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June 30, 2010 6:38:52 PM

once upon a time, a village fool named p4nz3rm4d decided to put together a computer out of ye olde parts.
the dark wizard of uncreativity then punched him in the face... repeatedly...
so young p4nz3rm4d was banished and now needs ye helpe to decide on wat to do with this corpse of a computer(e)
so many have tried to helpe me, yet no one has the creativity to come up with somthinge...

so basically dudes/dudettes, wat can i do with this old rig? it is absolutely rubbish, and it barely can run notepad... :kaola: 
a b B Homebuilt system
June 30, 2010 7:44:41 PM

I don't know....Boat Anchor?
a c 103 B Homebuilt system
June 30, 2010 8:42:11 PM

Donate it to someone that does not need to use notepad.
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June 30, 2010 9:16:15 PM

binary data is binary data, no matter where it's stored:

so, convert it to a simple backup storage server
on a wired LAN, and use XCOPY to do manual backups
from a .bat batch file e.g.:

D:\> XCOPY foldername X:\foldername /s/e/v/d

Where,
D: is a data partition on the local system
X: is a remote partition on the backup server


That's what we do with our aging 875 chipsets:
we also turn them OFF when not in use,
which prolongs their useful life even more.


HINT: systems that are powered OFF completely
are totally immune to viruses and malware infections :) 


MRFS
June 30, 2010 9:28:30 PM

put the lightest version you can of linux on it and run folding @ home :) 
July 1, 2010 12:49:28 AM

it barely can run notepad... :kaola:  <<<LOL

if you want something creative:

1. Strip it to bits! and make things with it, like I used shuttle XPS CPU cooler as book stand when my PC shorted.

2. Or reformate it and donate it like rolli59 said.

3.Or Blow it up and upload a video...


July 1, 2010 12:49:43 AM

Let us what u end up doing :p 
July 1, 2010 12:49:46 AM

use it as burning material to cook sausages on?
July 1, 2010 7:08:54 AM

I apologise, ye olde dudes, but computers donteth burn, and im not Osama, so I dont have ye C4 jy speek of.
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