Windws Vista 32 bit versus 64 bit disk performance hit.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Phil E., Dec 10, 2006.

  1. Phil E.

    Phil E. Guest

    Installed Vista RTM 32 bit, component drivers, and Office 2007 RTM. The
    system scored a 4.4 based on the hard disk performance lowest common
    denominator.

    The system booted and ran quite quick. It was stable, applications opened
    quick and switching between them was quick.

    Wiped, and installed Vista 64 bit, component drivers, and Office 2007 RTM.
    The system scored a 4.0 based on the hard disk performance lowest common
    denominator.

    The disks would run quite a bit whenever I opened a program, IE7, or tabs
    within IE7. Base install, nothing to index, so not an issue. Sounded like it
    was constantly working the swap file for application changes and additions.
    Is quite frustrating.

    System config:
    Intel 925X, P4 650 3.4 GHz.
    3GB DDR2 (2x 1 GB, 2 x 512 MB dual channel mode)
    2 x 200 GB 7200.8 Seagate RAID 1
    ATI X850 PCIe

    Any ideas?

    Needless to say, at this point I will switch back to the 32 bit version of
    Vista and go production with it as I can't afford to sit there and wait for
    the system on the 64 bit version of Vista.

    Thanks,

    Phil E.
    MSBS
     
    Phil E., Dec 10, 2006
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    Toby Broom Guest

    I installed x64, I think unless you have a specific need there there no
    point it seem like more hassle than it's worth.

    Toby
     
    Toby Broom, Dec 10, 2006
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    Robert Moir Guest

    If I had to guess, it could be that the 64bit Vista drivers for your system
    are less well developed with the 32bit drivers. Were you running the 32bit
    or 64bit version of Internet Explorer when you noticed the problems, btw?
     
    Robert Moir, Dec 10, 2006
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  4. Phil E.

    Robert Moir Guest

    Of course the drivers for the other machine might be better, if it isn't
    identical to the first machine of course. The hardware manufacturers, not
    Microsoft, produce the drivers, even the ones bundled on the install DVD.

    I'd imagine that a hardware manufacturer would concentrate on getting the 32
    bit drivers for 'everything' done first because the 32bit market is where
    the most action is right now and that is where they'll live and die. Then
    work on 64 bit stuff afterwards in the time they have left, newest products
    first. I'm not excusing bad behaviour and poor drivers, you understand, just
    explaining one way I think it could happen.
     
    Robert Moir, Dec 10, 2006
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  5. Phil E.

    Phil E. Guest

    I do agree with you on that.

    And, as a result, I will wait for the 64bit platform to mature a bit before
    doing the change from XP Pro 32bit to Vista 64bit on that particular machine.

    Thanks for your input.

    Phil E.
     
    Phil E., Dec 10, 2006
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    Johnathonm Guest

    Phil,

    There are a lot of variables here you aren't providing:

    What are you computer specs, primarily?
     
    Johnathonm, Dec 13, 2006
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  7. Phil E.

    Phil E. Guest

    Here are the specifics:
    System config:
    Intel 925X mainboard, P4 650 3.4 GHz.
    3GB DDR2 (2x 1 GB, 2 x 512 MB dual channel mode)
    2 x 200 GB 7200.8 Seagate RAID 1
    ATI X850 PCIe, SoundBlaster Audigy 4 Pro
    DVDRW, floppy, Antec Bx1030 with 550 Watt PSU.

    Need anything else?

    P.
     
    Phil E., Dec 13, 2006
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