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Mad Cat MkII

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#11 12 years ago

ive had no problem with gaming on my vista. hell im loving DX10 which you cant do on XP




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#12 12 years ago

I have a friend with Vista. SO I would reccomend getting rid of that but other wise thats a really good system. Vista has compatability probs for now.




Sgt. D. Pilla

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#13 12 years ago

^see I don't understand that, because it doesn't. All programs made for vista run on vista, the same thing happened with XP, programs made for ME didn't run on XP.... Vista is fine realisticly




Mad Cat MkII

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#14 12 years ago

and so far most things you can run in compatibility mode or this fix worked for JK3 for me

Buzz on some websiteI recently got a new computer and was having trouble running jk3 multiplayer on it. Singleplayer would load up just fine. However multiplayer would provide the following error: Quote: Failed to load dll, looking for qvm. Loading vm file vm/ui.qvm. Failed. Shutting down OpenGL subsystem VM_Create on UI failed The solution to this appears to be very simple: 1.Go to your gamedata folder for jedi knight jedi academy. 2.Right click on the jamp.exe file and choose Properties. 3.Choose the Compatibility tab. 4. At the bottom should be a section title privilege level, with Run this program as an administrator. 5. When you start up jedi knight jedi academy you will get a popup to allow or disallow the program to run. Allow it and you multiplayer will start up perfectly. Hope this helps, and if you have other games not working in Vista I would suggest trying this as well.



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#15 12 years ago
DnC;4228753Intel® Core™2 Duo E6850 (2 X 3.00GHz) 1333MHz FSB/4MB L2 Cache 4GB CORSAIR DOMINATOR 1066MHz ASUS® P5K SE: DDR2, SATAII, PCI-e x16, 2 PCI, 3 x PCI-e x1 64 BIT WINDOWS® VISTA Home Premium 250GB SERIAL ATA II HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (7200rpm) 20x Dual Layer LightScribe DVD Writer ±R/±RW/RAM 768MB GEFORCE 8800GTX PCI Express + DVI + TV-OUT Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ Xtreme Audio 7.1 800W Quiet Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan Total - £1202 This is a huge leap from my current computer which I bought 4 years ago! Can't wait to try out Crysis, World in Conflict, CoD 4, Flight Simulator X and Team Fortress 2!

I suggest you not get the GTX. Get a GT and you could spend the extra money on a Raptor.

Try to find a hard drive with 16mb cache.

Instead of the E6850 I would suggest one of the later E8400 or E8500 processors by Intel. Cheaper, still 3.0GHz, 45nm, uses less power, and is great for OCing.




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#16 12 years ago

I agree with FoodManiac. The GT is actually really good, and the E8400 or E8500 are much better performance vs. price wise when compared to the E6850. Other than that, I envy you.




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#17 12 years ago

foodmaniac2003;4229527I suggest you not get the GTX. Get a GT and you could spend the extra money on a Raptor.

Try to find a hard drive with 16mb cache.

Instead of the E6850 I would suggest one of the later E8400 or E8500 processors by Intel. Cheaper, still 3.0GHz, 45nm, uses less power, and is great for OCing.

Exact thing I was thinking. Even though 8800 is the most powerful nvidia card out right now the GTX is somewhat obsolete for it's cost. At the moment the best buy would probably be the 8800GT, I have one and its amazing.

Also Intel is releasing their new E8*** series with 45nm manu. tech. Here is a link to the E8400 which looks awesome: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681911

Other than that I would say it is an excellent machine. I can't say anything about Vista because I've actually never really tried it.




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#18 12 years ago

I also run Vista 84 bit Ultimate but with a AMD 5600X2 and I have no complaints with it. I run BF2/FH2 in XP SP2 compatability mode. The only thing I cant get running is BF2 editor but then it wont run on my XPP machine either.




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#19 12 years ago

I've been using Vista for a few weeks now, and honestly, its not that bad. I've only had a few issues, but most of them very pretty easy to fix, and its not that much slower than XP.

If you don't want the huge ram usage, and don't mind losing the new flashy look, you can always run the Windows Classic theme, which cuts ram usage in half (at least it does for me).




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#20 12 years ago

Am I the only one that thinks 1,200 quid is a little pricey for that setup? That is equal to 2,350 USD! Given, hardware prices in the UK are comparably higher than in the US, but you should be able to cut at least a third off that price if you build it yourself. That said, I would agree with what others have previously stated: swap the E6850 for an E8400, swap the 8800GTX for a 8800GT or GTS(G92), and pick a better HDD. As for the OS, there are many users who have all ready said "don't get Vista", but I reckon if you have to spend money on a new OS license, it might as well be Vista. The (few) compatibility issues will be worked out in time.