i have a similar system (Athlon X2 overclocked to 2.42 ghz, 1 gig of pc 3200
ram & an nvidia 7900) and have performance problems too. I think alot of it
comes from the fact that vista is much more ram intensive than xp is. On
average when the system is idling vista uses about 700 mb or system ram,
which is a fair chunk of the gig i have in there. from what i have heard,
having two gigs of ram insted of one will make a big difference in vista
(only about 80 bucks for a gig). If you have a 7300 with 512 of ram you
should be able to run areo without slow down, it is gpu based and you have
more then enough gpu ram to run areo without seeing slowdown. Also as far as
games go, i think the drivers that are out now from nvidia and ati are more
for functionality, not performace. just wait a little bit and see what
> > No, your PC seems to be fine for Vista! Aero should work!
> > (I have a similar system with Athlon 64 3000+, 1 GB RAM and a Radeon
> > 9800 Pro - it works fine. It has an Asus K8N-E Deluxe mainboard with
> > the nForce3 250Gb chipset.)
> > The only problem which I can imagine is that Vista does not like the
> > chipset of your motherboard.
> > Did you install Vista on a clean 20+ GB drive of a modern HDD?
> > Gaming: Vista is known to have problems with certain games or to be
> > slower in gaming than WinXP as it is just born (graphics cards
> > drivers; adaptation of games).
> > Roy
> My mainbord is Asus M2V-TVM, more info about it:
> ....Vista is installed on 50GB clen Samsung SP2004C ATA HDD. Allso i have
> second HDD connected (WCD).