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Vista Ultimate SP1 64 bit requirements and my PC

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September 3, 2008 12:17:56 PM

I wish to know what are the hardware requirements for Windows Vista Ultimate SP 1 64 bit and Direct X 10.1. I am planning to buy the below mentioned system with the following hardware:

Hardware List of the new PC I plan to buy
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1- PROCESSOR: INTEL (CORE 2 QUAD) Q9550 2.83Ghz (12MB CACHE - 1333 MHZ FSB)

2- VIDEO CARD: HIS PCI EXPRESS ATI PCX 4870 512 MB 256BITS DDR5

3- MEMORY: CORSAIR DDRII 2GB-667 (P/N: VS2GB667-D2) X 2 OR
KINGSTON DDRII 2GB-667 X 2

4- HARD DRIVE: SEAGATE 500GB 3.5" HDD SATA-II 7200RPM 16MB Cache (ST-3500320AS)

5- POWER SUPPLY: 750 WATTS REAL POWER PRO SLI READY (RS-750-ACAA-A1)
6- CPU COOLER: COOLER MASTER CPU COOLER HYPER TX2 (SUPP INTEL & AMD)

7- CASE: ASUS VENTO 3600 (WITHOUT SUPPLY)

8- MOTHERBOARD: D975XBX2 (775PINS - 8 CHANNEL SND+GIGA LAN) PCX SLOT (CROSSFIRE)

9- LCD MONITOR: VX-1962WM 19" BLACK WIDE SCREEN MULTIMEDIA

10- DVD WRITER: ASUS DVDRW 20xDL SATA DRW-2014S1T X 2

11- USB FLASH DRIVES: CORSAIR VOYAGER 8GB 2.0 (TEN YEARS WARRANTY)

12- FAX MODEM: APACHE HARD (3 YEARS WARRANTY) (A56SP-HCF) (56K)

13- SPEAKERS: Edifier X600 2.1 WITH WOOFER (WOODEN MADE )

14- FLOPPY DRIVE: SONY 1.44MB BLACK//WHITE (INTERNAL)

15- SOUND CARD: 7.1 SOUND CARD X-FI XTREME AUDIO

16- MOUSE: GAMING XL-750BF 4X3 FIRE BUTTON LASER 2500DPI

17- KEYBOARD: GAMING X7-G800 GAMING KEYBOARD WATER PROOF DESIGN ---------------------------------------------------------------------

Kindly throw some light on this system's compatibility for Vista 64 bit as well as Direct X 10.1. Also I have read that Windows seven would have the same hardware requirement as that of Vista. Do you know anything about that? Some information would be highly appreciated. Thanks and with my best regards. :) 
September 3, 2008 12:51:21 PM

1- PROCESSOR: INTEL (CORE 2 QUAD) Q9550 2.83Ghz (12MB CACHE - 1333 MHZ FSB)

- - More than enough



2- VIDEO CARD: HIS PCI EXPRESS ATI PCX 4870 512 MB 256BITS DDR5

- - More than enough

3- MEMORY: CORSAIR DDRII 2GB-667 (P/N: VS2GB667-D2) X 2 OR
KINGSTON DDRII 2GB-667 X 2


- - More than enough


4- HARD DRIVE: SEAGATE 500GB 3.5" HDD SATA-II 7200RPM 16MB Cache (ST-3500320AS)


- - Perfectly fine


5- POWER SUPPLY: 750 WATTS REAL POWER PRO SLI READY (RS-750-ACAA-A1)

- - More than enough

6- CPU COOLERhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_cooling : COOLER MASTER CPU COOLER HYPER TX2 (SUPP INTEL & AMD)

- - OS doesn't care about your CPU cooler

7- CASE: ASUS VENTO 3600 (WITHOUT SUPPLY)

- - Holds everything together


8- MOTHERBOARDhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motherboard : D975XBX2 (775PINS - 8 CHANNEL SND+GIGAhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giga- LAN) PCX SLOT (CROSSFIRE)


- - I have an issue with this: Given that you have chosen a CPU that runs on a 1333FSB, why are you choosing an older 1066FSB motherboard/chipset? This makes no sense to me. I would recommend a P35 based motherboard or newer here, please.


