Thursday, 11 June 2020

Windows 8.1 in Socket 423

Nearly a year ago i tried Windows 8.1 on a Socket 423 system with RDRAM using the well known Windows 8 CPU Feature patch, although the installation could've been done on the same system, i installed the OS using another system and did the patching there before moving the drive to the Socket 423 system. If there are another way, i might try Windows 10 on it in the future

The system specs were:
  • CPU: Intel Pentium 4 1.7 GHz (Willamette core)
  • RAM: 1 GB PC800 RDRAM
  • Motherboard: ECS P4ITA ver 1.0 (Intel 850 chipset, although CPU-Z misreported as i850E)
  • GPU: nVidia Geforce 7300 GT AGP
  • HDD: Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 8 40 GB
Perfomance was okay, but not great, 1 GB RAM limits some tasks and some websites lags, especially videos like the ones in youtube, some screenshots i made:

System propieties
AIDA64 info
Windows 8.1 task manager doesn't have a clue about RDRAM on this board

Video of the attempt: