Originally Posted by 0v3rc10cl0ck3d
im running xp home i think microsoft can take vista and flush it down there computerized toilets
Why Vista is great. Much better interface. The biggest problem is finding the best working drivers for it. Once you have a good combo of drivers its just as stable as XP. The system you listed would run Vista alright the biggest thing you would need is another gig of ram.
What type of ram are you buying? If your buying DDR2 I hope your getting 2X512 sticks, if your just buying 1, 1gig stick its not going to run in DDR2. Also you asked about a fan for your CPU. Are you overclocking or leaving it factory? Most CPU's come with fan/heatsinks as long as its retail and not OEM. If your going to overclock some you may want to look at a aftermarket cooler. Whats your overall price? Are you capped at $500 for everything including the fan?