Re: "Free as in Free Beer" Hardware /home
Posted: 2013-06-03 02:33
I don't think my PC cares. I didn't even know there was such an animal as DDR 800. My machine has an Intel 845 (Brookdale) chipset. I put one DDR 400 1GB DIMM in it, but it was the last one they had in stock at MicroCenter Don't most P4 machines have an FSB of 800MHz or more?/tmp wrote:Do you need any specific RAM timings for your system? E.g. DDR 333 (PC 2700), DDR 400 (PC 3200), DDR 800 (PC 6400)? I can look around in my supply and if I don't have them, I will talk with fellow IT peeps around town. If that fails I will attempt to peruse the July surplus sale at my alma mater.andrewrogers wrote:I could use a 1GB DDR1 SO-DIMM for my Northwood lappy.
Doesn't matter. I sure would like a G4 dual 800MHz or faster CPU for a Quicksilver. It has an 867MHz single at the moment./tmp wrote:Fully working or "for parts/as-is"? Either way I'm pretty sure I can scrounge up some models around where I live.andrewrogers wrote:I'll take ANY PowerPC hardware! I love those machines! An original Bondi Blue iMac or a Rev. B iMac would be awesome.
Nice! I trolled some people with my Raspberry Pi not too long ago... PowerPC or 68k machines are great. Did you reuse the stock CRT??/tmp wrote:Love those models. I bought an as-is Macintosh Classic II on eBay so I could gut it and turn it into a Debian GNU/Linux machine to troll hipsters at coffee shopsandrewrogers wrote:Beige Macs are cool, too.
Seriously, I'll take any hardware that can run Linux.
Will that GeForce FX5200 provide OpenGL on Debian out of the box? It could be used in my Northwood laptop's PCI docking station (an awesome beast of a docking station, BTW). I could PM my address, perhaps.
Also, complete or half-broken Thinkpads are cool, too.
If anyone wants a P4 Prescott machine, just ask. I have 3 of them. Two of them are just Intel mATX motherboards without cases, however, but they are all fully-functional. One is an Intel ATX in a mid-tower case (a nice plain black case with a cool blue power button). They are quite fast. I often don't see much of a difference between them and my Ivy Bridge for most basic tasks. They could all use better GPU's, though.
The Prescotts could use a bit more DDR2 RAM if they are to be competitive, however. I'd love to give the machines away to anyone who needs a rock-solid P4 machine. I'm short on funds at the moment, so I don't know how I would pay for shipping on them, though.
Sent from Andrew's Northwood laptop in bed