I got a Gateway MX3417 laptop with AMD Turion 64 Mobile Tech. with MK-64. The CPU is x86 Family 15 Model 76 Stepping 2 Authentic AMD 20004 Mhz with a GPU of 256.MB and I have about 1.56 GB of free space, but I'm considering putting it on my Western Digital External Portable Hard Drive, it's a 1 TB model with about 903 GB. So, what's the verdict on this one?
I think people ran away screaming/crying.
You have a bit many zero's on that processor, unless its actually the fastest PC processor in the world.
I would not recommen running an operating system from an external harddrive. And I think your laptop runs alot smoother with Windows XP than it would with win7.
I myself, downgraded my laptop from vista to XP, and can now run alot of games smoothly that I could not before.
Your main concern should whether or not there are Windows 7 drivers available for the hardware in that laptop (specifically, but not limited to graphic, network, wireless). If there are no compatible drivers, your laptop becomes useless (until you restore the original OS).
OK, first off in my opionion.. if your pc could run XP, it should run better using Win 7. I have upgraded tons of pcs and laptops to win 7 and users always say its faster and thats 8-12 months after I installed it. Win XP crumbles up.
Win 7 Defrags on the fly so you dont have to defrag anymore. Ive seen people run 2 gigs with win 7 perfect. I played WoW on my laptop with 2 gigs no problem. I host a personal site with 1 gig of ram and works ok with me.
Anyone who tells you Win 7 isn't worth it IMHO they are wrong. Win 7 does everything better; more secure, and quicker. I guess I just haven't ran into real compatibility issues in 2 strong years of using. You may need to optimize the graphic settings to get the most unless you upgrade to 4 gigs of RAM but you are fine.