Hardware requirements


  1. Posts : 323
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #1

    Hardware requirements


    Hi
    Could someone please tell me the minimum H/W requirements for the W7 beta.TIA.
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  2. Posts : 4,282
    Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
       #2

    It would be easier to update your My System Specs at the bottom of your post and then we could just give you some idea of what to expect.

    So far people have been installing with fairly low specs but I would recommend at least Pentium 4 with at least 1Gig of memory and a Graphics card that supports DX10 to get the full Aero effects although it's not necessary to run Windows 7.
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  3. Posts : 86
    windows7 build7100 64x,xpsp3
       #3

    At first glance the OS looks like a Windows Vista running with custom theme and boot screen, but as soon as you start your PC you feel there is a major improvement from Windows Vista in terms of speed.
    Below are some results from Windows 7 running in different configurations with default Windows driver.
    System 1 (Notebook)
    System Make and model :- Toshiba Satellite L40
    Processor :- Celeron M 530 / 1.73GHz / 533 FSB / 1 MB L2 (single core)
    Chipset / GPU :- Intel GL960 / GMA x3100
    RAM :- 1 GB DDR-II 667MHz (5122)
    HDD :- 5400 RPM 120 GB SATA

    System 2 (Notebook)
    System Make and model :- Lenovo 3000 N200
    Processor :- Intel Dual Core T2310 / 1.46 GHz / 1 MB L2 / 533 FSB / EM64T
    Chipset / GPU :- Intel GM965 / GMA x3100
    RAM :- 1.50 GB DDR-II 667MHz
    HDD :- 160 GB SATA 5400 RPM




    System 3 (Desktop)
    System Make and model :- Assembled PC
    Processor :- AMD Athlon X2 4200+
    Motherboard :- ASUS M2A-VM
    Chipset / GPU :- AMD 690G / ATi x1250
    RAM :- 2 GB DDR-II 667MHz (12)
    HDD :- 160 GB SATA-II 7200 RPM




    System 5 (Desktop)
    System Make and model :- Assembled PC
    Processor :- Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 / 2.4 GHz / 1066 MHz FSB / 4 MB L2 / EM64T
    Motherboard :- XFX 630i 7150
    Chipset / GPU :- Nvidia 630i / GeForce 7150 IGP
    RAM :- 2 GB DDR-II 667MHz (21)
    HDD :- 160 GB SATA-II 7200 RPM


    System 6 (Desktop)
    System Make and model :- Assembled PC
    Processor :- AMD X2 4600+ / 1 MB L2
    Motherboard :- Gigabyte M61PME-S2
    Chipset / GPU :- Nvidia 430 / GeForce 6150 IGP
    RAM :- 2 GB DDR-II 667MHz (21)
    HDD :- 160 GB SATA-II 7200 RPM




    System 7 (Desktop)
    System Make and model :- Assembled PC
    Processor :- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 / 2.4GHz / 8 MB L2 / 1066 Mhz FSB / EM64T
    Motherboard :- ASUS P5N-E SLi
    Chipset :- Nvidia 650 SLi
    GPU :- XFX 8400 GS
    RAM :- 4 GB DDR-II 667MHz (22)
    HDD :- 250 GB SATA-II 7200 RPM 16MB


    Here is a minor change you may notice, as Windows 7 is rating Q6600 beyond 5.9 mark which happens to be the highest possible rating under Windows Vista SP1.


    By so far, I have installed the product on at-least dozen PCs with alternate configurations from all types of platform, AMD / Intel, Nvidia / ATi / Intel, Laptop / Desktop and till now it really seems to be a stable OS with no BSOD yet.

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  4. Joe
    Posts : 236
    Windows 7 RC
       #4

    Welcome to the Se7en Forums brummyfan

    I noticed you list vista as your current OS. If your PC is running vista ok, it should run Windows 7 Beta ok.

    As Mr GRiM pointed out, by listing your system specs, they can be viewed when you post a question and could help us help you resolve any issues.
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  5. Joe
    Posts : 236
    Windows 7 RC
       #5

    @yogi365 that's quite a few test machines you have there
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  6. Posts : 86
    windows7 build7100 64x,xpsp3
       #6

    yes
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  7. Posts : 65
    Windows 7 7000; Windows XP Pro SP3
       #7

    Since it runs fine on my ancient laptop (all bar the graphics :@). That is an intel pent3 1006MHZ 640mb ram integrated graphics laptop. So if its bettyer than that, then you should have no real problem.

    -baMBi-
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  8. Posts : 323
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Hardware Requirements


    Thank you guys for the replies, in fact I am going to try in another Desktop with similar specs as yogi365's system6,
    Motherboard: Biostar MCP6P-M2
    CPU:AMD Athlon 64 LE-1620 2.4GHz.
    RAM:2x1GB
    Graphics:Nvidia GeForce6150
    HDD:160GB SATA II
    Thanks again for the help.
    Last edited by brummyfan; 04 Jan 2009 at 10:58.
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  9. Posts : 86
    windows7 build7100 64x,xpsp3
       #9

    welcome
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