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just put it back in its box, if you still have it
     
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I am willing to bet that if you just left it and came back to it after a year it would just work as normal.
I had a Pentium 60 laying in my garage for 10 years, in Colorado where we have 10-20 days a year under 0 degrees F, and 30-40 days around 90F, and it works just like the day it was made.
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So are there any precautions I should take? Is it bad to do this?



Like leave it unplugged, reset the overclock back to stock, etc...?
I had a pentium 3 computer unused for a few years. Turned it on a few weeks ago to play a DOS game and it fired right up. CDROM drive in it is busted though, even though it still reads the disks...

Wish I could get rid of it but do you know just how expensive and high end Roland SCC-1 cards (which I migrated from my 486) were, back then?
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Yeah, you'll likely be a ground-pounder. One advantage there is the 11B's usually have a whole lot of spare time.
ALL soldiers have a LOT of spare time... LOL...
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ALL soldiers have a LOT of spare time... LOL...
I didn't. I was in a mechanized unit with some of the Army's oldest SPLL's and there was ALWAYS something that needed done. Nothing like a list of PMCS deadlines to ruin a good day

Of course, he may be busy looking for chem-light batteries or a box of grid squares......
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A few months ago I went through a couple of old computers my family had, trying to get a working PC out of a couple of non-working ones. I used parts from 2 different ones that had been sitting for around 6 years and they had very little dust in them. Also, I used parts from the first computer I had built, which were just sitting in a tub with a bunch of other junk for just as long as those other computers where and there was nothing wrong with em.

To be on the safe side though, just store the computer somewhere dry and out of the way, just so it won't get bumped over. No need to really store it on it's side since it would be sitting straight up if it was in use anyway. Cover it if you worried about dust but only dust you'll get is external (unless it has open vents on top).
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post #47 of 48
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I didn't. I was in a mechanized unit with some of the Army's oldest SPLL's and there was ALWAYS something that needed done. Nothing like a list of PMCS deadlines to ruin a good day

Of course, he may be busy looking for chem-light batteries or a box of grid squares......
I never have spare time at work, But I am an NCO... Soldiers unless they are being directly controlled with supervision usually sit around and BS lol...
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I never have spare time at work, But I am an NCO... Soldiers unless they are being directly controlled with supervision usually sit around and BS lol...
Yeah, I was always jealous of the light-unit guys. The most they ever had to worry about was busy-work.
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