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Old 06-11-2014, 06:27 AM   #11
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for old computers, i highly recommend it. It's a great OS.
But that's only if he isn't depended on any Windows only programs.
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One of my desktops running these specs with Win7 doesn't run to bad with aero and a few other features turned off. You'll notice that having aero on takes a bit of ram but you'll see it decrease once turning it off.

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Hey,

My CPU is ---- -Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.00 GHz

Lubuntu. not really familiar with it. Is it possible to do what I do daily?.. Like stream videos, watch videos/movies, play games, and other daily things just browsing.



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Old 06-11-2014, 02:28 PM   #14
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it's all possible. Problem is that not many games is supported on Linux. Also programs like photoshop is not supported.
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What type of RAM is in it now if its DDR2 you have to stick with DDR2 they are not interchangeable

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Yes. It's DDR2.
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Core 2 Duo should be able to run Win7 with ease. You most likely need some more ram, Your mobo can take up to 4GB Motherboards - P5KPL-VM - ASUS
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Wow!! A lot to take in.

yeah my memory is ddr2. So i can only stick with ddr2 memory for now until i actually build a new rig, which is like in 5ish years.. -_- Oh well.

Like right now, I just booted up my pc, using right now. and just ran CPU-Z to double check that I have DDR2 RAM. it took about 2.5 minutes to actually boot up the program.

So I am gonna just try to find a cheap 4gb ram somewhere.


Thanks for all the ideas, i might even try the lubuntu soon.!!



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Old 06-11-2014, 09:25 PM   #19
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Use the Crucial.com - Crucial System Scanner to help.
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If you are going Linux go Kubuntu, Gentoo, Lemon, Mint, or Debian (or steam OS which is based on Debian). Those are my favorite Distros.
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