I've got an ancient Dell GX1 running a 400 MHz Pentium II with Win98 SE and 256mb of ram. I can get online with it, but pages take forever to load. I have an identical machine running Win2K, with the same result.
Are those machines just too slow nowadays to expect reasonable web browsing with? If so, I will choose faster machines (maybe P4) to run those o/s on. Thanks for any insights.
But you know, I could always sell them on ebay (DOS gamers might want them) and upgrade my hardware a bit. It still has to be somewhat old though (like a P3 or P4), or else it defeats the whole purpose, you know?
No offense, but anything virtual pc is my sworn enemy. I'm into vintage machines...running an old o/s on a new machine is a travesty to my way of thinking. And it's gotta be full ATX for me
But I am going to take the tips above to heart...I'm going to up the ram and disable Java and see what happens. For right now I can only go as high as 384 mb without buying at least one 256 stick of ram (my mobo has 3 memory slots and all I have are 128 mb sticks).
If those things don't do the trick, I will be resigned to the fact that 400 MHz is indeed too slow, and I'll get something with at least a 1 GHz processor.
What do you guys think of Pentium III's? I know I can get one that's as fast as a lower end P4...