Hi Guys Vista takes a year and a day to boot on my comp. I belive my specs are the problem Amd semp 3000 Sk 754. K8M800-M2 Elite M/B. Maxtor 80gb H/D. Nvida 5500 graphice card. Being a pensioner money is limited. I have however saved £200 to spend on a upgrade and wondered if you Guys can kindly suggest the compolents I most need Thanks Kopite
Have a look in Control Panel, System and Maintenance, and under Performance Information and Tools look at "Check your computers Windows Experience score" It will give you some ideas about where the weaknesses are.
agree with kate, computers love ram!, if you have less than 1 gb it will really struggle, vista min specs: 800 mhz cpu 512mb ram 20gb hard drive with 15 gb free support for vga graphics cd rom quote"certain product features are not available with min spec" IMHO that is the very very very min spec!
recommended spec: 1 gz 32 bit(x86) or 62 bit cpu 1 gb ram 40gb hdd with 15gb free support for dx9 grx with: wddm driver 128 mb of graphics memory (min) pixel shader 2.0 in hardware 32 bits per pixel cd rom audio output internet access
In fact Microsoft have refined their advice for specs and say the lower one set out by adman2 is now for Vista Basic only, the higher spec is now the new minimum for the Premium versions and above. click here
Thanks Guys Anskybear checked performance information it says 2.6? Hi Kate B sorry forgot to mention ram I have one GB Crucial DDR 3200? If it is the grapgics card guys which one do you suggest not to up on graphics cards Thanks Kopite