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This chapter is from the book

Hardware Upgrades for Vista Bliss

Later in this chapter, I'll show you some software tweaks that will help you get the most performance out of your system. But the best thing you can do to give Vista a boost is to upgrade one or more of the hardware components, if it is behaving in a sluglike manner.

As we go into this section, it's a good idea to take an inventory of your system components. I showed you how to do this in Chapter 2, "Basic Vista Troubleshooting," but I'll review that as we go. It's helpful, however, if you gather the following information.

Photocopy and fill out Table 4.1 as needed.

Table 4.1. Your System Specs

System Components

Your System

Processor make & model:

Amount of RAM:

Video card make & model:

Amount of video RAM:

Hard drive size:

Hard drive space available:

Windows Experience Index:

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