[lanse] Re: Best OS for gaming

  • From: "ChrisW @ LAN-Speed" <lan-chrisw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <list@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 11:31:57 +0100 (BST)


My only gripe with XP (pro) is that the graphics driver for my
All-in-wonder Radeon kept blue screening the system.  Stuck my old RivaTNT
in and it's been fine.  Might be an issue with hardware though as my
mobo/chip is old.

Chris

On Tue, 16 Apr 2002, Michael Knowles wrote:

>
> XP definitely.  I've run both for gaming and XP leaves 2K in it's wake.
>
> Incidentally, you may have issues with 2K's interrupt handling on clone
> machines - I did, and the damn thing wouldn't stay stable for more than 5
> mins.  Works fine with XP.
>
> Mike.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chris Green" <chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <lanse@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, April 15, 2002 10:34 PM
> Subject: [lanse] Best OS for gaming
>
>
> >
> > Hey all
> >
> > Well it has been very quiet on here so far, so here goes with the first
> > post.
> >
> > I'm in the process of reinstalling all my machines here. I have three
> > desktop PCs (two in my study and one downstairs) and my laptop. At
> > present these all run WinXP Pro, except for the laptop with runs WinXP
> > Home. I also have three servers (1 file server, 2 games servers) all
> > running Win2K Server.
> >
> > The servers are staying as is, but for the desktop PCs I have the choice
> > of Win98 2nd Edition, Win2k Pro or WinXP Pro. The trouble is I can't
> > decide which is the best for gaming. All three machines are used
> > extensively for gaming as I often run mini-LANs here at home (one is a
> > dual P3 1Ghz, one is an AthlonXP 1800+, the third a Celeron 1Ghz. The
> > laptop is a P3 933).
> >
> > So any suggestions on which I should go for and why? I've pretty much
> > ruled out Win98 as I do think it is dire, and won't support dual
> > processor machines - but I have it there as an option. The real choices
> > are 2K or XP, but I just can't make my mind up.
> >
> > Chris
> >
> >
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