Windows XP can handle 586 MHz perfectly fine.
Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1
You should have no problems. Windows will speed up the CPU when it demands more from it. If your CPU is slower...it just means that it will speed up more often than a faster CPU would.
I'm just not sure about Windows 7. I just hope 7 doesn't speed up my CPU excessively, decreasing battery life. I heard all kinds of glowing reports about how Windows 7 saves battery life, but I'm not sure if they apply in this situation.
My processor can run at 1.4 GHz. When the CPU load is low, it goes down to 586 MHz.