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L1980®

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Hi, my name is Luis. I'm a new member in geekstogo.

I need to install the new windows vista in a very old pc, IBM Intellistation M Pro 688973U... the specs:

- PIII 550Mhz (can install 2 processors, only 1 processor installed)
- 2Gb RAM PC-133 (4*512Mb)
- PCI Video card, FX5200 with 256MB DDR, DiretX 9.0 and Pixel shader 2.0.
- 80Gb hardisk 7200rpm.
- etc.

Can I install vista with less than the minimum recomended processor speed?

Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thank'x.

PD. Sorry by my english, i'm speak spanish.
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you might be able to get it to install but if you do it's not going to run in any fashion worth using....that processor is WAY too slow for Vista.
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You'll get it to install. But you won't be very happy with how it performs on that computer.

Edited by Neil Jones, 06 March 2007 - 05:45 PM.

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Don't bother installing it, by the time you waited for everything to load the next operating system would be here! To repeat what the others have already said, that processor really needs upgrading, before you could really consider the upgrade.
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Depending on the motherboard in your system, it might be possible to upgrade it to a 1.2GHz processor. That's the highest that the PIII's went up to. You can probably find some on eBay for pretty cheap. Buying them new from a retailer would be out of the question because they wouldn't even have them in stock anymore. It still wouldn't run Vista with the cool Aero Theme, but at least it would be usable more then it would be with the current setup...

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Edited by Fenor, 07 March 2007 - 05:00 PM.

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I personally wouldnt do it, windows operating systems are designed for the generation of hardware they are designed on so the best OS for that system would be windows 2000 or XP, vista no way it would be unwise to try for something newer and functional one of the more up to date linux distros, the new ubuntu is out on april that would be your best bet for a new OS on that system.
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