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HP Intel Core 2 Duo Notebook: Vista Ultimate 64 or XP Pro 32...?

 
 
Colin Barnhorst
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      05-19-2008
You're welcome.

"Ben" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Thanks for you ideas. Sorry you misunderstood my statement as a
> question...
>
> "Colin Barnhorst" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> You need to investigate things like your hard drive controller drivers
>> and such. You are likely to see the same issues with either platform. I
>> use Vista Ultimate x64 SP1, XP Pro x64 SP2, and XP Pro SP3 on the same
>> dual-core box with 4GB of ram and all are very fast.
>>
>> btw, to quote from your OP, "The 64-bit Core 2 Duo with Vista has been
>> OK, but more sluggish than I was
>> expecting" but whatever.
>>
>> "Ben" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>I didn't ask about sluggishness, thanks though. What I was curious about
>>>was what I might be giving up by going to from Vista Ultimate 64 to XP
>>>Pro 32, performance or feature wise. I have a feeling on this particular
>>>system things might be considerably faster, but thought someone might
>>>actually know.
>>>
>>> "Colin Barnhorst" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>> I was responding to the sluggishness you mentioned in the OP. Ram and
>>>> caching are key to that so more ram and readyboost are things to look
>>>> at. More ram turns out not to be an option but readyboost certainly is.
>>>>
>>>> "Ben" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>>> Not sure how this is related to my original question, but thanks for
>>>>> your input!
>>>>>
>>>>> "Colin Barnhorst" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>>>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>>>> That laptop does use ddr2 but according to HP and Crucial.com you are
>>>>>> at the max as you indicated. I was hoping you could swap out the two
>>>>>> 1GB modules for 2GB ones, but no go. I certainly would consider
>>>>>> using a usb thumb drive to improve performance. One I use is:
>>>>>> (Although I use the 8GB model)
>>>>>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220251
>>>>>> Mine has been great for readyboost for over a year.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Readyboost is briefly explained at:
>>>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system...celerator.mspx
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Ben" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>>>>> DV9260US:
>>>>>>> http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=3340205
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "Colin Barnhorst" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>>>>>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>>>>>> What is the model?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I don't know of any Core 2 Duo systems using DDR rather than DDR2
>>>>>>>> though perhaps you have one. DDR has issues that make it
>>>>>>>> essentially a 2GB memory model but you may be able to use more than
>>>>>>>> 2GB if the system is using DDR2.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> "Ben" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>>>>>>> news:%(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>>>>>>>2 gb RAM -- the maximum for this particular model.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> "Colin Barnhorst" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>>>>>>>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>>>>>>>> You don't say how much memory you have. It matters a lot as does
>>>>>>>>>> using a flash drive for superfetch if you have only 1GB or 2GB.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> "Ben" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>>>>>>>>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>>>>>>>>>I have a relatively new HP Core 2 Duo laptop that shipped with
>>>>>>>>>>>Vista Ultimate 64. It's in dire need of a reformat and reinstall
>>>>>>>>>>>of the OS -- checked with HP and there are no Vista
>>>>>>>>>>>SP1-Integrated restore discs available so my options are to
>>>>>>>>>>>restore and then apply SP1, or, just go with XP Pro 32.
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> The 64-bit Core 2 Duo with Vista has been OK, but more sluggish
>>>>>>>>>>> than I was expecting -- would I experience even slower
>>>>>>>>>>> performance by going to XP Pro 32? I don't know what, if any,
>>>>>>>>>>> advantages I'd be giving up by not going with a 64-bit OS.
>>>>>>>>>>> While my laptop shipped with Vista-64; XP drivers are available
>>>>>>>>>>> from the HP support site.
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> After a year of sluggishness with Vista, I'm willing to give up
>>>>>>>>>>> the slick interface for zippier performance. If anyone has the
>>>>>>>>>>> time to explain (or provide a link to) info about what'd I'd be
>>>>>>>>>>> giving up by using a 32-bit OS with a processor capable of
>>>>>>>>>>> utilizing a 64-bit one. Thanks!
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>

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