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    Yes, generally speaking I agree. But, I only need to run your program and GPS software. I use the computer right now at my home desk. It works fine, I just can't have two many apps running and there can be a small lag. If I were using it at the office it would be annoying for sure. In the car though I really think it's going to ve fine. Regardless, I'll post my findings so others will know what to expect.

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    it will function with 128....but the way it functions could hardly be called running.....if you like to hit the power button...go get some coffee & a donut & return to a desktop then it will work.........but to really run xp you should have more than 256.....

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    turbocad6 - My laptop takes about 60 seconds to boot. In the car I will use hibernate, and it only takes about 20 seconds from that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spdyscotty
    If this is true I can't run this on the laptop I was planning to use. Bogus.
    So you're getting upset with a developer who codes software for newer hardware than you presently possess?
    I'd say that's even more bogus.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    I'm a little late, but I'm gonna chime in on the Windows + RAM discussion. I work as a support tech in an environment of in-house software and business class machines that always come with the latest M$ OS. We've known for a while that WinXP runs fine w/128Mb if you just want to sit back and look at the pretty desktop. If you want to actually use any apps with reasonable performance (by that I mean not having to wait while the PC struggles to draw the new window), 256 is a bare minimum. We never ship out a new box with WinXP and less than 512Mb and don't recommend upgrading to WinXP with a RAM upgrade to go with it.

    What we're talking about here is the difference between a manufacturer's guideline and real-world use of the product. Experience proves that XP loves him some RAM. Now, you might get by with 128 if you aggressively go through the OS and turn off all non-vital services and performance hogs, but that's a fine line to walk in order to make sure you don't hobble the software that you want to have high performance (in this case, a dotNET app like Centrafuse). It's possible, but you might have to go through a bunch of different configurations before you find the magic one that works for you. In that case, once you get your fresh install up and before you start hacking again - make an image of the drive. That way, when you have to start over (and over), you'll save a WHOLE lot of time.

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    no to really start argueing about this spdyscotty, but xp is a very ram intensive operating system....AND the majority of the newer softwares are going to incorperate thru a rich gui interface...more intense processes that while being dependant on processor speed....do rely on ram to get "the work" done.....

    a 2.4 processor with 2 gb of ram will kill a 3.4 processor with only 512 if all else was equal.....your 600mhz processor is kind of minimal...but not inadequate......I run several older pIII750's & such & they can be surprisingly adequate when not asked to multitask hevy....but with 256 they work in a very frustratingly slow way......just the jump to 512 can make the difference.....& when you feed a 750 with 1 gig of ram you will see that the 750 is not as slow as you thought

    think of the ram as workers or armymen & the processor as a manager or general leader..... a mediocre manager can still accomplish alot with a huge work force....

    to further this analogy...the buss speed is comperable to the corridors that the workers must travel through.....having a bunch of guys with really narrow corridors will slow down the process as well......

    right now you have a mediocre work environment...(the pc itself) with a not so swift head leader (the processor) & relatively narrow corridors (system buss speeds, etc..)...the best thing you can do to get the processes through & get work done by the pc is to give it as many laborers as you can......

    older laptop ram should be really cheap on ebay & the single best thing you can do for your install is to bump it up to 512......I garrentee if you did this blindly without questioning it you would thank me for the advice.......

    I'll even stick my neck out further & garentee this to you in front of all these witnesses.....that if you got this machine up to 512 & then disagree with anything said here...I'LL BUY THE RAM CHIP FROM YOU.....

    it is in microsofts best interest to claim as little as possible as minimum......it's just bragging rights for them.....the same way a car manufacture will claim as long as possible for tune up intervals or oil change itervals......it's bragging rights but not really the optimum values.....

    just trying to help.......

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    I agree I'd surely have better performance with 256 or even 512. But on the other hand, I just reformatted and did a fresh install of only apps to be used on my carpc. I'm running it right now (using it on this forum), and all is fine. Centrafuse runs great playing music and videos without a struggle. The only thing I have not tested were higher quality videos and DVDs on this new setup. I may end up upgrading the RAM if it has trouble with any of the processes that will be used in-car. But I would to make it known that Centrafuse runs without trouble on a 600mhz computer with only 128ram. In the future I plan to add a SNES into the works so that may require a hardware upgrade. For now though, there is no need for more memory from everything I've tested.

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    good to know... let me know your exact specs to help me determine minimum requirements..

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    Sure, other than what I've already said, what else would you like to know? Looking for a complete list off all the hardware? Also, I still havent had a chance to try DVDs or DIVX/VIDX quality videos, but will report back on that issue when I get a chance.

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    I've been running 1.2ghz p3 with a full atx on my carputer, but due to the overwhelming power needed for my system, Im going to down to a m-atx board with onboard everything and a Celeron 466mhz.

    What do you think of running CF on XP with the 466 Celeron, as long as I can throw 512 pc133 at it?

    I'm sure it will run XP, but wondering if CF is going to freak out on it. I guidance and mp3's are all I run.
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