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Windows 7: Windows 7 on OLD computers

06 Dec 2010   #221
Shaocaholica

Whats an OS?
 
 

Not super old but I've got 7 Pro running pretty well on this:

Sony Vaio PCV-RX270DS Desktop
Pentium III EB 866mhz
512mb PC133
500GB ATA (upgrade, largest+fastest IDE I could find)
Nvidia 6200LE AGP 512mb (upgrade, Aero works, running 1920x1200)

Runs pretty well just for web stuff but I'm actually using this box as a security camera DVR. Not the oldest machine I have but its the oldest running 7.


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06 Dec 2010   #222
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Nice
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27 Jan 2011   #223
westty

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
WINDOWS 7 Ulitmate on 10yr old PC

My system being now decade old runs windows 7 Ulti with no issues, bar the fact that making home movies and ecnoding them to DVD does take almost overnight, but it does the job. Doing the usual of surfin, listening music and watching music is done effortlessly, trying to do that in Vista was stomach renching.

I do have thoughts on whether to upgade to the latest gear due to power consumption, trying to keep costs down. I mean using some of the parts from my existing system build a core i3 system for around 180.
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27 Jan 2011   #224
dreamer

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

I installed windows 7 ultimate 32 bit on my relatively old pc having intel dual core 2.8 GHz,1 GB RAM,nvdia GEforce 5500 video card and 80 GB HDD.Windows 7 ran pretty well but it hung up while running multiple applications like chrome,yahoo and others.

The only drawback was my CPU fan made one hell of whirring noise the entire time pc was on.I took out the video card and voila no whirring sound....was a bit strange
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31 Jan 2011   #225
westty

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by westty View Post
My system being now decade old runs windows 7 Ulti with no issues, bar the fact that making home movies and ecnoding them to DVD does take almost overnight, but it does the job. Doing the usual of surfin, listening music and watching music is done effortlessly, trying to do that in Vista was stomach renching.

I do have thoughts on whether to upgade to the latest gear due to power consumption, trying to keep costs down. I mean using some of the parts from my existing system build a core i3 system for around 180.
I have a si,ilar issue with the pC making a load jet engine noice, i'm using an AeroCooler 7 at its lowest RPM so I am guessing its the PSU fan that causing the noise. I'm contemplating removing the 80cm and modding the PSU to accomodate a 120cm Akasa Silent Fan, slow but shift reasonably more air. Thinking of drilling holes on the underneath of the PSU and screw in place the 120cm fan.
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31 Jan 2011   #226
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I've done these things before.
First computer was:
eMachines T2885
Intel Celeron 2.80GHz
500GB WD HDD
1GB RAM
Intel 845G Chipset (Extreme Graphics 3D)
WEI Score: 1.0

Ran very well and was responsive, no aero.


And a real tester:
AMD Athlon XP 2400+ 2.00GHz
80GB WD HDD
512MB RAM
GeForce 6200 AGP 128MB Graphics
WEI Score: 2.9

It ran aero and overall pretty well, but slightly lagged.


My Current system:
Look in details. . .
WEI Score: 3.2

Runs areo and is very responsive, runs The Sims 2 + Late Night expansion Smoothly at medium settings, slight lag at high.
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12 Apr 2011   #227
ypoora1

Windows XP Home SP3 x32
 
 
Would this work?

I have a Packard Bell IMedia 5100 (2004 model). The specs are:
CPU: Intel P4 2.93 Ghz
GPU: 128MB ATI Radeon x300
RAM: 1.5 Gigs
HDD: 200Gigs
Because i really want to run 7.
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12 Apr 2011   #228
ypoora1

Windows XP Home SP3 x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by westty View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by westty View Post
My system being now decade old runs windows 7 Ulti with no issues, bar the fact that making home movies and ecnoding them to DVD does take almost overnight, but it does the job. Doing the usual of surfin, listening music and watching music is done effortlessly, trying to do that in Vista was stomach renching.

I do have thoughts on whether to upgade to the latest gear due to power consumption, trying to keep costs down. I mean using some of the parts from my existing system build a core i3 system for around 180.
I have a si,ilar issue with the pC making a load jet engine noice, i'm using an AeroCooler 7 at its lowest RPM so I am guessing its the PSU fan that causing the noise. I'm contemplating removing the 80cm and modding the PSU to accomodate a 120cm Akasa Silent Fan, slow but shift reasonably more air. Thinking of drilling holes on the underneath of the PSU and screw in place the 120cm fan.
Good idea... But you might need to flip the PCB,which can be a pain in the ass. Better just replace the 80mm for a fresh one.
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12 Apr 2011   #229
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ypoora1 View Post
I have a Packard Bell IMedia 5100 (2004 model). The specs are:
CPU: Intel P4 2.93 Ghz
GPU: 128MB ATI Radeon x300
RAM: 1.5 Gigs
HDD: 200Gigs
Because i really want to run 7.
Download and run Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor and see what it tells you.
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows
I think it may work but I would look for drivers on Packard Bell site. If it does I would add more RAM.
Jerry
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12 Apr 2011   #230
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Check me specs!

Remembering the previous hard drive 'power on' time + this one + the first
- this motherboard/AMD 3000 Barton processor have clocked up well over 40,000 hours running time!

3.4 overall for me in stats
6.7 in both graphics
5.9 hard drives

Only thing that annoys me is not being able to run with 3 memory sticks (with ATi card)
- 3GB works with Nvidia/6200 + a 'mod' in > computer management > the agp bus driver (vista/Win7))
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