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    Lowest Spec Windows 7 Computers

    Just interested to know whats the lowest spec are your windows 7 computers.

    I just testing a Dell GX620 (intel Pent D with 2GB of ram.

    Other rooms are

    2 Rooms are Stones: I3 @ 3.2Ghz with 4gb ram. 160GB Sata
    1 Room are Dell 380: Core 2 Duo with 3GB Ram 160GB Sate

    The oldest room is Dell GX620 ^

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    gx270's here. Fine as thin clients, decent enough with w7 without AV.

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    Toshiba A200 1.7ghz dual core 1GB RAM 120GB SATA

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    Our oldest are 45 Stone 213/215's - Dual core with 2gb ram, 80gb sata. Probably going to pull them all out next summer holiday.

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    Our oldest 7 machines are some based on Intel 915G chipset with P4 HT processors, 2.5GB DDR RAM, and some with Athlon 64s on Xpress200, 2.5GB of DDR RAM. Only got a total of 9 of all of all of these though.

    My self-imposed minimum specs were:

    64 bit capable processor (no 32 bit stuff other than some legacy XP machines and servers)
    SATA HDD
    2GB + of RAM
    Aero capable graphics

    Seem to work out quite well on those. Tried it on even older stuff and it was painful, so set those limits.

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    I've seen it installed on a Toshiba L20, not 100% sure what the specs are but the laptops are over 5years old. It runs quite fast too!!!

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    Similar or OP:

    Dell Optiplex GX620: 80 GB SATA, 1 GB ram, Pentium D 2.8 GHz. [Slow but serviceable for simple word processing and some undemanding web browsing]

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    Re: Lowest Spec Windows 7 Computers

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
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    Dell Optiplex GX620: 80 GB SATA, 1 GB ram, Pentium D 2.8 GHz. [Slow but serviceable for simple word processing and some undemanding web browsing]
    That sounds like the spec. But with 2gb ram. If i get the test to run ok. Then the whole room is going to run windows 7. Just have to order the ram.

    Plus we are using pc2-6400 insted of the pc2-4200 which is standard

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    You will most likely find that the RAM won't run at 800MHz, it was 667MHz tops on (most?) motherboards with 945G chipset, or 533MHz on 915. No real cost difference now though so worth a pop.

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    Stone MR052 laptop, old mobile Core2Duo, 2GB RAM

    CPU not a problem, HDD was awful but upgraded them to SSD; even on IDE mode it makes a huge difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gshaw View Post
    Stone MR052 laptop, old mobile Core2Duo, 2GB RAM

    CPU not a problem, HDD was awful but upgraded them to SSD; even on IDE mode it makes a huge difference.
    Same here, although we are disposing of ours.

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    Re: Lowest Spec Windows 7 Computers

    Ill have a look at the bios tomorrow.
    Wouldn't of thought be cost difference now. Being ddr3 now..

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    @FN-GM do yours have an AHCI option in the BIOS?

    Ours are in good physical condition so seemed a waste to get rid, wish the batteries lasted a bit longer though

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    Not sure, it was a real pain getting them to work with Windows 7. I needed to flash the BIOS on each one with a modified one from Stone.

    They are to old for our environment.

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    Just put Windows 7 on a few Fujitsu's today... 512mb RAM, Intel Celeron CPU. Actually runs *ok* on two of them, the third one though is painfully slow! - Same spec too! Other then the odd ones we're mainly at least 4GB RAM, i3.



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