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I just testing a Dell GX620 (intel ...
2nd October 2012, 04:31 PM #1
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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2nd October 2012, 04:34 PM #2
gx270's here. Fine as thin clients, decent enough with w7 without AV.
2nd October 2012, 04:36 PM #3
Toshiba A200 1.7ghz dual core 1GB RAM 120GB SATA
2nd October 2012, 04:39 PM #4
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.
2nd October 2012, 05:05 PM #5
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)
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.
2nd October 2012, 05:06 PM #6
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!!!
2nd October 2012, 05:45 PM #7
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]
2nd October 2012, 06:10 PM #8
Re: Lowest Spec Windows 7 Computers
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.
Originally Posted by DaveP
Plus we are using pc2-6400 insted of the pc2-4200 which is standard
2nd October 2012, 06:24 PM #9
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.
2nd October 2012, 06:39 PM #10
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.
2nd October 2012, 06:44 PM #11
Same here, although we are disposing of ours.
Originally Posted by gshaw
2nd October 2012, 06:44 PM #12
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..
2nd October 2012, 06:47 PM #13
@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
2nd October 2012, 06:53 PM #14
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.
2nd October 2012, 07:22 PM #15
- Rep Power
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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