Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Feb 2007 19:07 UTC, submitted by Jeremy
Windows Before you go snag a copy of Vista from the store shelf and install it, you might want to consider the performance differences between an upgraded version of Vista and a clean installation of Vista. ExtremeTech tests a couple of systems running the two different versions of Vista with media encoding benchmarks, gaming benchmarks, and synthetic benchmarks.
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RE: Not good enough
by hal2k1 on Tue 6th Feb 2007 06:29 UTC in reply to "Not good enough"
hal2k1
Member since:
2005-11-11

//People forget to factor other things like memory, degrade over time which Windows always has.//

Say what?

How exactly does memory degrade over time?

I've heard of "registry bitrot", which I can understand for a flawed design as the Windows registry, but "memory degrade"? What exactly is that?

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RE[2]: Not good enough
by SlackerJack on Tue 6th Feb 2007 11:11 in reply to "RE: Not good enough"
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

I mean memory as in what Aero takes and windows degrades over time(should have been separate) . Game benchmarks and 3dmark is not a valid benchmark for this kind of testing.

3dmark is a pretty useless benchmark, how can you get any numbers from it(CPU benchmark) if it shows 1fps all the time on my A64 3700+?

Edited 2007-02-06 11:13

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