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    Do you like Windows 7

    On this hardware:

    Processor, E8500, 3.16, 6MB Wolfdale, 65W, C0
    Hard Drive, 80G, S2, 7.2K, 3.5 WD-UNIC
    Dual In-line Memory Module 512, 667M, 64X64, 8, 240, 1RX8
    Dual In-line Memory Module, 1G 667M, 128X64, 8, 240, 2RX8
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    Yes.

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    Yes

    What people are failing to understand is Win7 is better on even older systems than what XP ever was or will be.

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    Will run great on that processor, Win7 runs great even on early Pentium 4 H/T processors...we have a bench rig at the office running a 2.8 p4 H/T, 2 gigs of RAM, Win7 runs just as good as XP did on it...no fancy aero, but runs smooth.

    I'd consider matching pairs of memory though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    I'd consider matching pairs of memory though.
    That's was Dell's idiocy. Even the tech that handles our warranty work didn't understand that one.

    These machines (25 of them) have become brutally unbearable to log into the domain (I don't control this particular domain). I'm almost embarrassed every time I see someone use one of these.

    Once logged in, no problems. Running Office 2007 with Vista pro currently.

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    Unplug the patch cable to the NIC..and boot one up. Faster?

    Regarding the RAM...who ordered them? Ordering them, you go through the configuration wizard..and select the RAM you want in your rigs...amongst other options. Radio buttons were selected to get the 1 gig and 512 meg sticks.....instead of 4 gigs..which wouldn't have cost much more but would have performed better.
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    I have win 7 on my P4 3ghz w/ 2 gb ram, nv 9400gt 512, runs smooth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    Regarding the RAM...who ordered them? Ordering them, you go through the configuration wizard..and select the RAM you want in your rigs...amongst other options. Radio buttons were selected to get the 1 gig and 512 meg sticks.....instead of 4 gigs..which wouldn't have cost much more but would have performed better.
    Who do you think ordered them?

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    Your favorite boss?
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    My 2 cents..

    I got to give credit to Microsoft, that Windows 7 is way faster then Vista. Shows that you can have a good looking O.S. and not sacrifice on performance. I bought my Wife a new computer. Specs: Sempron 64bit single core 2.3 GHz with 2 GB's of ram and a 320 GB hard drive. It has Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit pre-installed.

    I was able to get her digital camera, digital camcorder, USB printer and magic jack VoIP all to work. All Windows XP gen. So that was really impressive.

    The only issue that I have on my dual core is that I have a gigabyte nic card RAlink , that there are issues with the "64 bit" driver. But that not a major deal seeing how I paid $7.00 usd for the nic card.. I'm going to switch that out with another one that I have installed in my Linux box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
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    The fool who has the initials CD.

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    Dude!!!

    Lemme configure some quotes for ya! :P Here's my latest order that just arrived the other day...got a pair of the ultra small form factor models, because these 2x offices are tiny, very cramped, one located in a police station, the other in a courthouse...for an advocates offices.



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    OptiPlex 780, Core 2 Duo E7500 with VT/2.93GHz,3M,1066FSB OptiPlex 780, Core 2 Duo E7500 with VT/2.93GHz,3M,1066FSB [317-2456]
    4GB,Non-ECC,1333MHz DDR3,2X2GB,Dell OptiPlex 580 4GB,Non-ECC,1333MHz DDR3,2X2GB,Dell OptiPlex 580 [317-3555]
    Dell USB Entry Keyboard, No Hot Keys, No Palmrest, English, OptiPlex Dell USB Entry Keyboard, No Hot Keys, No Palmrest, English, OptiPlex [330-1987]
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    Other than the funky ram combo i think you will have a dandy system.

    I have used 1.5gb memory on win 7 with no issues. The fancy AERO features will be dependent on your video card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    Dude!!!

    Lemme configure some quotes for ya! :P Here's my latest order that just arrived the other day...got a pair of the ultra small form factor models, because these 2x offices are tiny, very cramped, one located in a police station, the other in a courthouse...for an advocates offices.

    Can you help with a server? I can't buy through you though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    Can you help with a server? I can't buy through you though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    Thanks friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    Can you help with a server? I can't buy through you though.

    Try borrowing Cat. I am sure he wont mind.

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    yes just make sure to disable aero peek
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