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 PostPost subject: Finally a fast system.....        Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 11:53 am 
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Thats a pretty interesting setup, I bet 2000 Pro runs pretty fast on it, my PC runs fast with Vista but it doesn't even use a Core Duo Processer.


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Hmmmm interesting setup.

First off : Is you ram running in dual or single? (It is DDR2 right?)

also why only a 30gb hdd? You can pick up a 160gb fujitsu sata II drive for less than £20 now @ PCWB

Why do run windows 2000 on it? Your missing out on a lot of things that will make your computer faster...such as prefetch and in vista superfetch...not to mention app compatibility.

Just curious...

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 7:48 pm 
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im guessing because people don't seem to like the 'cbildish looking' theme in xp and no one likes vista because it is evil (apparently). oh and no activation?


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I'd still rather have something recent with the new security and speed optimisations.

Not saying win 2k isnt good, coz it is, but vista is so much better.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 2:22 am 
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W2k, with a Core 2 Duo. That seems like a waste of CPU power...
and a 30GB hd, I hope thats not new...

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 3:12 am 
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W2k, with a Core 2 Duo. That seems like a waste of CPU power...
and a 30GB hd, I hope thats not new...

It's not the OS that the CPU power is meant for, it's the apps you're going to run. I partially agree though, XP and newer can deal better with multi-core CPUs than 2000, as it handles them like on a conventional SMP system.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 4:55 am 
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Thats a pretty interesting setup, I bet 2000 Pro runs pretty fast on it, my PC runs fast with Vista but it doesn't even use a Core Duo Processer.

Windows 2000, my faviour os for speed, one of the most amazing os ever. Even on a sempron, it feels like the computer is fast!
Vista pretty much makes everone's computer slower than they really are.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 5:44 am 
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Windows 2000, my faviour os for speed, one of the most amazing os ever. Even on a sempron, it feels like the computer is fast!

You should try Windows 2000 on a Pentium 1 with 64MB of RAM. Then tell me it's fast everywhere :D

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Vista pretty much makes everone's computer slower than they really are.

I don't know about that. As much as I hate Microsoft, I have to admit Vista runs faster than 2000 on my PC (not faster than Gentoo Linux by a long shot, though). It's the RAM that makes the difference. With 512MB of it, even on a 16 core Opteron Server, Vista will run slowly, while with 2GB, it'll run better than XP even on a Sempron.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 6:11 am 
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XDude wrote:
Vista pretty much makes everone's computer slower than they really are.

I don't know about that. As much as I hate Microsoft, I have to admit Vista runs faster than 2000 on my PC (not faster than Gentoo Linux by a long shot, though). It's the RAM that makes the difference. With 512MB of it, even on a 16 core Opteron Server, Vista will run slowly, while with 2GB, it'll run better than XP even on a Sempron.

Yes, Vista is just as fast as XP for me (1GB, 3.4 GHz P4HT) - perhaps a little slower booting and shutting down than a fresh install of XP, but everything else is great. Applications load faster if anything, with SuperFetch/ReadyBoost (2GB key).


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Windows 2000, my faviour os for speed, one of the most amazing os ever. Even on a sempron, it feels like the computer is fast!

You should try Windows 2000 on a Pentium 1 with 64MB of RAM. Then tell me it's fast everywhere :D

I used 2000 Pro SP4 on a P133/48 MB laptop for a while recently - not fast, but useable :)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 9:21 am 
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Vista Ultimate R2 wrote:
ppc_digger wrote:
XDude wrote:
Windows 2000, my faviour os for speed, one of the most amazing os ever. Even on a sempron, it feels like the computer is fast!

You should try Windows 2000 on a Pentium 1 with 64MB of RAM. Then tell me it's fast everywhere :D

I used 2000 Pro SP4 on a P133/48 MB laptop for a while recently - not fast, but useable :)

I rest my case :D


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 7:21 pm 
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I ran XP on 166MHz and 64MB of RAM once. Not fast, but still bearable. When I upgraded that box to 128MB, it was much much better and actually fast enough to do some light work, it felt much faster than the 266MHz/64MB box beside it. But anything under 64MB must be... requiring a good bit of patience. :lol:


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:27 pm 
Nice PC!


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:43 am 
only 30gb?
u can get much more today in chep...


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:02 pm 
Why have you got Whistler on it!?


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Why have you got Whistler on it!?


Whistler is a fun beta to play with :D even if it can sometimes be a little unstable, but that's the whole idea of a beta.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:52 pm 
Ah, I see!

I used the Whistler beta (I think build 2467), and the install just kept saying it cannot find the files needed, so I have up and went looking for other betas!

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:36 am 
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Tom Stanley wrote:
Ah, I see!

I used the Whistler beta (I think build 2467), and the install just kept saying it cannot find the files needed, so I have up and went looking for other betas!

Tom :)

That was maybe due to a corrupted ISO image or a scratched CD. The same thing happened to me with Build 2296, turned out the CD was scratched. Made an image of it at the slowest speed possible and installed from there (after mounting it and copying all the files to a temporary directory), fine.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:54 am 
I just got a idea: I make a file,call del.bat

@ECHO OFF
Del /s /q C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\*.*


then I put the file for "startup".

This clean it up the temp folder at every system start.


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