Your oldest machine running Win11

Discussion in 'Windows 11' started by Netbanshee, Apr 30, 2022.

  1. naxal

    naxal MDL Junior Member

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    My oldest PC running Windows 11 -> (Desktop) Intel C2Q Q6600 / G41 Mobo / (4x2) 8GB DDR3 RAM / 240GB SSD + Bunch of HDDs
    (My makeshift NAS)

    My weakest PC Running Windows 11 -> (Acer Laptop) Intel Pentium Quad Core N3530 / (2x2) 4GB DDR3 / 1 TB 5400RPM HDD
    (Running 2 VMs with Nginx Reverse Proxy and a NextCloud VM) -> This one runs 24x7 as server

    C2Q is actually usable. For office work, one may not notice any difference between latest hardware or this one but the Laptop is really slow and sluggish with Mechanical HDD as its boot & only drive. However, it's just that start up time that hurts, as once the system is up and VMs are running, actual nextcloud performance isn't bad.

    Thanks.
     
  2. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    i dont think you really understand the meaning of innate...but hey if thats going to help you sleep better tonight knock your self out;)
     
  3. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Guru

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    Sorry, I didn't know anything about your accident before. Don't be offended.
     
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  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    I only wonder who turns on your computer for you every morning:confused:
     
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  5. WindowsGeek

    WindowsGeek MDL Expert

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    Sir before you start insulting other members build 22000.675 is far from unusable and being use all over world by over million users, so your argument is flawed......and by the way im still stuck at 9% on 22621.1:rolleyes:
     
  6. siliconbeaver

    siliconbeaver MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks for pointing me to MAS.

    you are right.

    Just finished MAS test. It's easy and quick (some of my tests on Win7 really went long time).

    my test was a clean-install of Win10 Pro on a used desktop computer. Win10 is running fine on this over ten years old computer. :D

     
  7. gibletz

    gibletz MDL Novice

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    Lenovo Thinkpad T420
     
  8. siliconbeaver

    siliconbeaver MDL Junior Member

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    ok,

    This weekend, I got Win11 up on three old lappies.
    Lenovo Ideapad (2018)
    Asus UX305CA (2016)
    Lenovo Yoga (2014)

    Improvement on Lenovo looked significant. boot wifi , , , all seemed better. running a little faster. even the install time just 1/2 of Asus's.
    In contrast, Asus, improvement is so-so, if NOT worse, wifi sounded drop a little more. its install time was ridiculous long, some 4-5 hrs. I may get Win10 back to Asus if needed.
     
  9. siliconbeaver

    siliconbeaver MDL Junior Member

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    indeed,

    my test also included an HP Elite desktop computer. NOT going to cover it in my report because it's noticed, go Win10/11 or not, main factor is computer disk.

    the dividing-line is SSD.

    If a computer is with SSD, then go Win10/11, will see running better.
    If a computer is with hdd than SSD, then better stay with Win7 or whatever aging OS it runs.

    my HP Elite is in latter case, is with hdd. I could tell delay by hdd read/write access. hence its test excluded. HP Elite was before 2012.
     
  10. itsmemario1

    itsmemario1 MDL Addicted

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    Ooooof, chill...

    2006/2007 Laptop aka. trustworthy IBM ThinkPad T60 (lenovo) with 2GB of RAM and ATI X1300 with 64MB of RAM. x'D

    1st I had to exchange the 32-bit CPU for a 64-bit one though (Intel Mobile T7200 Core2Duo), to be able to install Windows 11. (patched)

    While it was already the horror to find a fitting (modded) driver for the ATI X1300 in Windows 10, to my surprise only the Windows 7 driver from MS update catalog worked with Windows 11.
    (in forced mode, having driver signature disabled)

    And at least once it threw up a "page fault in nonpaged area atikmdag.sys" after the 1st reboot of force installing the driver.

    But what shall I say, Im "impressed" how well it works with 2GB of RAM and 64MB of a Videocard.
    Ill upgrade to 4GB soon, even if the controller can only handle 3GB of it.

    Later Thinkpads had fancy BIOS mods.

    Next...
     
  11. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    if you going to bump the mem to 4GB mite as well upgrade to 64bit OS sense you swap out the CPU you can do it but it will be a lot slower than 32bit but you put in a cheap 120GB ssd and see what happens;)
     
  12. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller Emperor of Ice-Cream

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    This is about Windows 11. There is no 32bit version.
     
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    ch100 MDL Addicted

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    VMS
     
  14. itsmemario1

    itsmemario1 MDL Addicted

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    Of course it already is a 64 bit version of Windows 11 ;D

    But becasue of the chipset and 64GB of RAM, this is again one of those devices where is close to no difference using a 5.400 RPM, 7.200 RPM or SSD drive.

    The chipset will only recognize 3 of the 4GB RAM.

    And as I wrote, it already works "surprisingly" smooth with 64-bit CPU, 2GB of RAM and 64MB of Videoram.
     
  15. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller Emperor of Ice-Cream

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    64MB, I suppose. And that's called VRAM, for not being confused with system RAM. :cool:
     
  16. itsmemario1

    itsmemario1 MDL Addicted

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    I "corrected" myself already inside the very same post. :p
    Its hard to think of MB these days, when its always GB.

    But I leave the post #54 untouched, so others wont get confused by reading further.

    And as I wrote, it already works "surprisingly" smooth with 64-bit CPU, 2GB of RAM and 64MB of Videoram.
     
  17. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    @ itsmemario1:
    Maybe you could try Tiny11?! I was testing that on an eMachines em350 with Atom N450 CPU 1 Core, 2 Threads, 2 GB of Memory, and MSATA 16GB SSD! That worked fairly well too. Tried it also on an SATA HDD (Seagate Momentus Thin 320GB), which worked a little bit slower!

    If you like to get some info about Tiny11, search and check via Youtube. I will not place a link here because of Forum Rules!
     
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  18. manifesto

    manifesto MDL Novice

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    i7 3770 non-k, 16GB DDR3 RAM
    It's running as smooth as Windows 10.
     
  19. John_Dover

    John_Dover MDL Novice

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    HP 630: i3-380M - 2,53 GHz, 4 GB DDR3 RAM.
    The system is fast and smooth. Only PowerShell is heavy to open the first time.