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Oct. 12th, 2003

07:09 pm - Garage sale

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Having done my latest batch of upgrades, I've now got various pieces of hardware/software that I no longer need. These are all free to a good home, so let me know if you want any of them...

Hardware:

RAM: Apacer PC-100 128Mb, 71.73320.065 2300054 (168 pin DIMM)
230W PSU
Supermicro P6SBA motherboard
PIII 550 Mhz
Typhoon Radio card (ISA) - Windows 3.1 software, Win95 compatible
Olivetti PCS5130 (P100, 72-pin SIMMS - 2 x 32 Mb, 2 x 4Mb, 110W PSU, built-in Mozart soundcard, 4x CD-ROM drive, no floppy drive, no hard drive)
120Mb hard drive
Belkin ExpressBus 7-port USB hub F5U010 (compatible with Macs or PCs)

Software:

MS Money 2000
Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing v3
Tie Fighter (DOS)
FIFA International Soccer
Corel Draw 4
Norton AntiVirus for Windows 95 (v2)
Turnpike (my disks are for v1.1, but you can upgrade to the latest version free of charge)
Autoroute Express (1995 version)
MS Plus! for Windows 95
Yggdrasil Linux (v1.1 kernel from 1994)
MS Office 97 Professional
Quake II

Speaking of Autoroute Express, I also have a 1996 Road Atlas up for grabs.

So, these are of varying age, but (as far as I know) they are all still functional.

A related question - has anyone else found a sensible way to get rid of old computer equipment that can't be given away? (I'm sure that describes some of the list above.) As I understand it, dumping it into landfills is frowned on, so while I could get away with that (abandon it on a pavement near a bin), I'd prefer to recycle. The only organisation I've found that does that is Matrix Direct, but they seem to charge quite a bit of money for doing so.

Edit: I've crossed out the items that are no longer available.

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From:bazzalisk
Date:October 12th, 2003 11:23 am (UTC)
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Query: Can the PIII be used with the Supermicro P6SBA motherboard, ditto the RAM?

(curiuous baz trying to find someway of building a computer piece by piece)
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From:johnckirk
Date:October 12th, 2003 11:26 am (UTC)
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Yes, those 3 were all being used together until recently. Ditto for the 230W PSU and radio card.

(By the way, I've edited the original list since you commented, to include a USB hub.)
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From:bazzalisk
Date:October 12th, 2003 11:35 am (UTC)
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Ok, if no one has a better claim to needing it I'll take those three off your hands (small Tom says he'd like the PSU).
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From:dwagon
Date:October 12th, 2003 01:47 pm (UTC)
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those three also look interesting to me, but the computer i have now runs fine, it's just a bit old, so if you need them more, then have them:) The PSU sounds cool too, as are current one is rather noisy, but agian if someone needs them to make a computer actually run then that's more than i do *g*
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From:bazzalisk
Date:October 13th, 2003 01:59 am (UTC)
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Well... my Current system is working but not very (K62-66 60MB RAM laptop without working battery) needs to be replaced and I have some but not all of the nescesary components. Acquiring these from John would give me almost all of the nescesary components, and the others I know where to get ...

If your situation is more desperate than that simply say so :)
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From:dwagon
Date:October 13th, 2003 03:05 am (UTC)
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hardly - i just want to play some shiner games...apart from that, my current computer is fine, so the parts are all yours:)
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From:johnckirk
Date:October 13th, 2003 07:14 am (UTC)
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Ok, going ... going ... gone to Baz. I'm now wondering about the best way to get them to you. I'm at home for the rest of today, so you're welcome to come round here if you want to pick them up. I have boxes for the motherboard and RAM, but not for the CPU (I bought it from the fair, so I'm not sure whether it ever had a box). I have plenty of anti static bags, so I can give you one of them, but it might be best not to bounce it around too much on the back of a bike.

I also have a spare PIII heatsink (I'm not entirely sure why - I'm guessing that it didn't fit the motherboard or something), if anyone wants that.

Similarly, if Small Tom wants to get in touch with me about the PSU, he's welcome to that (which I'm sure used to have a box, although I can't currently find it). If not, Kath can have it.
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From:dwagon
Date:October 13th, 2003 12:50 pm (UTC)
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just realised that we can only use a ATX power supply...
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From:johnckirk
Date:October 13th, 2003 12:55 pm (UTC)
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Actually, that is an ATX PSU - I don't know whether that's still suitable for Tom, or whether Baz needs it for his PC. Anyway, that's in the ICSF library now.
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From:rileen
Date:October 12th, 2003 11:31 am (UTC)
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Drat - would've loved to snap up 'FIFA International Soccer', but am no longer in London :-(
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From:johnckirk
Date:October 12th, 2003 11:36 am (UTC)
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I can post it to you if you like (just a CD and pamphlet, so it's pretty light). Although I should clarify that this is the 1995 version of the game (came bundled with the Olivetti PC), rather than anything more recent.
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From:rileen
Date:October 12th, 2003 11:42 am (UTC)
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Now that would be really funny - you spending money to give me the game for free :-P !!

1995, whatever - i'll be thrilled to have any FIFA edition. My current address :

Rileen Sinha
Office: V3-139
Universitat Bielefeld Technische Fakultat
Lehrstuhl fur Genominformatik
33594 Bielefeld Germany

Remind me to tak you to a pub the next time we meet :-)
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From:rjw1
Date:October 12th, 2003 12:32 pm (UTC)
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http://lowtech.org
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