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19 hours ago, Radium_Angel said:

Last year, we retired a system here at work (gov't) with an original sub-1GB seagate hard drive, that was still working. It was something like 320MB or so. Lovely "little" kit. Quite the chatterbox tho, like a woodpecker on a tin roof.

 

/seagate for life!

WOW! So cool, you should've kept that drive.


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3 hours ago, seagate_surfer said:

WOW! So cool, you should've kept that drive.

I do still have it, just not in one piece (regs you know)

In the 2 decades I've used seagate drives for builds for clients/gov't agencies, I can count on one hand the number of dead seagates, and on one finger, the number that died in warranty. The rest were well out of warranty, and in one case, 10 years out of warranty, so I'll let that slide...but only this one time ;)

 

Like I said, seagate for life.

 


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I'm using this old Tecra 740CDT to run some dos games and whatever Windows 98 games will run.  I was a bit surprised with the core speed reported by CPUZ since the specs list it as a Pentium 60.  I got it from the local police service who was throwing it out a couple years ago.  Needs a new floppy drive and I'm trying to source a cardbus USB card that works but other than that it's running pretty good.  4 GB hard drive, 2 GB compact flash I use for transferring files, 144 MB of memory and, believe it or not, the battery actually still works.  I can get around an hour out of it.

 

The scary part?  I managed to kludge it online with an ethernet card, lightweight browser and a madcatz wireless access point.

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On 11/6/2019 at 10:08 PM, Radium_Angel said:

Last year, we retired a system here at work (gov't) with an original sub-1GB seagate hard drive, that was still working. It was something like 320MB or so. Lovely "little" kit. Quite the chatterbox tho, like a woodpecker on a tin roof.

 

/seagate for life!

We trow so much stuff (a working 1366 Lenovo Thinkstation running a 2 core Xeon) and so much stuff that i can't keep because of space and legal issue 

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On 10/22/2019 at 3:28 PM, Genwyn said:

Taking out boxed stuff to clean it up and make sure it all works.

380ED from 1997 still going without issue, screen is still... mushy, but not any worse than last time 

ThinkPad gang! I will have to post pictures of my X200 tablet soon :P 


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This is my Lenovo X200 Tablet that I picked up recently, it had a Core 2 Duo, 4gb and no hard drive. I just upgraded it today with a motherboard from the X201 tablet that uses the same layout minus a few screws and got it upgraded to an i7 640LM. I also installed an SSD and will being putting it up to 8GB, it has a new battery as well. Since this tablet was designed when Windows Vista was the current OS it is great to see how much better Windows 10 makes this device especially with the stylus. I currently use this for work and I love it!

 

Note: There are a few different versions of this device, this one comes with the Walcom display that only works with the stylus. The downside is you don't get a glass display but being a Walcom device the accuracy of the pen/stylus is spot on. Other models have a regular touch screen and there is also non-tablet models as well.  

 

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13 minutes ago, iHardware Shelden said:

This is my Lenovo X200 Tablet that I picked up recently, it had a Core 2 Duo, 4gb and no hard drive. I just upgraded it today with a motherboard from the X201 tablet that uses the same layout minus a few screws and got it upgraded to an i7 640LM. I also installed an SSD and will being putting it up to 8GB, it has a new battery as well. Since this tablet was designed when Windows Vista was the current OS it is great to see how much better Windows 10 makes this device especially with the stylus. I currently use this for work and I love it!

 

Note: There are a few different versions of this device, this one comes with the Walcom display that only works with the stylus. The downside is you don't get a glass display but being a Walcom device the accuracy of the pen/stylus is spot on. Other models have a regular touch screen and there is also non-tablet models as well.  

 

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That stylus is pressure sensitive as well isn't it? Looks very similar to the one used with my Mum's old HP Touchsmart TM2 which also has a Wacom touchscreen (the i5 450um is a lot slower than the i7+its also a lot thicker so its not as good a laptop/tablet)


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Just now, Dabombinable said:

That stylus is pressure sensitive as well isn't it? Looks very similar to the one used with my Mum's old HP Touchsmart TM2 which also has a Wacom touchscreen (the i5 450um is a lot slower than the i7+its also a lot thicker so its not as good a laptop/tablet)

Yes it is! If you hold it then it takes it as a right click so real easy to use. This i7 is hot being a first gen, the core 2 duo was a lot cooler. I am running R20 and R15 on it now so ill post those on the cinebench thread hopefully soon.


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I've got a low end Toshiba Satellite 1st gen P4 here without a charger but otherwise I think it works. It's this one:

https://support.dynabook.com/support/staticContentDetail?contentId=637924&isFromTOCLink=false

I have literally zero use for it and since I lack a charger I can't check but it 'ran when parked'. What should I do with it besides recycle it? If someone wants it I could ship it but it's a chonky beast and I'd need to pull and destroy the hard drive...and I don't think it fits in any flat rate box.

