RussellC - 7:28 pm on Sep 11, 2006 (gmt 0)
I am running Vista RC1 on a 2.8 Ghz P4 with 1GB RAM and an old ATI 9700 Pro just fine. I am not sure what you are doing wrong. I have all the Aero effects on and its actually quite speedy. If you are basing your last statement on the Beta 2, then try RC1, it's 100X faster. They still have a long way to go on application compatibility and driver stability though.