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

  1. #1


    Posts : 24
    WINDOWS

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


    Hi,
    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?

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

    I'll add sooner more RAM


    thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    You might be able to run 32 bit but it seems 64 bit will not work with your processor.

    Microsoft confirms some older AMD processors do not support Windows 8.1 - Neowin

    EDIT: Win 8 will work just not 8.1 64 bit.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 24
    WINDOWS


    thanks for your answer,because my computer is old,should I chose W8.1 or 7 for a good performance/speed

    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    You might be able to run 32 bit but it seems 64 bit will not work with your processor.

    Microsoft confirms some older AMD processors do not support Windows 8.1 - Neowin

    EDIT: Win 8 will work just not 8.1 64 bit.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Startup and shutdown is certainly faster in 8 but other than that there is no discernable difference. More RAM would help but remember if you have 32 bit 8.1 you can only access 3GB so you may want to use 8 (or if you don't like the way it looks 7).

    http://usabilitygeek.com/windows-8-v...mance-testing/
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    Posts : 24
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    thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Startup and shutdown is certainly faster in 8 but other than that there is no discernable difference. More RAM would help but remember if you have 32 bit 8.1 you can only access 3GB so you may want to use 8 (or if you don't like the way it looks 7).

    http://usabilitygeek.com/windows-8-v...mance-testing/
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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    You're welcome.
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  7. #7


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I got lucky I guess, I'm running it on an AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.6GHz plugged in an Asus M2N68-AM SE2 ATX Motherboard with 4 gigs of DDR2. It's my second desktop PC that I don't use all that much. It's no worse than it was running 7 as far as performance goes. I haven't benchmarked it so just going by my seat of the pants feeling while using it.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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  9. #9


    I would run the 32bit version of Win7 on that older PC...
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  10. #10


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Windows 8.1 32 bit will run a bit nicer than 7, but I can tell you that if you're using the discrete graphics chip on that system, you won't be able to get a working display driver to run with Windows 8 at all. The resolution will max out I think at 1024x1028 if you really go at it and force SOMETHING to install... On Windows 7, usually a display driver for a PC that old will work perfectly, which is kind of a huge pain in the crotch since I'd prefer it to work with 8.1, but oh well.
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