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Liamo0o
08-08-2007, 06:22 AM
I should be recieving my new lenovo T61p in a month or so (2.4 duel core, quadro Fx570m, 4gb ram) and was wondering what OS to run. I ordered it with vista buisness x64 so it would utilize all 4 gb or RAM but have read on this forum that vista is bad for 3d? I will be using applications such as Maya and photohop... which OS should I run?

Thanks,
Liam

Srek
08-08-2007, 06:53 AM
If you don't set priority on having Direct X 10 for the latest games than i would heavily recommend XP over Vista. Vista has no advantage at all for 3D work but needs more ressources. Especialy graphics drivers for Vista are not yet as stable as the ones for XP.
Personaly i work with XP 64 bit and haven't found a single issue with it.
Cheers
Björn

Saurus
08-08-2007, 07:54 AM
3D and Vista is tricky, but they will be releasing a performance and reliability update that would hopefully resolve some of the issues:

938194 Vista Compatibility and Reliability Pack
This update resolves a number of individual issues which may be affecting some computers running Windows Vista. These issues have been reported by customers using the Error Reporting service, product support, or other means. Installing this update will improve the reliability and hardware compatibility of Windows Vista in a variety of scenarios. Some examples of the improvements contained in this update are:

Improved reliability and compatibility of Vista when used with newer graphics cards (http://www.neowin.net/index.php?act=view&id=41691#) in several specific scenarios and configurations.
Improved reliability when working with external displays on a laptop.
Increased compatibility with many video drivers.
Improved visual appearance of games with high intensity graphics.
Improved quality of playback for HD-DVD and Blue-Ray disks on large monitors.
Improved reliability for Internet Explorer when some third party toolbars are installed on Vista.
Improved Vista reliability in networking configuration scenarios.
Improved the reliability of Windows Calendar in Vista.
Improved reliability of systems that were upgraded from XP to Vista.
Increased compatibility with many printer drivers (http://www.neowin.net/index.php?act=view&id=41691#).
Increased reliability and performance of Vista when entering sleep and resuming from sleep.
938979 Vista Performance and Reliability Pack
This update resolves a number of individual issues which may be affecting some computers running Windows Vista. These issues have been reported by customers using the Error Reporting service, product support, or other means. Installing this update will improve the performance and responsiveness for some scenarios and improves reliability of Windows Vista in a variety of scenarios. Some examples of the improvements contained in this update are:

Improves performance in resuming back to the desktop from the Photo and Windows Energy screensaver.
Resolves an issue where some secured web pages (http://www.neowin.net/index.php?act=view&id=41691#) using advanced security technologies may not get displayed in Internet Explorer (http://www.neowin.net/index.php?act=view&id=41691#) on Windows Vista.
Resolves an issue where a shared printer (http://www.neowin.net/index.php?act=view&id=41691#) may not get installed if the printer is connected to a Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 (http://www.neowin.net/index.php?act=view&id=41691#) system and User Access Control is disabled on the Vista client.
Resolves an issue where creating AVI files on Vista may get corrupted.
Improves the performance in calculating the ‘estimated time remaining’ when copying/moving large files.
Improves performance in bringing up Login Screen after resuming from Hibernate.
Resolves an issue where synchronization of offline files to a server can get corrupted.
Resolves a compatibility issue with RAW images (http://www.neowin.net/index.php?act=view&id=41691#) created by Canon EOS 1D/1DS Digital SLR Camera which can lead to data loss. This only affects RAW images created by these two specific camera models.
Resolves an issue where a computer can lose its default Gateway address when resuming from sleep mode.
Improves the performance when copying or moving entire directories containing large amounts of data or files.
Improves the performance of Vista’s Memory Manager (http://www.neowin.net/index.php?act=view&id=41691#) in specific customer scenarios and prevents some issues which may lead to memory corruption.
LINK (http://www.neowin.net/index.php?act=view&id=41691)

heavyness
08-08-2007, 06:02 PM
938194 Vista Compatibility and Reliability Pack
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938979 Vista Performance and Reliability Pack
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I just installed these and will let you guys know how it goes. already, Flash games i run locally run faster [no hiccups]. still doesn't fix the Photoshop CS3 printer bug, but i'm going to try to uninstall the network printers and reinstall them.

Liamo0o
08-08-2007, 06:20 PM
thanks for the reply and please let us know how vista turns out... Im wondering if in a month I should install with windows vista x64 or wait and instead get a copy of XP 64

freddie
08-08-2007, 06:36 PM
I would say XP, I have spent 2 days now to get PS CS3 to run smooth on my new computer with vista...haven´t worked yet. :/

If I can´t get it to work as I want it to, I install XP; Microsoft can say wathever they like, I install my old XP OEM anyway...I´ve paid for it, then I´m gonna use it.:twisted:

davegraham
08-08-2007, 06:48 PM
hey SP3 for XP is coming. :) i guess that's good news.

dave

heavyness
08-08-2007, 07:14 PM
I would say XP, I have spent 2 days now to get PS CS3 to run smooth on my new computer with vista...haven´t worked yet. :/

If I can´t get it to work as I want it to, I install XP; Microsoft can say wathever they like, I install my old XP OEM anyway...I´ve paid for it, then I´m gonna use it.:twisted:

if your default printer is a network printer, it slows down PS CS3 big time. set your default printer to the Windows Document Writer and then start up CS3, should speed it up.

BUT, when i go to print to a network printer... it takes a good minute for it to print [but only during the printing process].

tons of people are talking about this over on the Adobe forums.

freddie
08-09-2007, 07:08 PM
if your default printer is a network printer, it slows down PS CS3 big time. set your default printer to the Windows Document Writer and then start up CS3, should speed it up.

BUT, when i go to print to a network printer... it takes a good minute for it to print [but only during the printing process].

tons of people are talking about this over on the Adobe forums.

I had not installed any printer yet on Vista, so that could not be the problem.
I did a search in the photoshop forum here on cg-talk, and found that there were others with the same "lagging" in photoshop on Vista.

I´m back on Xp now, and no problem at all. :)

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