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Windows 7: W7 is upsetting me

04 Oct 2009   #11
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pandemonium View Post
Remember Windows 7 uses quite a significant amount of "eye candy" which taxes system performance.
which is turned off when running full-screen applications like ...... games.


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04 Oct 2009   #12
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zipsi View Post
got W7 build 7600 up an running.. everything works, although gaming performance ***** for example... resident evil 5 on XP X64 Max graphics DX9c framerate 40-60, on w7 max graphics dx10. 10-30.. is it normal? I have indeed overclocked my GPU but I did it on both.. Is it normal for W7 to have.. big performance drop? if so, then I'm a little disappointed :/. It is a W7 related thing then, since DX9 and DX10 are only rendering methods, and dx10 should even be faster. I have a big screen, and if I disable anti-aliasing, the graphics will become horrible.
Has your hardware manufacturer provided Windows 7 drivers? Is Windows 7 even supported by the manufacturer? It's not really fair to compare two operating systems if one of them isn't really supported by the manufacturer.
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04 Oct 2009   #13
zipsi

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

even if i use classic themes... and disable any kind of 'eye candy' the performance still isnt as good as in xp.
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04 Oct 2009   #14
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zipsi View Post
even if i use classic themes... and disable any kind of 'eye candy' the performance still isnt as good as in xp.
If that is what you think, then XP is what you should be using.. Windows 7 is good, but it is obviously not for everyone.. Use XP and be at peace...
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05 Oct 2009   #15
zipsi

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

W7 turns my .. still-a-legend 8800 into a mid-range, if I wish for everything to run perfectly smooth in W7, what should I upgrade? GPU I guess, but is ram and cpu ok?
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05 Oct 2009   #16
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

I'd take Tews advice if it's that bad for you and leave Win7 alone...

It's hardware requirements are less than Vista's so if it feels slow to you maybe it's not your cup of tea...

That or your machine may have underlying isues.
Just my opinion.
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05 Oct 2009   #17
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zipsi View Post
W7 turns my .. still-a-legend 8800 into a mid-range, if I wish for everything to run perfectly smooth in W7, what should I upgrade? GPU I guess, but is ram and cpu ok?
you don't need to upgrade, you've got a beasty system as it is. As others have said, maybe windows 7 is not your cup of tea. But from your system specs, it should be running great.

could it be that the driver you are using for your gpu is not designed for windows 7? the problems you have described seem to resolve down to your gpu. Did you look for an updated driver on the manufacturers site?
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05 Oct 2009   #18
Antman

 

I concur with antt.

Validate all of your drivers. Your machine should be responding better and you are well within the performance envlope of Win7.
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05 Oct 2009   #19
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Judging an Op system based on the performance of a single game is kinda silly. The vast majority of games, especially the newer ones run better on Win7 IMO. Remember that Win7 isn't even out to the public yet and the drivers have a ways to go.

I would clock that Q6600 up higher and get a better GPU if you want better performance.
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05 Oct 2009   #20
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I found about a 10% drop in frame rate going from XP to Vista using an 8800GTX, Then going from Vista to 7 the frame rate was the same (Though faster because after 3 years the drivers were better).

Since then I upgraded my video card and have a blistering frame rate in 7.

So if there is a frame rate drop it is surely due to the state of the drivers. Older cards may not get properly updated drivers to the new WDM for Vista/7 and so may really suck in performance... But cards in the last 3-4 years with updated WDM drivers should perform ATLEAST 90% as well if not better bey now.
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