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Old 11-15-2006, 04:54 PM   #1
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im just wondering what are the requirements for vista. ive seen Motherboards with a vista ready sign. do u need specific motherboards and cpu's to run it?
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Old 11-15-2006, 04:59 PM   #2
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FIRSTLY DEPENDS ON WHICH VERSION
HERES A LINK TO THE PAGE ABOUT DIFFERENT VERSIONS
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...s/default.mspx

A Windows Vista Capable PC includes at least:

* A modern processor (at least 800MHz1).
* 512 MB of system memory.
* A graphics processor that is DirectX 9 capable.
A Windows Vista Premium Ready PC includes at least:

* 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
* 1 GB of system memory.
* Support for DirectX 9 graphics with a WDDM driver, 128 MB of graphics memory (minimum)2, Pixel Shader 2.0 and 32 bits per pixel.
* 40 GB of hard drive capacity with 15 GB free space.
* DVD-ROM Drive
* Audio output capability.
* Internet access capability.

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE UPDATE ADVISOR WHICH WILL TELL YOU IF YOUR COMPUTER IS COMPATIBLE
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...r/default.mspx
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Old 11-15-2006, 06:53 PM   #3
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there aren't 'vista specific' motherboards. however, you probably need one with atleast one agp slot/pci-e slot in order to run it smoothly since the gpu demands on the new aero vista interface is pretty high.
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