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Old 01-14-2007, 08:05 PM   #1
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Default Old Celeron on MCE?

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Well i have an old Celeron sitting here, as in Celeron 2.6ghz, 256mb DDR400 RAM (getting another 256 stick in a couple of days so ill have 512), ECS motherboard with onboard graphics and sound, 40gb hdd.....Now i was wondering if it would support Windows MCE....basically i wanna use it to play music in the lounge on the 5.1, and hdd space isnt a problem as the music is shared from both mine and another on the network. Would it work OK? I can easily pick up a cheap gfx card with an S-Vid connection to hook it to the TV...would it be practical? THe pc runs fine, just not sure how much of a hog MCE is..any suggestions?

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Old 01-14-2007, 08:07 PM   #2
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Default Re: Old Celeron on MCE?

You should be able to, I believe MCE needs 2.4GHZ but you've got 2.6 so that would be fine. It wouldn't be as fast as a more high-end processor but it should work. I had MCE on mine when it had 512MB RAM and it did fine, should work with yours fine as well.
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It will work fine. If all your using it for is music then ya will have no problems
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Old 01-14-2007, 08:10 PM   #4
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MCE needs at least a 1.6Ghz processor, and 256MB RAM. Also requires something along the lines of a GeForce 6 GPU, so you should be fine.

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Old 01-14-2007, 08:11 PM   #5
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I mean it's not gonna be loaded with apps...How i have it now is it's running XP in the lounge, hooked up to the network and a winamp plugin allowing me to control what plays using browsers on this pc etc....It doesn't even have a monitor or keyboard and mouse, just sits there lol, but it does the job on XP, just think if i hooked it up to the tv and got a remote for it, could be even better. Also, it's a celeron 2.4, but i got it cranked at 2.6, running fine...

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Old 01-14-2007, 08:40 PM   #6
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Just one more question, is it true there is a Media Center download for XP to give all the Media Center tools?

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No, it's all included..
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