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Old HP amd based machine - what to do with it?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by freaksavior, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. freaksavior

    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    Its a single core 939 based machine, with 2gb ddr 333 ram. Basic mobo with pci-e and a 250gb drive.

    Any suggestions? I've already got a server and enough computers but I hate throwing computers away when they work.
     
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    donate to local whatever
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    donate it to someone in the family with kids as a way to get them on the PC bandwagon;)
     
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    Sell it for like 150 bucks.
     
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    hmm, a local school would have a more powerful computer :p

    everyone in my family is pretty tech savvy so we all of pretty good computers.

    haha it's a single core machine, I doubt I would get that much.

    I did think of putting linux on it just for fun
     
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    Take it to your local school or ask the school office to put up a poster there and donate it to a lesser fortunate family for their child
     
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    It's got 2GB RAM, a 250GB HDD, and a PCI-E slot, $150 sounds like a damn reasonable price to me, especially so when 939 has quite a few X2 solutions making it a viable platform for grandparents on a budget.
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Do what I do, store it. ;D
     
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    Woah bro, woah, ship it to me. I'll buy another 460 and make it a folding rig. (we are both in Texas, would not cost too much).
     
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    If you can't use it or sell it, then I think you should donate it. There's always some charity outfit that could do with something like this.

    I mean, we know the spec is good enough to run any office/internet app you throw at it, so a charity might well be grateful for it.

    Think, you can put on Linux, Open Office and Firefox. Just those three things alone make it useful for everyday stuff. And I know there's a lot more out there in Linux land that could be used to enhance it much further still.
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Throw it at random homeless person.
     
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    I agree with qubit :)
     
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    I was up near you last weekend. Was in dallas, then Austin.
    Probably best. I'll see what I can find.
     
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    Grab a few more hard drives and make it a NAS?
     
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    @freak: seeing your reply has made me realise that I missed PVT's reply. lol silly me.

    Basically, I second his suggestion. What could be more awesome than turning it into a Folding rig for TPU, the best crew in the world? :rockout:
     
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    Tried cent os and ubuntu. Neither seem to work. Always blanks out
     
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    Or donate to your local church
     
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    way to bring up a dead thread.

    @ Goodman - I thin you have a bit of a nip slip in your avatar
     
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    I think we should just ban anyone using avatars like that. They're retarded and the woman looks like a plastic monster.
     
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    ^ not to mention Paris Hilton has whored herself out and she is disgusting in my opinion
     
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