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Old 02-06-2007, 11:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I found an old pentium box in my house, the OS is corrupted beyond recovery.. or at least beyond my power (says root directory is full and to delete some stuff)

well, I want to know if theres something more fun I could do with it. Any ideas would be nice, from modding somehow to putting some kind of linux on it

I dont know much of the requirements for some linux distros, but that is what I am kinda leaning to at this point

sorry if this is in the wrong area.. I wasnt sure of where to put it
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Folding for Tech-Forums (However it would require a little overclocking to 166Mhz).

Folding@Home is a program you install on the computer, and helps cure cancer. All you need is an internet connection and a working computer.

http://www.techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=113371


EDIT: You'd probably have to install something like Windows 95, 98Lite, XPLite, or Linux. Depending on what flavor you like
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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wow... that seems really cool.

but it would have to wait untill i set up my home network

I have an amd 3000+ thats basically just a music player right now that would be pretty sweet to hook up to that dealy thing... lol
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Yep, cure cancer.

Plus you get a cool thing in your sig
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Old 02-07-2007, 08:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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hardware firewall?
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Folding for Tech-Forums (However it would require a little overclocking to 166Mhz).
You must be absolutely out of your mind. It takes a little more than a month to fold one WU on a 500mhz Celeron - how long do you think it would take to fold a unit on a 166mhz Pentium 1?
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Took me about a day to do one WU on my old Celeron 2.6, but a month to do one WU on a 500Mhz? Wow...
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Uhh, use it as a table.. not worth powering up.. ^^
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You can easily run XP on it. The Major has a link where a guy booted up with 7Mhz and 20MB of RAM...
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Easilly? I don't think so. Worth it, definately not. If you even were to use this, why the heck would you put XP on it...
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