OT, but info needed: RAM uprade

From: Hans Franke <Hans.Franke_at_mch20.sbs.de>
Date: Thu Dec 24 08:46:54 1998

> > A _little_? How many minutes does it take to boot? I have tried booting a
> > 486sx/20 with 4 MB RAM from a premade Win95 setup, and it took a looong
> > time! I started and finished a major meal and it still wasn't done.
> > >my girlfriend runs Win95 on a 386/20 Dell laptop. a little slow, but
> > actually
> > >not that bad. oh, 4M of ram. the slowest thing is printing.

> I agree. I've got a friend who tried their 386 with Windows 95... he
> said it took him an hour and a half to open Word for Windows 95...
> then he gave up... and it even had 15MB RAM!

For all who don't remember the difference (Memory ?
whats that ?), try it yourself _in_you_used_ working
environment, just put your socket 7 board to the lowest
possible multiplicator and, if possible, the bus speed
down to the lowest possible speed) - and just see - I
was forced to try this last week because of an temperature
problem - I put a 233 K6 down to 100 MHz (multiplier x2,
bus clock 50 MHz) - and it was awfull to start any
applicaton And that was still the same computer -
just only around half the speed. Word took something
like 30 seconds to open ... It is amazing, how fast
we forget, or maybe only how easy we accept some speed
gain as given and still rant how slow it is.

P.S.: For network services I still depend on two 486-133
computers since years, and they asre still fast enough :)

Ich denke, also bin ich, also gut
Received on Thu Dec 24 1998 - 08:46:54 GMT

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