Would Like Some Uses For Older Computers

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  1. bej
    Posts : 326
    Windows 7 Home Pro SP1 64bit
       #1

    Would Like Some Uses For Older Computers


    I have three older system all of which run perfectly.
    1. Core2Duo E7500 with XP Home/3 - GT 430
    2. AMD 3700+ with XP Pro/2 - 6600GT
    3. AMD 2800+ with XP Home/2 - Onboard
    All have maxed out RAM for their respective MoBo.
    All have SATA and USB2 connections.
    Two of the three have updated power supplies.

    Any uses, even off the wall, would be appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 11,424
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64
       #2

    Door stops?

    lol


    If it was me I would think to find friends or people down on there luck needing just such a machine and gift it, you'll be amazed how good it feels to help someone get there tech on !
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  3. bej
    Posts : 326
    Windows 7 Home Pro SP1 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Yes, I'm into creating good Karma, too. I was hoping to get some choices
    for uses at home, gifting the systems to friends, or a school class working
    on computer repair, etc. Hopefully, I'll get a few more responses. Seems like
    "what to do with old computers" is a common question.
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  4. Posts : 1,261
    Windows 7 Professional X64
       #4

    I donated two oldies to an Old Age Home.

    These folks had never used a computer and when I cam back in a month the smiles on their faces made me want to cry.
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  5. Posts : 7,380
    Windows 7 ultimate x64
       #5

    PSCO2007 said:
    I donated two oldies to an Old Age Home.

    These folks had never used a computer and when I cam back in a month the smiles on their faces made me want to cry.
    +1 :)
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  6. Posts : 13,576
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #6

    I have one of those old Ivory colored skinny tall Dell cases with a Pentium 3 in it, it`s ancient
    But I put my entire cd collection on it and now it`s a Music Server
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  7. Posts : 1,800
    Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
       #7

    FWIW: The national Christina organization accepts donations.

    Welcome - National Cristina Foundation

    They provide donated computers to low income people and non-profits.
    Very good group.

    Also there are lots of user groups that sponsor donated computers.
    like Project Reboot - Computer Recycling for the poor and disabled

    Rich
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  8. Posts : 1,045
    Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
       #8

    Gift or donate is good karma. I have my second desktop setup as a email server, 4 personal and one business account, and I use it for all down loads hoping to reduce the odds of a virus. Older boxes still surf the web pretty fast. I have a third box mining bitcoins and alt coins.
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  9. bej
    Posts : 326
    Windows 7 Home Pro SP1 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Great ideas. I checked the Christina Foundation website and found a couple
    of organizations, in my area, wanting older PC systems. Haven't decided where
    to drop them off or whether to make some type of server. Donation sounds best
    to me.
    Thanks, again for the great ideas
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  10. Posts : 177
    windows 7 home premium
       #10

    madcratebuilder said:
    Gift or donate is good karma. I have my second desktop setup as a email server, 4 personal and one business account, and I use it for all down loads hoping to reduce the odds of a virus. Older boxes still surf the web pretty fast. I have a third box mining bitcoins and alt coins.
    Not to derail but are alt coins realy worth it?
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