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

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Ben, May 16, 2008.

  1. You're welcome.

    "Ben" <> wrote in message
    > Thanks for you ideas. Sorry you misunderstood my statement as a
    > question...
    > "Colin Barnhorst" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> 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" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>>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" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>> 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" <> wrote in message
    >>>> news:...
    >>>>> Not sure how this is related to my original question, but thanks for
    >>>>> your input!
    >>>>> "Colin Barnhorst" <> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:...
    >>>>>> 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/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220251
    >>>>>> Mine has been great for readyboost for over a year.
    >>>>>> Readyboost is briefly explained at:
    >>>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/sysperf/accelerator.mspx
    >>>>>> "Ben" <> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:...
    >>>>>>> DV9260US:
    >>>>>>> http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...lc=en&cc=us&rule=20773&dlc=en&product=3340205
    >>>>>>> "Colin Barnhorst" <> wrote in message
    >>>>>>> news:...
    >>>>>>>> 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" <> wrote in message
    >>>>>>>> news:%...
    >>>>>>>>>2 gb RAM -- the maximum for this particular model.
    >>>>>>>>> "Colin Barnhorst" <> wrote in message
    >>>>>>>>> news:...
    >>>>>>>>>> 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" <> wrote in message
    >>>>>>>>>> news:...
    >>>>>>>>>>>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!

    Colin Barnhorst, May 19, 2008
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