Amd 3800 64 single core CPU
2 gb Ram
128mb pci express GPU
It runs fine but sometimes like to restart automatically. If I installed Windows 7 Home premium on this pc would it perform better in terms of reliability and speed? It will only be used for basic tasks such as viewing iplayer, youtube, mp3 music etc. I'm after better stability without any loss of performance. Is it worth buying Windows 7 or should I stick with XP?
daxian - W7 does not need 4Gb of memory. In fact W7 32 bit will use less than 4Gb. Whilst I agree that more ram helps most system will run W7 quite happily with 2 Gb and some netbooks come with only 1 Gb. See this
If it any help I have been running win 7 for the past year on a AMD 3100 processor with 2Gb ram, without any problems. Performance is an improvement on XP.
The only problem experienced with the upgrade was with the graphics card.
The Raedon card which I had could not run Aero but a search on E Bay found a suitable NVidia for my old motherboard.
Best of luck with your trials.
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