Vista RC2 on my old Pentium III box

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Steffen, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. Steffen

    Steffen Guest

    I like to share.

    Vista Ultimate RC2 runs fine on my old PIII box including Aero.
    Also ReadyBoost works with a Qmotion 512Mb Pen drive.

    My config:

    Pentium III 800Mhz with BX chipset (bus overclocked from 100Mhz to 133Mhz)
    Memory 768Mb Sdram 133Mhz
    Promise Fatsrack100 raid 0 (two 40G drives)
    Nvidia Geforce 6200 with 256 Mb AGP
    Belkin Hi-Speed USB2.0 PCI card
    Ralink Wireless RT61+RT2500 PCI card
    Creative Soundblaster Live! Platinum PCI Card

    All above cards are working fine, Its slower then XP, but is is very usable,
    special ReadyBoosts is speeding it up. I use this box primarly for
    development with Visual Studio 2005

    My performance index:

    Processor 1.7
    Memory 1.8
    Graphics 4.2
    Gaming graphics 3.0
    Primary disk 5.9


    Apache 2 server on Windows
    Steffen, Oct 14, 2006
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  2. Relatively fast for everyday use, include running X windows, Microsoft
    Office 2007 beta, Visio 2007 beta, Visual Studio 2005 and Internet Explorer.
    Windows Explore tolerably, watching a movie on Windows Media slow, but
    useable. I haven't tried any 3d games on this system.

    I don't think the Performance Index compare well between systems. Use your
    judgement when comparing numbers.

    System hardware.

    Pentium 4 1.7 Ghz (overclocked 1.9 Ghz)
    Memory 1Gb Sdram 333
    ATA 100 IDE Drive
    Nvidia Geforce 6200 with 128 Mb 4x AGP

    Performance index:

    Processor 2.8
    Memory 4.1
    Graphics 2.3
    Gaming graphics 3.0
    Primary disk 5.2
    Mario Rosario, Oct 14, 2006
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