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OldSchoolRetroGamer

Member Since 12 Aug 2006
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In Topic: FS: Barebones (actually, almost complete) Quad Core PC

Yesterday, 4:25 PM

I'd be all over it if I lived in USA lol. I am sure you will sell soon, great deal all around. 


In Topic: What would you use a Pentium 4 computer for?

Mon Jul 7, 2014 5:53 PM

 

 Awwwwww!  :_(

 Okay, I'll make a DECENT suggestion...  :)

 How about a dedicated platform for running a dedicated BBS?

 

Damn, that actually sounds excellent but I wont lie, besides using them back in my C64 days I don't recall much about BBS systems and don't think it is something I would be very good at implementing let alone maintaining, I appreciate the suggestion though thanks. 


In Topic: What would you use a Pentium 4 computer for?

Mon Jul 7, 2014 5:42 PM

Currently enjoying Lubuntu and may try Linux Mint later, found a good old Nvidia 7200 gs to stick in one!

 

Two those suggesting donate, give away etc, don't know how to make clearer, I like to tinker and play with old tech especially one I did not have before, it is not about how useful or if I have something better (I do lol) but I am keeping them just to tinker with, such is my hobby and past time. So anymore silly suggestions ( looking at you --- Ω ---   ;)  ) are ignored. Anyhow, very impressed with how well Lubuntu is running (though I am sure the SSD, 1.5GB ram don't hurt) , I image my OS within minutes so I have fun just testing different ones just to see. So far oddly my personal WinXP installs did not recognize all drivers and trying to find them proved futile (even though they both have a MADE FOR WINDOWS XP LABEL) but Win 7 which I originally installed more as a joke, well all drivers were recognized and installed first time and it worked far better then I expected with these specifications. Currently Lubuntu running great but it is new to me so will take some getting use to. 


In Topic: What would you use a Pentium 4 computer for?

Sun Jul 6, 2014 1:34 PM

Thanks to all thus far for the serious , helpful, useful suggestions. Much to consider, having fun learning and trying things. 

 

@Rybags, I believe at least one is a "Prescott" Pentium 4? I will try to got more detailed info when I have some time. 


In Topic: What would you use a Pentium 4 computer for?

Sun Jul 6, 2014 1:34 AM

Out of curiosity, are the chips hyper-threaded?  I have a hyper-threaded P4 with Linux Mint 13, MATE with 1 GB RAM and a simple discrete GPU card.  It can handle 'modern' tasks, but not nearly as quickly as my 'new' i5 machine.  It can run Oolite, with just about all the detail of my i5, and it runs MESS O.K., VICE a little better.  It's a fun machine though, and I think Mint really helps breathe some new life into it, too :).

. Yes I believe both have hyper. Threading capabilities.