Go Back   Computer Forums > Welcome To Computer Forums .org > Social Lounge | Off Topic
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-22-2007, 11:02 PM   #1
Site Team
 
celegorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 10,713
Send a message via AIM to celegorm
Default Free Laptop??

I'm getting excited. Today at work we were getting rid of a bunch of old crap that no one has touched in about three years. Well, since they were going to be thrown out, I grabbed three laptop shells to part them and see what I could come up with.

I got myself a nice (assuming it works) socket 478 P4 @ 1.7 GHz, 128 MB PC 2100 and a 20 GB hard drive. No CD drive at all

If it works it won't be too bad, just gotta buy more ram and a CD drive and it will be a dencent system. I would fire it up tonight, but there is no thermal paste on the p4 and I don't wanna fry anything. What is nice though, is the case I'm using has a XP Home edition key on it
__________________

__________________
"as a fanboy i refuse to admit it and will pull countless things out of my butt to disprove it"

Team Thelegorm! Total Kills: 21 (i iz in uor profile, editsing your sigz)
celegorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2007, 11:31 PM   #2
Golden Master
 
Thelis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 5,410
Send a message via AIM to Thelis Send a message via MSN to Thelis Send a message via Yahoo to Thelis
Default Re: Free Laptop??

Wow, that is great celegorm. It is perks like that that really lighten up your day.

So are you going to put that all into one case, or separate it?

What about the mobo? Anything interesting?
__________________

Thelis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2007, 11:56 PM   #3
Site Team
 
celegorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 10,713
Send a message via AIM to celegorm
Default Re: Free Laptop??

Yeah, you can say that again. I was expecting maybe a stick of RAM or two but not enough to build a computer with.

I'm putting everything into the case that has the XP key on it since that case is the only one that has a battery and power cord with it.

I don't know much about the mobo right now. I'll figure all that out tomorrow when I turn it on.
__________________
"as a fanboy i refuse to admit it and will pull countless things out of my butt to disprove it"

Team Thelegorm! Total Kills: 21 (i iz in uor profile, editsing your sigz)
celegorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2007, 05:51 AM   #4
Daemon Poster
 
geek_gal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,245
Send a message via MSN to geek_gal Send a message via Yahoo to geek_gal
Default Re: Free Laptop??

celegorm, Where do you work? And why that long, with no use?

Let us know how it's working.

Lucky!!


Quote:
socket 478 P4 @ 1.7 GHz, 128 MB PC 2100
2100, is that the speed of the ram?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thelis View Post
Wow, that is great celegorm. It is perks like that that really lighten up your day.
Agree.

Thelis~ note, your humor remind's me of someone!

Quote:
Originally Posted by celegorm View Post
XP key on it since that case is the only one that has a battery and power cord with it.
Xp key? Doya mean, So it's legal?
__________________
Am2 AMD 64 X2 3600+, 1G Ram DDR,
[[*Need a new Gfx Card & 1 more Ram stick// 1GB*]]
Sony Avatar's!
geek_gal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2007, 08:52 AM   #5
Site Team
 
celegorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 10,713
Send a message via AIM to celegorm
Default Re: Free Laptop??

I work at a local computer store (Sorry, but I don't say the name of it here). Why they weren't used I don't know, but right now I'm not complaining.

PC 2100 is kind of RAM. It's speed is somewhere around 267Mhz if I remember correctly. The XP key, is the product key you need to register XP, so yes, it's legal.
__________________
"as a fanboy i refuse to admit it and will pull countless things out of my butt to disprove it"

Team Thelegorm! Total Kills: 21 (i iz in uor profile, editsing your sigz)
celegorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2007, 05:22 PM   #6
Site Team
 
David Lindon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 15,233
Default Re: Free Laptop??

Thats great, I wouldn't mind a free laptop!
__________________
[url=http://www.LNXPS.NET]LNXPS.NET - The XPS Library]
David Lindon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2007, 06:19 PM   #7
muz
Golden Master
 
muz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 6,928
Default Re: Free Laptop??

wow lol free stuff is always the best , i remember when my cuz gave me this mobo and half the ram in it for free , it also had a 1.7ghz celeron in it but i replaced that with this here 2.8ghz p4

also pc2100 is 266mhz
__________________
Desktop-AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+-2GB Elixer DDR2 800 250gb+500gb+500gb+120gb
Laptop-Apple Macbook Pro 13" Intel core i5(2.3ghz) 4gb Ram 320gb hard drive
muz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2007, 09:47 PM   #8
Site Team
 
celegorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 10,713
Send a message via AIM to celegorm
Default Re: Free Laptop??

It works! The hard drive was sys-locked (how you get it from dells and such so you can enter all your own names and all that fun stuff) and ready to be sold to a customer but never was. Upgrading it to SP2 took some time though.

I added another 256 MB of ram since the 128 just wasn't cutting it. On a free system, the $20 I paid for the ram was worth it.

Not to bad for what I payed for . I'll be using it primarily for a portable Itunes library so I don't need to bring My Ipod (which is worth more ). The only problem is I need to connect it to my network to get more music added to it since it doesn't have a CD drive. Oh well though, I can't complain.


This made my week.
__________________
"as a fanboy i refuse to admit it and will pull countless things out of my butt to disprove it"

Team Thelegorm! Total Kills: 21 (i iz in uor profile, editsing your sigz)
celegorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2007, 10:24 PM   #9
Golden Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,091
Default Re: Free Laptop??

All you need is a nice CD drive.
lhuser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2007, 10:50 PM   #10
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 182
Default Re: Free Laptop??

The company my mom is working in always sells older systems. 60$ Canadian per computer!!!!! And I think it was pentium 4, 1gb memory, and probably an average videocard. But $60...now thats cheap. lol.
__________________

Xx-Legend-xX is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0