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    Win 98 SE or Win XP

    I am using a BKMVP4 motherboard with a 450 MHz AMD K6-2 processor, 160 MB of RAM and 8 MB (maximum) onboard graphics. The video solution is a portable DVD player (RCA drc-616n) with 7" TFT screen and unknown screen resolution (temporary solution). Which operating system would be best to optimise processor and graphics performance, Windows 98 SE or Windows XP?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davefocus
    I am using a BKMVP4 motherboard with a 450 MHz AMD K6-2 processor, 160 MB of RAM and 8 MB (maximum) onboard graphics. The video solution is a portable DVD player (RCA drc-616n) with 7" TFT screen and unknown screen resolution (temporary solution). Which operating system would be best to optimise processor and graphics performance, Windows 98 SE or Windows XP?
    You are going to want to get some more RAM if you are going to put on XP.
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    Xp some (or all) of the frontends/softaware that you find here work better with win2000-winXP

    (meaning that because Big M stop supporting Win98, compatibillity isues won't let the App to be install)
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    personally, i think you can run xp fine on 160 megs if you slim down the unnecessary background processes.

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    i have a k6-2 450 with 256mb ram and it runs xp, but not very well. It takes like 5 minutes to boot to a usable state. i would try win2k or stick with 98 for that cpu.
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    Do the VIA motherboards have win 98 drivers?

    And meyer64, I laughed when I looked at your location .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernoulli
    Do the VIA motherboards have win 98 drivers?
    Yes.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
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    i run xp (stripped of some services but not nlited or anything extreme like u guys) on a compaq 850MHz lappy with only 128mb ram and it runs XP fine. takes about about 7-8 sec to go into hibernation and bout 5 sec to come out.

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    i say use windows 2000... basically less crash prone then 98 and easier to run on 450mhz

    edit: also XP will take a long time to boot on such an old processor

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