XP upgrade Gateway P55C-200 Lawman or G-man Motherboard

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I would advise against it. The maximum memory possible on one of these
motherboards is 128MB, too little to run the bloated Windows XP. Processor
speed is way low, too... Ben Myers

On Fri, 18 Feb 2005 17:52:59 GMT, "Webster" <none@large.org> wrote:

>Has anyone tried loading XP on one of these vintage Motherboards?
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Ben,

I have XP running on the same 233 MHz Pentium CPU (but Abit AX-5 MB) with
128MB RAM. It runs great, just a little lethargic compared to 98, but
adequate for non-processor intensive apps. It would run better with 160 MB
or better ram; less swap thrashing for larger apps.

Don't let those old Pentiums fool you. I have Pentium and Pentium II running
XP at 300 MHz or below.

Currently I have 128MB (also 160 MB) in the Gateway, so memory is not
restricted.

I do get a BSD at install time with the Gateway. (error(0) netdisp.c)

Microsoft says it's a memory fault problem. Gateway says it needs 4-clock
SDRAM memory modules instead of 2-clock. I can't determine what type is
installed. I have tried many different modules and speeds of memory to no
avail.

The question is really whether the last BIOS update is really compatible
with XP, or if anyone has every installed XP successfully to run on the
Lawman/G-man MBs.

Best regards,
Webster


<ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
news:42164766.24321118@nntp.charter.net...
> I would advise against it. The maximum memory possible on one of these
> motherboards is 128MB, too little to run the bloated Windows XP.
Processor
> speed is way low, too... Ben Myers
>
> On Fri, 18 Feb 2005 17:52:59 GMT, "Webster" <none@large.org> wrote:
>
> >Has anyone tried loading XP on one of these vintage Motherboards?
> >
> >
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