Processor - Intel x86 Family 15 Model 1 Stepping 2

  Charlie Babbage 21:09 06 Jul 2007
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A friend has an old computer running Win 98 SE. The processor is listed as above.

My friend wants to start using email and do basic web searches. Possibly the ISP will be Virgin Net. Their minimum processor is 300 MHz and the O/S Win XP. I see that the minimum processor for Win XP is also 300 MHz. The RAM is 256 MB so that looks ok! The HD has 36.4 GB free space.

Can the existing procesor be used for an upgrade to Win XP or would it be better to consider starting again with a newer machine?

  dan* 21:24 06 Jul 2007

This looks as if it's a P4 1.8ghz.click here

Run cpu-z to confirm click here

If it is it will runn XP fine.

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