Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Dec 2005 13:18 UTC
Windows Microsoft has published a set of guidelines on which decisions to make now, so that your computer will be ready to run Windows Vista. They claim that any mid-range AMD or Intel processor will do, and even low-end ones will pack enough power to run Vista. 512 MBRAM is advised, but for more advanced users, 1GB is recommended. As for graphics card: "If you are building or buying PC today, you probably want to avoid the low end of the current GPU range and make sure you get a GPU that supports DirectX 9 and has at least 64 MB of graphics memory." My take: I can confirm that the Windows Vista December CTP, with all the effects turned on, runs more than fine on my aging AMD Athlon XP 1600+, 512MB SD-RAM, Ati Radeon 9000 128MB DDR-RAM (DirectX 8 compatible card, so not a DX9 card). Just so you know.
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Ram
by Sodapop on Wed 28th Dec 2005 16:34 UTC
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Ok so, 1Gb for the OS. Now what if I want to fire up Battlefield 2? Does that mean I need 3Gb of ram?. 1 for the os and 2 for the game.

I mean the OS developers can't be intentionally bloating code right? I'd like to hope they think about that sort of thing when coding Vista.

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RE: Ram
by on Wed 28th Dec 2005 17:39 in reply to "Ram"
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> "Ok so, 1Gb for the OS. Now what if I want to fire up Battlefield 2? Does that mean I need 3Gb of ram?. 1 for the os and 2 for the game."


Who wrote 1Gb for the OS?
AFAIK Vista's minimum memory requirement is 128/256MB.
512 is recommended for average users (gaming, viewing media, etc) and 1024MB for advanced users (audio/videoediting, dtp, 3D, CAD, etc...).

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