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Offline LightPenguin

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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

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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.

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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 »

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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.

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Re: Sparky on older P4
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2020, 10:44:23 pm »
When I see your RAM, I say, I need a lot like you, because I have 3,46Gb but With all my app I have 1,74Gb of RAM used. And I don't know how to use less than on the startup, because now I have midori and google chromium open.. And it's very slowly. I can't watch movie in HD ! It's like an
slideshow... My computer is : AMD E2-1800 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics and my model of my computer is : HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC (E3C53EA#ABF)

And I can't read a CDROM with LiveCD of an installation about Lubuntu... my DVD is : DVD-RAM writer, HP , DVD A  DS8A9SH
I don't have UEFI boot for this computer... It's disabled for my installation of Windows 8 and Sparkylinux.  (here on this pastebin my configment for my setup laptop : https://pastebin.com/iAEVUemz )
« Last Edit: March 21, 2020, 10:51:06 pm by Mito77 »