gaw wrote:My wife has Vista on a computer with same memory and slightly faster processor as mine and it is the slowest thing I have ever seen.
Supposedly turning off the agressive disk caching can helphttp://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows- ... ows-vista/
Might be worth a try. Next Vista box that comes across our bench (that isn't getting upgraded to XP
) I will try it.
Using one of the "alternate" security solutions eg AVG, Kapersky, etc can make a big difference. Memory/CPU hog antivirus programs take a huge toll on performance.
Fast video chipset (even if not running Aero), 2gb+ system memory are really bare minimum requirements for Vista. From what we're seeing the video subsystem can sometimes be more important than the CPU -integrated video chipsets are the worst offenders. PCI Express cards have dropped significantly in price - if you have a recent system that came with integrated video and an empty PCIe slot do the upgrade....
Vista will likely go down in history as Windows98ME version 2.