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Old 12-04-2004, 05:45 PM   #1
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i have recently picked up two free computers from my school. They are very old and most of the plugs in the back are things like serial mouses etc. I have no idea what or how good it is but i know that it is only 100mhz and i have now upgraded it to 32mb memory, i was wondering how i will know whether my motherboard can take a new processor and how fast i can upgrade it to??
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Old 12-04-2004, 05:55 PM   #2
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don't bother upgrading that: way too old, and you won't be able to do anything with it. trust me, you won't get any big use out of them, except maybe as servers
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Old 12-04-2004, 05:58 PM   #3
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lol i have to agree with you there.... do you reckon it is worth taking it apart and selling bits and bobs from it??
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Old 12-04-2004, 06:11 PM   #4
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So what shall i do with them now??????????????????????????????
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Old 12-04-2004, 06:16 PM   #5
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you can take the pieces apart and smash them (i did that on a 286)

thats always fun...i took the case and painted it..Looks sweet and is completly useless
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Old 12-04-2004, 06:18 PM   #6
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lol that actually sounds quite fun lol
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Old 12-04-2004, 07:36 PM   #7
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Hey, if you live in New York you could always just drive them down to me! I love old computers! Yayyy!
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Old 12-04-2004, 09:17 PM   #8
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Just make them into a linux box.... or thin clients.. they tend to work pretty ok. i use them in the school that i work in. They are very cost effctive.... need more information look at the write up.. http://www.hancock.k12.mi.us/~scott
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Old 12-05-2004, 12:51 AM   #9
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Take them apart and sell the parts on e-bay they should fetch a fare price considering who old they are
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if you do the ebay router i want to buy them.
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