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    Default Windows XP is faster on the older hardware?

    Hey everyone, ive recently installed Windows XP back on my AthlonXP 3000+ with 892MB of RAM, and I have noticed it installed, and runs MUCH faster than my FX-55, Sempron 3100+ and my X2 5600+ PC ever did on XP. Not in games obviously, just in Windows itself, I am wondering, why is Windows XP reacting that much quicker on the AthlonXP? Is it the goldern age of processors for Windows XP? I am staggered, the fastest PC experience ive ever had (in Windows), is on a 5 year old processor with GeForce 4 integrated video. And I cannot figure out, what on earth is going on!! Why is it, fast?! My only explanation, is its an OEM install, which means all the drivers are perfect? Other than that, I am lost for words.
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    well personally, winxp is the fastest thing i've ever used. on any hardware. because i configure it to be as fast as possible. tried to do the same with vista and it's a no go. you thought winxp was interconnected all around..

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    A fresh installation of XP runs fast guns blazing regardless

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuflo View Post
    well personally, winxp is the fastest thing i've ever used. on any hardware. because i configure it to be as fast as possible. tried to do the same with vista and it's a no go. you thought winxp was interconnected all around..
    Vista utilizes the memory in a completely different matter. It actually tries to "GUESS" which programs you are gonna run next, based on previous behaviours. This reults in Vista ALWAYS using a good 70-90% of the memory, no matter if you have 2GB or 16GB in it.

    That pisses me off ... Stop guessing my behaviour :mad:!!

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    Yes, a fresh install of XP always does run fast. I wish it stayed fast, now I installed SP3, and all the software, its sluggish again :P

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