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    I did have windows 2008 server working on a Old Dell 170L, 2gb ram 2.8Ghz. 40GB IDE hard drive.

    Was only the AV Server
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    Quote Originally Posted by newpersn View Post
    I did have windows 8 server working on a Old Dell 170L, 2gb ram 2.8Ghz. 40GB IDE hard drive.

    Was only the AV Server
    W8 Server do you mean 2012 or were you running it on the client OS?

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    Ergo Core Duo's with 512MB, the extra 1GB memory module had not been inserted properly. The logon speed was noticably longer than the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davit2005 View Post
    Ergo Core Duo's with 512MB, the extra 1GB memory module had not been inserted properly. The logon speed was noticably longer than the others.
    I would not go any lower than 1gb personally, it works but OMG it is slow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    We did the same kind of thing an HT made a huge difference. The 2GHz Celerons with 1.2GB of RAM were a bit rubbish but still worked. 7 works on a surprising amount of old tech.
    I learnt the lesson that a Celeron is not powerful enough. We retired a huge batch of laptops that had Celerons, they were just not up to the job. A Pentium with two cores is just fine, a Pentium 4 HT just about hangs on.

    The best batch of processors we bought recently were the Wolfdale Pentiums, E5200 or E5400. They were fairly cheap but they are really fast, especially when we upped the RAM to 4 GB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    W8 Server do you mean 2012 or were you running it on the client OS?
    opps. Ment to say Server 2008.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newpersn View Post
    opps. Ment to say Server 2008.
    Wow, what was the performance like?

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    Re: Lowest Spec Windows 7 Computers

    Quote Originally Posted by gmonks View Post
    Wow, what was the performance like?
    It was alright. Had to reboot it once a week. But just for av it was fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newpersn View Post
    It was alright. Had to reboot it once a week. But just for av it was fine.
    Well good to get your money's worth out of a machine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmonks View Post
    Well good to get your money's worth out of a machine!
    why not. Now its retired and we are running it on a old stone computer. (Dual core @1.6 but with 3gb of DDR2 Ram in)

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    Quote Originally Posted by newpersn View Post
    why not. Now its retired and we are running it on a old stone computer. (Dual core @1.6 but with 3gb of DDR2 Ram in)
    So that just runs anti virus as well? Yeah I'm all for it! I've turned an old pc into a server before, again doing hardly nothing, it ran well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmonks View Post
    So that just runs anti virus as well? Yeah I'm all for it! I've turned an old pc into a server before, again doing hardly nothing, it ran well!
    and it also runs WDS aswell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newpersn View Post
    and it also runs WDS aswell.
    Yeah so fairly light work - well depending on how often you image machines!

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    running 32bit win 7 pro on P4 2.4 w/o hyperthreding and a 1gb ram (upgraded from 256!) on original IDE 40GB HDD with nod32 AV.

    they are ok for office 2010 and surfing I have 66 of them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhoward_westexetc View Post
    The best batch of processors we bought recently were the Wolfdale Pentiums, E5200 or E5400. They were fairly cheap but they are really fast, especially when we upped the RAM to 4 GB.
    Just done the same when upgrading the parts in a few old machines.. when you can get a Pentium E5200 £12 each ebay and 2Gb DDR3 for £5.50 it's a no-brainer.

    We have a single Core i3 machine, with the remainder of the network being split across core 2/pentium 4 on a 75/25 ratio. We haven't had the luxury of recent IT expenditure so are left with 3-5 year old machines being some of the best in use (network client size approx 350).

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