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Old March 29th 09, 06:20 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
ltshaft
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Hi, I just bought a new PC running on follow config.

2GB DDR2 RAM
Intel Core 2 QUAD 2.33Mhz process
640HDD
Vista Home Premium-64bit OS

I feel that it's kind of slow, and I like to know if I should upgrade the
RAM to 4GB.
Further, I still have Windows XP Home CD and I am contemplating if I should
change my OS to XP Home instead.

Can some of you experts please give some advise ?
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Old March 29th 09, 07:11 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Max Goldman[_2_]
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ltshaft wrote:

Hi, I just bought a new PC running on follow config.

2GB DDR2 RAM
Intel Core 2 QUAD 2.33Mhz process
640HDD
Vista Home Premium-64bit OS

I feel that it's kind of slow, and I like to know if I should upgrade the
RAM to 4GB.


RAM is relatively cheap, so go for it. Your OS will handle more than
4GB if you should want to go for more than 4.

Further, I still have Windows XP Home CD and I am contemplating if I should
change my OS to XP Home instead.


Probably not. For one, your warranty will no doubt be voided if you
do. Secondly, your manufacturer might not have XP drivers available
for your machine.

Can some of you experts please give some advise ?

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Old March 29th 09, 08:01 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
BigJim
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if you think it is running slow it could be the video card
"ltshaft" wrote in message
...
Hi, I just bought a new PC running on follow config.

2GB DDR2 RAM
Intel Core 2 QUAD 2.33Mhz process
640HDD
Vista Home Premium-64bit OS

I feel that it's kind of slow, and I like to know if I should upgrade the
RAM to 4GB.
Further, I still have Windows XP Home CD and I am contemplating if I
should
change my OS to XP Home instead.

Can some of you experts please give some advise ?



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Old March 29th 09, 09:40 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
THE C. [MS MVP]
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You will see a big improvement! RAM is cheap. It is the best upgrade you can
do for the money. Make it a great day!
--
Computer/Software Tech.


Charles Richmond
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/



"BigJim" wrote:

if you think it is running slow it could be the video card
"ltshaft" wrote in message
...
Hi, I just bought a new PC running on follow config.

2GB DDR2 RAM
Intel Core 2 QUAD 2.33Mhz process
640HDD
Vista Home Premium-64bit OS

I feel that it's kind of slow, and I like to know if I should upgrade the
RAM to 4GB.
Further, I still have Windows XP Home CD and I am contemplating if I
should
change my OS to XP Home instead.

Can some of you experts please give some advise ?




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Old March 29th 09, 09:39 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Pavel A.[_2_]
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Posts: 40
Default RAM

"ltshaft" wrote in message
...
Hi, I just bought a new PC running on follow config.

2GB DDR2 RAM
Intel Core 2 QUAD 2.33Mhz process
640HDD
Vista Home Premium-64bit OS

I feel that it's kind of slow, and I like to know if I should upgrade the
RAM to 4GB.


This depends what exactly you're doing. Games? Applications?

Further, I still have Windows XP Home CD and I am contemplating if I
should
change my OS to XP Home instead.


Again, depends on what you're doing.

-- pa


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Old March 29th 09, 10:59 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Curious[_5_]
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itsshaft,
Since very few applications are multithreaded meaning they can not use more
then one core concurrently I would expect a quad 2.33 to be fairly slow as
compared to a dual 2.33.
Unless you are running what you know to be a memory intensive application
such as video editing then more memory will not benefit you at all it will
just sit there as disk cache with no activity.
Also don't judge the speed of your system only it's boot time.
I upgraded my 1GB Vistas 32 bit HP system to the Windows 7 beta and now when
I boot my email is being downloaded after 45-50 seconds compared to 2+
minutes on Vista.

"Pavel A." wrote in message
...
"ltshaft" wrote in message
...
Hi, I just bought a new PC running on follow config.

2GB DDR2 RAM
Intel Core 2 QUAD 2.33Mhz process
640HDD
Vista Home Premium-64bit OS

I feel that it's kind of slow, and I like to know if I should upgrade the
RAM to 4GB.


This depends what exactly you're doing. Games? Applications?

