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Old 12-31-01, 04:17 PM
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XP or 2000 Pro?

I finally got more memory for the laptop, as EDO ram has come way down in price for some reason. I wanted to get rid of Windows ME that's on there (twikoffs favorite I know), and put 2k or XP on it. It is a dell latitude cpi, PII-233, 128MB ram, 4 gig drive. The processor is technically not enough for XP, but has anyone installed it on something this slow?
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a 233 with 128mb

you will probably be better of going with 2k pro

I have installed it on a laptop that slow, and 2k ran much better on that same system
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Originally posted by twikoff
a 233 with 128mb

you will probably be better of going with 2k pro

I have installed it on a laptop that slow, and 2k ran much better on that same system
XP will EAT your laptop alive. Go with w2k, and try to push the RAM to at least 192MB.
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Can't do any more on the RAM, EDO SoDimms are cheaper than they were, but the laptop only has 2 slots, each with 64 megs. 64 meg stick =25 bucks =good deal, 128 meg stick=$208 = no way.

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XP will EAT your laptop alive. Go with w2k, and try to push the RAM to at least 192MB.

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Originally posted by Dave99
Can't do any more on the RAM, EDO SoDimms are cheaper than they were, but the laptop only has 2 slots, each with 64 megs. 64 meg stick =25 bucks =good deal, 128 meg stick=$208 = no way.

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ouch. Have you check places like crucial.com?
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Yep, crucial wants 359 for a 128 meg stick!

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ouch. Have you check places like crucial.com?
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Ive run 2k on dell latitude 233 laptops with only 96mb ram, and others with 128mb.. havent had any problems at all with those machines, and the speed is acceptable
but it would be best to go ahead and eat up a chunk of your harddrive with a decent size page file to compensate for the memory.
you can probably get a larger harddrive for that laptop dirt cheap

and keep in mind, you can use a harddrive from pretty much any type of laptop.. if its from a different model.. you just have to remove the actual drive from the laptop slide and put it in yours.
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Drive size isn't too much of an issue, I keep most large files on the server here at home.
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Originally posted by twikoff
Ive run 2k on dell latitude 233 laptops with only 96mb ram, and others with 128mb.. havent had any problems at all with those machines, and the speed is acceptable
but it would be best to go ahead and eat up a chunk of your harddrive with a decent size page file to compensate for the memory.
you can probably get a larger harddrive for that laptop dirt cheap

and keep in mind, you can use a harddrive from pretty much any type of laptop.. if its from a different model.. you just have to remove the actual drive from the laptop slide and put it in yours.
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I think XP would run too sluggishly on your laptop...try 2k.

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