[rescue] FW: WTT: 1.5G of PC2700 for 1G of PC100

William Enestvedt William.Enestvedt at jwu.edu
Mon May 5 11:41:28 CDT 2008

So, getting back to the original question....Shannon, you pick anything
yet to use as a small server? I'm interested in this question, too.

    There's a big ol' tower PC (with WinXP) in my basement I would like
to throw out -- well, I just want to be rid of the bag power draw,
really. The slower (c. 800 MHz?) CPU doesn't bug me much, and I don't
mind the older disks, but having that big beast sucking down power is a

   I'd like to put a few drives in it and make it a network share for
the wife's Media PC and my Macs. But I just refuse to leave it running
all the time.

   Can I put it in a smaller case? Or run another OS with better power
management? Or am I really better served tossing it?

   Thanks for any suggestions from people who've gone through this
thought process before.

- Will
Will Enestvedt

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