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5th November, 2009 at 19:28:08 -

I have a three year old laptop with a 120 GB hard disk, 1GB of RAM (formerly 512 MB) and a 1.6 GHz processor. It was runs XP, but my friend booted mine from an external one running Vista because he show me it. It looked pretty sweet, but I did some research and found out that Vista was glitchy, and that Windows 7 was better. Is 1.6 GHz enough to get fairly good performance out of 7 or should I get a faster computer or a patch?

 
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5th November, 2009 at 20:23:04 -

I'm running 7 on a 3 year old 2ghz Core2Duo and it can get a bit laggy. I'd wait with whatever you have now and get 7 for your next computer. I haven't tried turning all the effects off, it'd probably be a lot better then.

 
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5th November, 2009 at 20:32:31 -

I remember running across this article... http://www.gottabemobile.com/2009/01/17/windows-7-resurrects-celeron-desktop

It's apparently not superb but works. If Vista ran then 7 should beat its pants off. (Vista wasn't necessarily buggy, it just had design choices people didn't like. 7 uses the same kernel.)

Dr. James, it seems weird that it would lag much on a 2ghz C2D. I'm running Vista on a 1.6Ghz C2D and it's never slow. (Though it was a bit before I installed 3GB of RAM.)

 

  		
  		

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5th November, 2009 at 20:38:48 -

I'm just comparing it to XP and Snow Leopard on the same machine. 2ghz C2D, 3gb ram, x1600. Vista was terrible on it and Win 7 is better, but when running apps on the internal or external drives it will sometimes stutter and hang for a second (this is on 2 identical spec machines so it's not an individual fault). On the gaming rig I built over the summer I get no problems at all though! Runs very well on that.

 
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5th November, 2009 at 20:50:14 -

Thanks, guys. I've made up my mind to get XP 64-bit.

 
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