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Hey,My sister's got this old rig
CPU:AMD Athlon 64 x2 3800+
Motherboard:ECS c51gm-m
Ram:1gb ocz ddr2 667mhz
Hard disk:WD caviar blue 320 GB
Video Card:Ati Radeon X-1300 PCI-E 512 MB DDR2

How well will windows 7 run on this rig?,Should I get a new 2gb ram stick 800 mhz to make it run well?.
The PC is just for daily use,not for gaming at all.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Yes should run quite well

Maybe add 1 gb of ram at most
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7 will run fine probably better than xp did
might want to put another gig of ram in

if you really dont need windows os for somethign software specific you might look at running ubuntu on it
its fast, slick, and not a resource hog
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7 will run fine probably better than xp did
might want to put another gig of ram in

if you really dont need windows os for somethign software specific you might look at running ubuntu on it
its fast, slick, and not a resource hog
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Originally Posted by Satogd View Post
7 will run fine probably better than xp did
might want to put another gig of ram in

if you really dont need windows os for somethign software specific you might look at running ubuntu on it
its fast, slick, and not a resource hog
I know,ubuntu is great but the rig is for my sister and she's got no idea.

But I'm thinking if I should just add another gb of ram 667 or directly add a 2gb stick of 800 mhz,that'd be faster.
 
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post #6 of 10
1GB of ram more will make it JUUUUUSSTT right. While Windows 7 doesn't uses many resources it still uses atleast 1GB at most times though.
Edited by ajmidd12 - 3/6/11 at 2:36pm
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Recommend upgrading the ram if you are gonna use Windows 7. If not, stick with XP.
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I have Win7 64 bit running on my daughter's rig:

AMD64 3700+ (Skt 939)
EVGA K8-NF41
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This build runs Win7 as well as, if not better than, it ran XP Pro 32 bit. The only thing making it feel sluggish is the single core CPU, and it was that way with XP as well. She plays Source games on it (HL2 and Portal mostly), browses, watches movies and listens to music, and does her homework for school, and it's fast enough for that.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PcG_AmD View Post
I know,ubuntu is great but the rig is for my sister and she's got no idea.

But I'm thinking if I should just add another gb of ram 667 or directly add a 2gb stick of 800 mhz,that'd be faster.
Does the motherboard support 800Mhz DDR2 ? If not, you could try buying cheaper 667Mhz (if you can find any, if not, buy 800Mhz any way, it run s at lower speeds too)

If yes, it's a good idea, but you'll have to remove the 1GB 667Mhz memory, because otherwise it will all run at the lowest common denominator.

But for what it is, it is good any way you put it.

2GB DDR2 800 or 3GB DDR2 running at 667Mhz is all good. Since it's not for gaming, it's just fine.

If you want HD Flash acceleration on the GPU, you might consider buying a 4 series AMD card, like an HD4350/4550 or better. These are affordable and can offload the decoding from Youtube videos to the GPU.

But I guess the X2 3800+ is also powerful enough to do it on it's own too, so it's optional.
 
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You don't need 2G, is she going to game? I ran Vista off 1G, 64bit too.
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