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post #21 of 33
yea like Dman said, I wasn't even thinking, with the price of RAM now and day's, it's an affordable good upgrade that's quite easy to notice the difference.
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post #22 of 33
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Originally Posted by aleiro View Post
new hardware increases productivity

Vista was not made to run on a PIII i dont care what bill gates says. i love vista the aesthetics are great
Vista wasn't made to run on a 512MB of memory either, but that is what this entire stupid thread is about.

Thread=

EDIT- Vista still sucks. It is like a huge collection of retardedly useless resource-hogging garbage that doesn't like to play well together.

I can't wait until Open-source rules the world.
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Vista wasn't made to run on a 512MB of memory either, but that is what this entire stupid thread is about.

Thread=
agreed

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My dads laptop came with 512 of shared RAM (32mb is used for Video) and came with Vista Home Basic (don't remember what the CPU clock speed is, but it is a Celeron single core).
It booted up ok, but was very sluggish. I used ReadyBoost and it really did help with loading times and such.
He has gotten another gig since then (1.5 total now) and runs pretty good.

Try readyboost, but the only good solution is more RAM.
Which version of Vista is it?
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post #25 of 33
IMO i cant belive they are selling lappy's with 512mb vista dont seem to wanna play nice on alot of laptops i've read about & they had plenty of ram
laptop + vista = FAIL...
laptop + vista + 512mb = EPIC FAIL!!!!!!
sorry ...


EDIT- Vista still sucks. It is like a huge collection of retardedly useless resource-hogging garbage that doesn't like to play well together.

WRONG !!!!!!!!!

vista is by far the best OS out there with capable H/W to feed it
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post #26 of 33
I have vista running on all three of my machines, x86-64 on my desktop, x86-64 on my laptop, and x86 on my HTPC. You can go to my profile to check the specs, but the laptop and HTPC aren't all that powerful, and yet Vista runs just great. My laptop with 2 gigs of ram access files just as quickly as my desktop with 4 gigs and a quad core. The OS is not bad, you just need to have a decent amount of RAM. it appalls me that OEMs will sell underpowered machines with this OS on it and expect people to just take it.
post #27 of 33
Alright, heres what I recommend:

Disable sidebar, Aero, and the pretty minimize, maximize effects.

Disable HDD indexing.

Run all the updates and get SP1.

That should make it perfect usable.


For those of you who keep bashing it, try it some time, I bet most of you have never even touched it outside of Best buy.

"Vista takes more resources. It operates on 64 bit arch, and It runs on IEO000 AA background."

What are you talking about? x32 and x64 are not the same thing at all.

Why are you using 512? No new computer, regardless of OS should be using 512. Heck, I wouldn't want to use a computer with under 1 gig, for my desktop, preferably more than 2 gigs.
    
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post #28 of 33
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Originally Posted by aleiro View Post
new hardware increases productivity
lol?

Yeah, my aunt would REALLY benefit from a Q6600 and 4GB of RAM. Her Pentium 2, windows 98 system is wayyyyy outdated. I mean, how is she EVER going to do her word processing and email checking? Guess we better get her some better hardware to increase her productivity.

I will tell her. Thank you.
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I had it running on 512MB & celeron
    
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Originally Posted by The Hundred Gunner View Post
lol?

Yeah, my aunt would REALLY benefit from a Q6600 and 4GB of RAM. Her Pentium 2, windows 98 system is wayyyyy outdated. I mean, how is she EVER going to do her word processing and email checking? Guess we better get her some better hardware to increase her productivity.

I will tell her. Thank you.
well im not your aunt and im not waiting a month to check email... more over that is your prerogative not mine. get yourself some money together and buy a gateway for two hundred bucks that is five times faster than a pII. Even my mom has my old p5n-e running sli (2 8600gt cards) she doesnt need it but she gets all my old hardware, it increases her productivity while playing java games and such.
    
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