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I just dug up an old P3 800 Mhz computer in my basement. Anyone got ideas on what I can do with it? I'm open to pretty much anything...
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post #2 of 12
fold of corse
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post #3 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by swayne View Post
fold of corse
Takes a long time to finish a WU. Save it for antique, if you want to.

Maybe sell it? Or mod it into something.
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WD 750GB AALS, Hitachi 160GB laptop none Windows 7 Ulitmate 32bit 22" Acer LCD AL2216W 
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post #4 of 12
make a keyring out of the CPU look in the FAQ section for more info
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post #5 of 12
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all of those sound cool, but is is possible / worth it to turn it into a server or something?
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Intel Northwood 3.0 ABIT IS7 Generic 6600 512 of something.... 
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post #6 of 12
Run ubuntu on it or something similar, or windows if you want.
Add some ram try 384 or 512 if you want to get the most out of it and use it as a server as you have said.
Reason I said ubuntu cos its free and pritty user friendly
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post #7 of 12
Install Windows XP Pro, setup iis with FTP, file share to your hearts content!!!

Here are some links to get you started:

Installing & Setup
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WD Caviar SE WD1600JS MS Windows XP Pro EDell 207WFP 20-inch Widescreen Logitech UltraX Media Keyboard 
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WD Caviar SE WD1600JS MS Windows XP Pro EDell 207WFP 20-inch Widescreen Logitech UltraX Media Keyboard 
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by [wakingeden] View Post
Install Windows XP Pro, setup iis with FTP, file share to your hearts content!!!

Here are some links to get you started:

Installing & Setup
It will lag the PC.....Try Ubuntu.
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WD 750GB AALS, Hitachi 160GB laptop none Windows 7 Ulitmate 32bit 22" Acer LCD AL2216W 
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WD 750GB AALS, Hitachi 160GB laptop none Windows 7 Ulitmate 32bit 22" Acer LCD AL2216W 
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post #9 of 12
File Server.
Fire Wall.
Sledge Hammer it.
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post #10 of 12
I had iis running on an 800mhz athlon and 512mb of RAM and it ran just fine.
I just stripped down all of the visuals in windows xp. Recently I upgraded to
an athlon 1.1Ghz, 1GB RAM and am running server 2003.
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P4 531 3GHZ Gigabyte 965P DS3 XFX 7600GS 256MB G.Skill F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ 
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WD Caviar SE WD1600JS MS Windows XP Pro EDell 207WFP 20-inch Widescreen Logitech UltraX Media Keyboard 
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Antec SP-500 TT Matrix VX VD3000SWA Logitech® MX 600 Laser Cordless Mouse POS Dell 
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P4 531 3GHZ Gigabyte 965P DS3 XFX 7600GS 256MB G.Skill F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Caviar SE WD1600JS MS Windows XP Pro EDell 207WFP 20-inch Widescreen Logitech UltraX Media Keyboard 
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Antec SP-500 TT Matrix VX VD3000SWA Logitech® MX 600 Laser Cordless Mouse POS Dell 
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