Sorry boys but you can run winxp on 266mhz and 64mb ram ...... ok that would be like really a drag but dont be telling a guy his 350mhz wont run xp thats just not true .. as for the games that run and dont run I find that most times its the user and the set up that are not right ...... yes there are games where there is a bug that is the fault of the game/os but after all does anyone know of anything that is 100% perfect all the time without fail?? I am sure if someone has a problem that can be fixed its a matter of explaining the problem in detail and being able to follow orders lol "quote" A computer is only as good as the person pushing the buttons" ......... and this is most often the real problem just dont be to quick to say well 350mhz wont run xp ....... thats just talking out the side of your mouth
No, it doesn't say 350 won't run xp it says its less than recommened which it is. coupled with running some games, especially latest games it is very slow.
It could well be something else, but the fact is 350 is very slow for todays gaming
Here's What You Need to Use Windows XP Professional
PC with 300 megahertz or higher processor clock speed recommended; 233 MHz minimum required (single or dual processor system);* Intel Pentium/Celeron family, or AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended
128 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features)
1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space*
Super VGA (800 × 600) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor
CD-ROM or DVD drive
Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
fact. 350mhz is very slow and has been for several years. anything lower than 500mhz is very dodgy for xp
fact. Anyone who knows any thing knows minimum specs aren't worth the paper there written on. Microsoft would say it runs on a Atari 2600 if they thought it would sell more
The fact you need to name call proves your wrong.
and like I said you were talking out the side of your mouth
Quote"a 350mhz is less then the recommened value" Truth your wrong simple as that ....... takes a big man to admit he is wrong! Fact thats not you is it? ....... ok well sure a 350mhz is like (slow) lol compared to whats out there today .... but fact is you were just wrong end of story
I have set up and can play all the games (at least games released after quake 1) with no problems on a PII 350 machine.
From Quake II on works fine.
Hell, I can even play Max Payne-- even though is is below the 500 specs minimum.
So... the problem is not the games or XP itself. Initially I did an upgrade from W98 but had to try to fix too many quirks-- so I did a complete reformat and clean install of XP, upgraded my video driver (the driver supplied by XP sucked) then reinstalled and patched the games.
So far, other than the mouse problem with Half-Life/Counterstrike which is easily fixed, the games run fine.
Oh yeah-- with the low screen refresh rate you will get a headache after a while, but what the hell-- small price to pay!
Yes that was my point all along ......... like you I had win98 underneath for a while but it was a pain so I also did the clean install and I can play most anything I like its all about tweaking and making adjustments xp is a great platform and sure it has its down sides but gotta say its a kick ass platform all around its solid as a rock "never thought I was gonna say that about a windows platform" but they did it
EP, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS