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Old 03-29-06, 10:56 PM   #1
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Default Windows Vista Capable PC Hardware Guidelines


Vista now got the Vista Capable Logo for PCs that upgrade from Windows XP.

Now you wont need to wait for Vista ready PCs so Microsoft provided Vista capable PC hardware guidelines, here are full lists of hardware below are Vista ready and I think you will be surprise what CPUs will not be Vista ready.

Vista ready CPUs


AMD Athlon™ 64 FX Processor, AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor, AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor, AMD Sempron™ Processor

AMD Turion™ 64 Mobile Technology, Mobile AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor, Mobile AMD Sempron™ Processor

Single and Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ Processors


Intel® Pentium® processor Extreme Edition (Dual-Core), Intel® Pentium® 4 processor with HT Technology Extreme Edition, Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with HT & Extended Memory 64 Technology, Intel® Pentium® D processor (Dual-Core), Intel® Pentium® 4 processor supporting HT Technology, Intel® Celeron® D processor

Intel® Core™ Duo processor, Intel® Core™ Solo processor, Intel® Pentium® M Processor, Mobile Intel Pentium® 4 Processor supporting Hyper-Threading Technology, Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor, Intel® Celeron® M processor

Intel® Xeon® processor (Dual-Core)


VIA C7 Processor, VIA Eden Processors

VIA C7-M Processor

(Athlon XP, Xeon with single core and desktop Pentium 4 without HT support will not be Vista ready, however Mobile Pentium 4 without HT support will be Vista ready.)

Vista ready GPUs


Radeon® X1900 Series, Radeon® X1800 Series, Radeon® X1600 Series, Radeon® X1300 Series, Radeon® X850 Series, Radeon® X800 Series, Radeon® X700 Series, Radeon® X600 Series, Radeon® X550 Series, Radeon® X300 Series, Radeon® 9800 Series, Radeon® 9600 Series, Radeon® 9550 Series, Radeon® 9500 Series

All-in-Wonder® X1900 Series, All-in-Wonder® X1800 Series, All-in-Wonder® 2006 Edition, All-in-Wonder® X800 Series, All-in-Wonder® X600 Series, All-in-Wonder® 9800 Series, All-in-Wonder® 9600 Series

Radeon® Xpress 200, Radeon® Xpress 200 CrossFire™, Radeon® Xpress 200M

Mobility™ Radeon® X1600 Series, Mobility™ Radeon® X1400 Series, Mobility™ Radeon® X1300 Series, Mobility™ Radeon® X800 Series, Mobility™ Radeon® X700 Series, Mobility™ Radeon® X600 Series, Mobility™ Radeon® X300 Series, Mobility™ Radeon® 9800 Series, Mobility™ Radeon® 9700 Series, Mobility™ Radeon® 9600 Series, Mobility™ Radeon® 9500 Series

FireMV™ 2200 PCIE, FireMV™ 2400 PCIE


Intel® 945G Express Chipset

Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset


GeForce 7900 GPUs, GeForce 7800 GPUs, GeForce 7600 GPUs, GeForce 7300 GPUs, GeForce 6800 GPUs, GeForce 6600 GPUs, GeForce 6500 GPUs, GeForce 6200 GPUs, GeForce 6100/6150 GPUs, GeForce FX 5900 GPUs, GeForce FX 5700 GPUs, GeForce FX 5600 GPUs, GeForce FX 5500 GPUs, GeForce FX 5200 GPUs, GeForce PCX 5900 GPUs, GeForce PCX 5750 GPUs, GeForce PCX 5300 GPUs

GeForce Go 7800 GPUs, GeForce Go 7600 GPUs, GeForce Go 7400 GPUs, GeForce Go 7300 GPUs, GeForce Go 6800 GPUs, GeForce Go 6600 GPUs, GeForce Go 6400 GPUs, GeForce Go 6200 GPUs, GeForce Go 6100 GPUs, GeForce FX Go5700 GPUs, GeForce FX Go5650 GPUs, GeForce FX Go5600 GPUs, GeForce FX Go5200 GPUs, GeForce FX Go5100 GPUs

NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 GPUs, NVIDIA Quadro FX 4400 GPUs, NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 SDI GPUs, NVIDIA Quadro FX 4000 SDI GPUs, NVIDIA Quadro FX 4000 GPUs, NVIDIA Quadro FX 3450 GPUs, NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400 GPUs, NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000G GPUs, NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000 GPUs, NVIDIA Quadro FX 1400 GPUs, NVIDIA Quadro FX 1300 GPUs, NVIDIA Quadro FX 1100 GPUs, NVIDIA Quadro FX 1000 GPUs, NVIDIA Quadro FX 540 GPUs, NVIDIA Quadro NVS 285, NVIDIA Quadro NVS 280


S3 Graphics Chrome S27, S3 Graphics Chrome S25, S3 Graphics GammaChrome


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Old 03-30-06, 12:44 AM   #2
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hehe i like the "capable" part.

sort of like saying. yes, its capable of running vista but will it run well is a different story
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Old 03-31-06, 05:38 AM   #3
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thanks for the info - glad all my kit will work.
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Old 03-31-06, 05:55 AM   #4
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gawd, im still in shock over the requirments for vista...i mean comon now... but i guess this is what happens when you need legacy support for stupid things such as netbios...
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At least all computer users who use vista will be capable of running quake 3 at more than 10fps at 640x480. I wonder how easy it would be to integrate your existing windows xp installation into vista.
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Old 04-01-06, 12:08 AM   #6
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But wouldn't MS scaled down version Vista Starter 2007 at least, run on weaker GPU's. I'm sure some older 64MB graphics cards wil be able to run their bottom of the range Vista version.
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