[rescue] Electronics Recycling Day

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Sat Nov 14 18:26:29 CST 2009

Lionel Peterson wrote:
> So my county had an electronics recycling day, and I shed the bulk of  
> my PIII systems, because there's really no reason to keep them around  
> (IMHO). In that cut-off I included PIII-class Xeon boxes.
> I shed
> 2x dual P3 Xeon 933 servers (kept one, not sure why)
> 2x dual PIII 450 Mhz workstations
> 3x 1Ghz PIII desktops
> And an orange iMac.
> Most amazing item in the heap, a very, very clean flat screen iMac  
> (24")...
> I pulled CPUs, RAM, and optical drives (SCSI, not IDE) first.
> What would be your 'no question, scrap' cut-off? P4s are still useful  
> (above 2.0 Ghz), IMHO.

I'd have to rate all your dual-PIIIs as "still useful", considering
they're all faster than machines I still have in service here that we
can't spare the money to replace with state-of-the-art hardware.

  Phil Stracchino, CDK#2     DoD#299792458     ICBM: 43.5607, -71.355
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