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Old 04-17-2007, 10:24 PM   #1
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Default im upgrading to vista, nervous.

im gona do a clean install of vista, and im getting nervous about it because theres so much talk about needing at least c2d's and 4gb ram to run it smoothly mainly because i play counterstrike: source and my computer is quite basic, well here it is,

2ghz unocore
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128mb gpu
640mb + 128mb boost

should i upgrade anything?
big thanks to shawn_selig29, hookin me up with vista. ima have to rank him once the deal goes through.

so staying on topic, do i need to upgrade anything anytime soon cus i really want vista and im gettin it and i dont want extra cd keys layin around so i gotta use em.
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Old 04-17-2007, 11:48 PM   #2
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Default Re: im upgrading to vista, nervous.

Not neccessary but sometime in the future purchase more ram. A gig is good. However, the more ram you have the faster your programs and applications will load/run.


Nice little setup. I heard vista is a pain in the ass, always asking for permission/passwords/authentication etc...
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Old 04-18-2007, 05:50 AM   #3
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Default Re: im upgrading to vista, nervous.

You dont say what your graphics card is, 128mb for graphics isnt very good, especially if your wanting to run AERO. You should download the vista compatability check from MS and run that, it will tell you any potential problems.
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Old 04-18-2007, 06:26 AM   #4
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Yeah, you should download the Upgrade Advisor. I don't know much about games, but all I can tell you is I have 1GB of RAM (see other specs in sig) and I can play World of Warcraft fine on Vista... but I have to have it on the lowest settings (or medium sometimes), if that helps.
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Old 04-18-2007, 06:32 AM   #5
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You dont say what your graphics card is, 128mb for graphics isnt very good, especially if your wanting to run AERO. You should download the vista compatability check from MS and run that, it will tell you any potential problems.
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Old 04-18-2007, 06:35 AM   #6
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Default Re: im upgrading to vista, nervous.

i downloaded the advisor, everything checked out ok but u kno how everyone is trashtalking vista how the minumum specs to run smooth are 8gb.
i just dont want mine to slow because then theres no way to undo it because i dont want to upgrade im doing clean install.
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Old 04-18-2007, 06:50 AM   #7
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Ive never seen 8gb quoted anywhere, im running it fine on 2gb, i think your card will struggle with vista, and the sempron isnt gonna do it justice either.
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Ive never seen 8gb quoted anywhere, im running it fine on 2gb, i think your card will struggle with vista, and the sempron isnt gonna do it justice either.
i agree,i have that card and it said that i could not run the AERO Interface because of that.
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:03 AM   #9
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Default Re: im upgrading to vista, nervous.

i have a crappy intel gma 945 128mb card and it runs aero fine. in fact my laptop runs vista fine. if you are going to game id suggest 2gb and a graphics card upgrade as the minimum upgrade.
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Old 04-18-2007, 03:30 PM   #10
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Default Re: im upgrading to vista, nervous.

i believe the whole 8Gb thing was down to my shoddy math

dnt be fooled by that my point was simply you CAN run vista fine with 1 or 2GB RAM but there will only be a certain amount you can do on that after loading security and opening a few programs its gonna slow i wud recomend 4 Gb for very very good running of vista

and finally my point in the other thread i wud reccomend 8Gb for absolutely perfect windows vista running but that wud allow you to do absolutely n e thing you wanted and wen you wanted with no delay which u may experience with only 1 or 2 GB

but for general vista running and a game or 2, 2Gb RAM shud be fine
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Default Re: im upgrading to vista, nervous.

I run Vista fine on my machine. Aero and all. I can run World of Warcraft at medium to high settings with resolution at 1440x900 (Widescreen=Godly) and run HL2 and COD2 to usually medium. The hardest part is getting graphics card drivers that don't blow. Nvidia has been working on them since the first beta and they still aren't very good.

The only issue I have is with the BF series. Battlefield 2 and 2142 don't like to cooperate as they run really crappy. My friend has a laptop with worse specs then my desktop and he runs them fine. It's just a matter if you get lucky or not.

As for the OS itself, it runs great. I haven't had any issues with it. It takes some getting used to, especially all of the warning message. But after that it's a solid OS.
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@starr, i like your binary quote
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Default Re: im upgrading to vista, nervous.

haha, my laptop has a vista ready sticker when i got it it was really crappy in june 2006 it was 1.8ghz 512 ram and 60gb hd and whatever the video was it was built in but remember that was june 06 lol
yeah i guess it will work, worst case scenariio ill have to put low settings for gaming just like before i upgraded my comp it lagged so i had low settings, i really notice a difference in the qual. when i have it at highest settings. looks so much moe realistic. i guess ill miss these days of high qual. gaming, but im sure ill love vista even more!
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Default Re: im upgrading to vista, nervous.

haha, my laptop has a vista ready sticker when i got it it was really crappy in june 2006 it was 1.8ghz 512 ram and 60gb hd and whatever the video was it was built in but remember that was june 06 lol
yeah i guess it will work, worst case scenariio ill have to put low settings for gaming just like before i upgraded my comp it lagged so i had low settings, i really notice a difference in the qual. when i have it at highest settings. looks so much moe realistic. i guess ill miss these days of high qual. gaming, but im sure ill love vista even more!
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Default Re: im upgrading to vista, nervous.

it should run vista fine
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:21 PM   #17
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Default Re: im upgrading to vista, nervous.

yes, it did work and i can still run cs at highest settings perfectly fine, and the only known problem is that in any browser i use, i cant post a thread in cf i can only do quick reply. and im going to see how wc3 reign of chaos works on my comp. lol i kno chaos is *old* and i cant run aero on my gpu. idk if i cant but i cant find the setting to change it so i guess its not working on my card.
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