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Hi, a friend of mine has a old P4 with 1GB of 333mhz RAM laying around, and we though of making a minecraft server out of it, his internet is 30/30 so that shouldn't be a problem for 10-16 people right? Also we wanted to run mineOS on it, as it seems to be the best solution for a minecraft-only server right?


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with only 1GB of RAM, you will be expriencing problems...

I had a P4 with 2GB of RAM and I couldnt have more than 5 players on the server before it started lagging so hard it was basically unplayable.

I'd upgrade the RAM and maybe the processor too... a Minecraft server loves to take as much resources as it can.

for example.. I have a 6 core server with 8GB of ram.. i have to dedicate 5GB of RAM to the bukkit server just to allow up to 15 players.

It max's out 2-3 of the cores and still uses some of 4-5 and 6.

But yes, 2-5 players should be okay.
 
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Really? I've seen other forums where people have run minecraft servers with only 512MB ram just fine... Also the dedicated servers you can buy only has around 1GB ram for 24 people...
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Really? I've seen other forums where people have run minecraft servers with only 512MB ram just fine... Also the dedicated servers you can buy only has around 1GB ram for 24 people...

im just going by personal exprience my friend smile.gif

Theres only 1 way to find out mate
 
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I know smile.gif However I don't know what the best method is yet, this is a standalone minecraft server, so MineOS would be the best solution right?
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If the pentium 4 uses HT, then i'd use Windows XP (then install optifine multi-core)

I cant pass judgement on MineOS because I've never heard of it.
 
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Oh -.- It's not a Pentium 4, it's a Athlon XP 3000+ frown.gif
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Oh -.- It's not a Pentium 4, it's a Athlon XP 3000+ frown.gif

Thats even worse... I would suggest using a lite version of Windows XP, something that uses about 70mb of RAM so you can donate 900mb of RAM to the Server software.. you can also set the priority of the server to high so windows puts the server before itself. I am just going to assume that MineOS is based off of Linux? if so, you just have to hope that the operating system installs all your hardware.
 
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Well we gave up frown.gif No matter what we did, the computer wouldn't recognize the keyboard at boot, so it was impossible to boot from CD frown.gif
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Well we gave up frown.gif No matter what we did, the computer wouldn't recognize the keyboard at boot, so it was impossible to boot from CD frown.gif

You tried both ps/2 and usb keyboards? Maybe it was the keyboard?

As for MineOS; It is by far a better choice than running it off XP or 2003 or any windows. I had MineOS running on a pentium III with 512mb of PC133 ram and it was able to handle 3 people.

The latest version of MineOS is MineOS Crux.
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