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Old 01-28-2005, 09:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Im going to buy 400mhz Pentium II (for 20 euros )
256mb memory
Integrated 10mb network card (I have 1mb internet connection)

Im going to use this computer solely for internet access and I have license to windows 2000 and xp and I think Im going to use 2000 for this one.

Is this computer up to the task?

Motherboard is made in '99 , should it support 80GB hard drives?
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if it's just for the interent...it should run fine...might be a little bit slow because of the newer o/s, but other than that....

mobo i would think would be alright.
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I have a 450mhz p3 with 64mb of ram, it is fine for internet and homework, the only thing i can really say is, outlook express takes ages to open.

Do you have any older os's than 2000? as something like 98se would run better on it, as i did have cp pro on my older machine, and it was like hell using it
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I run win 2000 on anything above p2 300 Mhz and 96 MB Ram. (though, I have run it on a p200 with 64 Ram...slowly)

win 2000 runs excellent on older PC's, anyone with the above specs or better will find that it runs great. Win98 should be destroyed.
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I would smash the computer with sledgehammer before installing 98 in it!

I want it to run reasonably stable..

I could try linux too, but which one is heavier, linux or win2000?
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I tried installing Mandrake 10 on my older PC, I found that win2k still ran it better...
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