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robby50x
23-Jan-07, 22:32
i have a
AMD Sempron64 3000+ processor and i am thinking of upgrading to Windows Vista Do you think this processor will work with the new 64 bit version or should i stick to the 32 bit version thanx in advance

octane
23-Jan-07, 22:43
http://www.microsoft.com/library/media/1033/windowsvista/images/features/vista_arrow.gifWindows Vista Upgrade Advisor (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=65926&clcid=0x409)


http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/default.mspx

Go easy on the GEEK dude!!!

robby50x
23-Jan-07, 22:57
yep i know about the vista upgrade advisor and it tells me that i can run the new vista but it does not tell me if i can use the 64 bit version thank you

octane
23-Jan-07, 23:13
you'll be able to run the 64bit but i would hang fire with going for it just now, at least until the manufacturers fine tune the drivers for printers, cards etc. Are you running XP x64 just now?

robby50x
24-Jan-07, 08:56
ive not got windows xp 64bit but was just wondering could i run vista on it i think i will stay with the 32bit for a wee while yet no hurry for 64bit thanks anyway pal

blueivy
24-Jan-07, 13:04
i have a
AMD Sempron64 3000+ processor and i am thinking of upgrading to Windows Vista Do you think this processor will work with the new 64 bit version or should i stick to the 32 bit version thanx in advance

Hi Robby,

Just replied to your email.

You should be able to install and run Vista 64 bit, however you may just want to run the 32 bit 'very quickly' on your processor unles you need the features that the 64 bit version has. See here (http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/winvista_ff_x64.asp) for more info.

The problem you will come across with either the 32 bit of 64 bit version are drivers, especially for older or more obscure bits of hardware. If you check the Vista compatibility list (http://www.iexbeta.com/wiki/index.php/Windows_Vista_Software_Compatibility_List) (Microsoft's version is here (http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsVista/en/library/ed1e3b7d-5ea7-4ad3-be3f-af29f7b48dde1033.mspx?mfr=true)) you may save yourself some headaches.

I have just installed Vista Business and have come across a few problems with devices not having drivers (printer and scanner so far). I am pretty sick and tired of hearing manufacturers tell me that they're waiting until it's released on the 31st of January - it was actually released on the 30th of November!

It feels a lot better, and with Office 2007 it's working more as an integrated 'centre' than it did with XP (or any of the previous version) which just seemed like a disjointed set of applications. If you want Aero make sure your video card supports it (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsvista/aa905088.aspx) - mine doesn't so one is on order.

If anybody wants any more advice of help with Vista, drop me an email or PM me.

blueivy
25-Jan-07, 14:54
It feels a lot better, and with Office 2007 it's working more as an integrated 'centre' than it did with XP (or any of the previous version) which just seemed like a disjointed set of applications. If you want Aero make sure your video card supports it (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsvista/aa905088.aspx) - mine doesn't so one is on order.

New video card arrived and installed. The graphics in Vista now fly, although they were fast enough before. Aero is pretty nice but isn't a huge leap forward for my machine so unless you really want transparent Windows and Flip 3D (a version of which you can download for XP) then I wouldn't bother. The speed increase is the big gain for me at least.

The card I bought was an ASUS card with an NVIDIA GeForce 6200 chipset. Has 128Mb RAM, cost me about 25.00 and works ...

Niall Fernie
26-Jan-07, 04:10
Just been reading that the "Vista security spec" is "the longest suicide note in history", won't be touching it with a forty foot pole.

Stumurf
01-Feb-07, 13:14
true... the only reason anyone has to "Alledgedly Upgrade" to Vista apart from the novelty value of a new OS are the hard core gamers.

Unless you intend on playing the next gen of games that require DirectX 10 which is exclusive to Vista there is absolutely nothing new to Vista apart from the Aero Interface, which you can now install into XP anyway.

Anyone thinking of going out and buying new hardware just so they can run vista and await the potential problems of the DRM management start to surface, (which is going to be the make or break of this OS) would realise that thier new machine would run other OS's so much better, have full peripheral support and be able to use better "less bloated" apps that perform these so called "New Features" of Vista.

Same old story, (IMO) anyone with sense will let Micro$oft release the first service pack for its new OS in about 12 months, allow the driver base to build so you get a good choice of peripherals to use with it before considering this alledged upgrade.

Hope you dont take it personally BlueIvy, but i am guessing being a techie you kinda need to have it running so you can troubleshoot other people problems.

Niall Fernie
02-Feb-07, 16:02
For games, google up John Carmack's comments on Vista and DX10, doesn't look like he's too impressed and he usually raves on about any new technology/software that will make his games better.