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okay so i was given 2 old school computers, one of them is running at the moment however the other is pretty much junk so im not using atm,

Spec:
CPU: Intel pentium 4 531 @ 3GHz
Mobo: Asus P5RD2-TVM
RAM: 2GB DDR2 @ 333MHz
HDD: Maxtor 300GB 7200RPM SATA
Disc Drive: WriteMaster DVD+R DL RW
Graphicss: onboard
Case: have no idea, its a micro mini tower..

thats everything that i can think of thats worth listing, its a socket 775 aswell, the other pc is a socket 478 i think?...

So what should i do with that pc, is it worth trying to upgrade it more to put it to some good or?..., what would you do with it?

All comments and ideas are appreciated, please dont give sugestions on how to destroy it i want to use it somehow.
    
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post #2 of 34
Looks like to me that it's a OEM mobo & with that said, there is usually very little you can do to them upgrade wise.

Throw Linux on it and make something of them?
post #3 of 34
OC them just for fun.
I have a P4 524 3.06GHz CPU that hit 4.868GHz on 1.58v with a 500-600RPM fan
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post #4 of 34
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Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
OC them just for fun.
I have a P4 524 3.06GHz CPU that hit 4.868GHz on 1.58v with a 500-600RPM fan
It's a OEM supplied motherboard. No OC'ing to be had w/ locked BIOS.
post #5 of 34
I think the linux idea is the best Either run some service off them or just leave them in the garage folding
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Linux or Windows 7 ThinPC (Embedded)
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post #7 of 34
Throw a inexpensive modern gpu in it and use it as a htpc or media server
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post #8 of 34
got a file server? those things don't need much to function. heck that P4 would be alot haha.

my family's pictures, videos, music, document scans, and etc go to one and over the years it's proven to be quite useful.
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post #9 of 34
I don't remember if the 531 has 64-bit support or not, but if it does, stick a version of linux server on it and fold in the garage. Any PPD is good PPD.
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