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fearingsept

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What are the minimum requirements for a thin client?
« on: October 31, 2007, 06:31:55 pm »
Someone is going to be giving me a motherboard with an 800mhz AMD processor and 512megs of PC133 RAM. I was just wondering what the minimum requirements are for a thin client on LMCE. Should I even bother trying to set this up as a MD?

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Re: What are the minimum requirements for a thin client?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2007, 08:29:55 pm »
Yes, why not. You don't even need the harddisks since the MDs boot via network. You might want to add a nice nvidia graphics card to be able use the nicer gui. But you can use it right away with the standard gui... Fast network connection is required though.

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Re: What are the minimum requirements for a thin client?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2007, 11:10:14 pm »
thanks, I will try it out when and see what happens.
It would be nice to have some actual Minimum requirement statistics as a guideline so we can all know what old hardware we can and cannot use.
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Re: What are the minimum requirements for a thin client?
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2007, 10:42:55 am »
recently I tried a miniPC2 and miniPC3 from Flepo (DT Research model DT 166 and 168 if I'm not wrong) over a 100Mbit network. MiniPC2 was an AMD Geode 800 and miniPC3 was VIA C7 with 1Ghz Processor.

The VIA C7 one I didn't manage to get booting up to Orbiter - but maybe with special tuning and better know-how it would have been not much of a problem. However the AMD Geode one booted out of the box properly and worked fine so far. The reason why I returned it again was simply that it was too slow for playing a DVD over network from server (I couldn't try TV stream at that time so don't know)

I bought HP 5720 ThinClients then with 1,5G cpu and 512 RAM and they work properly so far