Most stable XP Professional system ever built?

Discussion in 'IBM' started by kevinshi, Jan 21, 2005.

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    kevinshi Guest

    Anyone seen any write ups on an effort to build the most stable Windows
    XP system on earth? As in a desktop machine that would run months and
    months without ever rebooting (given some very constrained set of

    I'm wondiering if there are reports out there about making the most
    stable hardware possible... I realize that form there what you do in
    the applications might muck it all up... but if I wanted to build the
    absolte most stable hardware possible - is there any good write ups on
    such a topic?
    kevinshi, Jan 21, 2005
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    Al Dykes Guest

    MS Updates require a reboot once in a while. So does the occasional
    antivirus update.

    Other than that, buy a name brand mobo and good memory, clock it down
    a little, (my ASUS mobo has CMOS settings for conservative and
    agressive performance). Put in good good fans and PSU. If the PC runs
    30 days it will probably run it's entire life as long as the fans and
    disk keep running. (You can monitor both of those to anticipate
    Al Dykes, Jan 21, 2005
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    Bob Willard Guest

    Get an UPS, and don't chintz. Also, get something between your PC and
    the phone/DSL/cable line to filter out conducted spikes.

    Don't set your expectations too high if you plan to run commodity software
    on top of commodity hardware; robustness has never been a high priority
    with BillyWare. If you want to measure uptime in years instead of days,
    you should run a real OS on a real cluster in a real glass house -- but be
    prepared for serious sticker shock.
    Bob Willard, Jan 21, 2005
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