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    My parts off newegg arrived today, I am absolutely amazed at the performance of the new desktop. It is simply breathtaking, Windows Experience Index rates it as the following

    CPU - 5.2
    Memory - 5.9
    GPU Aero - 5.9
    GPU Gaming - 5.8
    Primary HDD - 5.4

    I will be able to do some tests on it in a bit, as it has not been fully set up as of yet.
    Last edited by Gareth; 07-10-2007 at 00:51.

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    8GB memory, madman!

    are you going to overclock this one?

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    I might overclock it, ill see how many FPS I get on my games and burn in the CPU before I try.

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    Very nice Gareth

    Glad to see you went for the 8800GTS instead of the X1950Pro.

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    nice to know i come in useful sometimes, that 8800 GTS was a great buy.

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    Yup, it was a last minute decision, and I knew everyone said get a 8800GTS, so I did. The computer is nice, but Vista still seems to be slow on boot up, even with the 8GB RAM, but in Windows, the performance is outstanding. I am running with 4% CPU usage and 6% Memory usage

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    After rebooting Vista a couple of times, it is definately quicker on boot up, takes about 15 seconds. I think its the 'Windows Superfetch' at work. Its absolutely amazing, what a perfect operating system. I really prefer it over XP.

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    ya it does go fast after a few boots but vista just isnt as easy to use as xp was for me anyway. btw grats on the new system i hope it preforms for you.

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    Thanks, I have noticed a huge speed upgrade in games, I am typically getting 30 to 40FPS more than I used to. This is more than likely because I am using an 8800 coming from a x1950xt. Its a shame however, as BVE Train Simulator doesn't work on Windows Vista, so I have no decent train games until the 12th, then I can get Kuju Rail Simulator.

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    There is a screenshot of my Windows Experience Index. I will write up a review of Windows Vista, in the other board.

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    i jsut when tot try that but it gives me 1's for the graphics so i dont think it recognises the r600 chip...

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