AMD Duron 1.6GHz 100MHz FSB to run a XP O's

  Giggle n' Bits 22:13 06 Nov 03

Has anyone built a computer recently using a AMD Duron CPU with the 100FSB and run WinXP O's.

Just curios how the running of a machine base on these Duron's would be with the XP Home o's and a stick of say 256MB PC2100

I know they wouldn't fly along but is there any probs or running probs ?.

  alan 2273 22:22 06 Nov 03

In january I built a friend a computer - 1.3 duron - jetway mobo 512mb pc133 sdram and a 32mb graphics card. Xp pro installed and no problems.
As you say it won`t fly but it does all it was built for.

  DieSse 22:24 06 Nov 03

I can't see any reason why it shouldn't be plenty quick enough. I've installed and run XP sucessfully, and plenty quick enough - on much lower processor speeds than this. But don't take the RAM any lower.

I've built some Celeron 1.7s with 512 Mb recently (100MHz fsb too) - and they run nice and quickly.

  Quiller. 22:40 06 Nov 03

I think the 1.6 duron should run at 133Mhz and not 100Mhz. Other wise it would only give you a clock speed of 1.2Ghz.:(

  DieSse 22:52 06 Nov 03

bsod is correct - the duron 1.6 does run at 133MHz.

  flecc 22:53 06 Nov 03

It will run well. I had XP on a Duron 700 for a while and have successfully run XP on a miniature desktop computer with a Celeron 400 and 192 mb of PC66 RAM. It didn't set the world alight of course, but it would perform all routine tasks including running graphics editors satisfactorily. It even ran a USB TV capture device with reasonable TV motion on the desktop.

  Quiller. 23:13 06 Nov 03

Will try to shed some light on your question. One of my machines has a 1.0 gig duron with 256Mb of sdram, running x\p pro. It copes very well with it.

It never seems to lock-up and the slowest I have seen it work is on video editing(Windows task manager- performance says the cpu is running at 100% and that all ram is being used)when editing.. But this does not seem to increase the cpu temp, it still breezes along at a steady 40c.

  Giggle n' Bits 00:00 07 Nov 03

Also also M8 flecc (long time no see).

You all put my mind at rest and I think I will buld a basic machine based on the Duron 1.6GHz

According to this place the 1.6GHz Duron spec says its got a 100MHz FSB Can someone tell me if this is the error on there page ref the Data for hte Duron Spec ? click here

If you click on the details which is a ! mark it pops up a window with the spec in.

Erhh what would DiSse and BSOD say for a AGP card on a budget, something like GF4 MX440 ? or ATI Radeon 7000 ?

Also i find this interesting feedback.

  Stuartli 00:34 07 Nov 03

I have a 400MHz Celeron, 256MB of RAM and XP Pro - speed is more than ample for me...:-)

I also use systems with 900Mhs and 2MHz plus AMD chips and, on dialup, the difference in speed in downloads and page loading is almost indiscerable.

  DieSse 01:12 07 Nov 03
  duplo 10:55 07 Nov 03

I am pretty sure a duron 1.6 runs with a 133mhz FSB which means you can run ddr 266 quite well and in sink! Should run XP just fine. If your really worried plub an extra ?10-15 and get an Athlon XP1900/2000. But a 1.6 Duron should be more than OK.

For day to day, More ram would be ideal. 512 is ideal for XP.

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