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Old 02-10-07, 03:02 PM
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Smallest amount of RAM XP can use.

Howdy all,

Quick question...

My mate is planning on putting a small form pc in his car for music, gps, bluetooth and maybe something else. What is the lowest ram XP will consume with the OS stripped down and actually work.

Roughly....

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Old 02-10-07, 03:11 PM
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Wow! 128mb! I have mine at ~260mb but I guess that isn't really optimised...
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Old 02-10-07, 03:11 PM
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Didn't realise it was that low as standard... with it streamlined a little it should be fine and dandy.
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Old 02-10-07, 03:27 PM
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i had an NlLITEnd version consuming 43MB bfore ... i dont even think it was running the audio daemon

mini ITX + Xubuntu/DamnSmallLinux/vectorLinux may be a better solution
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Old 02-10-07, 03:28 PM
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Whack in a 512 and should be fine.

Anything under you will start to feel the strain.
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Old 02-10-07, 03:31 PM
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it CAN run on 64 mb ...i've done that before...its like...crap though lol
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Ya what it can`t find in physical memory, it`ll try and use virtual.

Think it has a fit if u have less than 64m during installation, but there`s ways around that I believe. I mean that is for a full XP install, so if u`r stripped I don`t see any reason not to go lower.
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Old 02-10-07, 04:06 PM
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Whack in a 512 and should be fine.

Anything under you will start to feel the strain.
Na man these lil P3's only have 128mb SD 133 in them at the mo but i've dug out a 256 stick which i'll give to him.. That should be enough for the basic stuff he wants it to do.

Just gotta find a decent guide on stripping it down now.

Never tried before.
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Old 02-10-07, 04:07 PM
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i had an NlLITEnd version consuming 43MB bfore ... i dont even think it was running the audio daemon

mini ITX + Xubuntu/DamnSmallLinux/vectorLinux may be a better solution
43mb nice!

As for the better solution.. I expect it would be but he's already been given a couple small forms for nothing.. just needs to tinker a little.
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