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FSX on XP vs. Vista 64

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Hello everyone,I was looking through some benchmarks today comparing games on XP vs. Vista 32. According to the results and many members here on these forums, XP runs FSX about 5-10 FPS faster than Vista. But, according to Gary's excellent benchmark thread, Vista 64 beats XP on FSX with a good CPU overclock, which I have done. My video card is also overclocked. So will FSX run faster on my system than the XP hard drive I'm about to put in?Sorry if this has already been asked before.Thanks,

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Hey BoeingGuy...your puter should run anything...I use vista 64 and it smokes....Digital Storm DesktopWindows OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64-Bit Edition) (For Enthusiasts)Case: Digital Storm 850Si Power Supply: 750W Corsair HX (Dual SLI Compatible) (Silent Edition)Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz (1066MHz FSB) (8MB Cache)(overclocked) 3.38GHzMotherboard: nVidia 780i Core 2 Quad (By: eVGA) (nForce 780i SLI)Memory: 4GB DDR2 Corsair at 1066MHz Dominator (Dual Channel) (Extreme-Performance)Hard Drive 1: 150GB Western Digital Raptor (10K RPM) (16MB Cache) (SATA) (Extreme Speed)Hard Drive 2: 250GB Western Digital (16MB Cache) (7200 RPM) (SATA)Video Card: 2x SLI Dual (nVidia GeForce 8800GTS 512MB (By: eVGA) (PCI-Express)Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi FPS Fatal1ty Champion (Includes Front I/O Unit)Cooling: Air Cooled Stage 3 WindTunnel (Copper Heatpipe Heatsink & Zalman Case Fans)I see frames average 45-60..At times over 100.......

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Hey Harleyman52,I have a similar system to yours, Q6600, gts 8800, 4 Gig RAM, running Vista 64, FSX Acceleration.However, my FSX keeps crashing where the sim is running but display goes haywire or disappears altogether (with the sim running in the bckgrd as i hear it when changing views).Have you experienced anything problems like that ? I have the latest Vista 64x display drivers from nvidia as well.Thanks for any input...Jacob Koziarz

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All I can say, is that FSX is running great on my Vista 64 setup.I can't offer any direct comparisons between Vista64 and Win XP, because I never installed XP on this new machine.FPS seems fine, although it might be fine with any OS as Harleyman says.Maybe I'd get an extra 5%-10% if I had XP going, but then what does it matter when you get 40+ fps in most situations? Also the usage of 4gigs mem was a consideration.RhettFS box: E8500 (@ 3.80 ghz), AC Freezer 7 Pro, ASUS P5E3 Premium, BFG 8800GTX 756 (nVidia 169 WHQL), 4gb DDR3 1600 Patriot Cas7 7-7-7-20 (2T), PC Power 750, WD 150gb 10000rpm Raptor, Seagate 500gb, Silverstone TJ09 case, Vista Ultimate 64ASX Client: AMD 3700+ (@ 2.6 ghz), 7800GT

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