[rescue] Dell XPS 400 rescue

hike mh1272 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 08:36:14 CDT 2009

you should be thankful that your community permit you to take stuff out.
it is a criminal offense here to remove any discard from the dump.

On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 2:39 PM, Steve Sandau <ssandau at gwi.net> wrote:

> I continue to be amazed at the things people throw away. I finally made it
> to the dump to get rid of the water pump I replaced on Memorial Day weekend,
> two dead SSA 100 power supplies, an old propane tank and some other odd
> assorted junk that has been cluttering up the basement for a while.
> While dumping the power supplies into the "electronics" box, I saw a
> new-looking Dell in there. Always on the lookout for parts (even if they are
> PeeCee ones) I figured I'd grab it, remove what worked, and take it back in
> a couple of days.
> After getting this home, looking it over, and booting it I discovered that
> I had a working dual-core 3.2GHz box with a gig of RAM, an 80G SATA drive,
> and a broken video card. $100 later, I have a working video card and 2 gigs
> of RAM.
> It doesn't appear to be a 64-bit CPU, and it doesn't seem to have whatever
> is required to do hardware virtualization, but with a PCI express video card
> and a nice soundcard, this beats the hell out of my current "desktop" built
> around a quad-core server motherboard.
> This is now the fastest box in the house, and it was basically free.
> Amazing.
> Steve
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