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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:53 am 
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DD_nVidia wrote:
@Nostrum - I like it set to grey! nice neutral tones haha!

I like the interface REALLY thin, the XP, Vista and 7 interfaces are all to chunky, wasting valuable pixels!

Plus the classic theme with the new icons looks silly on vista and 7.


Still I recommend you to get Vista 64 instead of XP 64. Vista does some neat processor optimization/core affinity settings. Then there's the driver support which is...clunky in windows XP, but extremely good in vista 64.

I'm talking from experience here ;)

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Driver support in XP clunky? Thats odd...i thought it was the other way around!

Windows XP x64 drivers may be a bit clunky for some things, but all my components will work in XP 32, 64, Server 2003 and Vista 32, 64.

I just don't like Vista's interface!

the 1Px blue bar down the right vertical side of windows annoys me to no end!!! haha!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:28 pm 
Guys, you all know that your never going to change his mind, so i would give up personally :P , let him be with his boring grey dieted taksbar and his icons from the 1990's :lol: :lol: Anyway that aside, i am actually quite excited by your i7 extavaganza, and am looking forward to more stuff, so keep it comin!


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DD_nVidia wrote:
Driver support in XP clunky? Thats odd...i thought it was the other way around!

Windows XP x64 drivers may be a bit clunky for some things, but all my components will work in XP 32, 64, Server 2003 and Vista 32, 64.

I just don't like Vista's interface!

the 1Px blue bar down the right vertical side of windows annoys me to no end!!! haha!


Yeah, Vista's driver support was clunky at first (just after the official release, months after the RTM).

But things have changed, and vista 64 is truly awesome in driver support. I have yet to encounter a device that does not work or is unsupported :)

Trust me, I've tried XP 64 and it was a horrible driver experience...:(

P.S. : vista can still use the classic win2K look if you want it to ;)

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Vista still doesn't give me my beloved XP icons back does it =) not to mention system fonts etc.

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Nice system! Just wondering though, why did you go for SAS drives over SSDs?

Can't you get the windows classic appearance in Vista anyway?


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SAS drives seem to be faster - and they were free...

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grahamnp wrote:
Nice system! Just wondering though, why did you go for SAS drives over SSDs?

Can't you get the windows classic appearance in Vista anyway?


Yeah you can. (Windows Aero Glass if actually faster than the classical menu if you have a decent GPU, but that's a different story).

Nvidia is just whining over tiny details 8)

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but if your using Adobe CS4 then you don't want the GPU to be sitting around trying to make the rest of the Windows GUI pretty, you want it to be speeding up CS4!

Also sorry for the lack of updates on the new computer, been really bogged down with life, college work, etc. so I've had little time to be on the forums let a lone post a big detailed list of things.


So far:

Still running XP Pro X86 - runs fine, no slow downs ever. Lightroom is viciously fast with all the rendering and previews set to High and 1:1.

Only thing that still bugs me is when scrolling through a list of photos you still have to stop for half a second for it to come up with the star ratings, its colour tag and if its been edited. I really want all that to stay rendered so i can just scroll through and they just appear instantly as i scroll.


Lightroom has crashed a couple of times with the latest version of 2.3 with all the updates (non-beta) which seems to improve performance slightly, but is like i said, slightly less stable than 2.3 Beta and RC.

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Nostrum wrote:
6gb ram and windows XP 32bit - so you're only using half your RAM since XP 32b won't adress more as far as I know :?


If you turn on PAE, the system can use up to 64GB of RAM (if I remember well), but most apps can still address only up to 3GB of RAM (or so I've heard - addressing more would require coding for PAE mode).


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