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By xRussx
Aug 22, 2007
  1. Hi all,my friend wants to buy this computer.Its over kill for him we know,although we know jack sh**.

    I was wondering whether he should get Win XP with this as I've heard nothing great about Vista thus far? ...And If you guys could give some pros and cons on this setup. Never mind what he needs it for just some opinions.

    Thnx in advance

    Intel® Core™ 2 Quad processor Q6600
    • 2.40 GHz, 4 MB Advanced Transfer Cache, 1066 MHz

    Operating system installed
    Genuine Windows Vista® Ultimate

    Intel® G33 Express Chipset

    Standard memory
    2048 MB

    Memory type

    Memory slots
    4 DIMM

    Internal drives
    Internal hard disk drive
    500 GB

    Hard disk controller
    SATA 3G Hard Disk Drive

    Hard disk drive speed
    (7200 rpm)

    Optical drive type
    SuperMulti SATA Drive

    Optical drive speed
    SuperMulti SATA Drive with Lightscribe Technology, Double Layer (8.5GB) 16xDVD+R, 16xDVD-R, 8xDVD+RW, 6xDVD-RW, 8xDVD+R DL, 4xDVD-R DL, 5xDVD-RAM, 16xDVD-ROM; 40xCDR, 24xCDRW, 40xCDROM

    Second optical drive type
    HD DVD Player

    Second optical drive speed
    HD DVD Player for high definition movies 2.4x HD DVD-ROM, 5x DVD-ROM, 15x CD-ROM

    System features
    Memory card device
    15in1 memory card reader

    Network interface
    Integrated 10/100/1000 BaseT network interface (Broadband Ready)

    Video capture interface
    IEEE 1394 FireWire® Interface

    Wireless capability
    Wireless 802.11 b/g LAN

    Video adapter
    nVidia GeForce 8600GT 3D PCI-Express Graphics card

    Video RAM
    512MB DDR2 dedicated graphics memory. Up to 1280MB Total Available Graphics Memory as allocated by Windows Vista®

    TV tuner
    Single PAL TV Tuner with HP Remote Control

    Internal audio
    Integrated Intel® High Definition Audio - 7.1 Surround Sound Ready

    Audio connectors
    1 Line-in; 1 Line-out; 2 Microphones (1 in front); 1 Headphone; Stereo Audio; Side Spkr L/R; Rear Spkr L/R; Central/Subwoofer; SPDIF-IN; SPDIF-Out

    HP low profile Multimedia Cordless keyboard (2.4GHz) with one-touch Command Center and HP Cordless, optical, 2-button scroller mouse

    Remote control
    HP Media Center Remote Control

    External drive bays
    External (2) 5.25"; Internal (2) 3.5"; External (1) Optional HP Personal Media Drive

    Expansion slots
    1 PCI Express (x16), 2 PCI Express (x1), 1 PCI

    External I/O ports
    6 USB 2.0 ports (2 front, 4 rear), 2 PS/2, 2 x IEEE 1394 ports (1 in front), S-Video, Composite Video, 10/100/1000 LAN
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Go for XP - which edition depends on what the PC is to be used for.
    You do not mention the PSU for this - you will need at least 450W, more is better if you can manage it.
  3. murzyn1975

    murzyn1975 TS Rookie Posts: 25

    I also recommend XP. I had Vista installed and had a lot of problems with it. After three months of hair pulling I downgraded back to XP.
  4. xRussx

    xRussx TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Thank you will take into consideration
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