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So I have this super old system in my basement that I don't use anymore. It's covered in so much dust that I don't even want to clean it up. Should I throw it away or experiment with it?

Dell Dimension 3000 Specs:

-Intel Celeron 2.4 GHz (Faster than a 3970X oc'd to 5Ghz)
-768MB of ram (Faster than the unreleased DDR4 memory)
-40GB HDD (Faster than any SSD in the market)
-CD-RW (Faster than any Blu-ray drive out there)
-Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2 (Plays Crysis 3 on max settings while folding at the same time)
Edited by Capt - 3/13/13 at 9:48am
post #2 of 15
File server or fiery explosion. The choice is yours.
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You young whippersnappers. 233Mhz Pentium, 16MB RAM, 4.3g HD, TNT 32MB video card...that is old. You can run a fairly respectable Linux/Unix server on that if you really wanted to mess around with it.
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Server or a folding rig.
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Originally Posted by frozne View Post

You young whippersnappers. 233Mhz Pentium, 16MB RAM, 4.3g HD, TNT 32MB video card...that is old. You can run a fairly respectable Linux/Unix server on that if you really wanted to mess around with it.


Heh, I bet I am older then all of you.
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Originally Posted by Fishinfan View Post

Server or a folding rig.

Yeah, not going to happen....

I say recycle it properly, can't imagine much of a use for such old hardware.
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post #7 of 15
See how long you can use it without a heatsink on the CPU.
After that put it outside your house and run an experiment called "How safe is my neighborhood" in which you time how long it takes for it to get stolen.
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post #8 of 15
If you want to get rid of it, get rid of it in style biggrin.gif Make art out of the components, or use it for target practice.

Perhaps put a listing up in the Freebies section and see if anyone wants some of the components (for the above applications I mentioned!)
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post #9 of 15
Buff it up on one side so the sun reflects on it and leave it in your front garden

Then a pike man in a van will take it for sure biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Sir Amik Vase View Post

See how long you can use it without a heatsink on the CPU.
After that put it outside your house and run an experiment called "How safe is my neighborhood" in which you time how long it takes for it to get stolen.

I like this idea. I will try it without a heatsink first and see if it explodes.
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