I have quad core, 4 GB RAM with Sapphire HD6870 1GB for mining. & 2 hard disks. one is 500GB & other is 80GB.
Usually i use win 7 for everyday life & mostly i will be installing & uninstalling any new softwares i see. & its always crowded with softwares.
Only 3 days ago i got HD6870 & before i had 9400GT.
i am getting 210Mhash/s at 900 clk (default) & 230Mhash/s at 999 clk OC.
If i go over 1010+ system crashes & at 1005 i got white pixels..
Having ati catalyst 11.2 & also SDK 2.3.
Today suddenly i wondered since win 7 using more graphics ....for visual appeal, what if i try in xp, will i get more hash/s.
So, i uninstalled all the nvida drivers & installed 11.2 & SDK 2.3 of xp.
When i ran the same poclbm in win xp, it makes background things slow.
when mining, everything takes time to open....system becomes slow.
Some one used/using xp getting better than win 7 or same or less.
Please any advices welcome.