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Looking for information on a pair of old motherboards.


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#1 Nathan Silverwolf

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 06:00 PM

Greetings, I am new to bleepingcomputer.com and I have a quandary for your perusal.

I have two old motherboards that I believe are for servers. They are both QDI I440 LX main boards, one has a single Pentium II processor and the other has dual Pentium II processors (I believe all of the PII's are 233MHz). They each also have two sticks of PC100 ram, though I am not sure about the ratings on them.

The boards have four RAM slots, four PCI slots, three ISA slots, one AGP slot, a RAID port, two IDE connectors, one floppy connector, one narrow SCSI connector, and one wide SCSI connector.

The I/O ports are: PS/2 mouse and keyboard connectors, two USB connectors, one parallel port, two serial ports, and one networking port.

I was wondering if they are worth keeping/selling or just throwing in the trash. I can't find much info on them through Google other than they exist and QDI is now Lenovo. Any information would be greatly appreciated, I thank you all in advance.


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#2 Sunharrow

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 09:17 PM

Out of curiosity I went over to eBay and sure enough there are people selling QDI motherboards. You may make a few bucks and if no one wants them you can always trash them. The thing is, do they work?

Edited by Sunharrow, 22 April 2009 - 09:18 PM.


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Posted 22 April 2009 - 09:43 PM

You could sell them at eBay, though most people would not buy electronics from there. Or, you can get the components recycled since most computer equipment contain toxic substances. Earth911 can help you find a recycler but you should call ahead to make sure they will take your equipment.

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#4 Nathan Silverwolf

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 11:17 PM

They seemed to work just fine when I powered them up. I got the Bios screen but I did not have an OS on the hard drive for it to boot to. Mind you that was three months ago and they are now out of the cases.


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Edited by Nathan Silverwolf, 22 April 2009 - 11:17 PM.


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Posted 23 April 2009 - 06:54 AM

Goodwill Industries will take your old computer stuff, working or not. Plus, it's a tax writeoff, which might be worth more than what someone might pay for them.

http://www.goodwill.org/page/guest/about




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