wow and windows 7

wow and other games, like diablo 3, starcraft 1- 2, gta 4 or 5 run ok on windows 7? even the 64 version?
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That question is so yesterday. Today's question is whether they run well on Windows 8 (it will run, but does Metro soak up too many resources?).

But since you asked, for me WoW runs better on Windows 7 than it did on Vista, because 7 performs better. Diablo is not such a big ask and runs fine but I haven't tried Starcraft.
Edited by Panamat on 12/11/2012 12:11 GMT
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No. You need at least a Win8 PC with 128 Gigs of RAM, an Octocore 16GHZ CPU, 10G Video RAM, SSD with 64G cahche and a 2500W PSU. Otherwise no chance.

Yes of course they do, depending on the computer. :)
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My personal opinion is that Win7 x64 is the best OS you can have for WoW currently.
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12/11/2012 12:11Posted by Doomsinger
My personal opinion is that Win7 x64 is the best OS you can have for WoW currently.
Id say its best for all games ever.
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12/11/2012 12:11Posted by Doomsinger
My personal opinion is that Win7 x64 is the best OS you can have for WoW currently.


No love for Win8? I have not noticed any drop in performance or any issues at all :)
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12/11/2012 12:11Posted by Doomsinger
My personal opinion is that Win7 x64 is the best OS you can have for WoW currently.


Windows 8 professional 64-bit says hello. :)
Edited by Danellos on 12/11/2012 12:31 GMT
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12/11/2012 12:30Posted by Danellos
My personal opinion is that Win7 x64 is the best OS you can have for WoW currently.


Windows 8 professional 64-bit says hello. :)


QFT, win 8 runs beautifully. and boots faster, too.
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thanks. But win 7x64 can run on my pc? at office i have a low pc, with Core 2 duo E4700 @ 2.60 GHz and 2GB RAM and integrated videocard (but wow is runing ok)

at home i have CORE 2 DUO E6300 and better components

so the question is about this x64, who probably need some high processor
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12/11/2012 11:59Posted by Trõllrománia
even the 64 version?


Especially the 64-bit version. WoW can now run natively in a 64-bit architecture, this means, if you happen to have a 64-bit operating system, just like Windows7 x64 and a x64 compatible cpu, you should be in for a performance boost over an equivalent x86 (32-bit) system.

For the other games that can’t run natively in x64, Windows has an integrated emulator (that goes by the awesome name of WoW64!) that enables most 32-bit applications to run without any problems on the x64 version of the OS.

12/11/2012 13:02Posted by Trõllrománia
But win 7x64 can run on my pc? at office i have a low pc, with Core 2 duo

Yes, your cpu uses a 64-bit instruction set so it should be able to run Windows x64.
Just a small detail though, x64 applications tend to use more RAM than their 32-bit counterparts, so if you intend to keep that system, maybe you should consider increasing your RAM to at least 4GB.
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wow would actually run better on a Linux 64 platform

but that is another subject :)
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It might even run better in WINE on Linux than on native Windows...

I can't comment on Windows 8 because I only have it on a phone but I suspect switching off Metro might be a good thing (as it was with Aero on Vista).
Edited by Panamat on 12/11/2012 13:42 GMT
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I can only confirm that wow has newer run better for me after the change to win 7 -64 bit and a 64 bit cpu.

I dont even think i got any lag after that.

now its 3 weeks since i changed and i play about every day.
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Yes, your cpu uses a 64-bit instruction set so it should be able to run Windows x64.
Just a small detail though, x64 applications tend to use more RAM than their 32-bit counterparts, so if you intend to keep that system, maybe you should consider increasing your RAM to at least 4GB.


To be fair, I'd suggest to increase the RAM either way. I've noticed that a 32-bit OS tends to have a rather substantial amount of lag (compared to none at all) when playing World of Warcraft along wither, say, a music player or even an internet browser with 2GB of RAM.

Anyhow, WoW basically runs on a shoebox and a monitor. It's one of the most OS-capable games I know. Even runs smooth on my Mac. And that's nothing short of a miracle, to be fair.

Xki
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12/11/2012 12:30Posted by Danellos
Windows 8 professional 64-bit says hello. :)

Doomsinger says goodbye.

Let me know when it stops causing account lock spam for people without authenticators, then we'll talk.
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wow would actually run better on a Linux 64 platform

but that is another subject :)


^^This

The 64 Bit Client always seems to bug out for me,
Runs Better in Wine on Linux, all be it without Model 3 Shaders.

Oh and on the subject of Windows 8, Say hello to Microsoft endorsed only products and say bye to your free to use as you please OS.... Soon when they have pulled the wool over everyone's eyes over what the new Windows goals actually are.. Just sayin. :-)
Edited by Valandril on 12/11/2012 14:01 GMT
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If they close the API to independents I will definitely have to switch to Linux.
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12/11/2012 13:27Posted by Taepsilum
Especially the 64-bit version.


I'm running Win7 64bit on an i5 760 quad. I found that using the 64 bit client made my rig unstable.

That was a couple of months back though, has the 64 bit client been upgraded??
Edited by Meckina on 12/11/2012 14:15 GMT
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12/11/2012 12:11Posted by Doomsinger
My personal opinion is that Win7 x64 is the best OS you can have for WoW currently.


I think it runs much more smootly on my Commodore C64.
Running it on 150 ram now, I thought I had 300 at first,
but half turned out to be ewes.
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@Aerea, windows 10 actually. Windows 8 is too old.
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