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Windows Vista Performance on my computer

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May 23, 2007 9:37:44 PM

should i install w.vista on my pc?
these are my pc details:



CPU : Intel Pentium 4 530 (*1)CPU Arch : 1 Cores - 1 Threads
CPU PSN : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
CPU EXT : MMX SSE SSE2 SSE3
CPU Cache : L1 : 12/16 KB - L2 : 1024 KB
Core : Prescott (90 nm) / Revision : E0
CPUID : F.4.1 / Extended : F.4
Freq : 3056.32 MHz (203.75 * 15)
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MB Brand : http://www.abit.com.tw/
MB Model : AA8 (Intel 925X-ICH6R)
NB : Intel i925X rev B1
SB : Intel 82801FB (ICH6) rev 03
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RAM Size : 768 MB
RAM Freq : 271.7 MHz
RAM Type : DDR2-SDRAM Dual Channel
RAM Ratio : 3:4
RAM Timings : 4-4-4-12
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Slot 1 : 256MB (PC2-4300)
Slot 1 Manufacturer : SpecTek Incorporated
Slot 2 : 256MB (PC2-4300)
Slot 2 Manufacturer : SpecTek Incorporated
Slot 3 : 256MB (PC2-4300)
Slot 3 Manufacturer : SpecTek




And i'm going to add 512 more MB RAM.
What do you say?


Gal.
May 24, 2007 1:58:27 AM

i wouldn't recommend vista with your specs (btw whats your video card?), you might be able to run vista basic though.
May 24, 2007 8:47:31 AM

What about windows vista home premium?
I have RX300 SE and aero DOES work on it.
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May 24, 2007 7:32:56 PM

still, i say your rig is to old and you probably will be experiencing slow vista performance.
May 28, 2007 9:29:59 PM

It should work but I wouldnt use your computer.

Vista is extremly ram hungery, and power needy.
I have a p4 945 overclocked to 3.9, 4 gb of ram, x600, asus mobo.

Have both vista and xp. xp runs circles around vista, even home basic.
I like some features of vista but it is to needy even for my machine.
May 28, 2007 9:31:56 PM

well, you got plenty of ram, but your cpu and video card are too old for vista
May 29, 2007 3:03:37 AM

I agree with everything that both Assman and frenchsquared said. I disagree with one thing you said you were going to do (and asked for comments)...

Quote:
And i'm going to add 512 more MB RAM.
What do you say?


I think you should only add one other 256MB ddr2 dimm to just match the other 3 that you already have. And right now, you should be able to pick it up pretty cheap. You may not be able to get an exact match to your other ones but anything as fast or faster than "256MB (PC2-4300)" should really help your system...

This one from Newegg is only $18 and you should be able to feel the difference.

Whatever you do with your memory, from now on always do it in pairs (i.e. buy 2 x 512M or 2 x 1G).

--DD
May 29, 2007 3:06:06 AM

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I think you should only add one other 256MB ddr2 dimm to just match the other 3 that you already have.


true, it is prefered to have an equal amount of ram in each slot.
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