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Thread: Running Xp On A Crap Computer

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    I am running XP on a really crap computer

    700mhz procceser
    64mb Ram
    20gb hard Drive

    is there any way that i can get it to perform well on such a poor computer?

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    vivitron 15's Avatar Poster
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    not really...the recomended RAM is 256 and "min" is 128 (i think) so youll be lucky

    to be honest, Id put 98se on it, should work a lot nicer
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    700Mhz not bad for the job, but not best for it ether
    id get more ram and a biggger hdd. Windows 2000 would be best on that as 98 has blue screasn comming out of its ears. (I got 98 and id never recomend it)



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    700mhz procceser
    64mb Ram
    20gb hard Drive

    that aint bad, what graphic card you running? Ive got a friend running XP on 600mhz 128mb ram 20gb hard drive and he has no problem. Just make sure you dont have XP running with all the really cool theme settings that use up loads of ram. Try to get another load of RAM, 64mb or 128mb. I would recommend going back down to windows 98se, windows 2000 sucks big time and 98se second best microsoft operating system apart from XP that microsoft have. Hope some of that helps.

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    I actually bought 256mb ram the other day but it isn&#39;t compatible with my computer because my motherboard uses 100mhz sdram and this 133mhz

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    Bugga, can you take it back? Try to get to blocks of 128mb

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    the 133 should work, but it will just run at 100?

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    Originally posted by Livy@25 June 2003 - 23:39
    the 133 should work, but it will just run at 100?
    it was my understanding that pc133 was backwards compatible with pc100 boards. it will only run at 100MHz, but should be compatible.

    also, you can decrease visual effects in xp by right clicking on "my computer", selcting properties, advanced tab then click on settings under the perfomance header.
    then click on "adjust for best performance" and windows should run a little faster

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    yeah, coz i got pc133 in my old amd k6-2 system and it runs a 100mhz.

    and i recently put a 133 stick in my g/f computer and it was only running at 100, it can run at 133 but the other ram is pretty shit and get errors.

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    There is no problem running 133 ram at 100. Also there are plenty of tweaks you can do to speed up XP. Search Google and you will find plenty of guides.

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