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Sanoka

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Hi everyone, me again, I think that I will have alot of ?'s in the near future.:D

Today I would like to know what is the bare minimum system to run winxp pro, office 2007, adobe reader & photoshop. There will also be more software but these are needed.

All advice/opinions welcome

Thank you
 

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Do you have a budget in mind? Do you want to build or buy?
 
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Hi,
Straight from Microsoft for Win XP Prof:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/upgrading/sysreqs.mspx

Here's What You Need to Use Windows XP Professional
•PC with 300 megahertz or higher processor clock speed recommended; 233 MHz minimum required (single or dual processor system);* Intel Pentium/Celeron family, or AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended

• 128 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features)

• 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space*

• Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor

• CD-ROM or DVD drive

• Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device

This would be bare minimum. Most PC bundles (case, monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc) now a days come with all this and more. With what you described to run, the memory part should be at least 1 GB if not 2 GB, video card should be at least a AGP (8X) card if not a PCI-Express for video quality and cpu should be above 3 GHz.
 

Sanoka

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No budget yet, just interested to know what the bare minimum is. I am dealing with the fallout from previous worker and need to some good info. I am taking over the job but my experience is limited. I have a good idea that what has been build is very inferior but really need this confirmed.

What I have is:
2 gig processor
intel 4 mobo
256 ram
and onboard video and audio
300w psu and 1 fan

Thanks for you help
 

Sanoka

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THanks Headscan69. This pretty much confirms that what we received is very inferior and now looking at upgrades....what a mess.
 
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Sanoka said:
No budget yet, just interested to know what the bare minimum is. I am dealing with the fallout from previous worker and need to some good info. I am taking over the job but my experience is limited. I have a good idea that what has been build is very inferior but really need this confirmed.

What I have is:
2 gig processor
intel 4 mobo
256 ram
and onboard video and audio
300w psu and 1 fan

Thanks for you help
this should be fine, i would up the ram to 512, i think you mean 2ghz processor, not 2 gig, intel Pentium 4
 

Sanoka

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brite750 said:
this should be fine, i would up the ram to 512, i think you mean 2ghz processor, not 2 gig, intel Pentium 4
Thanks Brite 750, that is what I meant.

These systems are working but are getting "not enough memory" msgs when running multiple apps. This is in an office environment and the systems are 4 mths old.
 
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Sanoka said:
Thanks Brite 750, that is what I meant.

These systems are working but are getting "not enough memory" msgs when running multiple apps. This is in an office environment and the systems are 4 mths old.
yeah some of my engineers have like 25-30 tabs open then wonder why they run low on mem. 512 is min, 1gig wouldnt hurt.
 

Sanoka

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Yes, but mine are only running a couple of apps and maybe an IE window or 2. My kids have more on their play pc than these have.
 
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