Will my current system run Vista nicely?

By wallabing ยท 4 replies
Nov 6, 2006
  1. My current system

    Pentium 4 630
    Gigabyte GA-8IP775-G
    1GB (2x512) PQI PC3200 400Mhtz dual channel mode
    PNY Geforce 6600 256MB AGP
    Western Digital 160GB 7200rpm SATA hard drive
    Maxtor 80GB 7200rpm SATA hard drive
    Sony DVD-ROM
    Thermaltake 420watt PSU

    I heard rumors Vista will still be "average" with 1GB of RAM , and I want the best optimum performance.

    Will it at least run Vista smoothly?
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +418

    It will run it. Drop it down to the Windows Classic theme and you won't see much of a difference in speed between it and XP. That advice goes for any computer.
  4. Fizics

    Fizics TS Rookie Posts: 19

    you didn't need the fisherprice look anyway
  5. tpfagan

    tpfagan TS Rookie Posts: 43

    One of the nice features of vista is it has a "user experience" self evaluation tool. By running this tool, it will provide feedback in 4 or 5 areas (video, cpu, hd, etc) on a scale of 1 to 10. Vista is graphic card intense so I would recommend a 256MB card -- which the card you have will do fine. Once you load vista and run the tool, the scores will show you what areas you need to improve (or upgrade really) to get better performance.
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