 

Anyone have any ideas? It does have an ethernet port so I guess I could load some really low end Linux on it but what would I even be able to do with it?

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53 minutes ago, jamman2019 said:

windows xp lover intel Pentium 1st gen 4gb ram 500gb hdd 

 

Nice! Do you have more about the specs of the P4? Just curious.


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On 11/10/2019 at 3:16 AM, iHardware Shelden said:

This is my Lenovo X200 Tablet that I picked  audacity temp mail origin up recently, it had a Core 2 Duo, 4gb and no hard drive. I just upgraded it today with a motherboard from the X201 tablet that uses the same layout minus a few screws and got it upgraded to an i7 640LM. I also installed an SSD and will being putting it up to 8GB, it has a new battery as well. Since this tablet was designed when Windows Vista was the current OS it is great to see how much better Windows 10 makes this device especially with the stylus. I currently use this for work and I love it!

 

Note: There are a few different versions of this device, this one comes with the Walcom display that only works with the stylus. The downside is you don't get a glass display but being a Walcom device the accuracy of the pen/stylus is spot on. Other models have a regular touch screen and there is also non-tablet models as well.  

 

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On 11/7/2019 at 3:03 PM, Radium_Angel said:

I do still have it, just not in one piece (regs you know)

In the 2 decades I've used seagate drives for builds for clients/gov't agencies, I can count on one hand the number of dead seagates, and on one finger, the number that died in warranty. The rest were well out of warranty, and in one case, 10 years out of warranty, so I'll let that slide...but only this one time ;)

 

Like I said, seagate for life.

 

Thank you for sharing your experience, a trend we've seen is that failure rates continues to decrease as technology evolves and this is most likely what you will find in the future, more drives with less failures rates and increased endurance and density.


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PowerBook G4

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A GTX 590 I got from an EVGA giveaway one year

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X58 LGA1366 i7 920 8800GT

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This is what I got when I replaced my first laptop which was a used Compaq Presario, Gateway w/ AMD Turion 64 X2 circa 2006

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HP Jornada 720 (not my picture)

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I believe that I have a 9800GTX, Vapor-X 5850 and a Intel Q9650 lying around, along with some DDR and DDR2 ram, lmao 

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13 hours ago, TaroC said:

I believe that I have a 9800GTX, Vapor-X 5850 and a Intel Q9650 lying around, along with some DDR and DDR2 ram, lmao 

I had the Q9650 as well, and the Q6600 before that. 

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A few weeks ago I bough a new laptop for my collection. Why did I buy it? Well it has a desktop Pentium 4 (it's got 3 fans and a big copper cooler for the CPU) and is in almost perfect condition. Well the sreen is bad and it is missing the battery. Installed Windows XP Pro SP3 on it and it can actually run YouTube videos on fullscreen without problems, well at max 480p, but that's good enough for it's age. I tried putting 3GB RAM in it, but as I later found out it supports 2GB RAM Max, so I just swapped the two mismateched 1GB sticks with a matching pair of 1GB DDR2 666MHz Samsung RAM. The laptop still has it's original HDD. It has Harman/Kardon speakers and they sound pretty good for laptop speakers and are also quite loud. Since I've taken the pictures I've installed some games (GTA SA, NFSU2, TestDrive Overdrive) and will probably install some more games. The laptop runs pretty good. Dissasembled it to change the thermal paste, so I took the opportunity to take a few pictures, too. It uses a 135W power brick, but I haven't taken a picture of it, not that interesting as the laptop itsself. I bough this thing for 50 lv. (about $28 US). It's a HP Pavillion ZD8000.

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Here you can clearly see the problem of the sreen. Though for some reason it looks perfect on white. Will fix it sometime in the future.

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Here's it booting Windows XP.

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Dissasembled...

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Some closer pictures, not the best quality, but that's what my phone can do, was too lazy to take out my camera.

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The original HDD, it's IDE

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The RAM I put in it

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And here's a picture of the BIOS

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Also more info of the specs of the laptop

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Main PC: Acer IPISB-VR│Intel Core i7-2600s 2.8GHz│CoolerMaster CPU Cooler│16GB DDR3 1600MHz Dual-channel│AMD Radeon RX460 4GB│SanDisk Z410 120GB SSD + WD Blue 1TB 7200rpm + Seagate 500GB 7200rpm│Windows 7 Pro x64│CoolerMaster Silencio 352M│CoolerMaster B500 v2 500W│Acer SA220Q 22" 1920x1080

