OK I think I'm trying to cure depression with laptops and hardware right now because I just ordered 2 more laptops. That makes 7 laptop acquisitions inside of a week. Running cost is around $175, which is money I could probably spend better seeing as how I'm also repairing a Mercury Grand Marquis GS with heavy body damage right now. It needs new fenders, its getting ye' olde hammer and bondo at this rate. Anywho I snagged for around $50 each:
* HP Compaq NC8430: Core2 T7200 w/ Mobility Radeon X1600 256MB
I don't have any examples of the Mobility X1000 line right now, also I love HPs business laptops. Absolutely indestructible.
* Dell Inspiron 9300: Pentium M w/NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 256MB (Hopefully)
I'm 90 percent sure this specific unit was used for gaming because the ASDW keys have been worn off and had the letters written back on them with marker and all the other keys are fine. The palm rests are also wore inline with gaming wrists. So it is likely to contain the most holy of GPUs: The GeForce 6800. The only other option was the Mobility X300 and I don't think anyone would use one of those for gaming long enough to annhilite keys like that as it was pretty much useless for gaming when released. Worst case scenario and its not I just have to order one for $20 and swap it in. These M170/XPS Gen2 era inspirons are so easy to work on and I've worked on so many at this point I can have a 15" or 17" unit apart and back together so quick its not even funny. I already have its 15" brother with the Radeon X1300 in it (WAIT, I do have an example of the X1000 line, just not a good one). Its pretty shit as a GPU, it won't even run AoE3 well.
On a sidenote I can't rememer what desktop GPUs I own anymore, and I have only a loose grasp on the motherboard side of things. Fuck if I have any idea what CPUs I do or don't have aside from the few rare/uncommon ones I have comitted to memory and story seperately. I'm not even going to attempt to enumerate RAM or HDDs anymore. Time to bust out the excel spreadsheets this weekend. I had a decent list at one point but my laptop got dropped while the drive was spun up, effectively robbing me of it.
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