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Vista stuff

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by zxspectrum, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    OK im chatting to someone from the US who claims to have a pc that is now running vista, tho he only has a 60 gig hd and a 1 gig processor and only 256 ram this surely is a wind up right ???
     
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  2. csx

    csx Megabyte Poster

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    Not really, even though XP says minimum spec etc i've got a m8 that has it ran on a P133MHz and its slow as ****.

    The specs are guidelines, but you'll always find some idiots running it on slower spec machines and think it runs fine...
     
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  3. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

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    tell me about it...why not just get a souped up machine instead? whats the idea of running an OS that requires more kick? its like putting a Ferrari engine in a Mini (the classic ones that is!) how many times has this been said by the way? :biggrin
     
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  4. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Well I'm running it in a vm at the moment on the recommended minimum specs. It runs okay but to get the most you really need a fast cpu and lots of ram.
     
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  5. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

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    Well if you put a Ferarri engine in a mini it would be fast as *!*!. Ok you may burn out the transmission in short order, but it would still be damn fast. :)

    I'd liken putting Vista on a low spec PC as to putting a moped engine in a mini. :)
     
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  6. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

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    well put it this way...Vista needs a minimum of 15GB HDD space...but 20GB is more sufficient...so someone running Vista on a machine thats got 40GB of space is asking for it...:biggrin
     
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  7. moominboy

    moominboy Gigabyte Poster

    to be fair, the chassis would propably be ripped apart before that!

    if we're doing car analogies how about, it's like putting a speed governor on a diablo.....? :tongue
     
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  8. elli5on

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    Hmmm, quick question.... Whats Vista??

    Dont mean to sound stupid
     
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  9. d-Faktor
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    d-Faktor R.I.P - gone but never forgotten.

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  10. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Vista 8)

    EDIT: Damn it d, you're just too fast! :biggrin
     

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