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So a family member has an HP elite something or other with a 980x, 9gb of memory (yes 9 it's some weird configuration), a GTX 260 on a pegatron m-atx board. They are dumping it for an imac (facepalm). They are giving it to me once they get everything setup on the imac. So....I was thinking of making it into a Linux file server, the thing has 2 1tb HDD's. I don't really need a file server but I figured it might be a good exercise for my computing knowledge and I could use it to stream movies and transfer files to my tablets other computers etc. I am guessing Debian is probably the best way to go? If anyone has any other cool ideas for what to use it for other than folding I would love to hear them.
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You could use the GPU for F@H or Boinc, either.

9Gb is weird, does it have onboard or something?
    
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You could use the GPU for F@H or Boinc, either.

9Gb is weird, does it have onboard or something?

I haven't opened it up but I think it's like two 4gb sticks and a 1 gb stick. The owner never did anything with it its how it came from the factory.
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980X drool.gif

Put that thing under water and get folding!
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I haven't opened it up but I think it's like two 4gb sticks and a 1 gb stick. The owner never did anything with it its how it came from the factory.

To be honest I'm surprised if it would boot like that.

Stranger things though.
    
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To be honest I'm surprised if it would boot like that.

Stranger things though.

I did a search and it looks like hp has sold a few similar pcs with 9gb of memory not really sure why.

I kind of want something more interesting to do with it than just fold.

I used to have a 4.0ghz 980x rig but I gave it to my Dad who does video encoding and gets way more use out of all that power than I do.
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post #7 of 31
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I should also mention I have an extra gtx 460 and 8gb of Corsair vengeance 1600mhz memory if upgrading is beneficial. Not sure about the PSU though or if I could get the memory to boot beyond the 1066 since it obviously has locked down bios.
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post #8 of 31
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I did a search and it looks like hp has sold a few similar pcs with 9gb of memory not really sure why.

I kind of want something more interesting to do with it than just fold.

I used to have a 4.0ghz 980x rig but I gave it to my Dad who does video encoding and gets way more use out of all that power than I do.

Well...you could stream/encode videos so you can watch movies away from home. BOINC allows you to do more than just F@H.
    
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should just mail me that cpu and ill mail you some cookies =D i want a 980x sooo bad frown.gif just dont have the cash xD
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should just mail me that cpu and ill mail you some cookies =D i want a 980x sooo bad frown.gif just dont have the cash xD

Are 980x's still worth selling? Maybe I could sell it and toss some money the owners way.
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