Personally I think both should and would run Vista quite well...Since there
is such a dilemma with 64 bit drivers I would opt to install the 32 bit
version of Vista premium therefore once again it does not matter which
system you use...In the future if you wish to run the 64bit version of
premium (available from Microsoft now for 10$) than I would go with the AMD
3200+...I ran this particular processor when I first install Vista and had
no problems whatsoever ( sold it and am now running core2 duo Intel )...Is
the ram the same ?? as in are both systems ddr or is one ddr2 ?? If they are
both the same than you could move ram from one to the other for more
performance...As for your question of speed I would put that Intel ahead of
the AMD in a heartbeat...Would you post what socket it is ?? For instance if
it is socket 775 than you would be able to go faster with a dual core Intel
processor on the same board,,Mind you depending on the socket of the AMD you
could upgrade that as well............Bottom line go with the ACER you have
more to start with just make sure all drivers you need are readily
available.......Have a great day !!
"Ray" <Ray@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> OK I have two systems at home, 1 of which I am going to upgrade to Vista
> Premium. I just wanted to get a take on which system would be better to
> upgrade, and your thoughts why.
> System 1 is an Acer Veriton 6800. Pentium 4 3.0 HT. 2 gigs ram, Sapphire
> ATI x1800GTO video card PCIE, Audigy 2 sound card, a 200 gig and 85 gig
> drive, Samsung DL DVD-R/W +R/W drive.
> The other is a home built system, Asus K8V Deluxe mobo running an original
> 1st gen AMD Athlon 64 3200+. 1.5 gigs ram, ATI Radeon 9800 pro AGP, a 200
> and 300 gig ATA 133 hard drive, ATI TV Wonder PCI, Sony DVD burner.
> My dilema is this, the Acer has more memory and SATA hard drive, as well
> a better video card. The ASUS is a 64 bit processor with a decent yet
> slightly lesser video card and RAM. Would the 64 bit processor outweigh
> benefits of the Acer ram numbers and faster hard drives?
> Any suggetions are appreciated. This is probably a project for next