Vista finally installed (The system performance rating)
Finally got Vista installed using the x86 version.
Actually the final install took less than an hour, since I could leave my motherboard’s caching and shadowing on.
MCE looks really pretty on it, although vistas system performance rating, rated my system as only a 2.0. This was because I have only 512MB of RAM and a far from stellar video card. The detailed rating was as follows…
|Processor||AMD Athlon 64 3000+||4.1|
|Memory||512MB RAM||2.9||No surprise here.|
|Graphics||GeForce 5200 128MB||2.0||No surprise here either, but this puts me in the no aero category.|
|Gaming graphics||GeForce 5200 128MB||2.5|
|Primary hard disk||40GB||5.0||The primary HD is only 40GB but the rest of the system totals 850G|
It doesn’t average the scores but rather takes the lowest common denominator which is a 2.0. MCE does crash on me sometimes when i’m doing multiple things at once, like watching a DVD and browsing music album cover art, which is of-course unacceptable for an HTPC (I guess I wil be shopping for RAM and a new video card this black Friday after-all).