Let's skip to what appears to make Vista happy.
- 2GB RAM.
- Dual Core CPU.
- 256MB Dedicated Video Ram. Turbocache is OK for most of us.
I couldn't determine which CPU you had before but a single core isn't cutting the mustard. There is also issues with some USB devices. I couldn't tell what you had.
I am looking for a laptop replacement that suits my average everyday use. Mainly, I need something that can support major multimedia use (80gb of music and movies). I also use applications such as Microsoft Word and Powerpoint (not usually at the same time). My issue is that my old laptop is a Pentium 4 with 1.83 ghz and windows xp. I recently purchased a hp 14.1 dv2000 series with 1gb of memory and 160gb of hard drive space with a amd x60-5n processor chip. After installing all of my music and video files I attempted to watch a movie and it was delayed and "choppy". It also had windows vista and only 512x512 L2 cache. I need a new laptop since mine has crashed and am not as computer savvy as I used to be. (especially with windows vista) I like the looks of the new hp computers but am worried since their max memory is only 2gb. Now that I have explained what my major use for this computer is, I was wondering if anyone had a recommendation for a laptop replacement under $1300.00 for me. I would like a 14" screen but am willing to except a 15" (no larger due to my use while traveling). I believe my major issue with the computer I specified earlier is the minimal L2 cache and memory but I don't want to build and buy a computer without someones expert opinion. I was thinking a intel core 2 duo T5300 with 2gb and 2mb memory would be sufficient but as I said I don't want to buy another notebook without someones experienced opinion. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated, I am not a huge gamer, just multimedia. PLEASE HELP!