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I was looking at Amazon and

. So I'm going to upgrade my sig rig from Vista and the wife's computer from XP home.

She got my old AMD system which has a DFI Lanparty Ultra D mobo, 2 gigs of ram, Athlon X2-4200 overclocked to 2.97 ghz, and an old 8800GTS 320mb card.

Would Win7 run fine on this system? What do you guys think?
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I was looking at Amazon and found the three pack family upgrade of Win7. So I'm going to upgrade my sig rig from Vista and the wife's computer from XP home.

She got my old AMD system which has a DFI Lanparty Ultra D mobo, 2 gigs of ram, Athlon X2-4200 overclocked to 2.97 ghz, and an old 8800GTS 320mb card.

Would Win7 run fine on this system? What do you guys think?
That's more than enough. If she's gonna do heavy multi-tasking, though, I recommend you upgrade to 4GB of RAM. Otherwise, it's just fine. I ran Windows 7 on an even older Pentium D system with 2GB of RAM and it didn't have any problems keeping up.
    
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Everything she does is web based. She can login to her work stuff from home and she might have 3 or 4 Internet Explorer windows open at most. (about to find out if she can use Firefox 4 )I have another gig of ram I could add to her rig giving a total of 3 gigs of ram.

I just remember trying to run Vista Ultimate on this same machine and it was horribly slow. But that was with 1 gb of ram.
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Everything she does is web based. She can login to her work stuff from home and she might have 3 or 4 Internet Explorer windows open at most. (about to find out if she can use Firefox 4 )I have another gig of ram I could add to her rig giving a total of 3 gigs of ram.

I just remember trying to run Vista Ultimate on this same machine and it was horribly slow. But that was with 1 gb of ram.
I was able to open around 5 normal programs before it got noticeably slower. She'll be fine.
    
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It will run fine. My bro plays minecraft on a Athlon XP at 1.8 ghz on windows 7 with 1 GB of ram.
 
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i got windows 7 pirate edition on an time a320 and the specs are:
1ghz amd Athlon
512mb of ram
16mb graphics
and 30gb 2.5 ide hdd
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It's perfectly fine.

I've got W7 running on multiple Pentium D and Pentium 4 HT systems.
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Yeah, it'll work perfectly. I have an older computer with the same 4200+ at stock settings and 3gb of ram. The whole thing runs like a dream. I don't sense any sort of lag or slowness
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If XP is running fine on her machine I wouldn't change it. XP is an excellent OS. Sometimes changing for the sake of change isn't best.
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I was looking at Amazon and found the three pack family upgrade of Win7. So I'm going to upgrade my sig rig from Vista and the wife's computer from XP home.

She got my old AMD system which has a DFI Lanparty Ultra D mobo, 2 gigs of ram, Athlon X2-4200 overclocked to 2.97 ghz, and an old 8800GTS 320mb card.

Would Win7 run fine on this system? What do you guys think?
It would be more than enough actually: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...m-requirements

Although adding some more RAM won't hurt.
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