I am living here for 10 years and the people in the neighborhood never threw out something useful.
Until today. Someone had thrown out a PC with:
- a PCChips M811 motherboard (Socket A)
- a rather useless AMD Geode CPU
I have never seen one of those socketed, but I had a netbook with a Geode a few years back. It was absolutely terrible.
- a much more useful NVidia GeForce FX5500
This one has a bulging cap and the fan completely broke off when I touched it. So it will need a recap and some more work before I can play with it.
It also looks like something died in there. Ugh.
- a 40GB harddrive. Since the condition of the computer was very disgusting (the case had some sticky gelee on it) I am NOT tempted to see what's on there.
I also have 1GB + 128MB DDR memory modules now. Very interesting combination.
Looks much better after cleaning it all up:
The case also included a CD RW burner and a DVD drive. But both of them had broken IDE ports. I suspect the poor old PC took a little beating. 🙁