Wish to get B/band ..But need help on a spec..

  User-7B915308-8AD8-4BE0-8420DCEE7E605148 23:25 02 Jul 2005

Hi sorry to trouble......I want to get into b/band as my area i live in has just got it up & running..When i rang for details the operator said that i needed at least " intel pentium 2 or above" i have intel celeron r ..... is my machine strong enough to take b/band?

thx in advance


  Strawballs 23:30 02 Jul 2005

Which Celeron I was running NTL BB with a AMD K6 two 550meg no prob


hope this helps

  joethebow 23:54 02 Jul 2005

Your CPU is fine for broadband. Unfortunatly the people who answer the phones usualy don't have a clue and are very little help with such things.

Once you switch to Broadband you'll never want to go back to dial up.

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  Tim1964 23:54 02 Jul 2005

I would say a 2.8Ghz processor would do :D

I'm running 2Mbps BB on a 233Mhz PII with 224Mb ram.

  Stuartli 00:27 03 Jul 2005

A quite modest processor will cope with BB (I recently upgraded from a 550MHz Slot1 to a PentiumIII 1GB and all round surfing use is no different) - your CD rewriter probably transfers data quicker whilst burning a disk.

Tiscali's minimum specs, for instance, are:

# Pentium 200Mhz
# 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. Macs are compatible with Broadband but are not supported by Tiscali.
# 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.)

Obviously something with a bit more punch is better but not absolutely essential for general use.

cheers guys....i guess all i need to do is check out prices...they certainly seem more competative than when they 1st came out!! happy days.


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