Vista gaming serious Performance Issues


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Guest

Hi there, I currently bought windows vista home premium and I am very
dissapointed with its performance when it comes to gaming, I currently
installed 3 of my favorite games on my system, Battlefield 2142, Ghost Recon
Advanced Warfighter and Rainbow Six Vegas.

In Battlefield 2142, the game ran sluggishly but after awhile (about a day
after) the game started displaying different color vertical lines and then
pretty soon after that
the game would not even run telling me that the disk was not in the drive
(which it was).

In Ghost Recon AW whenever I look into the direction of where all of the
action is, my frame rate horribly drops to 19. I never had this problem with
Xp and I had 1 gig of ram with graphics turned up and highest resolution
possible at that time and I was doing 90-100fps anytime.

In Rainbow Six Vegas I also get very low frame rates even with everything
turned down.

Will there ever be a Service Pack released so it can fix most of these
issues with pre-Vista games? I am hoping Vista will not be a repeat of
Windows Millenium :mad:

My system Specs:

Gigabyte nForce570SLi-S4 socket am2 Motherboard
2.4ghz AMD Athlon 64x2(Dual-Core) 4600+
Patriot 2 GIGs DDR800 Dual Channel Mode
eVEGA GeForce 7900 GT KO 256MB
250 gig SATA 3.0

note- everything in my computer is updated at all times, this includes BIOS,
Operating system and Software Drivers. Also nothing is overclocked.....
 
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Dale \Mad_Murdock\ White

Well, don't go blaming Vista just yet. You nVidia card is most likely the
problem, well actualy the drivers. Heck there is even a guy talking about a
lawsuit because nVidia as been so slow to get out vista supported drivers.

I've played 3-4 hours of BF2142 straight with no sluggish problems. In fact
last night, I got my 8 knife kills under vista. I also play FEAr and FEAR XP
and based on the benchmarks, FEAR under vista is only about 10-15 fps slower
than under XP. Same for Doom3 and Half-Life2. My 3dmark06 score is with 50
points of my XP score.

So overall, Vista is on par enough with XP, that's almost a wash. At this
point, it all boils down to drivers. You might check out www.guru3d.com and
try some of those nvidia drivers that are considered beta status.

When you talk about different color verticle lines that often is a sign that
the video card is overheating or is being overclocked too much. Obviously if
you are doing either of those, you might try not overclocking.

You might have made the jump too soon to vista, but with the next 2-3
months, I'm sure the drivers will smooth out and it will be happen gaming
for all.
 
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JimR

Cristian said:
Hi there, I currently bought windows vista home premium and I am very
dissapointed with its performance when it comes to gaming, I currently
installed 3 of my favorite games on my system, Battlefield 2142, Ghost
Recon
Advanced Warfighter and Rainbow Six Vegas.

In Battlefield 2142, the game ran sluggishly but after awhile (about a day
after) the game started displaying different color vertical lines and then
pretty soon after that
the game would not even run telling me that the disk was not in the drive
(which it was).

In Ghost Recon AW whenever I look into the direction of where all of the
action is, my frame rate horribly drops to 19. I never had this problem
with
Xp and I had 1 gig of ram with graphics turned up and highest resolution
possible at that time and I was doing 90-100fps anytime.

In Rainbow Six Vegas I also get very low frame rates even with everything
turned down.

Will there ever be a Service Pack released so it can fix most of these
issues with pre-Vista games? I am hoping Vista will not be a repeat of
Windows Millenium :mad:

My system Specs:

Gigabyte nForce570SLi-S4 socket am2 Motherboard
2.4ghz AMD Athlon 64x2(Dual-Core) 4600+
Patriot 2 GIGs DDR800 Dual Channel Mode
eVEGA GeForce 7900 GT KO 256MB
250 gig SATA 3.0

note- everything in my computer is updated at all times, this includes
BIOS,
Operating system and Software Drivers. Also nothing is overclocked.....

It's not Vista. It's the Nvidia drivers. It is well known that the latest
Nvidia Vista graphics drivers are not producing decent frame rates. The
chatter on the Nvidia boards is that proper drivers for 7xxx series boards
are still a few months out. If you would like to see the frustration first
hand -
http://forums.slizone.com/index.php?s=b203351742b3b8a0e75d80b9694e0a1f&showforum=9
 
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RR Johnson Jr.

I agree with everyone's opinion that drivers are a major issue here. I had a
really bad problem with gaming and believe it or not it turned out that the
problem was my Logitech mouse. The driver was conflicting with something
else causing stuttering. I obtained a new Microsoft keyboard/mouse combo
with the certified for Windows Vista symbol on it and everything seems to be
fine. Nvidia only just recently released some drivers for their chipsets so
check this as well on their website assuming you have an NVidia chipset. The
video drivers need some tweaking but that will come in time.

regards
Robert
 
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Dale White

Was that mouse the G5 or G7 ? In case you didn't see I had that problem with
the G15 Keyboard. Just crazy I say !
 
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Byron Hinson

As others have said, the drivers are still in an early state (especially the
Nvidia drivers which they themselves have even said are poor), it'll take a
few months before performance gets really good in gaming on Vista.
 
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mlai

If you want a quick fix, get an ATI X1950Pro..... I am not kidding. I have
an 8800GTS and I went out and got the Sapphire X1950pro to just get some
decent performance and stability under vista.......
 
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Guest

It's not just gaming. I am testing Vista for copoate use (no games) on a
Dell ATGD620, 2GB, 1.83 GB Duo Intel. I have noticed signifincant
differences between Vista and XP runing on a much smaller machines while
performing normal business functions.

Vista would not be accepted by the field due to decreased performance.
 
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Charles Genaro

I'm running a similar machine 590sli x25200 pair of 7600. get the beta
drivers from nvidia. worked or atleast improved things foe me.
 

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