Windows XP

By wheedoggi
May 19, 2007
  1. I've installed Windows XP on a pc which had ME installed originally which I have removed.
    The machine is a Hewlett Packard Pavillion. with:-
    668Mhz processor
    320Mb RAM
    20G HDD
    Although it's working it seems to hang occasionally and the graphics sometimes don't clear when you close a window. Is this PC not good enough for XP or is there something I can do to resolve these issues.
    I have tried upgrading the Ram with 2x 256MB cards but it won't boot up??
    Cheers guys.
  2. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,431   +77

    should be good enough, but have you downloaded and installed the latest drivers from HP's site? be sure to include the motherboard drivers as well, which should be installed during the early part of a Windows XP installation. If this latter step was not taken, you might do better to re-install XP
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    You need 512 MB of memory minimum. It was originally designed to work on 128 MB, but that was in the days before service pack 2 and microsoft updates which play with your memory.
    There is a section for this computer on the HP site where they discuss what you need for WXP. But all new drivers, and updated BIOS for sure, and maximum quality memory, not value ram.
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