Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble

MSFN is made available via donations, subscriptions and advertising revenue. The use of ad-blocking software hurts the site. Please disable ad-blocking software or set an exception for MSFN. Alternatively, register and become a site sponsor/subscriber and ads will be disabled automatically. 


Windows ME or windows XP

Recommended Posts

-along with age, the QUALITY of the hardware can be an important factor when choosing an OS, too...


-as evidenced by my experience with two computers, one old (p3-866mhz, 384mb SDRAM, new in 2000, came w/winME but ran it soooo bad it took me 3 days right out of the box just to get the pre-loaded ME to boot properly!) w/good quality intel I815EP mobo, and one newer (p4-1.8ghz CELERON [ick!], 512mb DDR, new in 2003) w/cheapo Matsonic MS9327E+ (sis 650 chipset) mobo... -both dual-boot w98se & winxp pro sp2, but the old puter runs xp MUCH better, faster, and the newer puter seems to like win98se MUCH better than xp, no matter what I do to it/them... (probably an issue w/lousy drivers for the lousy newer mobo, altho I've spent WEEKS experimenting w/every possible driver & bios combination/tweaks/etc I could find for the dam thing :realmad: ; NEVER settle for a cheapo mobo! )


-so, I use the new(er) puter w/98se as my Primary, and the old one w/xp when I need to... kinda backwards, huh?


{---this stuff is probably obvious/given, but just mentioning...}


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Create New...