Advertising

Welcome to SparkyLinux forums
Zapraszamy również na polsko-języczne Forum Linuxiarze.pl

Author Topic: Sparky on older P4  (Read 486 times)

Offline LightPenguin

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1
Sparky on older P4
« on: October 09, 2019, 11:46:18 pm »
Hello Dears!
Recently I found some RAM for free so I re-start to use my HP Zd8000, P4 3,0Ghz HT with 2Gb RAM (original 512Mb). I know it's older, but his 17" widescreen LCD it's truly beautiful compared to a 14" screen!

In this moment I run Linux Mint Debian "Betsy" with MATE, it works good but  I think it's possible a little step.
When I log in it use 320-350Mb of Ram then when I go to Internet Ram goes up to 1Gb.
I use this as my main PC so it's necessary  that I can play flash, h264 and 265 videos. For browsing i prefer Opera.
Sparky could be better? What version?  It's better Openbox or LXqt for lightweight? Thank You

Offline numbers

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 5
Re: Sparky on older P4
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2019, 08:31:39 pm »
hey there, done some digging, there is still a Sparky 4.11 MinimalGUI in the /downloads/oldstable if you want a GUI.
myself, i'm still trying to figure out what's best for some old Siemens P4 which currently runs as media box.

Offline jidan

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 40
Re: Sparky on older P4
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2019, 02:22:11 am »
You don't need an older version of sparky, P4 will run any 32bit non-pae edition. Download minimalGUI stable 32bit non-pae and try it
https://osdn.net/dl/sparkylinux/sparkylinux-5.9-i686-minimalgui.iso
« Last Edit: December 13, 2019, 02:39:47 am by jidan »

Offline numbers

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 5
Re: Sparky on older P4
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2019, 08:10:37 pm »
well i'm not experienced in that field. my main concern with the ancient systems is the performance.
the throughput across older Siemens mainboards isn't great; they were built for Win2k or XP use
in some average office environment, with low noise and high energy efficiency as selling point.
that's the Siemens E series, green PCs. (Fujutsu-Siemens E600)

i'm not sure about the HW performance with the mentioned HP notebook; for my Siemens, the 5.9 stable
seems a bit heavy, aka sluggish, with just the boot into DE. i'm still learning.