Looking for Specs

Discussion in 'hardware' started by whitedragon551, Jan 8, 2010.

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  1. whitedragon551

    whitedragon551 Registered Member

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    I picked up 2 towers today off of Craigslist for free. Hoping to set one up as a server and store media on and use the other to install a hardware firewall on. One is a Sony Vaio PCV-90. The other is a Compaq Presario CM0900 series. All I know is that the Vaio has an Intel Pentium CPU. Anyone have any specs at all?

    And no I cant turn them on and check. I dont have a monitor handy or a VGA cable to wire up my TV as a monitor.
     
  2. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

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    A quick Google shows you could have a blistering Pentium 200 in that rig, max mem 128 megs of.....EDO!!! It'll run Windows 98 sort of tolerably.

    I think this person found a cheap way to get rid of stuff that they'd have to pay for to dispose at the dump.

    Won't make much of a server...even with something as light as FreeNAS, and then you'll most likely have a hard drive limitation size from the old IDE 33 days....won't be able to install much of a hard drive of decent capacity without resorting to those cranky drive overlays.

    Most of todays *nix router distros desire more power than that.

    The Compaq might work better, at least it's Pentium 3 era.
     
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  3. whitedragon551

    whitedragon551 Registered Member

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    Nah the guy was older in his 60-70s I want the stuff and if I didnt take it he was donating them to a christian charity. Ill figure something out.
     
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