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  • Will Intel GMA 950 Laptop GFX run Vista Aero Glass?

    I'm thinking of getting a new laptop,

    Nothing fancy but I want it to support the full GUI in vista.
    I won't be playing games on it.

    Will vista run with Intel GMA 950 ?

    Googling about a bit as provided me with mixed results.

    Thanks

    Easyrider
    [email protected] 3.8ghz/Asus Maximus/8800GTS 512 MB/Ballistix 4GIG 1066 mhz/17443 3D Marks 06

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    Re: Will Intel GMA 950 Laptop GFX run Vista Aero Glass?

    I have seen blogs saying that in order to enable the "really cool" stuff in Vista it comes down the the video card.
    According to MS here, you need at least

    A Windows Vista Premium Ready PC includes at least:

    * 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) 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.
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      Re: Will Intel GMA 950 Laptop GFX run Vista Aero Glass?

      Easyrider

      Here's a link to the software that will tell you for sure
      "Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor" http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...r/default.mspx
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        Re: Will Intel GMA 950 Laptop GFX run Vista Aero Glass?

        I dont actually have the laptop yet,

        So thats why I want to be sure it will run the GUI before I order it.

        I have ran that test on my current laptop and the GFX card failed hence the upgrade to a newer model.
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          Re: Will Intel GMA 950 Laptop GFX run Vista Aero Glass?

          Windows Vista will run, including Aero feature, with Intel GMA 950. Intel says GMA 950 supports Aero. But, be sure you have enough system memory, since it is shared with GMA 950 on laptops with this integrated graphics.

          More info link.

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