How low can you go? Finding out the actual minimum requirements for XP.

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Olle P, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. Olle P

    Olle P Newbie

    Some Germans have done their best (and are probably still trying) to make Windows XP run on minimalistic hardware. :thumb:

    Records right now are a Pentium at 20MHz with 32MB RAM, alternatively a Pentium at 24MHz with 18MB RAM. :faint:

    Read all about it here:

  2. GarPhreak

    GarPhreak Newbie

    :shock: Why on earth... :eh: :nuts:

    Ok I guess it's fun... :haha:
  3. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    LMAO! This is something unusual and not stupid! :haha:
  4. Olle P

    Olle P Newbie

    It was interesting...

    ... to read how they underclocked the Pentium Overdrive simply by removing the CPU fan.
    (The fan is powered through the CPU, and without it the clock multiplier is automatically dropped from the standard 2.5 to 1.0.)

  5. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Wow.. They actually got it to run with only 18MB RAM. :shock:
  6. jasperchc

    jasperchc Newbie

    how long will it takes to loads windows and to open a file with just 18mb ram? :think:
  7. Olle P

    Olle P Newbie

    Not very long, in comparison...

    A friend of mine used to run Windows NT4 on his 486 with limited RAM.
    The typical starting procedure was to
    1) power it up.
    2) take a coffee brake.
    3) come back some 20 minutes later to watch the last few minutes of the startup sequence.

    No need to hurry there... :cool:

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  8. GarPhreak

    GarPhreak Newbie

    ROTFL! Imagine doing something like that at work! :wicked: :haha:
  9. MaZeR sX

    MaZeR sX Newbie

    ROFLMFAO who cares its so lame using old school stuff
  10. CRAZYYYYYY!!!! :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
  11. Max_87

    Max_87 huehuehue

    LMAO! Running WinXP with a 8MHz Pentium OverDrive :haha:
  12. ZuePhok

    ZuePhok Just Started

    sc. calculator also faster than that machine :mrgreen:

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