quote: X2 6000+ at 3.2 Ghz2 Gb Gskill DDR2GTS 640 OCed to 550/17002 x Raptors 150 Gb Win Xp 24 " Flat panel 1920 x 1200XFI Sound
quote: 1. Vista is using more address space than XP in all situations 2. The amount of address space used with Vista seems to be related to the amount of video memory on our video card 3. XP on the other hand does not fluctuate at all, the address space usage is the same no matter what card we use.
quote: Unfortunately the fix is not all roses at this time. Microsoft classifies this as a hotfix which may still be undergoing further testing, which means they aren't recommending that most users install this fix, nor are they even making the fix easy to get.
quote: i don't mean to start a flame war (i mean it, fanboys need not reply) but i find it interesting how demanding pc games have become.
quote: i'm not mentioning ms or their products in my posts ever again on this site.
quote: wider variety of games, etc. And yes, higher cost, but every other component beyond the vid card is easily justified without gaming.
quote: Q6600 @ 3.06GHz and 8800GTX, gameplay is decent, averaging 60FPS all settings maxed 4Gigs RAM, Vista Ultimate 64.
quote: I didn't check the frame rate
quote: Can someone with the above hardware comment on gameplay? I want to know if it's worth upgrading now or waiting for the next high-end cards and Nehalem.
quote: Bring it on!
quote: Any machine with Windows is easy prey so what is your point?
quote: At least 95% of the security updates can be had separately from SP2, question is, will microsoft continue to issue patches that are compatible with SP1.
quote: Real Media has become the latest ad network to be outed as an unwitting ally to cyber crooks. In September, it was disclosed that Yahoo!-owned Right Media served about 12 million ads over three weeks, which silently installed a Trojan back door on unpatched Windows machines. The ads were served on MySpace, PhotoBucket and other popular web destinations.
quote: If the relevance isn't quite apparent: normally-safe website can become unsafe . It happens all the time. And no, just using an alternative browser will not make you safe from the tactics being used :) They include exploiting unpatched Windows vulnerabilties and third-party vulnerabilities as well."
quote: ...The malware exploited a previously unknown vulnerability in Real Player that was patched on Friday.....Windows users who used Internet Explorer to visit certain sites hosted by Tripod.com and Lycos.com were silently infected if they also had RealPlayer installed, according to a report issued on Symantec's DeepSight Threat Management System....
quote: The bottom line is that unlike WinXP SP1 or SP0, a WinXP SP2-equipped computer is not likely to get immediately subverted if you happen to plug it into your modem directly. We're talking the difference between a sloth and a panther here.
quote: And considering you find the "Security Center and Windows Firewall" a "feature" I have to call into question your sanity. Sure Windows Firewall may seem like it's better than nothing except it isn't because it gives a false sense of security which is why it's bad. Install a virus in the system and the "firewall" can easily be disabled which is why I'm against any form of "software firewalls".