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#1
Gigabyte GA-7ZX Socket A (462)

AMD athlon 2400+ s/462 (2.0 gigs real)
#AXDA2400DKV3C

1.5 gig PC133 sdram

Asus AGP-V7100 Magic (MX-400)

What would you do with it?

No I will not dump it and Yes I need intellignet answers.

Thank you.
 

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Add a SATA 1.5Gbps PCI card and run it as a file/media/dlna server.
 

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Could be an idea but I live in a bedroom only in people house. Not much place/use for this heheh dlna = downloading ?
 
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Donate it to someone who wants it, if you don't have space to keep it.
 

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let's say I have another board that can handle the same cpu with the same chipset but with a maximum of 1 gig DDR 266 instead .... am I better with the 1 gig DDR266 or 1.5 gig pc133 ?
 

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I already have DDR400 512megs sticks
 
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PFSense, m0n0wall, smoothwall router/vpn/firewall.
 

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that's chinese to me what you wrote...lol
 

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Could be an idea but I live in a bedroom only in people house.
You mean you share a house with others? Family? If so you can have a server for all of them, if you only have that room to yourself then sell it or donate it.
 

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No not family. I jut rent the room.
 

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Ok thank you all for the advices.
 

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if you only have that room to yourself then sell it or donate it.
I agree here, unless you have some older IDE hdd's laying about that you can create a software span, using it as storage and sharing between the 2 pc's. That's pretty much the only use I can think of unless you want to keep it around as spare.
 

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It doesn't really sound like it has a purpose. I would give it away to someone who needs it if your needs are already met with your own rig. Honestly, think about it. It's an old machine. What can't a VM do that this machine can?
 
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1 vote more for donation.
 

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That or just hold onto it and when you get your own place setup a vintage gaming rig with it, or just have the parts and create a small museum in your puter room with old parts. Actually I have a crap ton of old stuff and thats what I am doing with it all. I have some old rigs that run and other pieces of old stuff that I am going to make shadow boxes for. Of course the parts will not be harmed in anyway going into the boxes.
 

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It doesn't really sound like it has a purpose. I would give it away to someone who needs it if your needs are already met with your own rig. Honestly, think about it. It's an old machine. What can't a VM do that this machine can?
Run Quake II with hardware acceleration under Windows 98SE or XP. :laugh:
 

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Run Quake II with hardware acceleration under Windows 98SE or XP. :laugh:
Funny you mention it because this videocard got 80 FPS at Quake 3 arena in 1280X1024 hehe
 

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Funny you mention it because this videocard got 80 FPS at Quake 3 arena in 1280X1024 hehe
:toast: I have a similar system that I have Win XP on and play Quake II, Quake III Arena, Heretic, and NASCAR 2004. :p

Your not playing with a virtual machine at them levels.:rockout:
 

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BTW what is a freaking virtual machine? a firewall computer.... i already have a firewall in my router and in my computer so whats the point of putting anothr computer to make another firewall????
 

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I think I found what to do with it. I got here some PCI cards I wondered what to do with it. Modem V.92, USB 2.0 PCI, Firewire PCI card. I will put my 2400+ in a better board that has all onboard and dump in this one a Duron 1 gig with just enough memory for XP. Vintage multitasking rig to test all hardwares and things that connect to it.
 

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From your earlier reply, Owl. Here's basically what I was talking about
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304040

Also, shouldn't need a monitor connected as if you wish to maintain it you can use a free version of teamviewer
www.teamviewer.com

EDIT:

Also a good example of a VM, I can't run native Ubuntu and keep my wifi connectivity so I am limited to using a virtual machine to write/build my code for my android kernels.