Further, I still have Windows XP Home CD and I am contemplating if I
should
change my OS to XP Home instead.


Again, depends on what you're doing.

-- pa


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Old March 30th 09, 07:58 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
THE C. [MS MVP]
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Posts: 57
Default RAM

2+ minutes? Sounds like you had problems with your hardware not Vista. My
boot time and load, is under 1 minute for Vista. Make it a great day.
--
Computer/Software Tech.


Charles Richmond
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/



"Curious" wrote:

itsshaft,
Since very few applications are multithreaded meaning they can not use more
then one core concurrently I would expect a quad 2.33 to be fairly slow as
compared to a dual 2.33.
Unless you are running what you know to be a memory intensive application
such as video editing then more memory will not benefit you at all it will
just sit there as disk cache with no activity.
Also don't judge the speed of your system only it's boot time.
I upgraded my 1GB Vistas 32 bit HP system to the Windows 7 beta and now when
I boot my email is being downloaded after 45-50 seconds compared to 2+
minutes on Vista.

"Pavel A." wrote in message
...
"ltshaft" wrote in message
...
Hi, I just bought a new PC running on follow config.

2GB DDR2 RAM
Intel Core 2 QUAD 2.33Mhz process
640HDD
Vista Home Premium-64bit OS

I feel that it's kind of slow, and I like to know if I should upgrade the
RAM to 4GB.


This depends what exactly you're doing. Games? Applications?

Further, I still have Windows XP Home CD and I am contemplating if I
should
change my OS to XP Home instead.


Again, depends on what you're doing.

-- pa



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Old March 30th 09, 11:34 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Malke[_2_]
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Default RAM

THE C. [MS MVP] wrote:

2+ minutes? Sounds like you had problems with your hardware not Vista. My
boot time and load, is under 1 minute for Vista. Make it a great day.


No one should believe anything you write because you lie about being an MVP.

Malke
--
MS-MVP
Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ

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Old April 1st 09, 07:14 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
THE C. [MS MVP]
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Posts: 57
Default RAM

Don't worry about me Malke, you need to worry about acurate replies from
which your ratings are down, way down. Still not willing to accept you were
wrong about the RAM issue, is childish on your part, please grow up and make
it a great day!
--
Computer/Software Tech.


Charles Richmond
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/



"Malke" wrote:

THE C. [MS MVP] wrote:

2+ minutes? Sounds like you had problems with your hardware not Vista. My
boot time and load, is under 1 minute for Vista. Make it a great day.


No one should believe anything you write because you lie about being an MVP.

Malke
--
MS-MVP
Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ


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Old March 30th 09, 01:15 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Curious[_5_]
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Posts: 535
Default RAM

Most of the delay was due to My system waiting for all of the services to
get up and running before trying the wireless connection. If directly
connected to my router the laptop was a lot faster.

"THE C. [MS MVP]" wrote in message
...
2+ minutes? Sounds like you had problems with your hardware not Vista. My
boot time and load, is under 1 minute for Vista. Make it a great day.
--
Computer/Software Tech.


Charles Richmond
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/



"Curious" wrote:

itsshaft,
Since very few applications are multithreaded meaning they can not use
more
then one core concurrently I would expect a quad 2.33 to be fairly slow
as
compared to a dual 2.33.
Unless you are running what you know to be a memory intensive application
such as video editing then more memory will not benefit you at all it
will
just sit there as disk cache with no activity.
Also don't judge the speed of your system only it's boot time.
I upgraded my 1GB Vistas 32 bit HP system to the Windows 7 beta and now
when
I boot my email is being downloaded after 45-50 seconds compared to 2+
minutes on Vista.

"Pavel A." wrote in message
...
"ltshaft" wrote in message
...
Hi, I just bought a new PC running on follow config.

2GB DDR2 RAM
Intel Core 2 QUAD 2.33Mhz process
640HDD
Vista Home Premium-64bit OS

I feel that it's kind of slow, and I like to know if I should upgrade
the
RAM to 4GB.

This depends what exactly you're doing. Games? Applications?

Further, I still have Windows XP Home CD and I am contemplating if I
should
change my OS to XP Home instead.

Again, depends on what you're doing.

-- pa



 




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