Vista or XP multitasking

July 22, 2009 at 14:44:50
Specs: Vista, Core2duo7500/4gig
I purchased a Dell Studio with a Core 2 Duo at 2.8ghz cpu, 4gig pc6400 ram, ATI 4670 512mb video card, DVD burner, 500gig SATA 2 HD, with Vista 64bit Home Premium. In real-world applications, given this configuration, does Vista multitask better or would XP? All opinions are greatly respected and appreciated.

Loretta



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#1
July 22, 2009 at 16:13:55
I would think that the Vista 64 could be better able to handle memory swapping and such, but XP is no slouch either. I don't believe as a user you would notice any real advantage to either set up.

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#2
July 22, 2009 at 20:46:00
Vista does a better job manging multithreading task then XP.

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#3
July 23, 2009 at 04:01:14
Multithreading is not the same as multitasking.

And the programs the OP would be using would have to be written to take advantage of multithreading for there to be a substantial increase in speed.

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#4
July 23, 2009 at 17:16:53
Thanks for all of the replies. I hope that I have made a good choice..hardware-wise..considering what I use my computer for. I can always depend on you guys for the most informative and logical replies/opinions based on my inquiries. You guys are the cats!

Loretta


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#5
July 23, 2009 at 18:06:16
You're very kind Loretta. I don't think we really answered your question though.

My belief is that your computer is fine for what you want to do.

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