How will it run

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by wingman411, Jun 18, 2003.

  1. wingman411

    wingman411 OSNN Senior Addict

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    We are upgrading our computers to windows xp pro and office xp pro. My question is how well will it run on a 300mz celeron cpu, clean install, 128MB of ram?
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Not very well. :(
     
  3. Luna64

    Luna64 Guest

    I wonder if it will even boot :-/
     
  4. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

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    It will boot as I have tried it before. But .. erm, it will take a very long time to boot, let alone to run its services, and any other task that you are going to do. For the time that you will waste in waiting for the computer to perform the functions that you want it to .. let alone to install and patch it, : ( ain't worth it and does not justify at all.

    Advise: Stick with Win98SE if you're gonna run on Celeron 300. Even Win2K would be too much resource taking for the poor Celeron processor.
     
  5. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    If you're gonna do it anyway, the least you can do is upgrade your RAM. 128MB is the minimum recommended to run XP, and 256MB is actually encouraged. For your system, I would put in at least 256MB more... or the max your system will take. Since it's a 300MHZ, it probably won't take any more than 512MB. But anyway... you need to upgrade the RAM, otherwise don't upgrade to XP period.
     
  6. wingman411

    wingman411 OSNN Senior Addict

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    max ram is 256, 2 slots some of the coputers in the lab are 333 amd cpus and some are 300 mz pentium II's. We are also planning on running Office XP
     
  7. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Well then, definitely put in another stick of 128 if you can... cause you're gonna need it. :eek:
     
  8. daddyo

    daddyo OSNN Addict

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    I installed XP on an AMD K6-266 and it worked fine, although it was a bit slow. The saving grace was that I had 512 Meg of ram.
     
  9. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    Very slow mate, very slow.
     
  10. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    I had xp on a 400mhz AMD with 128mb ram ran fine slow but was steady :)
     
  11. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    Lag... lots of lag... :p
     
  12. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    If you can, get a RAM upgrade and then install XP.
    If you can't get more RAM, install Win2k instead. :)
     
  13. SkazzyUK

    SkazzyUK XP-erience Oldie

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    XP can be wierd sometimes, I have xp running really well on a P3 450, 96mb ram. It ran very well considering :)

    Skazz
     
  14. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

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    Indeed .. different people have different perspective on how well a system is running. I even installed Win XP into a Pentium 233MMX with a 512MB RAM PC and it worked just fined. Had Office XP running too, but the workstation is basically for word processing, typing some letters and assignments, and definately surfing the internet. It was a Siemens Nixdorff if I am not mistaken : )