broadband specs

  pgs001 19:33 05 Sep 2006

I have a fairly old machine I am passing on,what is the minimum specification for broadband?

  spras 19:35 05 Sep 2006

Not sure of any official specs (though you may find some on the back os ISP discs) but >512mb RAM would be highly recommended

  pgs001 19:40 05 Sep 2006

thank you speeross,the machine has only 256 ram,550 mhz processor usb 1.o

  Stuartli 19:53 05 Sep 2006

More than enough for basic broadband use.

Tiscali's minimun specifications, for instance, are:

Processor PII 233 MHz or higher
# 32MB RAM
# Four-speed CD-ROM player
# Video card/display 800 x 600, 256 colours
# 150MB free on your computers hard drive
# Windows 98, 98SE, ME, 2000 Professional or XP.
# A USB port that can supply 500 ma (a rectangular port/plug approximately 12mm wide x 4mm high that allows you to plug in peripheral devices such as modems, printers, MP3 players, webcams etc.)

  pgs001 19:58 05 Sep 2006

thank you stuartli,the only iffy point is the usb 1.0,500ma ? does this power rating come as standard?

  Stuartli 20:07 05 Sep 2006

If you use a USB port on your system or from a powered USB hub yes.

Otherwise you might need to buy a four port USB PCI card.

What is the operating system?

  pgs001 20:10 05 Sep 2006

just put on xp pro,

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