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Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by bocochoco, Jul 27, 2009.

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  1. bocochoco

    bocochoco Thread Starter

    Sep 10, 2007
    How low can they go? Will it run on this pc:

    Athlon XP 3200+ (I think, might be 2600 or 2800+)
    1.5GB DDR
    some ATI video card in AGP, not powerful at all compared to now standards.
    100GB hdd 5200RPM

    I know 7 will run well on netbooks, how well will it run on this? I'd like to replace the existing bunged up install soon and 7 seems like a good candidate.

    Thanks ^_^
  2. loserOlimbs


    Jun 19, 2004
    It will run,

    I ran Vista fine on a AMD Athlon 2500+ with a ATI 9600 and a 9800 pro card, 1GB of DDR PC3200.

    Vista and 7 are so similar, I cannot forsee an issue, and it should even run better, though you might not get the Aero interface depending on the graphics card.
  3. TerryNet

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    Mar 23, 2005
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  4. fairnooks

    fairnooks Banned

    Oct 1, 2007
    Bought two systems for next to nothing, Athlon 3500+ and Athlon 3800+, one gig 3200 RAM each so pretty similar, good video cards (8800GT in one and 8600GT in the other), that each came with Vista Home Premium. Both ran but not by any good performance measure. XP cleared that problem up completely and recently I put 7RC on the 3500+ system (has the slightly better graphics card) and barring the large difference in interface, I cannot honestly tell the difference in performance of the two systems. Over time and with the final version there may be more of a difference, but except for a couple of things that might still be Beta with 7RC, not at the moment.
  5. bocochoco

    bocochoco Thread Starter

    Sep 10, 2007
    Yea I've been running 7RTM for a few weeks now and it's great. It's so much faster than I'd expect it to be, but I am running it on a powerhouse machine (Phenom II X4 955, 8gb ram, 2x GeForce GTX 295). I don't need the fancy aero UI, just something that will work for this pc. It pretty much just needs to be able to run Quicken, some weird proprietary piano tuner database software, and browse the web. Thanks ^_^

    AMD > Intel.. Just getting that out there.
  6. biiikman


    Jul 26, 2009
    haha having just build my first AMD system I must say I am very happy with it, and agree wholeheartedly. (so does my wallet).
  7. TheOutcaste


    Aug 7, 2007
    Is a PII 266 with 128 MB RAM and a 4 MB Video card low enough?

    Windows 7 Hits a New Low

    The 17 minute boot time might be a deal breaker though...;)
  8. darthrevan945


    Dec 31, 1969
    it will run on that no problem! that is fast computer in my book. ive run win7 on an AMD athlon XP 2000+ (or might be 2200+) at 1.67ghz with 1gb of ram, it was awsome. im also using it my 850mhz p3 with 512mb which is underclocked to 697mhz, and runs good on that!
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