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post #11 of 25
Hope you have fiber to the house because cable only gives you like 30 kb/s upload. Prepare for slow downloads for your friends.
post #12 of 25
Sorry for hijacking, but I wouldn't want to create another thread just for this.

Is an old Dell with a Pentium 4 @ 1.8GHz and 256MB of RDRAM sufficient?
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post #13 of 25
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Sorry for hijacking, but I wouldn't want to create another thread just for this.

Is an old Dell with a Pentium 4 @ 1.8GHz and 256MB of RDRAM sufficient?
purely depends on what you want it to do as just a file server it'd probably be ok though bit more ram would help
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post #14 of 25
I'm running FreeNAS on my P4 with 2 GB's of ram and it only uses like...32 megs. Should be fine.
    
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post #15 of 25
I will be using it as a file server.
It's hard for me to find replacement RDRAM... Even if I can, the price is usually absurd.
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post #16 of 25
Your 256MB will be tight but more than enough for a useable simple file server.

OP - just use Amahi Home Server. Pretty much everything offered by WHS but without the price tag...
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Your 256MB will be tight but more than enough for a useable simple file server.

OP - just use Amahi Home Server. Pretty much everything offered by WHS but without the price tag...
This^^^ or Freenas,because of the minimal spec's requirements.
 
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post #18 of 25
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I will be using it as a file server.
It's hard for me to find replacement RDRAM... Even if I can, the price is usually absurd.
I go off on a rant about this every so often -ing RAMBUS memory!! I told so many people in that early P4 era don't get P4 yet, you'll be stuck with that memory. No one listened.

Anyway I'd you'll probably have trouble booting from USB devices and a number of issues just because of the age. Not to mention a mere 10/100 NIC and no SATA ports. If you can't get it to work keep the memory in case you run into some one still trying to use a P4 from that era with 256 of RAMBUS. You can help someone else out.
 
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Subassy, you missed messing around with IDE jumper settings.
    
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Subassy, you missed messing around with IDE jumper settings.
i hate them with a passion
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