My computer is a HP Pavilion t 580.UK with AMD Athlon 64, 3200+ (2GHz) processor, 1GB of DDR RAM, NVidia GeForce FX5500 with 256MB Video memory.
I have heard many conflicting views re the minimum specification required to run Windows 7 successfully.
Has anyone out there had any experience with the OS and does it run at a reasonable speed on a machine such as mine? (I know it would have been on the Beta Version). Or should I just go for a new PC with a multicore processor and 4MB of RAM.
I only use my PC at home and do not play games on it but I do watch videos from BBC iplayer and stream BBC news. My present PC seems to have slowed over the last few months and the screen refreshes can at time be very slow, I run Virtual Acorn Risc PC Strong Arm and when I close it down, giving the system back about 83k the icons on the Windows PC screen can take up to 20 seconds to be redrawn! Virtual Acorn uses 82k of memory, total memory in use 819k, when Acorn running, which includes Thunderbird and Firefox, AVG and Zonealarm
Will the 32 bit version of the OS be able to utilise the multi-core processor in a new PC?
I do not wish to replace all my 32bit software and hardware.
I have several Computers this one is a HP Laptop with Centrino Single CPU 2.3hz no problems like yours using XP Home with 1Gb memory.
One I just upgraded from a Athlon 1600+ Palomino CPU to a 2500 Barton and no Problems Upgrade Cost me £5 for a Motherboard with the AMD Barton and Fan attached from a computer fair that is Dual Booted win98se and XP Home on another Drive 512mb Ram as 98se cannot use no more than 512mb