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would this work as a server?

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i saw the guide on here a few days ago about how to build a server. i've been wanting to learn how to and play around with it so i thought i'd try it out. i've got an older machine i can use, but i want to know if it is worth using or not because it is pretty old/slow.

it has an AMD 1.1GHz
20GB hdd ( i know i would need to get another larger hdd for file storage)
508 mb RAM

should i buy more ram for it as well? i'd really rather not have to put anymore money into this
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lol oc that processor.
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haha i already tried, the mb doesn't have any options too.
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1.1 amd what? duron? athlon?


haha anyways, what are you trying to use the server for?
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post #5 of 17
Boo.

Well, just load up the server, and mess around. Get someone to check it for you (I will gladly) and who knows.. maybe it will work!

Everything is always worth a try.
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i suggest more ram anyways, are you gonna use windows home server or something? or server 2003...
    
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post #7 of 17
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well for now i just want to build one to play around with. probably throw some music on there, maybe do some torrent downloads. i just want to learn how to use/manage a server. also i'm hoping to use this as a way to become more familiar with linux.
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post #8 of 17
Any PC can work as a server, it all depends on what kind of server your trying to run.
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post #9 of 17
Ah a file server. I was thinking game server.

Like I said before, it's worth a try.
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Originally Posted by daljeet2 View Post
i suggest more ram anyways, are you gonna use windows home server or something? or server 2003...
i'm going to be following the guide and using xubuntu. i just loaded it up last night but haven't gotten it online yet.
but thats another problem for another thread.
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