9- LCD MONITOR: VX-1962WM 19" BLACK WIDE SCREEN MULTIMEDIA

- - OS doesn't care - It plugs into your Video card and makes pretty pictures when told to ;) 

Be advised that a 19" Widescreen is basically a fatter 17".

Though to be honest, I prefer 20" or larger: At work, I can see 26 columns on a spreadsheet on my 20". Spending a little more money here to get more than you maybe think you need will make a much bigger difference in your day to day usage than, say, a faster processor. You have plenty of horsepower in that video card to use it, too. :) 



10- DVD WRITERdvd writer : ASUS DVDRW 20xDL SATA DRW-2014S1T X 2

- - Should be perfectly fine

11- USB FLASHhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_flash_drive DRIVES: CORSAIR VOYAGER 8GB 2.0 (TEN YEARS WARRANTY)

- - I have one - Works perfectly


12- FAX MODEM: APACHE HARD (3 YEARS WARRANTY) (A56SP-HCF) (56K)

- - I'm not familiar with this. Check with the maker - If they have drivers, you should be prefectly fine. If it's light duty stuff - Business and Ultimate versions of Vista include the facility to send and receive faxes, though you'd need a scanner for paper docs. How to send: http://www.ehow.com/how_2029566_send-fax-vista.html


13- SPEAKERS: Edifier X600 2.1 WITH WOOFER (WOODEN MADE )

- - Plugs in to your sound card. Makes noise when told to :) 


14- FLOPPY DRIVE: SONY 1.44MB BLACK//WHITE (INTERNAL)

- - Old school, huh?? I keep one in my drawer, just in case :D 


15- SOUND CARDhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_card : 7.1 SOUND CARD X-FI XTREME AUDIO

- - At one time, Creative had the absolute worst support for Vista: Then left a lot of customers high and dry when they End Of Life'd nearly all their old product lines, and their newer ones suffered from drivers with limited functionality and issues like distortion and snap/crackle/popping. Not to mention threatening lawsuits against people who tried to fix these broken drivers. So a lot of people are/were pretty pissed off at them. HOWEVER - Creative's new drivers are supposed to be very good and fully functional. Having said that: I would use the CD in the box as a coaster for a nice frosty drink, or maybe an ornament for a ghetto christmas tree, or perhaps to hang from a scarecrow so the flashing reflections will help keep birds out of the garden. Instead, download the very newest straight from Creative.


16- MOUSE: GAMING XL-750BF 4X3 FIRE BUTTON LASER 2500DPI

- - Perfectly fine

17- KEYBOARD: GAMING X7-G800 GAMING KEYBOARD WATER PROOF DESIGN

- - Again - Perfectly fine
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May 20, 2009 7:45:00 AM

Will i be able to run vista ultimate 32bit?

Processor: Intel Penttium 4 3.0ghz X2

RAM: HP 1024gb X2

Graphics: ATI Radeon x1550 series 256mb

Hard Drive: 40gb

Power supply: 350watts
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May 20, 2009 11:14:00 AM

I'd recommend you stick with XP
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May 25, 2009 8:28:58 AM

what about windows 7 home premium?
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May 26, 2009 2:43:18 PM

zippy93 said:
what about windows 7 home premium?



Zippy - I do not recommend running new operating systems on old, old hardware. Changing the version of Vista does not change the answer.
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May 26, 2009 3:47:10 PM

That 40GB hard drive is rather tiny... if you plan on using that system for a while, it might be worth getting something larger. If you're just using it until you can get something newer, then don't put a lot of money into it. As Scotteq said, you're better off sticking with XP.
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June 7, 2009 9:12:55 AM

would this be able to run vista with little to no lag

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66ghz

4gb RAM 800mhz

720w PSU
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December 9, 2012 10:53:46 AM

Scotteq said:
Zippy - I do not recommend running new operating systems on old, old hardware. Changing the version of Vista does not change the answer.

hey hey hey its ok to run on it
my old pc pentium 4 2.80 ghz 64 bit capable ddr board lenovo colombus 1gb of ram and a 90 gb of hardrive ati radeon 9600 256 mb run windows 7 ultimate with a base score of 4.0
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