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Here are my specs:
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
System Manufacturer: 258KA
System Model: 258KA000
BIOS: BIOS Date: 09/06/04 13:15:06 Ver: 08.00.11
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+, MMX, 3DNow, ~790MHz
Memory: 1024MB RAM
Page File: 299MB used, 6624MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

My question is about my Processor. As you can read, I have an AMD Athlon 64 which is dual core and the total processing power is 2.0 GHz. Windoes only recognizes that my computer is running at ~790MHz. Is this going to be a problem for Vista Home Premium?
I ran the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor and it recommended I get Vista Home, but who wants a boring old version of Vista? I might as well stick with XP.
Technically, I have the specs for Home Premium, but will my processor be a problem?
 

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Your lower CPU speed is likely due to AMD's Cool & Quiet feature that adjusts the processor's speed based on usage/demand. But According to the info you posted you have a single core Athlon 64 not a dual core Athlon 64 X2. What brand and model number is your laptop? Either way it is capable of running Vista Premium.
 

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Your lower CPU speed is likely due to AMD's Cool & Quiet feature that adjusts the processor's speed based on usage/demand. But According to the info you posted you have a single core Athlon 64 not a dual core Athlon 64 X2. What brand and model number is your laptop? Either way it is capable of running Vista Premium.
Ah right, I was thinking of my other system which has the same processor, but dual core.
So as I put more demand on my system the processor speed will go up? That's good to know!
I am using an off-brand laptop: Cyber Power (http://www.cyberpowerpc.com and the model number is 9700 or something close to that. All I know is that my model is discontinued because it is about a year old now. They still sell 9700s but my exact type of laptop is no longer sold.
 
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