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Old 07-28-2007, 12:43 PM   #1
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ok i was in my attic and i found this gateway pc its a minitower KAD 750 select i think i opened it up and it has 64mb ram and a amd 750mhz prossescer that looks like no other cpu i have seen before it has nvidia tnt graphics im guessing 32mb and a 40 gig hard drive not sure bout the sound card but this pc works lol i formatd the hdd and put windows xp on it and it runs fine idk what to do with pc though any ideas?
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Old 07-28-2007, 12:49 PM   #2
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If i where you, i'd install linux (Proberbly ubuntu server editon), Upgrade the RAM, and use it as a web server..
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I was just thinking something similar. Turn it into a server of some type for your home. I'm surprised you can even install XP on there. Make it into a personal file and print server, hehe. Should work fine for the household (if the limited hard drive space doesn't run out, lol).
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well i have no clue how tro make a server and i had plans for atleast a 80g hdd and it supports 756 mbs of ram i beleive and idk were to get linux i could go iso hunt .com and look but xp runs fine on it i can play some older games like the old deer hunters and stuff on it fine
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I find it kinnda strange how it has a 40GB Hard Drive, and a 750MHZ Processor (fine, it's not great...) but only 64MB of ram!
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The RAM seem to be where most of the bottleneck are. Definitely pump that sucker up. You'll see a big performance jump from there.
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You have to decode the model to find out what it really is. KAD means K for the cpu type and AD for AMD. The older k6 and k7's didn't go very fast or use ram above 66mhz.
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As far as the ram if you can find pc66 it most likely won't take more than 128 or 256 depending on the bios.
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actually i called gateway it uses pc133 ram and is a slot cpu not a square thing
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