12/2/08

adventures in xp64

(1) WoW FPS is decent without tweaks – not quite XP32 FPS though; not sure why.
(2) Registry modifications to disable Nagle et al work.
(3) Dual monitors work flawlessly.
(4) 1GB RAM still free running WoW and a VM with 1GB RAM.
(5) 3com card doesn’t have drivers and I have no idea what model it is (finding out involves crawling around with a torchlight).

Verdict: A+++ (Although I’m wondering why XP64 seems to put most of the load on CPU3 and not balance it among the 4 like XP32/Vista)

P.S. OpenVZ setup is making me stab people. Please help.

11/17/08

the adventures of biatch0 in OSland

WinXP32 – Annoyed at 1GB of RAM touching itself while the other 3GB worked like dogs.

Ubuntu – Happy at all 4GB being available… before finding out the ATI HD4870 support is buggy causing video output to flickr during playback. Also would not play WoW nicely in WINE (which made me stab random people).

Vista64 – All 4GB available. Full HD4870 support with stupidly low framerate. Dual monitor spanning removed from Vista due to changes to the core engine resulted in more people being stabbed. Has no switches to disable tcp_ackfrequency and tcp_nodelay resulting in people being hit with blunt objects.

WinXP32 – Happy.

(Looking to try out XP64 though…)