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The following is on the CQC website:

"For a client side machine that is just looking to run user interfaces and nothing else, it can actually be quite low powered. You can do a 'standalone interface viewer' configuration, in which there are now background programs, just the user interface and it's supporting libraries. This kind of configuration can easily run on sub-1Ghz eXP or XP based tablets."

I would like to use a very old (about 10 years) computer (HP Pavilion I think) to do nothing but run a touch panel (ELO 1545l). The computer has about 450MHz, and maybe 256Mb RAM. I am going to shred the harddrive, and install the most stripped down copy of XP I can possibly create.

I actually have access to two of these. Are they worth it? The touch panel will be in a hall about 20 feet from the media closet. It will be fed by a cat 5 connected via VGA and and a baluns. Will the touch panel by snappy? This is pretty important to me. I don't want to put it in if it won't work well.


Nothing tried, nothing gained.

I'd try it in a test setting and see if it works well enough for you. I suspect it will as long as you aren't trying to do some of the flashier things with the IV (like flying the CAB in etc).

One question would be power consumption however. If you are not using RDP and only need the two extra panels, you might consider using some cheap thinclients RDPing into the main CQC server. Use one of the methods available to get three concurrent sessions on the main server at the same time.

This would require getting the thinclients, but the cost would probably be recovered in the long run because they are much more efficient than a stand alone computer.

Just another idea for you.
I've tried the IV on a Fujitsu Stylistic 3500 Tablet PC which has a 500Mhz Celeron and 256MB RAM and it works ok but it's not the fastest. If you stick to a basic template with no fancy features it might be ok.
Alright. I'm going to go for it. I feel that I can strip the operating system down quite a bit. I'll try to report back in the future with how it works.

I have run the IV on a 400Mhz Pentium with 384 Ram and full XP Pro. It works OK, but I have noticed that the CAB with the flyout turned on has a noticable delay. I would turn that flyout off if I used this a lot. I also so use this PC as a CQC server (not the master server) and have my Centralite LJ24 connected to it.

I also have a 2GZ laptop with 2G ram and Vista Home Premium that is worse as an IV client than the 400 Mhz machine. Still don't know what to do to speed this up. I use that laptop for lots of stuff so don't want to strip it down.
With 384 RAM you should strip down XP as light as you can get it.