocking, this is best done through the bios, don't bother using the
    software tools included on the MoBo driver cd.

    Innes, Feb 18, 2007
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    Innes Guest

    Didn't buy it for the futuristic SLI. Nope just bought it due to it's total
    compatibility with Vista native drivers!

    Innes, Feb 18, 2007
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    MJ Guest


    I'm using almost same parts as yours: P5B + Core2Duo 6400 + nVidia

    But, I have a one big problem about sleeping and hibernation.
    When I try to sleep my computer, my computer cannot go into sleep
    just come back to normal window! So does hibernation: after saving
    data to
    hard distk, my computer does not turn off the power. My computer just
    restarts and resumed.

    I'm wondering whether you experienced such problem.

    MJ, Feb 19, 2007
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    Pete Guest


    Indisputable Fact About Vista -serious gamers can not use it

    Pete, Feb 19, 2007
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    Innes Guest

    No I don't have that problem, but something's to keep in mind,
    NIC, please check settings, some NIC's are defaulted to allow device to wake
    up. same goes for bios, and last but not least,
    If you have a wireless keyboard/Mouse combo made by..................yes you
    guessed it Microsoft then that might be the culprit.
    Innes, Feb 19, 2007
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    Innes Guest

    Disagree with that one,

    I am running Delta Force Extreme, no problems what so ever, Half life, no
    problems what so ever, Quake, again no problems and all games report running
    at higher frame rate and shading then in XP. Same with Myst, Doom, Etc.
    Your turn!

    Innes, Feb 19, 2007
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