2 windows xp desktops computer

Is there any way to use both of these 2 windows xp desktop computers as one?

Both has 3 gb of RAM and 2.40 GHz CPU

Please advise, can I use both of these as one computer?

Thanks in advance.
Mushfique KhanDirector OperationsAsked:
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rindiCommented:
I don't understand what you are trying to do. If you are thinking of something like clustering, There are some Linux OS's suited for clustering. But clustering just 2 old PC's is probably not worth the time to get running.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I also do not understand. You can network them, but not use them as "one" .
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Mushfique KhanDirector OperationsAuthor Commented:
yes correct, trying to make them as cluster or grid or even can call it a cloud, which can be used/utilized as one computer, means in total 6 gb of ram and something similar for CPU strength.

As I'm understanding, it's not possible ... correct?
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
You can't combine them to make one more powerful Windows computing system but you might see a small improvement if they are identical systems by moving the RAM so you have 4GB in one - always subject what the other components are.

You've almost certainly got a 32bit version of XP on both so adding more than 4GB won't be supported.

As rindi said though the benefit you may gain from trying to tweak what you have into one functional machine and a lots of left over parts is really very small compared to the effort put in.
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rindiCommented:
With Linux, you can cluster them, but it is complicated (and I never tried it). Also, in a cluster you wouldn't get that much performance improvement when compared to just one PC. It may be worthwhile if you started with 10.

But you'd also have to take into account that these are probably old Pentium IV PC's and running them uses up a lot of electrical power, getting a new more powerful PC would give you better performance than a cluster of old PC's, and be less costly in the end.

http://www.rocksclusters.org/wordpress/
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Mushfique KhanDirector OperationsAuthor Commented:
thanks a lot Gurus ... much appreciated your responses, advises and suggestions :)
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Mushfique KhanDirector OperationsAuthor Commented:
giving A because of the turn around time ... the responses/replies were very quick ... thanks.
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Jame GriffinCommented:
In a nutshell, Windows XP is old. It doesn’t support modern hardware properly and it isn’t as secure as modern versions of Windows because it doesn’t have User Account Control and other modern security features. As time goes on, Windows XP will become increasingly insecure and both hardware and software vendors will stop supporting it. Try using modern hardware or software on Windows 98, Windows Me, or even Windows 2000
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