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FAQ - Do I need to upgrade my memory for Microsoft Vista?

Are you and your computer ready for Microsoft Windows Vista?

With Microsoft's release of its new Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista, it's time to see if our computers are up to snuff. For the optimum Windows Vista experience, Microsoft recommends that our computers should have at least 1 GB of System RAM installed.

Most computers are operating on 512 MB or less system memory. Arch Memory can help get you up to speed! Find your computer model in our online store or contact us to find your memory upgrade options. Arch Memory will provide you with brand new, Grade A memory upgrades that will unlock the power of Microsoft Vista! As always our 30 Day Money Back Guarantee and Lifetime Replacement Warranty ensures customer satisfaction.

     Windows Vista Premium System Requirements:

          • 1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor1.
          • 1 GB of system memory.
          • Support for DirectX 9 graphics with a WDDM driver,
          • 128 MB of graphics memory (minimum)2, Pixel Shader 2.0 and 32 bits per

             pixel.
          • 40 GB of hard drive capacity with 15 GB free space.
          • DVD-ROM Drive3.
          • Audio output capability.
          • Internet access capability.


If your computer meets these system requirements you can take full advantage of Windows Vista, including the new Windows Aero.

Windows Aero is an environment with an additional level of visual sophistication, one that is even more responsive and manageable, providing a further level of clarity and confidence to Windows users.

Find your computer model at our online store for your memory upgrade options, or feel free to call us at 1-877-366-2640 and speak to a friendly customer service representative for assistance!

1. Processor speed is specified as the nominal operational processor frequency measured in GHz for the device. Some processors have power management which allows the processor to run at a lower GHz rate to save power, for example, if you have a 1 GHz Processor with power management, it may have a nominal operational frequency lower than 1 GHz.
2. Some computers have shared video memory which uses a portion of installed system memory. If your Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) uses shared memory, then no additional graphics memory is required beyond the 1 GB system memory requirement; if you have a graphics card that has onboard memory or the GPU uses dedicated memory then 128MB is required.
3. A DVD-ROM drive may be either internal or external (not integral, not built into the system).