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- Greg Schoolden
August 24, 2006, 10:59 pm
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I have a PC Chips MB with a 600mhz CPU all of which is 5-6 years old.
Was wondering if anyone tried loading windows XP on one of these? Were you
I did try but the computer hangs especially when I connect to the
internet. The one thing that may be my problem is that I didn't use the FAT
file system. Could this be the cause?
Thanks for the help.
Re: PC Chips MB wiht 600mhz cpu
Greg Schoolden wrote:
" I have a PC Chips MB with a 600mhz CPU all of which is 5-6 years old.
Was wondering if anyone tried loading windows XP on one of these? Were
you successful. "
1. Install XP onto your existing system, hence over-writing everything
on the hard drive?
2. Install compatible motherboard drivers from the CD, or download and
install the latest ones from the PC Chips website? (the latter being
3. Install compatible XP drivers for the rest of your hardware? Either
from the CD or using the latest ones from manufacturer's websites? (the
latter being preferable)
4. Update Windows XP via http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/ ?
Maybe you can list your hardware in great detail (including the modem
and anything else connected to it).
" I did try but the computer hangs especially when I connect to the
internet. The one thing that may be my problem is that I didn't use the
FAT file system. Could this be the cause? "
Hangs? How? Error messages? Freezes? Re-boots?
When you install XP it will format the hard drive beforehand. NTFS is
recommended, and is stated so in the choices given. Did you use NTFS?
Try running Memtest86 to see if your RAM has errors
Then try running one or both of the following two programs extensively
(whilst not connected to the internet).
If you can stomach big downloads, try some of the older (perhaps
discontinued) benchmarks from http://www.futuremark.com/download /
All of the above stress tests should help to isolate the problem to your
modem / internet. If they can't all complete then it might be other
Without further testing and further information from you it is difficult
to know exactly what the problem is. A 600MHz CPU can handle XP, but
having only a small amount of RAM can be a problem. However, you seem
to only be having problems when connected to the internet. If you have
a USB modem then that could be what's causing the problem. Firing up
USB devices can sometimes hog enough power and resources to knock over a
very low-end system. It could be a driver issue. It could be an IRQ
issue. It could be a faulty motherboard. It could be snakes on a plane.
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