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Upgrading to XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by depiction, Sep 12, 2003.

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  1. depiction

    depiction Thread Starter

    Jun 11, 2003
    I currently have Windows ME on my 2 year old computer running at 667MHz with 320 MB of ram. I'm not very happy with it as it is not very stable. Do you think upgrading to Windows XP would slow down my computer or speed it up? (I've heard XP manages memory better.) I plan on keeping this computer for another year.
  2. mobo


    Feb 23, 2003
    It does manage memory better but it is a much more memory required system . Try running the online scan for readiness
  3. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    I have used XP down to 600 MHz Celeron systems, with 256 MB Ram.

    While I wouldn't want to go much lower in speed. it was very useable. The stability was perfect, one runs for months without a crash or restart.

    Speed was slightly slower than ME, but still OK.
  4. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    Windows XP will install and run fine with a 667 MHz processor and 320 MB of RAM, especially if you trim down the startup load afterwards and get rid of some of the "eye candy".

    Follow Motherboard's advice first and run the XP Readiness Test, just to make sure that none of the software, hardware, BIOS, etc. are in conflict.

    Good luck.(y)

    Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips
    (Also a Windows XP user)
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