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paul.brett
May 2nd, 2008, 06:30 AM
Do you think this is a joke?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160236546072


...or are they just clueless?

Paul.

Vlad
May 2nd, 2008, 08:23 AM
Probably just used a template they already had out of lazyness. Kinda funny though, gave me a chuckle. Looks like they messed up the processor and possibly RAM too.

carlsson
May 2nd, 2008, 12:18 PM
For that matter, XP also requires a Pentium class processor. Well, I suppose all 32-bin Windows require a 386 or better, so you'll have a lot of upgrades on your hands if you get that PPC-1640 and insist on running a modern operating system onto it. Perhaps you can use a DOS VNC client to a Windows server though. :-D

DoctorPepper
May 2nd, 2008, 12:27 PM
Hey, I don't know... it uses that new-fangled Intel 8066 processor! I heard they could run two copies of XP. At the same time!!! :-)

Manuf: Amstrad
Model: PC1640DP
Condition: Used and Tested
Product Description: PC Desktop
Product Specification:
* Processor Intel 8066 8Mhz
* Memory 646KB
* HardDrive 20MB
* Graphics Card 64KB
* Operating System None
* 2X 5J2 Floppy Drive
* Damage to the back of the pc

(emphasis mine)

carlsson
May 3rd, 2008, 01:36 AM
Hm. True, within some years Intel may reuse some of the old number series. The Dual Core 5150 has already been out for a few years, and while I know that was an IBM number, not Intel, it is close enough.

As for the clock speed, I found a web page made by a German and his equally crazy Austrian friend who had figured out the lowest configuration Windows XP could be made to run on. Microsoft themselves state 233 MHz, 64 MB but these guys were able to underclock a Pentium Overdrive down to 8 MHz and install 18 MB. It took 30 minutes to boot the system, and the idle load is 100% but XP runs. However, it wouldn't boot on a 486, and neither did it run on "only" 16 MB.

Jorg
May 3rd, 2008, 01:41 AM
I'm tempted to send them a mail if I can have it installed with Windows Server 2008.