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What should i do with this old dell

post #1 of 22
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I have this old dell that all it does is collect dust.

some old Pentium 4
512 mb of some kind of RAM
and a on-board GPU
also 80 gb HDD

My idea was to ripe the CPU heatsink off and put it on my 4650 or NB.
post #2 of 22
fold it!
post #3 of 22
sell it and get yourself an SSD
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post #4 of 22
Most Dells have large but proprietary heat sinks, i.e. you may not be able to use it on any other motherboard.

Give it to your parents? Grandparents? Friend? Niece/Nephew? Would be a fine "first Internet machine."
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post #5 of 22
Ya fold it
post #6 of 22
Er.. Is it really going to be worth what ever meager points it could provide compared to it's electricity usage? Seems really inefficient.
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post #7 of 22
add HDD and make it server!! and add a new psu and add a gts 550 and fold XD
post #8 of 22
My P4 only gets 120 ppd, it's been on the whole CC, burning a lot of carbon but not producing much results.
I think you should give it to someone who may not have their own PC or maybe throw in an old graphics card and play some old games you may have laying around and use it as a basic internet browser.
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post #9 of 22
Does it have an open PCI-E? If so, get a GPU that doesn't require supplementary power, like a 9800GT, and fold on that. Or fold and run a server at the same time, I'm sure even a weak PSU could run that.

If not...you could always scrap it for parts and keep what's worth it...
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post #10 of 22
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I wanna strap that CPU heatsink on my 4650 and add 2 delta's in push/pull and head for 1 ghz core and see what temps i get.
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