Upgrades for vista and Adobe CS3 suite.....need help

Hey Everybody --
Well I'm thinking I'm going to go ahead and switch over to Vista. I really want to be able to use more RAM, especially when doing stuff in After Effects, and I know that the new video suite is coming out in the first of July. Here is what my system will be like for Vista:

To Buy:
RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820220227

VIDEO CARD - http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16814130080

What I Have:
Intel C2D E6600
2 x 1gig DDR2-8000 Corsair Dominatior Ram
Thermaltake Toughpower 750watt PSU
eVga 680i MB
160gb 10K Raptor
2 x 500gb Seagate

So I figure after I make these upgrades, that will give me six gigs of Ram with a pretty good graphics card. I'll mainly use this stuff for After Effects work, but I want to do a bit of gaming as well. What do you think? Do you think Vista will be okay on this system? The only thing I'm kinda worried about is the CPU. I was thinking about going with the quad-core, but $500 is a bit much right now. I've heard rumors of a price drop, so I'll probably wait on that.

Do you think the new After Effects and Vista will run okay?
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  1. Anybody?

    I need some help please....
  2. I've not run vista personally, but I'm pretty sure that with 6gb and a decent video card you'd be fine. Depends a little on what resolution you like to run at, but either way... I think it'll be alright... I'm no expert though.

    Best of luck to you :D
  3. Your better off getting another 2x 1gb ddr2's that are the same brand and type that you got at the moment. 4gb is more than enough.

    Also both your links are broke.
  4. To use more than 4 gigs of ram, you will need Vista 64 bit which is very buggy at best. I would not count on playing any games on 64 bit.

    This MS article should help explain the ram issue. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929580/

    Right now you will have better performance and less headaches with XP. The newer games coming out will still support DX9, and so far DX10 is said to be a minimal upgrade at best.

    Better to wait for Vista SP1.
  5. Vista is a gigantic headache that M$ has convinced some people to pay for.
  6. I upgraded to vista ultimate and installed CS2 with 3 gb ram and everything ran fine.... although i'm not sure how it will run on vista 64 and 6 gigs ram. Somewhere, I thought I saw that Adobe limits the amount of ram you can use on a Windows machine so you might want to read up on their spec's. The new version may solve this or I may be thinking about different software.

    The build looks good :lol:
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