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Windows 7: I need the best OS and i'm really not sure about Win 7

12 Aug 2009   #1
Hellooohell

still confused ..!! and not sure
 
 
I need the best OS and i'm really not sure about Win 7

my new workstation

intel core i7 975 3.33Ghz
asus p6t workstation motherboard
12g ram x6 DIMMs
video card quadro fx 1800


my major use of this workstation is
3d
animation
visual effect
motion graphics


so it's not for gaming nor normal use

i was going to buy windows xp pro x64 but and when i saw windows 7
i got lost between the 2 of them i don't want to waste my time trying the best OS for me so can someone help me pick one

thanks all


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12 Aug 2009   #2
z3r010

 

Driver support for XP x64 is awful.
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12 Aug 2009   #3
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Windows 7 x64 I'd go with. In my opinion it has better performance then XP (but it could be because my laptop wasn't really XP-Ready lol, damn you Vista!)

So.. yeah my vote is Windows 7. I promise you, you will not regret getting Windows 7!
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12 Aug 2009   #4
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

W7 of course. Why would you want to go with an "antique" (in Tech terms) OS, when a brand spanking new OS is available and it just happens to be the best product MS has produced since XP, possibly ever?

XP was great in its day, but its day is over. It's time to move on and embrace the future, which, for the moment, is Win 7.

It's great. Enjoy it.
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12 Aug 2009   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As others have said, driver support for 64-bit XP is pretty poor. And that OS is only going to be supported for another few years.

Based on my experiences with Vista and Windows 7...I would go with 7 without question. It's been very solid and stable for me.
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12 Aug 2009   #6
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate (What did you expect on SevenForums?)

I'd go to 16 gb (nice number)

Got enuf terabytes?
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12 Aug 2009   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChuckR View Post
I'd go to 16 gb (nice number)
While 16 is a nice number, it's not exactly divisible by 3 thus ruining the triple channel RAM setup. So, I would personally recommend staying with 12.
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12 Aug 2009   #8
smarteyeball

 
 

You would even be better off with Vista x64 over XP Pro x64 in regards to driver / application support.

Considering your hardware and usage, Seven x64 is the logical choice.
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12 Aug 2009   #9
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

i7 boards support tripple channel.
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12 Aug 2009   #10
surv1v0r

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Based on my experience of Windows 7, I would make 100% sure that there are stable drivers available before plumping for it; this applies particularly to the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800, my past experience with Quadro FX drivers has not been great (Seismic Micro-Technology workstation).
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