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Topic Title: Just switched to vista
Topic Summary: Do I need to change any settings
Created On: 09/12/2009 04:20 AM
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 09/12/2009 04:20 AM
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BigOc90
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Hey guys,
I just switch from xp to Vista home premium. I have a Athlon 64x2 5600 Brisbane with 3gigs of 6700 ram, a 750 gig hard drive and a 4830 Sapphire Radeon video card, and a Hauppauge HVR-1600 tv turner, and a Thermaltake 680 watt power supply.
I have a couple of questions about making the switch. Should I install the Optimizer on vista also, and what power settings should I use in Vista ? I'd appreciate any other info that anybody might think I need to know.
I waited this long to switch over to Vista because I wanted to wait until I thought they had " most " of the bugs worked out. I know that 7 is coming out soon, but I had some issues with the old XP and was going to do a reinstall anyway and happened up on a great buy on this Vista Home premium with service pack 1.
Thanks for any help you can give !
BigOc90

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Computer specs.
Antec 300 case
Biostar TA790GX XE board
Phenom X4 9850 Black
1TB Seagate
500 gig Seagate
Corsair 650 PSU
4 gigs Kingston Hyper X DDR2 885 1066
Sapphire HD 4830 1gig GDDR3
Hauppauge HVR 1600 tv card
LG dvd burner & blue ray drive
Samsung DVD burner
22" Samsung Syncmaster LCD 1080P

Edited: 09/12/2009 at 02:31 PM by BigOc90
 09/12/2009 05:25 PM
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NemesisChild
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Vista has the "optimizer" built in the operating system, so you don't need it.
If you want Cool & Quiet features, set it to "Balanced" under Power Options in the Control Panel.
This of course is assuming that C&Q is enabled in the bios.

Btw, where did you get the "great buy" on Vista Home Premium?

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 09/13/2009 01:21 AM
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BigOc90
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First of all.......thanks for your reply !

One of my cousins bought it a couple of weeks ago to upgrade his computer. I believe he paid around $139 for it. Before he did the upgrade though, his wife surprised him with a new computer for his birthday. He ask me if I wanted to buy the vista upgrade from him for $50, so I jumped on it. I also bought a video card from him that had not been in his computer for more than 2 weeks for $40. ( the sapphire I have listed )
He sold the old computer to another friend of ours for their young daughter. He couldn't take the Vista back to the store because he had opened it, but he had not installed it.
Good deal for me.......
I have to say that so far, I like Vista home premium.

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Computer specs.
Antec 300 case
Biostar TA790GX XE board
Phenom X4 9850 Black
1TB Seagate
500 gig Seagate
Corsair 650 PSU
4 gigs Kingston Hyper X DDR2 885 1066
Sapphire HD 4830 1gig GDDR3
Hauppauge HVR 1600 tv card
LG dvd burner & blue ray drive
Samsung DVD burner
22" Samsung Syncmaster LCD 1080P

Edited: 09/13/2009 at 02:07 AM by BigOc90
 09/13/2009 09:09 PM
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NemesisChild
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Yeah, I'm hooked on Vista, almost have all of my machines converted over from XP.

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Phenom II X6 1100T B.E.@ 4.26GHz
Corsair H70 Core Hydro
ASUS Crosshair V Formula
2x4GB G.Skill RipjawsX@ 1894MHz, 9-10-9-28
SLI: 2x EVGA GTX 570's@ 902/1804/2032
Creative SB X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
Corsair HX850W Modular
Cooler Master HAF 922
2x Win 7 Home Premium (x64)
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