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by colinJohn
Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What to do with old PCs?
Replies: 41
Views: 4783

I can't give them away - who wants a crap PC? I hate the idea of dumping them. Hoarding them is what I do - but it's daft; they're not going to appreciate and they take up space.

How about building a multi CPU, parallel, super computer?
by colinJohn
Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What to do with old PCs?
Replies: 41
Views: 4783

yeh, apart from that - I reckon the glogal warming created by powering inefficient and slow processors outweighs the benefits.

(Folding is better on new machine that are left on for other reasons)
by colinJohn
Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What to do with old PCs?
Replies: 41
Views: 4783

What to do with old PCs?

Like quite a few people here, I suspect, I seem to have accumulated lots of AMD K6 and PIII machines with 6mb hard drives and 64-128 (wow) RAM running windows 98 or 2000. They all work but they can't anything useful.

Anyone got any ideas about what to do with them?
by colinJohn
Mon Nov 06, 2006 12:18 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Hard drive clicking and not detected
Replies: 10
Views: 2450

Stupid thing to say but you have swopped out the cable just in case it was damaged when disconnected? Also try connecting to HDD2 on the motherboard having removed any CD/DVD drive first. As noted above, Deathstars are sh*te. It is possible to swop the electronics but it seems more likely to be mech...
by colinJohn
Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:01 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Microsoft buys Mozilla
Replies: 17
Views: 3007

Microsoft buys Mozilla

by colinJohn
Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Abit UL8 USB2.0 woes
Replies: 8
Views: 1731

How old is that motherboard? I had a few new motherboards lately that I've had to return because of problems with USB controllers (and onboard LAN issues). I've got to the point of returning mobos that don't show up working without issue in device manager first time - it always seems to be a hardwar...
by colinJohn
Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: IE7 now available
Replies: 3
Views: 926

I'm ok with it so far but I'm not transferring from FF just yet
by colinJohn
Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: IE7 now available
Replies: 3
Views: 926

IE7 now available

Sorry if this is old news but search didn't reveal any comments here on it.

I had to abandon IE7 beta as it upset my back-up programme but I'm using the release version now and it looks pretty good to me.

Anybody else?
by colinJohn
Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:07 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: The old computer restarting trick
Replies: 24
Views: 5497

Disapointing. It's a long shot and a nasty answer but the mobo could be bad. Two weeks ago I exchanged RAM in my main machine to test a problem I was having with another PC. I fixed the other PC but never got my old one to boot again. I had to do a like-for-like swop of the mobo. The only thing I ca...
by colinJohn
Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: The old computer restarting trick
Replies: 24
Views: 5497

I guess the reason you haven't changed out the PSU is because you haven't got a spare to play with? I always suspect the PSU first with restart problems - maybe I've been lucky but the 3 or 4 times I've had it it was always been cured with a decent PSU. The trouble with a flaky PSU is that it can ca...