Recommended hardware for Vista?

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  1. trouphaz

    trouphaz New Member

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    So, I have a computer at home that I'm considering buying Vista for. It has an Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (2.2Ghz) proc, 1Gb of memory and an ATI video card which I believe is an X1650 256Mb (can't remember the exact chipset offhand). I figure I'll go to at least 2Gb of memory and I plan on buying a new hard drive if I do this.

    I know Microsoft says this meets the minimum requirements to run the Aero stuff, but is it really or is it going to run like shit?
     
  2. crontab

    crontab Oracle doesn't have customers, they have hostages.

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    you can turn off aero. i turn off all the stupid animations and eye candy, even though i have a decent machine. i don't like that stuff anyway. i just keep the aero interface.

    more ram is recommended. doubt you'll need another hdd or faster one since you may not notice a difference. unless your current one is near capacity.

    vista should run fine. not sure about the latest games or video editting.
     
  3. trouphaz

    trouphaz New Member

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    i don't play any games on my PC anymore and the reason i wanted to swap hard drives is so i could leave my current one untouched just in case. :)
     
  4. Doomsday

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    just add more ram
    change the vid card to a DX10 one.
    cpu should be fine. overclock it if you can.
     

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