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  1. Wozzer

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    Hello all,

    I'm ordering a new PC on the 25th July but I want to know which operating system will work with the specs.

    Here are my specs:

    EV Black Mid Tower Gaming Case with Massive 14cm Front Fan - No PSU

    Hi-Power Black 900W Modular 13.5cm Fan PSU - 4x PCI-E, 20+4pin, 6x

    Crucial 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL6 Lifetime Warranty

    Maxtor 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200RPM 32MB Cache

    Extra Value Gold 750W Silent PSU - 12cm Fan, 20+4pin, 2x SATA, 1x PCI-E

    HD 4850 512MB

    Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L iP31 Socket 775 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping (2.4GHz 1066MHz) Socket 775 L2 8MB Cache (2x4MB (4MB per core pair) Retail Boxed Processor

    I'm pretty sure windows XP doesnt run quad's yet. Am I right. Okay - fair enough if it doesnt, i'll have to go to vista. If this is the case, where can I buy the cheapest version of vista from ?

    Cheers
  2. Grasshopper New Member

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    XP does run quad's, but isn't optimized for them. It's a matter of personal choise, but I'll go Vista if I were you. You'll run bouth well enough though.
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    May as well go vista, seeing as it is becoming more and more, shall we say, friendly.

    and no point in stalling the inevitable.
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    I've got an unopened retail copy of 32-bit Vista Ultimate that I'm not using any time soon...
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    Would you be willing to sell it and ship it to the UK.

    Do you mean that if I use vista, the quads will get more use...EG - Peform better
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    If your in education you can get it for even less.
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    Just left school. I'm currently doing a full time Job until I go to college (September). I'm 16.
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    Lol, I wouldn't mention it if I didn't want to sell it. Shipping a disc to the UK ain't so bad. Just find out how much you can buy it off whatever site, and I'll get it to ya cheaper than that.
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    Well - I wouldnt be buying it until the end of July for a start. I havent a clue where to look at the moment. I'll have a quick scan of ebuyer.

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