Going to instal a Vista Upgrade. Need to understand MHz and GHz.


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Brian V

My system has AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ 2.01 GHz, 768 MB RAM
->But I have 1GB DDR2 Memory which I think is RAM. Graphics card: NVIDIA
GeForce 6150 SE n Force 430.

On the Vista Upgrade it says minimum system requirements are 800 MHz
processor, 512 MB of system memory (RAM....right?), Support for Super VGA
graphics, and I have enough hard drive with enough available space.

Is my Dual core processor 2.01 GHz? or is it 128 Ghz? (64 x 2 = 128).
 
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Pegasus [MVP]

Brian V said:
My system has AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ 2.01 GHz, 768 MB
RAM
->But I have 1GB DDR2 Memory which I think is RAM. Graphics card: NVIDIA
GeForce 6150 SE n Force 430.

On the Vista Upgrade it says minimum system requirements are 800 MHz
processor, 512 MB of system memory (RAM....right?), Support for Super VGA
graphics, and I have enough hard drive with enough available space.

Is my Dual core processor 2.01 GHz? or is it 128 Ghz? (64 x 2 = 128).

Since your question is all about hardware, your best option is to ask the
experts in a Hardware newsgroup.
 
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C

Brian said:
My system has AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ 2.01 GHz, 768 MB RAM
->But I have 1GB DDR2 Memory which I think is RAM. Graphics card: NVIDIA
GeForce 6150 SE n Force 430.

On the Vista Upgrade it says minimum system requirements are 800 MHz
processor, 512 MB of system memory (RAM....right?), Support for Super VGA
graphics, and I have enough hard drive with enough available space.

Is my Dual core processor 2.01 GHz? or is it 128 Ghz? (64 x 2 = 128).

You will need at least 2 GB of RAM and a new video card. I would
recommend that you upgrade to Win 7 instead as it doesn't have the same
piggish requirements for hardware that Vista has.
 
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Shenan Stanley

Brian said:
My system has AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ 2.01 GHz,
768 MB RAM ->But I have 1GB DDR2 Memory which I think is RAM.
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE n Force 430.

On the Vista Upgrade it says minimum system requirements are 800 MHz
processor, 512 MB of system memory (RAM....right?), Support for
Super VGA graphics, and I have enough hard drive with enough
available space.

Is my Dual core processor 2.01 GHz? or is it 128 Ghz? (64 x 2 =
128).

You're covered for the requirements. You are over-thinking.

You said you have a 2GHz (2000MHz) processor and 768MB to 1GB (1024MB)
RAM/memory (maybe it is shared with the video chipset - don't know.) The
requirements you gave were 800MHz processor (you are 1200MHz over) and 512MB
memory (you are 256MB to 512MB over.) Done.

I'd get WIndows 7 if given the choice - and given your other posting
(changing architecture) - I'm unsure what all you are thinking.

How about a single post explaining what you have (system specs and currently
installed OS information - including 32/64-bit and such) and what it is you
are really thinking about doing (what OS you are planning to install -
including 32/64-bit and such) and why. The *why* is important - as it could
lead you to the proper method to do what you want given you obvioiusly do
not currently have the information you need to make an informed decision.
 
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Jose

My system has AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ 2.01 GHz, 768 MBRAM
->But I have 1GB DDR2 Memory which I think is RAM. Graphics card: NVIDIA
GeForce 6150 SE n Force 430.

On the Vista Upgrade it says minimum system requirements are 800 MHz
processor, 512 MB of system memory (RAM....right?), Support for Super VGA
graphics, and I have enough hard drive with enough available space.

Is my Dual core processor 2.01 GHz? or is it 128 Ghz? (64 x 2 = 128).

There's an app for that:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/get/upgrade-advisor.aspx

Please provide additional information about your system:

Click Start, Run and in the box enter:

msinfo32

Click OK, and when the System Summary info appears, click Edit, Select
All, Copy and then paste
the information back here.

There will be some personal information (like System Name and User
Name), and whatever appears to
be private information to you, just delete it from the pasted
information.

This will minimize back and forth Q&A and eliminate guesswork.
 
K

Ken Blake, MVP

My system has AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ 2.01 GHz, 768 MB RAM
->But I have 1GB DDR2 Memory which I think is RAM. Graphics card: NVIDIA
GeForce 6150 SE n Force 430.

On the Vista Upgrade it says minimum system requirements are 800 MHz
processor, 512 MB of system memory (RAM....right?), Support for Super VGA
graphics, and I have enough hard drive with enough available space.

Is my Dual core processor 2.01 GHz?

Yes.


or is it 128 Ghz? (64 x 2 = 128).



No. There are no PC CPUs that fast yet.

Yes, the official minimum amount of RAM is 512MB, but that is *way*
too little for adequate performance. You shouldn't consider running
Vista with any less than 2GB.
 
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Daave

Brian said:
My system has AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ 2.01 GHz,
768 MB RAM ->But I have 1GB DDR2 Memory which I think is RAM.
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE n Force 430.

On the Vista Upgrade it says minimum system requirements are 800 MHz
processor, 512 MB of system memory (RAM....right?), Support for Super
VGA graphics, and I have enough hard drive with enough available
space.

Is my Dual core processor 2.01 GHz? or is it 128 Ghz? (64 x 2 = 128).

Vista upgrade?!

I thought your goal (from your other thread) was Windows 7!

*Please* don't tell me you are thinking of an in-place upgrade from XP
to Vista and then *another* in-place upgrade from Vista to Windows 7.
Although this is possible, it is *not* recommended.

Furthermore, as Shenan indicated, if you plan on upgrading from 32-bit
to 64-bit, this isn't even possible.

Just purchase the Windows 7 Upgrade CD and you'll be good to go. (And
yes, this means a Clean Install, but that is what you should do anyway.
And if you do want to use the 64-bit OS, it's your only option anyway!)

Also, you should consider increasing your RAM.
 
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Brian V

All the answers are helping me. I pretty much only want RAM and more disk
space. But I need to understand what else there is, and maybe go with it. But
I'm not trying to over do it. Just some upgrades, and not a new computer.
Mine works good enough.

Thank you. I'll look at everything, I will get my specs, if needed I will
post with the info people asked.

No I already decided not XP to Vista to 7 upgrade. I understand why that
could be a problem.

Thank you.
 

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