Secondary PC: HP IPISB-CH│Intel Core i5-2320 3GHz│DeepCool Ice Edge Mini FS V2│8GB DDR3 1333MHz│AMD Radeon HD7470 2GB│KingDian S100 32GB SSD + WD Blue 1TB 2.5"│Windows 7 Ultimate x64│Acer Aspire M1930│FSP Group 250W│Samsung S19B300 1366x768 & Fujitsu-Siemens P15-1 1024x768

Test PC: ASUS M2N│AMD Athlon64 x2 4600+ 2.4GHz│Stock AMD cooler from A8-7600│3GB DDR2 800MHz│nVidia GeForce 9500GT 1GB│Hitachi Deskstar 80GB 7200rpm│Windows 7 Pro x64│Codegen ATX6061│FSP Group 350W│Samsung S22D300 1920x1080

HTPC: HP Elite 8200 USDT│Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz│4GB DDR3 1333MHz Dual-channel│Intel HD Graphics 2000│500GB 5400rpm│Windows 10 Pro x64│JVC LT-32VF30K 32" 1920x1080
Main laptop: HP EliteBook 8470p│Intel Core i7-3520M 2.9GHz│8GB DDR3 1600MHz Dual-channel│Intel HD4000 Graphics│WD Green 240GB SSD│Win 10 Pro x64│14.1" 1600x900

Secondary laptop: HP EliteBook 8470p│Intel Core i5-3320M 2.6GHz│8GB DDR3 1600MHz Dual-channel│Intel HD4000 Graphics│Kingston 240GB SSD│Win 7 Pro x64│14.1" 1600x900

Main phone: Sony Xperia X CompactOther phones: Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (x2){and both are dead now}, Sony Xperia E3, Sony Xperia Tipo + 12 more (not going not list everything)

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Small laptop: Acer Aspire One D255│Intel Atom N550 1.5GHz│2GB DDR3 1333MHz│Intel GMA3150 256MB│Western Digital 500GB 5400rpm│Win 7 Ultimate x64 & Win 10 Pro x64│10.1" 1024x600

Old secondary PC: ASUS A7V8X-X│AMD Sempron 3000+ 2.0GHz│Titan CPU Cooler│1.75GB DDR 400MHz│nVidia GeForce FX5700LE 256MB│2 x WesternDigital 40GB 7200rpm│Windows XP Pro SP3│Some case without sidepanel│Codegen 300XA 350W│Dell E173FP 17" 1280x1024 & Fujitsu-Siemens P15-1 1024x768Philips 200P4 20" 1600x1200

Dad's laptop: Acer ????│Intel Core i5-????M ?.?GHz│8GB DDR3 1333MHz Dual-channel│nVidia GeForce ??? 2GB│Kingston A400 120GB SSD│Windows 10 Pro x64│15.6" 1366x768

Grandfather's laptop: Compaq  Presario V6000│AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56 1.8GHz│2GB DDR2 667MHz│nVidia GeForce Go6150 128MB (died 4 times for now)│Toshiba 160GB 5400rpm│Win Vista Ultimate SP2 & Win 10 Pro x64 Windows 7 Ultimate x64│15.4" 1280x800

"The Old" PC: eMachines eTower 466i│Intel Celeron 466MHz│512MB RAM PC133│nVidia GeForce FX5200 128MB PCI│Seagate Baracuda 40GB 7200rpm│Windows 98SE & Windows XP Pro SP3│IBM P50 14" 1024x768 CRT

"The Floppy" laptop: Clevo 2700C│Intel Pentium III 1.1GHz│512MB PC133 SDRAM│SiS 630 32MB shared│Samsung 40GB│Windows XP Pro SP3│15" 1024x768

"The P4" laptop: HP Pavillion ZD8000│Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz│2GB DDR2 666MHz Dual-channel│ATi Mobility Radeon X600 256MB│Seagate 100GB│Windows XP Pro SP3│17" 1440x900

 

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On 11/10/2019 at 5:42 PM, jamman2019 said:

windows xp lover intel Pentium 1st gen 4gb ram 500gb hdd 

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it is also overclocked but just kept for clippy 

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1 hour ago, Mitko_DSV said:

A few weeks ago I bough a new laptop for my collection. Why did I buy it? Well it has a desktop Pentium 4 (it's go

 

Just curious, do you have pics of the GPU cooler? I love that laptop though! 

 

Also: Does it support Northwood chips? They run cooler for the same frequency.


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1 hour ago, Schnoz said:

Just curious, do you have pics of the GPU cooler? I love that laptop though! 

 

Also: Does it support Northwood chips? They run cooler for the same frequency.

Thanks. The GPU and chipset are cooled by one of the fans. The fan has a metal casing which is used as a heatsink. Don't have a picture of the fan, but you can see it in this picture.

