Windows Vista on Dell 700m slow or ok?

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by frankyk, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. frankyk

    frankyk Gawd

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    I'm considering installing Windows Vista (Ultimate) on my Dell 700m, is it going to be ok or is it going to be slow as hell?

    768 mb ram.

    80 to 100 GB hard drive (upgrading it).

    1.7ghz
     
  2. BioPort

    BioPort Gawd

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    you will want more ram.

    i am currently running vista business on a toshiba portege r205.
    1.2ghz pentium m ulv
    1.25gb ddr2
    40gb 4200rpm 1.8"hdd

    it runs just as fast as xp. i also put in a 1gb sd card for readyboost, which was a HUGE improvement.
     
  3. JimmyK

    JimmyK [H]Lite

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    does vista aero glass run on it?
     
  4. MajorDomo

    MajorDomo [H]ard as it Gets

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  5. dirtychavez

    dirtychavez Limp Gawd

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    Why would you run vista on a machine that slow,both of you. Do not bother upgrading to vista on a machine with 1 gig of ram,it will run much better on XP. Is there something appealing on vista that you must have? I doubt you're needing DX 10 support. Just my 2 cents.
     
  6. l3ender

    l3ender [H]ardness Supreme

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    I run Vista on 1GB of RAM quite nicely, thank you.

    You know there are other reasons to invest in an OS (and more generally, a computer) than gaming.
     
  7. Martyr

    Martyr 2[H]4U

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    intel didnt write a proper driver so no aero
     
  8. dirtychavez

    dirtychavez Limp Gawd

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    Then you obviously have never run it on a good system :p . There's a diffrence.