Which browser in laptop with only 256m RAM?

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    belencita

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    That's the question; I own a good old thinkpad a31p with just 256mb, have tried some browsers like Firefox and mypal without success (trying to get youtube videos working), any hint here? Thanks in Advance
     
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    The Lenovo ThinkPad a31p laptop comes with 256 MB of DDR-266(PC-2100) RAM, but it supports up to 2 GB(2048 MB), so you do have the option of adding more.
    https://www.memorystock.com/memory/IBMThinkPadA31p2653.html

    It comes with an Intel Mobile Pentium 4-M 1.70 or 1.80 or 2.00 GHz single core processor.
    https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Mobile+Intel+Pentium+4+-+M+1.70GHz&id=1365
    https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Mobile+Intel+Pentium+4+-+M+1.80GHz&id=1366
    https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Mobile+Intel+Pentium+4+-+M+2.00GHz&id=1368

    It comes with an ATI Mobility FireGL 7800 graphics device.
    https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?id=446&gpu=MOBILITY+FIREGL+7800

    The MyPal 28.14.2 browser works fine for me in Windows XP SP3 32-bit, but the specs in my computer are much newer and faster than what they are in your laptop.
    https://github.com/Feodor2/Mypal/releases
    (most current version)

    It's my guess the extremely weak specs in your laptop is what's preventing it from working properly.
     
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    Use KM-Goanna browser
     
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    Thanks! Will try both
     
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    My Compaq V2000 has lower specs than yours and although mine has more memory (512MB vs your 256MB) it can play Youtube videos just fine in MyPal, albeit a little slow. Youtube and most other video websites are Javascript-heavy and therefore require a LOT of CPU time to render. Youtube should play on your PC except it will take a long time to start playing due to the excessive disk-swapping required as a result of your PC only having 256MB. You need to be patient or add more memory.

    Before I discovered MyPal/Centaury my favorite alternative to the bloat of Firefox on XP was K-Meleon. Feature-wise it has stagnated (limited extension support and crippled HTML5 capabilities).

    [​IMG]

    KM-Goanna isn't really worth considering anymore especially with MyPal/Centaury being updated regularly.
     
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    MyPal is running flawlessly, thanks all
     
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    I'm glad to hear that. :)
     
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    hoobeeyoo

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    gr8 stuff. ty for above info. :)
     
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    mypal will never let you down its an awesome browser, basically its one guy keeping milions of xp machines alive and useful for productivity
     
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    hi. as to both goanna and mypal, have tried goanna.
    am now in d/ld process for mypal[32bit].

    '''tis goot'' indeed that the more in the case such as it is...works at awl['']
    AND
    It does.
    thnz to:
    as many as there is, Here.
    wooo-hooo!
    :)
     
    hoobeeyoo, Nov 10, 2020
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