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Hi, found an AMD K6 at work that im going to take home (i'm allowed) and wipe it, put linux on it and then set it as a 24/7 folder, what is there to expect, will it be actually useful or should i just blow it up like i did with an old CRT.
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post #2 of 9
recycle it nicely. It won't be worth the power - a K6 is similar to a Pentium, and might scrape 50ppd (or less?) using the single core client.
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lol my ps3 is a better folder lol
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Build a home router with it.

It's not going to be worth it to fold on. You'll be LUCKY to get 50 PPD from it. But certainly don't destroy it. A K6 has still got its potential if you can find the use for it.
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hmm i am in the market for a media server, will have a ganders on ebay for a k6 sata enabled board and get a bucketload of 2tb HDD's
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GlockZoR IV View Post
hmm i am in the market for a media server, will have a ganders on ebay for a k6 sata enabled board and get a bucketload of 2tb HDD's
Get some PCI SATA controllers, problem solved.
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It seems like most if not all of these threads about people being given old (old as far as technology is concerned) server equipment and then wanting to fold for big points never work out. There must be one or two examples of where it worked out well but I am having trouble remembering one.
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To be honest, im not trying to fold for big points, i think i made it clear once that i have never folded for points, but always for the fact of trying to do my bit to stop people dying.
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post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by GlockZoR IV View Post
hmm i am in the market for a media server, will have a ganders on ebay for a k6 sata enabled board and get a bucketload of 2tb HDD's
You won't find one - the K6 predates SATA by about 5 years...

Quote:
Originally Posted by GlockZoR IV View Post
To be honest, im not trying to fold for big points, i think i made it clear once that i have never folded for points, but always for the fact of trying to do my bit to stop people dying.
Not running the hardware at all would probably do more to stop people dying as you'd be causing less pollution. The research it would perform would be minimal, but the power cost will be relatively high (both to your wallet and the planet).
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