[rescue] Recycled P4 machines - Re: Fixed LCD's?

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Thu Feb 13 19:23:22 CST 2014

On 13/02/14 8:14 PM, Peter Corlett wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 07:36:07PM -0500, Toby Thain wrote:
> [...]
>> P4 is quite a capable chip; my "gaming" machine is a 3.4GHz P4 rescued out of
>> spare parts that were lying around in my neighbour's apartment (I traded for
>> a couple of fixed LCDs and a whole as-new Shuttle PC out of a dumpster that
>> he uses for a media player).
> The Pentium 4 is a very inefficient architecture

Well, now, I didn't say the state of the art hadn't moved on :-)

I rescued a Core 2 Duo iMac from the dumpster this week as well. Year: 
2006. Even the optical drive still works, though the screen has the 
famous stripes problem (so, use an external monitor).


 > and the power consumption is
> horrific. I wouldn't haul it away if you paid me because it costs too much to
> run.
> In the vein of fan heaters that do a bit of computation on the side, I want rid
> of both a Sun Ultra 20 M2 and a 3U rackmount whitebox dual-Opteron system with
> hardware RAID and hotswap SATA. Collect from south London or make it worth my
> while to post them. The CPU+motherboards are worthless, but I'd like a modest
> number of purple drinking vouchers for the useful bits, i.e. the enclosures,
> disk controllers, and spud brackets.
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