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Windows 7: does win 7 work smooth on via processor?

27 Jun 2009   #1
amir aljaberi

 
 
does win 7 work smooth on via processor?

Hi all I hope all are fine
I m new to forum
I have laptop msi vr321 based on via and these are spec:
processor 1.6 VIA C7-M (ULV) L1 128 L2 128
RAM 4 GB ddr2
HD 320
graphics VIA chrome9 HC IGP / total memory 64.0 MB
DAC type: internal
DirectX 9.0c

Now I'm running XP and it runs smooth and also boot fast in 25 sec but i m thinking to install win 7 dual boot with xp so will it work smooth like xp on my laptop ?

10x in advance


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27 Jun 2009   #2
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

cant see why not. the via is at least x86 compatible, so windows 7 should run no problem
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27 Jun 2009   #3
amir aljaberi

 
 

hi there
i heard that aero theme not working with video memory 64 MB
IS THAT RIGHT ?
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27 Jun 2009   #4
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

aero should work. my gf has the original hp mininote which has via cpu and chipset and it runs aero fine. u can always run the windows 7 upgrade advisor to check and make sure: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...e-advisor.aspx.

and that 64MB will be shared memory, so you can always dedicate more from the 4GB of ram that you have. its a BIOS setting
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27 Jun 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amir aljaberi View Post
hi there
i heard that aero theme not working with video memory 64 MB
IS THAT RIGHT ?
It probably has more than 64. 64 is whats built in and it probably shares reg ram as well.

Ken
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27 Jun 2009   #6
amir aljaberi

 
 

thx for ur replies
plz how can i know if my video memory is shared?
and these are all my sys info :
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27 Jun 2009   #7
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

ok so you dont actually have 4GB of ram, you have 3GB. Your Chrome9 Graphics is 64Mb shared memory, so that means it takes 64Mb out of the 3GB that you have.

You can change the amount that is allocated to the graphics through your BIOS settings page, which is accessed by pressing a certain key when your computer starts up (it will say on the screen something like: 'press DELETE to enter BIOS'. In the BIOS, you should be able to change the amount of ram allocated to your video card (have a look around in the menus).

I think Windows 7 should run fine on your computer.
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27 Jun 2009   #8
amir aljaberi

 
 

hi there
windows xp only detect 3GB ram and also i checked my bios but nothing mentioned about video memory
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27 Jun 2009   #9
grouchpunk08

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amir aljaberi View Post
hi there
windows xp only detect 3GB ram and also i checked my bios but nothing mentioned about video memory
Xp would only detect 3 gigs of ram becuase of it being 32bit i believe
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27 Jun 2009   #10
amir aljaberi

 
 

yes i know but anyone know how to increase video memory ?
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