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post #11 of 34
Make a small server out of it

Or as fluxlite said fold on it
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I'm not sure if the PPD/Watt ratio is worth it...
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im running a private minecraft server on a 478 P4 2.8Ghz w/HT in an old dell tower
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post #14 of 34
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yh thanks for the ideas guys, i might use it for folding but i have no idea how to do it tbh, tried it once but it confused me..:/

Yh it cant take 64bit OS', already tried putting Win7 64bit that didnt work, its currently running win7 professional and is connected to my home network and i use it to just browse the internet atm, it cant be OC'ed on that mobo unfortunately but i could always save some money to upgrade it.
    
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post #15 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by selectstriker2 View Post
im running a private minecraft server on a 478 P4 2.8Ghz w/HT in an old dell tower
Same. Ran a SAMBA server as well, but then I realized it was doing the same thing as my FreeNAS. So now it's just used for SSH/Minecraft Server.
post #16 of 34
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Originally Posted by selectstriker2 View Post
im running a private minecraft server on a 478 P4 2.8Ghz w/HT in an old dell tower
how well does it run the server?, i wanted to do this but was sceptical of how this pc would handle it, my connection sucks balls too so i dont know if it would be worth trying, i mean 0.3 upload speed sucks right?
    
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post #17 of 34
Give it to me?

Nah, but if you want too.

Put Ubuntu on it or FreeNAS
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post #18 of 34
Another idea - make a hardware firewall with smoothwall or something by adding an extra ethernet card.

Far more effective than a software firewall + you have effective QoS, packet inspection, antivirus and monitoring.
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post #19 of 34
Use it as a backup for friends and family that may come over and need to check their facebook.
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post #20 of 34
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Use it as a backup for friends and family that may come over and need to check their facebook.
this is very possible, the 14" monitor i got with it sucks balls though so that may need to be chucked out :/
    
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