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Old 02-07-03, 02:04 AM
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What to do with legacy hardware?

I know I can try ebaying it, but it seems to be worth more trouble... some of the stuff is pretty heavy.

For instance I have a Compaq Presario 524-CDS, Like an older mac. Intel 486-66/dx processor,

I've also got a couple of old 15" monitors...

a AT system, AMD k6-233mhz
a pentium 333mhz compaq presario something something
a pentium 300mhz system.

These things weight a lot... garbage a good idea?

Some of the stuff I'm thinking about give to the good will, but... then I have to load operating systems on them all... and setup them up for use!

suggestions? give good will or garbage?
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Donate to charity. It's a tax deduction too.
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The 15" monitors are usable, keep one as a spare. The rest is crap, give it to charity or toss it.
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give it to JustinS

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in the same style as the above, I've always wanted to know what an M1 Garand would do to a monitor

find a local chairity that'll be ok with an OS less PC, or if you still have an old win95, or 98 cd install that. monitors are really heavy so shipping would be too much for ebay to be a real option, at least in my opinion. I wouldn't mind a cheap second 15in for my linux box so I could permanently set it up, but shipping costs on something that heavy probably wouldn't make it worth it
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Re: What to do with legacy hardware?

Originally posted by jrobinson
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a pentium 333mhz compaq presario something something
a pentium 300mhz system.
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suggestions? give good will or garbage?
I would think that a place like Good Will would take any of it... especially these. They probably wouldn't use it themselves, but assuming the box is in decent condition, they could probably sell it. Heck, those are higher end boxes than several of the machines I've got running at home as Internet terminals.
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file servers
foot stools
chairs
wall hangings
thats what i use my other computers for
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give it to JustinS

I have actually done this a few times with old equipment.

Lots of fun

One time we even drug a fully charged UPS and an extension cord so we could shoot one while it was running


It is really funny to see 4 guys with 40 round clips and semi automatic weapons (.223 and 7.62X39) and 1 guy with a full auto open up on a compaq deskpro all at once.


Hitting hard drives with 30-30's and 30-06's is fun too.

If you can, do it, take out the frustration from all the days it was never working right.

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