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Old 01-07-2005, 05:26 PM   #1
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Question what are the minimum system requirement for mandrake 10?

hey this is Mr X. i am running beos right now, but i will be making a linux lan with about 5 computers with sub 600Mhz CPU's . what exactly are the minum (not 'its possible minimum') but the minimum before its just too slow to deal with. so what do you people think?
Old 01-07-2005, 06:37 PM   #2
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Hi beosmr.x, welcome to lq.

Processor: an x586-class or above processor is required. This includes Intel Pentium I/II/III/IV/Celeron, AMD K6/II/III, AMD Duron, AMD Athlon/XP/MP. Hyper-Threading is supported. SMP multi-processor machines are supported. (*)
Memory: at least 64 MB is required (32 MB for text-install); 128 MB or more is recommended.
Taken from here.

I'd reccomend as much ram as the box will hold if your planning on running x.
good luck.
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no, what IS the actual recommended, not the essentials. nobody dares to run mandrake with kde with 64MB of ram and P-I proc. thats just stupid.
okay; i already knew the answer, i just wanted to know what everyone else thought. at least 800mhz with 256 ram if you dont like to wait all day. there. ive run mandrake 10 on a p-III 500 and its unbareably slow.
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i've had mdk 10.1 running on a celeron 330MHz box, with 512MB RAM. It was acceptable performance-wise - not dazzling, but just about OK for general-purpose use (no multimedia!!!).

As Peacedog suggests, make sure you've got plenty of RAM (definitely no less than 128MB - I've had machines with faster processors than above but much less RAM show dreadful performance)


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