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#41 SmashySmashy

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 09:38 AM

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Of course you are going to need more than 512MB of RAM even for XP. It depends on what you're running. You shouldn't have gone back to XP just because of RAM. Its like going back to your old car because your new one dosen't have a cup holder!

Don't be silly. XP will run quite well on 256MB of RAM, as my PC at home does. I'd prefer a bit more myself, but it's not essential.

laugh.gif I highly doubt that. Depends on your CPU as well. Dont expect to run XP on 256MB's of RAM with anti virus on sheesh, my dad's desktop can hardly run XP Media Center without lagging and its got 512 MB's on a P4 2.8 Ghz CPU and we only have AVG running as well and it still runs slowly. XP needs at least 1 GB to run efficiently with Service Pack 2, otherwise your computer is just going to bog down. XP Pro seems to run fairly well on my laptop with little hang-up's and its only got a 1.8 Ghz AMD Turion mobile CPU and 1 GB of RAM. Although my laptop RAM has better memory bandwidth then my dad's desktop does I believe, mines like 500mhz whereas his is 333mhz, and memory bandwidth is also important in running your OS well.

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 12:55 PM

I have run into my first incompatibility problem. Vista crashes a CRM system called Sales Logix. This is going to be a fun one for me to solve.

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 07:44 PM

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laugh.gif I highly doubt that. Depends on your CPU as well. Dont expect to run XP on 256MB's of RAM with anti virus on sheesh, my dad's desktop can hardly run XP Media Center without lagging and its got 512 MB's on a P4 2.8 Ghz CPU and we only have AVG running as well and it still runs slowly. XP needs at least 1 GB to run efficiently with Service Pack 2, otherwise your computer is just going to bog down. XP Pro seems to run fairly well on my laptop with little hang-up's and its only got a 1.8 Ghz AMD Turion mobile CPU and 1 GB of RAM. Although my laptop RAM has better memory bandwidth then my dad's desktop does I believe, mines like 500mhz whereas his is 333mhz, and memory bandwidth is also important in running your OS well.


Well I ran it on a 64MB 266Mhz system, with 4Gb disk space. It depends on whether you tweak it to your requirements. Media Centre is more of a hog though because of the interface.
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Posted 01 March 2007 - 03:35 AM

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Of course you are going to need more than 512MB of RAM even for XP. It depends on what you're running. You shouldn't have gone back to XP just because of RAM. Its like going back to your old car because your new one dosen't have a cup holder!

Don't be silly. XP will run quite well on 256MB of RAM, as my PC at home does. I'd prefer a bit more myself, but it's not essential.

laugh.gif I highly doubt that. Depends on your CPU as well. Dont expect to run XP on 256MB's of RAM with anti virus on sheesh, my dad's desktop can hardly run XP Media Center without lagging and its got 512 MB's on a P4 2.8 Ghz CPU and we only have AVG running as well and it still runs slowly. XP needs at least 1 GB to run efficiently with Service Pack 2, otherwise your computer is just going to bog down. XP Pro seems to run fairly well on my laptop with little hang-up's and its only got a 1.8 Ghz AMD Turion mobile CPU and 1 GB of RAM. Although my laptop RAM has better memory bandwidth then my dad's desktop does I believe, mines like 500mhz whereas his is 333mhz, and memory bandwidth is also important in running your OS well.

Why would I lie about it? I'm not a computer person as such, meaning I don't know a whole pile about the workings of a PC, but when I say I'm running XP on 256MB of RAM I'm being honest. Do want a screenshot?

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 04:20 AM

win xp will run fine with 256MB of ram, even 128MB.

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 04:48 AM

Thank you Tom.

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 01:57 PM

I've used XP on an old 800 mhz, 128 mb ram pc before. When disabling all the visual effects and unnecessary processes (which I do on my 2.8 ghz machine aswell, I might add) it runs just fine.


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Posted 01 March 2007 - 11:22 PM

Microsoft official requirements are a CPU with 233 MHz an 64 MB of RAM. That's what I ran it on.

http://www.winhistor.../xpmini_eng.htm

The above link will show you how low they've managed to go smile.gif
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