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#1 milzee

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 10:26 AM

I Am About To Do A Clean Install Of Windows Vista Home Premium Over My Old Windows XP Professional System. My Current System Stats Are:

- 80GB Hard Drive
- 256mb VRAM ATI 9200 Series Pro RADEON Video Card
- 2GB DDR RAM
- 2.8GHZ CPU
- DVD Drive

Are Those Ok To Run Windows Vista Home Premium With The Aero Effects?

Also, I Seem To Have A Very Noisy Computer, Any Tips On How I Can Make It More Silent Like Dell Computers A Few Of My Friends Have?

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 11:31 AM

I believe that you have enough memory and stuff to run the Windows Aero feature of Vista. One thing I would caution you to do is save the drivers for your computer on CDs in case there is a conflict with Vista or you need to reinstall them. As for the noise piece, it may just be your PC. Nothing that is abnormal. Mine is really noisey, but I don't worry 'bout it.

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 12:06 PM

The 9200 pro should be able to handle it with its memory, but it is a bit old so cant guarantee performance. As for the noise, this is usually caused by the fans in your computer case. I would recommend you post a question about that in the hardware forum as it's not my forte.

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 08:48 AM

There's a bit more to Vista requirements than the basic specs. That being said, there's a certain amount of consistency with when the additional features were integrated (in other words, newer cards will have the features, older one's won't).

I'd suggest running the Vista Upgrade Advisor to be sure (although I suspect that it will run just fine anyway): http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/...adeadvisor.mspx
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Posted 03 February 2007 - 10:43 AM

The Radeon 9200 doesn't support DirectX 9, and so doesn't support AeroGlass. Otherwise you should be fine.

As for the computer noise: replace the fans with quieter ones.
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Posted 03 February 2007 - 11:02 AM

Damn..learning a lot here. Alpha, aero glass is only compatible with DX9 +?

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 11:58 AM

Yup, AreoGlass requires Pixel Shader 2.0 which is a DirectX 9 feature.
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