Has anyone ever tried this?

  Rennaissance 22:45 26 Feb 2004
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Hello, my friend has an intel celeron 600mhz processor, with 64 mb ram and a 14.5GB hard drive, i had just installed windows xp pro on his machine, would 64mb of ram be too less, should i add more. If not what conflicts would i be expecting? Thanks in advance.

  woodchip 22:49 26 Feb 2004

Put 256Mb in

  Rennaissance 22:50 26 Feb 2004

yeah, he was thinking of increasing his memory. The mobo can only support a maximum of 256 anyway, and it is slow sd ram, he will just have to bear with it.

  TECHNODIMWIT 22:51 26 Feb 2004

must be on the lower limit.

  spuds 22:51 26 Feb 2004

At least 256mb memory is required for XP Pro.

  AL D. 22:52 26 Feb 2004

you most certainly should be using a minimum of 128mb so see any benifits i my self have upgraded to 1gig from 128mb and the results where very much improved, but in your case you should realy be using 128+

  woodchip 23:03 26 Feb 2004

If I was you Stick to Win98se it will be faster on that setup

  Sir Radfordin 23:32 26 Feb 2004

WIn XP will work on 128mb but it won't be great and you will want to remove lots of the fancy edges. Win98 may be a better option. Having said that I'm running (only for a test!!) Windows 2003 .net server on a PIII 600mhz with 256mb and it is fairly quick on basic tasks.

  Robotic_Rob 23:37 26 Feb 2004

I agree with Woodchip. As to run win98 you need at least 64mb ram.

I think that if you use Xp then it will be too slow. But then again it depends on whether he wants the speed or functions.

  Sir Radfordin 23:39 26 Feb 2004

Just checked and am on a PC with a Celeron 500mhz with 128mb RAM using WinXP Home with Office XP and it works but is slow. Once a window has opened all is fine but till then you do have to be a relaxed user! Don't try and get anything done quickly.

  Tog 07:44 27 Feb 2004

"At least 256mb memory is required for XP Pro"

Don't believe all the hype, when I tested XP Pro I installed it on a P166 with 32Mb RAM and 2Gb HDD because I didn't have anything else to hand. It worked a treat and even managed to build up speed once I turned all the desktop graphics niceties off. :-}

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