98 to xp

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i have a computer with a pentium || processor and 64 meg ram will it handle windows xp?
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Here's What You Need to Use Windows XP Home Edition
PC with 300 megahertz (MHz) or higher processor clock speed recommended; 233-MHz minimum required;* Intel Pentium/Celeron family, 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 gigabyte (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
Additional Items or Services Required to Use Certain Windows XP Features
For Internet access:

Some Internet functionality may require Internet access, a Microsoft. NET Passport account, and payment of a separate fee to a service provider; local and/or long-distance telephone toll charges may apply
14.4 Kbps or higher-speed modem
For networking:

Network adapter appropriate for the type of local-area, wide-area, wireless, or home network you wish to connect to, and access to an appropriate network infrastructure; access to third-party networks may require additional charges
For instant messaging, voice and video conferencing, and application sharing, both parties need:

Microsoft .NET Passport account and Internet access
For voice and video conferencing, both parties also need:

33.6 Kbps or higher-speed modem, or a network connection
Microphone and sound card with speakers or headset
For video conferencing, both parties also need:

Video conferencing camera
Windows XP
For application sharing, both parties also need:

33.6 Kbps or higher-speed modem, or a network connection
Windows XP
For remote assistance:

Both parties must be running Windows XP and be connected by a network
For sound:

Sound card and speakers or headphones
For DVD video playback:

DVD drive and DVD decoder card or DVD decoder software
8 MB of video RAM
For Windows Movie Maker:

Video capture feature requires appropriate digital or analog video capture device
400-MHz or higher processor for digital video camera capture
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Yep -- at 64 MB RAM he's pushing it big time.
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Ram's so cheap these days though, you could probly ugprade that box to 256Meg for less than 50 bucks.
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i was running win2k and then XP Pro on a P1 166mhz 128mb
ram -- it can be done for normal use, but for anything
multimedia, it was such a dog.
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UNFLUX wrote:
i was running win2k and then XP Pro on a P1 166mhz 128mb
ram -- it can be done for normal use, but for anything
multimedia, it was such a dog.


You're braver than I am. I'm still running 98se on a P150 with 80 MB RAM and if I try to run any multimedia it's slower than molasses.
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it was both my domain server and dhcp for my home network
for over a year! :P

Poor thing finally died on me though...
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Axe wrote:
Ram's so cheap these days though, you could probly ugprade that box to 256Meg for less than 50 bucks.


64 meg is as much as my computer will take. it is old lol
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Hmm.. are you sure?

Even if it uses EDO SIMMS, and only has 2 sockets on the mobo, you should be able to get a pair of 64Meg SIMMS, or 128Meg SIMMS.

What is the model of your motherboard?
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i have no idea but i know it only has one socket with 64 meg ram


(cowkiller thinks............
i may just rob a bank with a cap gun and buy a new one.... hummmm i wounder if that will work)
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Hmm.. ONE socket? That's EXTREMELY odd, because Simms ONLY work in pairs....

But hey, you can pick up a cheap motherboard & 2Ghz CPU combo in eBay for about 100 bucks too.. for less than $200 you could be running a 2Ghz, 512Meg machine.
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I would not advice u to do it, unless u are only doing it for experiment
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Dude Axe is right you can build a full pc - the HD 2.1 512 etc for under 300 bucks. as far as xp on that pc if your good with 98 keep it tis a great OS but dont upgrade unless necesary your gonna be about as stable as windows Me
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I had a Pentium 3 1.0 ghz, 128 mb of ram and it woudl load windows xp pretty well.
Replacing a 4800 to a 7200 hard drive also helped it BIG TIME. I was really impressed by the increase in performance I had.
But I took out one 64 mb ram, so i tried to run it on 64 mb ram and let me tell you.
Unless you have tons of time to shred and lots of patience, I really wouldn't recommend to run windows xp on 64 of ram. It's just unbelievably slow. I mean it. It gets REALLY slow.
And with a PII things are not gonna go any faster...

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