got a free p3 1Ghz HP computer--what to do?

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  1. comptechgsr

    comptechgsr New Member

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    well, it's an HP Pavillion 7855.

    p3 1ghz, 128mb ram.

    besides just upgrading ram,
    is there anything worthwhile i can do to this computer (make it a gaming rig, or just make it faster)?
     
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    Sanc7ified New Member

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    set it ontop of a peice of paper and hopefully it wont let it blow away
     
  3. Goonigoogoo

    Goonigoogoo Active Member

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    You can use that PC for old school gaming under windows 98. Or you can use it as a file server, or even a media center.
     
  4. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    :werd: i'd make a dos box.
    im still stuck in the early 90's :wtc:
     
  5. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    learn linux
    make it a ftp/http/sql/whatever server

    you can do TONS with it

    if you can't figure out anything, ship it to my house, it'll be put to good use :hs:
     
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    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    here's another post I put for another guy with almost same setup as you:

    gaming server for LAN parties...assuming you are into that sort of thing

    I just run a apache/ssh/ftp/mysql box on mine because it's so slow (only 400)...but now that I think about it, even if it was faster, there's not much more I'd run...folding is a good option, maybe VNC server, or a print server even

    you can use it to learn linux if that interests you? considering downtime won't hurt

    but ya those are my 2 cents
     
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    ADD RAM!!!

    With 128mb, it's basically useless. but if you get 512MB+ in there, you could mess around with it.

    That box is not nearly good enough for a media center pc, tho.
     
  8. Fee

    Fee Boba Fett Likes the Nips

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    this not my main system but i got an old p3 1ghz, with 512mb ram. and a Ti4200 it plays doom3 and hl2 at 800x600 and is playible hehe
     

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