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Thread: Hardware / XP question
12-28-01, 02:55 AM #1
Hardware / XP question
Ok, I upgraded my personal computer (see sig) to XP from 2k. So far, I have been enjoying XP. I also formatted my Duron 800 computer, which was my Linux box, and installed XP until I need Linux again. These two computers are fairly fast, and can handle XP.
I have the family computer here, which is running 98 and has gotten to be unbearably slow. It is a P3 500 @ 600, DFI motherboard, 256 Megs ram, 20 GIG IBM 7200 rpm hard drive, SB Live!, TNT2 Ultra, etc.... Would it be wise to install XP on this computer, or would I be testing it's hardware too much?
So basically, 98SE or XP. Which?
BTW, XP crashed on my personal computer today, that's the second time in about a month. Stability of Win2k .
12-28-01, 01:24 PM #2
Personally I'll go with XP, coz faster than Win98, but bigger, and onestly the system doesn't seem to be so slowly, has a fast Hd, a good Vid card, and a good quantity of ram for an OS like XP.i7-920 @ 3.57Ghz 1.28v
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4 F10
6Gb Walton Chaintech 1600Mhz 7-7-7-18-1T
Noctua NH-U12P Push/Pull
Radeon HD4850 512Mb @ 700/1150Mhz MUSASHI cooled
2 Intel X25-V 40Gb in Raid0
2 Barracuda 500Gb in Raid1 + Maxtor 320Gb
U2-UFO Case cooled by ~750Cfm!
W7 Ultimate 64Bit
12-28-01, 02:18 PM #3
12-28-01, 03:54 PM #4
I've found DFI boards to be slower than most...although they are generally stable
perhaps you are due for a CPU upgrade in that board alsoheatware: http://heatware.com/eval.php?id=6394