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Windows 7: Upgrade advice

02 Aug 2010   #61
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, 7 is pretty cool in that regard. I have a PC at work that has a Pentium 4 3 Ghz CPU that supports Hyper-Threading with 1 GB of DDR400 RAM. I used to run Vista x86 on it and it was a dog, very sluggish at a lot of things. Now upgraded to 7 x86 and it runs smoothly and faster than either Vista or XP ever did.


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02 Aug 2010   #62
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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Whose looking for cheap, I am looking for balance, I spent hours looking at reviews and other sites reviews of hardware, that X3 445 is excellent for a typical user, not us 3d gaming addicted chuckleheads.

i7s supposedly are superior to the AMDs right now. i7s get rather confusing, 1156 i7s and 1366 i7s are not created equal, and how important is TDP to you, the techie babble never ends.

I am hoping to have my wife's PC survive long enough for the i7-950s to drop to $300ish range, where they aint atm, but that's just me.

I am totally biased toward which CPU is at the best price point when I am buying...
AMD just came out with there new core Sixes , you could get one of those
Nah, for that I'd just get a Core i7.
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02 Aug 2010   #63
NTFS

Windows 7 Home Premium x86-64
 
 

Intel again . . . .
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02 Aug 2010   #64
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Don't get me wrong, I use AMD for a lot of my customer's builds as they generally want cheap PCs and all they do is use e-mail and browse the web so for them, it makes perfect economic sense to choose AMD. However, for my personal builds, I've always preferred Intel and still do. I stuck with them during the Netburst era, why wouldn't I stick with them now that they actually have good CPUs.

Besides, if I went AMD for my personal build, I would never hear the end of it from my colleagues. But back to the Core 2 Duo E7500, anyone here use it or something close to that performance level? If so, what do you think of it?
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02 Aug 2010   #65
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Most of the time I only hear how AMDs run cooler then Intels as a rule. But to swap over now would entail a full build consideration to get the most out of a new case.

As far as Vista it was simply Windows growing a bit too fast but proved to be far more stable then XP ever thought of being. The main mistake MS made originally was setting the minimum specs too low for people running older systems! That resulted in all the negative reaction. 7 had to take a second look to become the performance orientated OS this time around and shows it on the old stuff!
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02 Aug 2010   #66
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Most of the time I only hear how AMDs run cooler then Intels as a rule. But to swap over now would entail a full build consideration to get the most out of a new case.

As far as Vista it was simply Windows growing a bit too fast but proved to be far more stable then XP ever thought of being. The main mistake MS made originally was setting the minimum specs too low for people running older systems! That resulted in all the negative reaction. 7 had to take a second look to become the performance orientated OS this time around and shows it on the old stuff!
That's true. As some reviewers have said, Vista's true worth is shown in the fact that Windows 7 is built with a lot of Vista's underpinnings (drivers, compatibility, etc.) But you're absolutely right, Vista definitely proved far more stable than XP could ever dream of being.
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02 Aug 2010   #67
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

When first getting into Vista it certainly wasn't the new style that caught notice here so much as the no longer putting up with this or that blue screen problem! The surprize advantage seen with the 32bit 7 however was not just backward to Vista compatibility but even using XP drivers for hardwares and watching them work!

At first it was the XP drivers/application for a tv tuner card on the 32bit 7 beta that sounded off and later as well as just lately going through an old build seeing even older drivers go right on 7 and work! I had been wondering how to advise people running the "old stuff" if they weren't able to buy all new how to upgrade to 7 when no new updates even for Vista were seen. 7 proved a champ once more there!
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02 Aug 2010   #68
NTFS

Windows 7 Home Premium x86-64
 
 

Wouldn't new hardware for 7 make more sense? If you have a new OS you might as well have new hardware supported under 7 with more features.
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02 Aug 2010   #69
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Not necessarily as you can't always afford it. I have a printer from 2005 along with an older scanner from 2003 and I'm not going to trash them for a new OS.
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02 Aug 2010   #70
NTFS

Windows 7 Home Premium x86-64
 
 

I had an old printer, its now dead. New Canon MP640 works perfectly with 7.
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