What's new

Using XP Pro on AMD K6 processor (1 Viewer)

anthony_b

Screenwriter
Joined
Aug 18, 2000
Messages
1,077
Has anyone upgraded to XP pro from 98se using an AMD K6 processor ?....that's what I'm using with 224 MB of ram.

Should I stick with 98se or should I perform the upgrade, and if so should I wipe out 98 or upgrade from 98 ?
 

Kelley_B

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Feb 27, 2001
Messages
2,324
what K6 processor are you using? Personally I wouldn't run XP on anything slower then 500Mhz and 256MB RAM....even then it can be painful.
 

anthony_b

Screenwriter
Joined
Aug 18, 2000
Messages
1,077
I'm using a 400mhz....should I increase my memory before I go ahead with it ?...Also, how much disk space does it use ?
 

KyleS

Screenwriter
Joined
Jul 24, 2000
Messages
1,232
I too would not recommend moving to Windows XP with a processor slower then 500mhz (Minimum) and 256mb ram. I have installed it on a 450mhz AMD K6 processor and it didnt run well at all even after I set Windows XP to run as best performance, turning off all extras. My advice is to upgrade your processor, motherboard, ram, first before looking to go to XP. Otherwise it will be more frustrating then its worth.

KyleS
 

anthony_b

Screenwriter
Joined
Aug 18, 2000
Messages
1,077
Yeah, after all the hardware upgrades, I'm probably better off bying a DELL P4 for $599.
 

SteveMc

Stunt Coordinator
Joined
Feb 3, 2001
Messages
230
I tried running XP on my thinkpad that runs a PII Celeron 366 w/256 RAM and it was almost un-runnable. Would click and wait 5-10 seccs to respond. Stick with 98 unless you get a newer rig.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Forum Sponsors

Staff online

Forum statistics

Threads
349,122
Messages
4,869,179
Members
142,485
Latest member
jebsib
Recent bookmarks
0
Top