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do i need to upgrade my computer

Updated on June 28, 2010

It is important question espically after Microsoft's release of its new Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista, it's time to see if your computer up to date. For the optimum Windows Vista experience, Microsoft recommends that our computers should have at least 1 GB of System RAM installed.

Most computers are operating on 512 MB or less system memory. Memory can help get you up to speed! Find your computer model in our online store memory upgrades will unlock the power of Microsoft Vista!

Windows Vista Premium System Requirements:

• 1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor1.

• 1 GB of system memory.

• Support for DirectX 9 graphics with a WDDM driver,

• 128 MB of graphics memory (minimum)2, Pixel Shader 2.0 and 32 bits per pixel.

• 40 GB of hard drive capacity with 15 GB free space.

• DVD-ROM Drive3.

• Audio output capability.

• Internet access capability.

If your computer meets these system requirements you can take full advantage of Windows Vista, including the new Windows Aero.

But if you do a lot of gaming then you should probably have at least 2GB ram.

1. Processor speed is specified as the nominal operational processor frequency measured in GHz for the device. Some processors have power management which allows the processor to run at a lower GHz rate to save power, for example, if you have a 1 GHz Processor with power management, it may have a nominal operational frequency lower than 1 GHz.

2. Some computers have shared video memory which uses a portion of installed system memory. If your Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) uses shared memory, then no additional graphics memory is required beyond the 1 GB system memory requirement; if you have a graphics card that has onboard memory or the GPU uses dedicated memory then 128MB is required.

all above is fact so what to do ? upgrade the performance of my PCor it's better for me to wait maybe 1 or 2 years.

Answer is

Do you think you need to? Is your computer performance not acceptable? Are you going to run vista? Are you not able to run the games you play?

If you are happy with what your computer is doing, then dont upgrade. Your computer is a little old, but its just fine for surfing the web if thats all you want to do

& you save your money to buy new one after 2 years

in this case you save your upgrade money

if performance is to bad this is a real hard one

but all i can say if ok check what is max possibale of your pc & buy what can your pc handle up to the maximum it will keep you up for 2 years

if you find your pc upgrade is usless & cant improve mucth so bettre to forget about upgrade idea & start thinking of buying new one


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    • gabriella05 profile image


      10 years ago from Oldham

      Well I have vista on my laptop and I find it not very good it is far from being perfect, but that is my opinion.

      Great information

      Thank you


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