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Windows 7: Fx 5500

21 Jul 2009   #1

XP Pro
Fx 5500

I have pre-ordered windows 7 Home Premium.

My specs are as follows;

I have pre-ordered windows 7 Home Premium.

My specs are as follows:

AMD Sempron 3000+ processor 1.80GHz


GE FORCE FX 5500 256mb ATP Graphics Card

I have done the windows 7 upgrade advisor and it says I meet all the requirements.

I am curretnly running windows xp, and it is working good.

Will Windows 7 be slower than xp, if so by how much?
I don't want to get windows 7 and realise that it hogs cpu and ram memory.

Do you think I need to upgrade my graphics card, if so which one, I am currently looking at

SAPPHIRE 100175L Radeon X1650PRO 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail

I am really conufsed, please help.

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21 Jul 2009   #2

Windowz 7

you have nothing to worry about. i have a dell dimension3000 running with a 256mb geforcefx 5500 pci card i also have 1 g of mem. runs smoothly. so in saying that...W7 will run very good . better than xp, but thats my opinion. am running W7 rc1 on it. it also runs faster than xp on this machine. it just does....when the retail comes out i will run it on my main comp and it's got an HIS RadeonHD 3650 512mbddr2 Ram agp.hdmi
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21 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

2 GB RAM, yeah you'll be fine. You could upgrade the GPU, but I don't think it'll matter any, unless you just want DX10 (If you got an AGP HD 3850) capability.
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21 Jul 2009   #4


1650 would be better than the 5500
1650 is DX9.0c
5500 is DX9.0b

3850 is the best you can get - Open Box: SAPPHIRE 100228L Radeon HD 3850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X HDCP Ready Video Card
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