Safest way to install Windows 10 on a unsupported CPU Pentium 4

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by crewing, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. crewing

    crewing MDL Novice

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    I gave up on old laptops, along time ago. Especially the ones where it was next impossible to access the hard drives. And than some that had Ram under the keyboard. Not to mention all the different size screws on older generations.
     
  2. atgpud2003

    atgpud2003 MDL Senior Member

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    Try use Windows 10 32bits, I had tried P4 with LGA775 and with 3GB or 4GB of ram.. should work and I had tried before, but older socket, maybe depends on Hardwares.

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  3. pf100

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  4. crewing

    crewing MDL Novice

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    I canceled the online order, just in the nick of time.
     
  5. crewing

    crewing MDL Novice

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    @atgpud2003

    I think people are smart enough by now to check specs, before using any bit ISOs. All ISOs I used are 32bit (x86).

    On your keyboard, just hold down Windows logo and Pause and it brings up specs.
     
  6. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Use MX-4, way better.
     
  7. piercekalton

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    piercekalton MDL Senior Member

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    seems to be no problems! very well then
     
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  11. boyonthebus

    boyonthebus MDL Addicted

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    I believe the only way to install 10 on old CPU is x86.
     
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  12. piercekalton

    piercekalton MDL Senior Member

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    LOL. I can barely get the thing to COAST from 35-85. nevermind it will overheat or simply freeze whenever it wants to. intel......

    I still have one with a bad FPU! (it is very fun using Win 10 calculator on that thing)

    they do their best with a load at 50-60 on each core at the same time. don't bother if there is a single dead battery cell in it.

    nite.
     
  13. pf100

    pf100 MDL Expert

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    The Pentium 4 (and pentium D) is the worst cpu ever made in the history of bad cpu's (besides the old pentium 1 with a bad fpu bug). The performance of a 3 ghz P4 was worse than a 2 ghz AMD. I was a computer tech during the P4 days and I was telling everybody to not buy that piece of crap and get an AMD instead. But no, lots of my friends were like, "But the P4 has more megahertz, lolz." Later on, those same people were coming to me for recommendations on what cpu to get so they could sell their crappy P4's. It's very telling that the "improved" intel "core" cpu was just an overclocked pentium 3. Intel then stuck with "core (pentium 3)" as the base implementation for a long time up until I think the 5th generation I5. I always buy AMD cpu's to build gaming machines and for laptops I prefer intel for their better power management. Intel's are good now, but they keep using stupid "tricks" to try to outdo AMD that only comes back to bite them, and the people who bought then, in the ass later. Most people still don't realize that AMD invented the x64 spec and was a far superior cpu for a long time. I have a super awesome thinkpad with an intel I5 ivy bridge in it and I refuse to update the bios for the spectre/meltdown fixes because it'll slow it waaay down. Stupid Intel and their speedup tricks at work again.
     
  14. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    AMD's in the past (athlon/duron), looked fast but actually only produced heat :D:D
     
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  16. pf100

    pf100 MDL Expert

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    The problem with the athlon/duron was it didn't have a heat spreader and if the heat sink wasn't sitting flush on the cpu it would overheat. So the problem wasn't the cpu, it was the heat sink was mounted incorrectly. I saw that a lot.