Is my old pc compatible for RC1?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help and Support' started by XxTripleBeamxX, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. XxTripleBeamxX

    XxTripleBeamxX New Member

    Sep 18, 2006
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    We have a older pc that we no longer use but my mother in-law needs a pc for internet so we offered her our old pc but we want to update it with the latest goods before we give it to her. The operating OS on it is Windows ME. Here's the specs on the pc. Sorry for the long list but its the only thing I can find on the internet for the specs.

    Base processor and speed
    Intel (R) Celeron (TM) 700 MHz processor
    Socket 370
    66 MHz Front Side Bus
    Maximum HP supported processor upgrade: Intel Celeron 800 MHz
    Intel 810L
    Motherboard manufacturer
    Chassis physical measurement
    Measurement Inches
    Height 13
    Depth 13
    Width 7 3/8
    Component Attributes
    RAM (standard) 64 megabytes (MB) RAM PC100
    Maximum 512 MB (2 x 256 MB DIMM)
    Speed 100 MHz synchronous
    Sockets Two 168-pin DIMMs
    Size 16, 32, 64, 128, and 256 MB DIMMs
    Free DIMM sockets 1
    Pairs Required No
    Type Supported SDRAM, 100 MHz,
    Intel PC SDRAM unbuffered DIMM specification,
    revision 1.0 compliant
    NOTE: Free DIMM slots may vary due to availability of memory components at the time the PC is manufactured. To verify slot availability, check the main screen in System Setup (restart computer, and press F1 at the blue HP logo screen).
    Level Quantity
    Level 1 (Primary) 32 kilobytes (KB) (on processor)
    Upgrade Sockets None
    Level 2 128 KB (on processor)
    Hard drive
    20 gigabytes (GB) (3.5-inch form factor)
    CD-ROM drive
    Attribute Properties
    Speed Maximum 48x
    Access Speed 75 - 85 ms
    Transfer Rate 2.0 - 4.8 MB/sec
    Diskette drive
    1.44 MB (3.5-inch form factor)
    CD-ROM drive
    Attribute Properties
    Speed 48x maximum
    Transfer Rate 2.0 - 4.8 MB per second
    Access speed 75 - 85 ms
    Fax/data modem
    Attribute Properties
    Modem V90 + AC97 Sound Down (Cheetah)
    Manufacturer Smart / Lucent
    Data Speed 56 Kbps
    Fax Speed Up to 14.4 Kbps
    Plug and Play Yes
    Hayes Compatible Yes
    Data Compression v 42 bis
    Error Correction v 42
    COM Port (default) 2
    IRQ (default) Variable
    EIA Fax Commands Class 1
    Attribute Properties
    Video Graphics PCI Local Bus
    Controller Intel 810L (on motherboard)
    Location Integrated graphics
    Video Memory 11 MB shared system memory, integrated graphics, not upgradable
    Feature Connector (game/joystick) Yes
    Resolutions: 640 x 480: 16/256/32 K/64 K/16.7 M colors
    800 x 600: 16/256/32 K/64 K colors
    1024 x 768: 16/256/32 K/64 K colors
    1280 x 1024: 256 colors
    MPEG-2 for full-screen, full-motion digital video
    Attribute Properties
    Compatibility 3-D Stereo, PCI, 16-bit Sound
    Controller AMC97 codec
    Location Crystal sound chip (on motherboard)
    Noise Cancellation Yes
    Line Out Yes
    3-D Spatializer Yes
    Wavetable Yes
    Tone Control No
    Microphone With HP Pavilion Multimedia Display
    Speakers HP/Polk Audio "F" stereo speakers (left and right)
    External ports
    Port Type Quantity
    USB 2
    Serial 1
    Parallel 1
    Game 1
    Expansion slots
    Total expansion slots
    Port Type Quantity
    PCI 3
    Available expansion slots
    Port Type Quantity
    PCI 2
    Drive bays
    Total drive bays
    Bay Type Quantity
    3.5-inch, external 2
    5.25-inch, external 1
    3.5-inch, internal 1
    Free drive bays
    Bay Type Quantity
    3.5-inch, external 1
    HP One-touch multimedia keyboard**
    HP PS/2 mouse
    * For Quebec customers, a French-Canadian keyboard kit is available. The keyboard kit includes localized keyboard, documentation, and software.
    Supported operating systems (OS/NOS)
    Microsoft (R) Windows Millennium Edition
    NOTE: The only operating system supported on this HP Pavilion PC is MS Windows Millennium.
  2. joymac

    joymac New Member

    Sep 19, 2006
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    Wouldn't recommend

    I am the type to try anything once but given that on my system I use 544 meg of memory with nothing running I don't like your chances.:frown:
  3. JordanJ-P

    JordanJ-P New Member

    Oct 26, 2006
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    I wouldn't count on might be able to run xp but not vista.....either upgrade your pc completely or buy a new one.....

    My system is as follow :

    AMD Athlon XP 2600+ 2.1GHZ
    512mb of RAM
    Nvidia Geforce 6200 256mb of video memory

    Already I can run Vista well with my current pc setup, although I can't run aero....I can still run vista with all the other settings set on ! :)

    I'm planning on upgrading my system soon.....

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