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Okay I've got a build to watch movies, a build to play games. A relative of mine dropped their PC from 1999 at my place, so I thought of sucking its life out by doing some 24/7 downloading.

Specs are :
Pentium MMX 166Mhz
32Mb RAM
2Gb HDD
SIS VGA Card

So will this run windows XP fast enough to see enough downloading speed?
Its currently running Windows 98 fine enough.

Or is this idea not worth it and I'm better off dumping it?

There are USB ports luckily so I can use pendrives to transfer downloaded content onto my PC. biggrin.gif
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post #2 of 38
I'm pretty sure that will not run XP.
    
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If you're talking about downloading and seeding linux distros, Ubuntu has a torrent client built into it...

(remember... pirating discussion is forbidden)
 
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post #4 of 38
Run it, I don't even think it would walk it.

Minimum spec for XP is a 233MHz CPU with 300MHz recommended. All your other components met the requirements.
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I don't think it will run XP, although you might get away with linux or freenas for downloading things...
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post #6 of 38
I would think you would at least want 512mb of RAM for the system.
post #7 of 38
I'd keep Windows 98SE and install these two things

KernelEX
Mass Storage device drivers(for flash drives)
   
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post #8 of 38
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Quote:
Originally Posted by G3RG View Post

If you're talking about downloading and seeding linux distros, Ubuntu has a torrent client built into it...
(remember... pirating discussion is forbidden)

I want to download a few walkthroughs in HD, no piracy my friend smile.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by Megaman_90 View Post

I'd keep Windows 98SE and install these two things
KernelEX
Mass Storage device drivers(for flash drives)

This helps, Thanks smile.gif
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Yeah, I have run XP on less actually, but it isn't worth it. It will be so painfully slow you probably couldn't even load most programs without it crashing. Stick with 98 and find a downloading client that will work with it or use Linux. I'd push for linux myself, if downloading is all you will be doing with it. Certain distro's will handle minimal hardware much much better than windows.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by G3RG View Post

(remember... pirating discussion is forbidden)

So why bring it up?

Torrenting and Piracy are not the same thing..

Torrenting discussions are fine so long as it is not regarding the distribution of copyrighted material. If you feel a post violates the ToS then please report the post and leave the moderation to the staff smile.gif
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