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Want To Upgrde My Old Dell Pentium 2 To Take Win. Xp


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#1 corvette10

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 09:11 PM

well i have an old dell pentuim 2 computer and it has windows 98. i want to upgrade to windows xp. can someone give me advice on what kind of hardaware i will need inorder to do that?

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 09:42 PM

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 11:00 PM

Frankly, you're going to have a hard time upgrading that to winxp. It would be MUCH easier to just get a new computer, because to upgrade this would pretty much be to replace every part but the case the fans, and MAYBE the hard drive.


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Posted 18 February 2007 - 12:24 AM

Frankly, you're going to have a hard time upgrading that to winxp. It would be MUCH easier to just get a new computer, because to upgrade this would pretty much be to replace every part but the case the fans, and MAYBE the hard drive



'T'...are you by chance selling computers and want to make a sale here??? :thumbsup:

Windows XP will run on that computer, it may be slow but it will run. The one thing that you would want to change would be the amount of RAM, if you can increase your RAM to 512MB it will make a big difference in its performance as XP is a resource hog. :huh:

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 01:20 PM

Ya definetly get at least 512mb of ram. My friend is trying to run windows xp with a better processor then yours (AMD Sempron, 1.5Ghz) with 128mb of ram, and it goes so slow. It also freezes up every 5 minutes (no joke), and thats with only having one internet explorer opened, using DSL.
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Posted 18 February 2007 - 06:33 PM

i put XpPro on a PII about 3 years ago. i bumped the RAM from 128 (factory in '98) to 384 and i thought it ran quite well. in fact it is still doing yeoman service with a sportsman's club for administrative work...

the original video card couldnt be updated (driver wise) and sometimes on start up it would display about 200 X 300 dpi resolution (is that the correct measurement?). this baby made everything BIG. after about 2-5 minutes it would correct itself but it was only an issue with some games my 5 yr old would play...

i added a 20g hard drive as a slave to the factory 8.4...

you can do it, have fun...

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 06:50 PM

If you want to get that old computer moving you could pick up an old PowerLeap adapter off of eBay. If you are running a P-II 66Mhz bus it will bump you to 933mhz, or PC-II 100Mhz up to 1.4Ghz. You will still need that 512Mb of RAM.
I have several old Dell GX1 at the house for the Kids. I perfer Windows 2000 Pro. Much lighter on resources.
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Posted 18 February 2007 - 06:57 PM

-Consider me corrected-


I agree, if you aren't going to be gaming, I actually prefer win2000. Just make sure to get ALL the patches, as it is EXTREMELY venerable. Anyone with metasploit could take over an unpatched win2k.

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