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would my compter qualify to run vista?


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dsd1

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AMD Sempron™ Processor 2800+

1.61 GHz, 512 MB of RAM (PQI Turbo)

Geforce fx5200

Edited by dsd1, 12 March 2006 - 11:30 AM.

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Hey there dsd1, they cannot really tell the requirment for Vista yet because it has been fully developed, but this should give you an idea and help out.

http://www.microsoft...e/vistarpc.mspx

Cool :tazz:
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I've used the past 3 vista builds so far..

Currently the minimum, during setup is the following:

1Ghz Processor minimum
512MB Ram
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I thought Vista (being 64-bit) needed a 64-bit processor....? :tazz:
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There are two builds of Vista, 32bit and 64Bit :tazz:.
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AMD Sempron™ Processor 2800+

1.61 GHz, 512 MB of RAM (PQI Turbo)

Geforce fx5200

I think you'll be fine. :tazz:
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I think you'll be fine. :tazz:


I heard all current video cards cannot run Vista, or just to its max?
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They can run it. they wouldnt be able to run its DX10 features but they arent in any of the betas.
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Hey dsd1, you have fx 5200? Do you OC?

BTW, Mine is PCI

Edited by Casheti, 13 April 2006 - 09:38 AM.

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would my computer run vista? 704mb RAM DDR/1.6GHZ socket A/ 64mbMB shared graphics card /80GB+160GB IDE Harddrive/ASUS socket A mother Board!

Edited by daniel_c, 17 April 2006 - 01:28 AM.

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I think my system can run widows vista. I just got it. I was one of the lucky two to recieve one. I have a Dell XPS 600 Renegade Limited. I need imput. What do you need to run Windows Vista? :whistling: :blink:
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sadly, due to its proprietary nature, the Dell XPS 600 Renegade Limited Edition will not run Windows Vista
























(stop bragging about your system--YOU KNOW THAT WILL RUN VISTA)
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I wasn't bragging. :whistling: I asked a Dell rep. if my system could support Windows Vista. She said no
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IT wont run it with DX10 on that system if you replace the gfx card it will run it, dell just want you to buy a new system when vista comes out because if youre buying that kind of pc from them they want you to keep buying as they underwrite the cheaper pcs with the more expensive ones, a system like yours can cost over $1000 more than a custom build or home build because dell need to underwrite the cheap pcs which they sell at a loss, which is why they will tell you you need a new system.
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Vista itself is not very demanding, however i think many people's worries and some of the references here are to whether or not your systems can run vista's aero glass feature. As usual, a quick google and/or wikipedia search turned up what y'all need. http://en.wikipedia....ss#Requirements
the gist of it copy/pasted
* Intended for mainstream and high-end graphics cards.
* 64 MB of graphics memory recommended for 1024x768, 128 MB for 1600x1200+.
* At least 32 bits per pixel.
* 3D hardware acceleration with capabilities equal to DirectX 9.0c.
* A memory bandwidth of 2 GB/s is recommended.
* Capable of drawing ~1.5 M triangles / second, one window being ~150 triangles.
* A graphics card that uses AGP 8X or PCI Express x16 bus.
* Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) Drivers.


To quote a bit, "Its name is an acronym (or backronym) for Authentic, Energetic, Reflective and Open. Intended to be a cleaner, more powerful, more efficient and more aesthetically pleasing user interface, it also includes new transparencies, animations and eye candy."

straight from windows on vista core requirements
http://www.microsoft...starpc.mspx#EJB

also on wiki in a more fleshed out manner
http://en.wikipedia....re_requirements


Note that Vista will work for more barebones users who don't want/need the aesthetics of aero, and the bar for vista itself is pretty low, although running anything on 512 mb ram these days is asking for quite a bit of downtime, i should know. if you're sticking with 512, plan on buying a nail filer or a some handheld video poker for time between the reboots and force quits.
Hope that helps...maybe some of these links should just be pinned in a post for this forum, any takers on that idea? perhaps someone more important than me could put this all together in something with a title like 'will my pc run vista?' although, for that matter, it should probably say 'will my pc or mac run vista?'
Intel based Macs will run Vista
http://www.windowsit...rott_49045.html
-doc

Edited by doc martini24, 10 May 2006 - 07:47 PM.

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