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Prepare Yourself - For the Ultimate in Server Processing Power














Dual-Socket Pentium III !!!


Someone gave me a Dell Poweredge 1500SC 4x128MB RAM, 2x 1.2ghz of single core oldness, oh yeahhh.

Looks like it all works, I just need to round up some IDE drives for it. I'm a complete nerd for old hardware - been thinking about something like this for a while - so I think I'm going to try to run Amahi on it as a "my first server" project. Mainly just for some light fileserving and scheduled PC backups to it. Should be fun.
Edited by The_Punisher - 4/22/11 at 8:30am
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I have a pentium III domain controller! =) I love the old hardware too!
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Just a warning amahi runs a bit slow on P3s
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Windows Home Server Runs great on a Pentium III, it is even able to stream DVD's no luck trying to stream BLU Rays from it though...

But I did successfully run a WHS off a PIII and 512Mb of Ram.
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I'm not even concerned with media streaming really, I would use it primarily for remote file access and download. As long as it can handle that overhead it will do just fine for me.
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My entire house is built off of Pentium 3s. They're the most boss CPU ever.
    
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My entire house is built off of Pentium 3s. They're the most boss CPU ever.
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IBM eServer x330 here, dual PIII 1 GHZ, 768 MB RAM. Ordered 4 GB PC100 ECC REG for it, but the FSB locked at 133 mhz...
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fg2chase View Post
Windows Home Server Runs great on a Pentium III, it is even able to stream DVD's no luck trying to stream BLU Rays from it though...

But I did successfully run a WHS off a PIII and 512Mb of Ram.
I could quite happily stream 3 HD BluRay rips concurrently from my single 750MHz P3 with 768MB RAM - you should check your network is properly set up and how fast your drives are (I was using Intel gigabit NICs with a decent switch and 8 drive 3Ware RAID arrays in my old server).

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Originally Posted by BakingSoda View Post
My entire house is built off of Pentium 3s. They're the most boss CPU ever.
This is true. The P3 was the basis for the Pentium M, which went on to spawn the entire C2D line. It's a shame Intel went so far off track with the P4 in the middle - if they hadn't chased clock speeds for so many years we might have had the Core CPUs 5 years earlier...
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Originally Posted by the_beast View Post
I could quite happily stream 3 HD BluRay rips concurrently from my single 750MHz P3 with 768MB RAM - you should check your network is properly set up and how fast your drives are (I was using Intel gigabit NICs with a decent switch and 8 drive 3Ware RAID arrays in my old server).



This is true. The P3 was the basis for the Pentium M, which went on to spawn the entire C2D line. It's a shame Intel went so far off track with the P4 in the middle - if they hadn't chased clock speeds for so many years we might have had the Core CPUs 5 years earlier...
Yeah, I didn't have any Gigabit NICs when I did this that weren't PCIE... im sure with decent drives and a good NIC I could stream BLU rays.. But my Pentium 4 natively supported Gigabit.
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