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Old 05-02-2006, 02:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What's about the bare minimum about of Ram you should have to run XP Pro? The system I am working on won't be used for much more then internet surfing and CD burning. It's a 2.2ghz P4.

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256MB IMO
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minimum 128MB, or 64MB without enhancements.

There are ways to make XP less of a pig.
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with 128/64 it will be very laggy , i agree with SHAWN
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64 MB is bare minimum according to Comptia.

But 128 or more is reccomended.
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We are talking about reality. With 64/128 XP SP2 will run like ***. 256mb is the bare minimum in my book. 512 is recommended.
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Thanks, I'll try it with 256mb and add more if it's really necessary.
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It will run like ****, but it will run none the less. Im just the messenger also. Maybe comptia will change it in their next revision.
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yeah...256MB is the bare minimum for any system i work on...
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without any service packs, 128MB would be acceptable.
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