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Is it my computer too old for upgrading to W8.1?

  1. #11

    I have an AMD Athlon 64 x2 5000+ based system my brother uses with 4 GB of memory and is running Win8 x64 just fine with GeForce 7300 GS video card. If you are not sure you can still run this.
    Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant - Download and Run
    Also successfully installed don a socket 754 3200+ computer but a 32 bit version.

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  2. #12

    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    I do suggest the upgrade advisor for sure, but it does depend on the support for older discrete GPUs. Some GPUs do work perfect in Windows 8, some don't, some do with hassle. From personal experience, a discrete AMD GPU from around 2005ish might be a hit or miss when it comes to driver support in 8/8.1.
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  3. #13

    Yes, for some reason support for older video cards for W8 and specially 8.1 is really scarce, MS must have changed the way GPU drivers work and GPU makers just couldn't be bothered (or they do not want to) make drivers for anything older than a generation or two back. That 7300 of mine is running on MS drivers, but not much is expected from it either. AMD/ATI is labeling drivers as "Legacy" for any cards under 5xxx series going down to the first of HD series, before that, nothing.
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  4. #14

    Posts : 24

    Hi !
    I've tested for couple days W7sp1 and it freezes randomly specially when I stat some application (one of them is Google Chrome)
    Yesterday I put windows 8.1 pro (not with latest updates) and all problems with freezing are gone,also it seems to be faster than w7

    all the best
    Quote Originally Posted by mrapi View Post
    because of XP soon death I'm looking for a new OS to upgrade,is it my configuration too old for w8.1 or should I go for W7?

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 45 C
    Brisbane 65nm Technology
    2.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 387MHz (5-5-5-18)
    ASUSTeK Computer INC. M3N78 SE (AM2) 47 C

    I'll add sooner more RAM

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