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Well acording to the manual (found it in pdf format) it supports one of the following CPUs:

  • Intel Pentium 4 560 (3.6-GHz)
  • Intel Pentium 4 550 (3.4-GHz)
  • Intel Pentium 4 540 (3.2-GHz)
  • Intel Pentium 4 530 (3.0-GHz)
  • Intel Pentium 4 520 (2.8-GHz)

I have no idea if it will support Northwood, there's not much info about this laptop except that manual, at least not confirmed information, just some gueses. It does not even exsist on HP's website for some reason, but thankfully most of the drivers (except the GPU one) were on the HDD when I bought the laptop.


Main PC: Acer IPISB-VR│Intel Core i7-2600s 2.8GHz│CoolerMaster CPU Cooler│16GB DDR3 1600MHz Dual-channel│AMD Radeon RX460 4GB│SanDisk Z410 120GB SSD + WD Blue 1TB 7200rpm + Seagate 500GB 7200rpm│Windows 7 Pro x64│CoolerMaster Silencio 352M│CoolerMaster B500 v2 500W│Acer SA220Q 22" 1920x1080

Secondary PC: HP IPISB-CH│Intel Core i5-2320 3GHz│DeepCool Ice Edge Mini FS V2│8GB DDR3 1333MHz│AMD Radeon HD7470 2GB│KingDian S100 32GB SSD + WD Blue 1TB 2.5"│Windows 7 Ultimate x64│Acer Aspire M1930│FSP Group 250W│Samsung S19B300 1366x768 & Fujitsu-Siemens P15-1 1024x768

Test PC: ASUS M2N│AMD Athlon64 x2 4600+ 2.4GHz│Stock AMD cooler from A8-7600│3GB DDR2 800MHz│nVidia GeForce 9500GT 1GB│Hitachi Deskstar 80GB 7200rpm│Windows 7 Pro x64│Codegen ATX6061│FSP Group 350W│Samsung S22D300 1920x1080

HTPC: HP Elite 8200 USDT│Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz│4GB DDR3 1333MHz Dual-channel│Intel HD Graphics 2000│500GB 5400rpm│Windows 10 Pro x64│JVC LT-32VF30K 32" 1920x1080
Main laptop: HP EliteBook 8470p│Intel Core i7-3520M 2.9GHz│8GB DDR3 1600MHz Dual-channel│Intel HD4000 Graphics│WD Green 240GB SSD│Win 10 Pro x64│14.1" 1600x900

Secondary laptop: HP EliteBook 8470p│Intel Core i5-3320M 2.6GHz│8GB DDR3 1600MHz Dual-channel│Intel HD4000 Graphics│Kingston 240GB SSD│Win 7 Pro x64│14.1" 1600x900

Main phone: Sony Xperia X CompactOther phones: Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (x2){and both are dead now}, Sony Xperia E3, Sony Xperia Tipo + 12 more (not going not list everything)

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Small laptop: Acer Aspire One D255│Intel Atom N550 1.5GHz│2GB DDR3 1333MHz│Intel GMA3150 256MB│Western Digital 500GB 5400rpm│Win 7 Ultimate x64 & Win 10 Pro x64│10.1" 1024x600

Old secondary PC: ASUS A7V8X-X│AMD Sempron 3000+ 2.0GHz│Titan CPU Cooler│1.75GB DDR 400MHz│nVidia GeForce FX5700LE 256MB│2 x WesternDigital 40GB 7200rpm│Windows XP Pro SP3│Some case without sidepanel│Codegen 300XA 350W│Dell E173FP 17" 1280x1024 & Fujitsu-Siemens P15-1 1024x768Philips 200P4 20" 1600x1200

Dad's laptop: Acer ????│Intel Core i5-????M ?.?GHz│8GB DDR3 1333MHz Dual-channel│nVidia GeForce ??? 2GB│Kingston A400 120GB SSD│Windows 10 Pro x64│15.6" 1366x768

Grandfather's laptop: Compaq  Presario V6000│AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56 1.8GHz│2GB DDR2 667MHz│nVidia GeForce Go6150 128MB (died 4 times for now)│Toshiba 160GB 5400rpm│Win Vista Ultimate SP2 & Win 10 Pro x64 Windows 7 Ultimate x64│15.4" 1280x800

"The Old" PC: eMachines eTower 466i│Intel Celeron 466MHz│512MB RAM PC133│nVidia GeForce FX5200 128MB PCI│Seagate Baracuda 40GB 7200rpm│Windows 98SE & Windows XP Pro SP3│IBM P50 14" 1024x768 CRT

"The Floppy" laptop: Clevo 2700C│Intel Pentium III 1.1GHz│512MB PC133 SDRAM│SiS 630 32MB shared│Samsung 40GB│Windows XP Pro SP3│15" 1024x768

"The P4" laptop: HP Pavillion ZD8000│Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz│2GB DDR2 666MHz Dual-channel│ATi Mobility Radeon X600 256MB│Seagate 100GB│Windows XP Pro SP3│17" 1440x900

 

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