Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Apr 2007 17:09 UTC, submitted by Jeremy
Windows "Unlike previous Microsoft operating systems, Windows Vista is pretty streamlined right out of the box. It makes terrific use of a system's resources, but it's built as much for pretty looks and increased stability and security as it is for horsepower. It's time now for a course of action that will take the ball and chain off this baby and let it fly. The ink on Windows Vista's EULA is barely dry, so it's very likely that more speed tips, registry hacks, and deep settings will be revealed in the weeks, months, and years to come. For now, here's our set of tweaks that can help you turn up the throttle on your new operating system."
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Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

You've got to be joking. Vista barely ran on my 2Ghz Athlon Machine with 1 GB DDR2 Ram. Ever tried using explorer?


I think one of the deciding factors in Vista's speed is the graphics card as Vista (unlike previous versions of Windows) actually uses the GPU to render the UI.

An example of this was on my modest 2GH Celery 512MB RAM PC. XP actually ran slower than Vista and I think that's all down to the high spec'ed ATI card I have installed.

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stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

I don't know what your GFX card is. I've got a 9600XT. That can handle most modern games, so a few windows shouldn't tax it too much.

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I don't know what your GFX card is. I've got a 9600XT. That can handle most modern games, so a few windows shouldn't tax it too much.


9800XT. Odd you should find it sluggish then as I genuinely found it to out perform XP SP2.

I'd love to see some benchmarking done between XP SP2 and Vista on a variety of hardware as there does seem to be conflicting reports of running speeds Vista achieved on various peoples computers.

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