Vista build 6000 installs in 25 minutes and you need some 60 minutes do an upgrade from the past RC2 build 58xx. I installed Creative Labs X-Fi drivers, the beta ones and they works just fine and SATA SiL drivers work great as well.
After a few touches we were ready for the rock and what I call the role. Well our test machine was powered with 4GB OCZ PC3700 gold memory but Vista 32 bit won't recognise nor address more than 3.25GB.
Once it boots up Vista RTM takes between 700 and 750MB of memory. The good news it that the system is much more agile than before. It reacts instantly and there is no disk swapping, at least if you have 2GB+ memory.
I didn't want to install the 64 bit version as Battlefield 2142 and some other games don't even want to install, not even to talk about playing it. I installed 32 bit version and Battlefield 2142 works perfectly. I didn't had a single issue with the game and with FX60, 4 GB memory, Radeon X1950XTX at 1280x1024 it works with 4X FSAA and 8X Aliasing with around 60+ FPS.
Half Life 2 works between 60 and 160 FPS but it works super smoothly at 4X FSAA and 8 X Anisotroping, all high and reflect all settings.
vista works and feels much better than any beta and I burned so many DVD's and installed every single one. I followed it from its first tottering steps and it grew up to be one nice operating system. We will play more and will check the compatibility shortly and we will give you some more benchmarks.
It uses anything between 550 and 750 MB of memory depends on the boot and It takes 1.3 GB or more when you play battlefield 2142 actually not that bad after all. We will play with the memory a bit more.
Here is how it looks and get use to it, as you will be seeing these ones of similar for a veryl long times. Windows 3.1 anyone?
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