Photoshop=the shit. <br /><br />I used to be a fan om Mac for it being so much better looking then XP. But then came Vista. I'm running the 64-bit version on a monster computer now and I love everything about it. I never had any driver problems so far and I have a Geforce 8800GTS 512 installed. I run everything on the highest settings no problemo (except for Crysis). <br /><br />Game performance in Vista isn't so much worse, not if you have a fast computer. It's the only way to play games in DirectX10 anyway, so there isn't much point in sticking to XP in terms of games. <br /><br /><br />People seem to bitch a lot about vista, but I'm very happy with it. It's the best Windows version so far. I would never install vista on a non-recent PC though. It's really made for the fast dual- and quad cores with plenty of RAM (I have 4GB) and a fast video card.
What you tell me here is exactly the opposite of my experience. It's perfectly stable, and games run smooth. The graphics card and processor you own are both known to get quite hot, is your case properly ventilated? My graphics card gets a lot hotter too when I run DirectX 10 games.
That topic is hilarious.<br /><br />The 8800GTX and the old 8800GTS have the G80 chip, the 9800GTX and the new 8800GTS have the G92 chip. Main difference is that it gets less hot. 8800GTX is also one bad mofo. You don't have these problems on XP? I find it strange your problem. The 8-series as a whole, has an awesome reputation in terms of speed and stability, also on Vista.