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Windows XP install

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 2:33 pm
by Elign
I installed Windows XP on a Pentium 200 MMX with 64 MB RAM, I was amazed when it ran at a half-decent speed.

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2005 9:59 am
by dr_st
Question is how many apps will you be able to install and how many will you be able to run simultaneously before it chokes and dies.

Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 1:38 pm
by Oz
use something like XPLite to remove a lot of the crap, and also something like Blackviper's guide to turning off services to speed up xp.

Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 4:28 pm
by Elign
Thanks Oz.


Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 8:27 am
by fabiobol
I really love old computers, like Pentium and Pentium MMX. So, I'm going to buy (used, of course) a Socket7-mainboard with the AT connector, with a Pentium-MMX 200 MHz. I would be very interested in putting on this PC Windows XP Professional, with Service Pack 1 (I haven't the 2 version, yet) and use it as a "recorder" for my musical-group. On this PC, we will use some music programs for mixing and recording music. But first of all, I would like to know: if the mainboard didn't support SDRAM and I wanted to use 128 MB of RAM, could I find them on SIMM? In your opinion, could I install something like 256 MB, if the mainboard supports SDRAM? About 2 years ago, we installed Windows XP Pro on a very old machine, like an AMD K6 166 MHz (clocked at 200), with 128 MB of ram and 2,5 GB on HD. It ran very, very well! We had also a very old PCI Video Card, an S3 VIRGE DX/GX 4 MB. Do you know if there are some mainboard for Pentium that support AGP cards? Thank you!

Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 8:34 am
by dr_st
Yeah, well there are loads of mainboards for Super Socket7 (for K6, K6-2, K6-3 CPUs) with AGP slots, and you can install Pentiums in them as well. Just look for K6 boards, chances are you'll find something.

Thanks, but...

Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 3:04 pm
by fabiobol
Thanks for your answer, but my problem is a bit strange: my old Pentium-case is a MINI-TOWER with an AT connector, so I have to find a BABY-mainboard (i mean that I need a kind of motherboard that is smaller than the usual motherboards). I was wondering if I could find, for example, a motherboard with socket 7, Baby format, with AGP slot, and the DIMM support. But, if i couldn't find a motherboard with an AGP slot, I would be interested to buy an used 3D accelerated video card on a PCI slot. Can I find anything like this? For example, a Matrox G-200 for PCI slot, or an ATI Charger Rage II.... ?
Thank you for your answer.

Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 1:15 am
by dr_st
Evidently, there ARE some Baby-AT Socket7 motherboards with AGP and DIMMs. Check out this page:

The question here is their availability.

As for 3D-accelerated cards on PCI slots, you can get the Voodoo 3000. I am pretty pleased with its AGP version, which I have on my K6, I assume that the PCI version will have similar features. Again, the question is the availability.


Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 7:45 am
by fabiobol
Thanks for the answer, but I still have some problems. I read that a Pentium (non-MMX) requires 3.3V, while the Pentium-MMX CPU requires something like 2.8V. Could I risk to burn the MMX if I ran the PC without setting the voltage? And, after that, what about the cache? Is it integrated in the Pentium MMX or shall i buy an "on-board" cache? I read that the Pentium-MMX has 512KB of L-2 Cache. I also read on the Internet that Intel didn't produce any Pentium-200MMX CPU with a ceramic package (it's available only on plastic package). Is it true? However, if you go to, they show that there is a ceramic one, too! How can you explain that?
Thanks a lot

Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 7:56 am
by dr_st
The only advice I can give you is make sure that the motherboard supports the particular CPU you have (model, speed, cache) and that any jumpers are set properly before you boot up.

Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 6:20 am
by Ro@m
XP!dammitn i have 166MMX,128 Mb RAM,and i screwed with admin password,and i couldn't login to my account,so i got back to 98SE.I say darnit.

Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 11:32 am
by dr_st
Why do people always screw up with their passwords? I mean, 99% of the time, on a home PC, you don't need a password. And if you do insist on putting one, how the hell do you manage to forget it?

Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 12:05 pm
by Gamer_V
I've got, like, 12 different passwords, and none are for my personal home computer. I had one on my old one 2 weeks ago. Screwing is not always forgetting. He could have made a double typo when installing the password. Or delete some important password files.

Posted: Thu May 12, 2005 5:49 am
by Ro@m
no,you don't understan,firstly i've installed it and i've set teh password for m<y account,but it somehow screwed up,so i had to install it but teh 2nd time it didn't ask me for a new password,and when i started Xp,theres was my account but teh password wasn't the same.

I don't know much about passwords, but...

Posted: Thu May 12, 2005 1:15 pm
by fabiobol
I can't say much about passwords, because I never used them, but with a Pentium-MMX 166 MHz, Windows XP should run quite well... believe me, I tried and it worked!

Posted: Fri May 13, 2005 5:45 am
by Ro@m
i know,but the password is shitting me.

Posted: Fri May 13, 2005 10:05 am
by dosraider
Get tweakui or an equivalent freeware prog and get rid of those startup passwords.Tweakui is free on the microsoft site.

Posted: Mon May 16, 2005 6:05 am
by Ro@m
did i mention i have 98SE again?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2005 8:40 am
by dosraider
Well tweakui also has also W98SE version, but on W98 i prefer Winconfig:
More tweakings with that one...............

Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 3:39 am
by Ro@m
yeah,but i don't know how to install it,can't find the .exe file