Recently my dads computers in the basement which he just used to print out cd labels, printer ran out of ink (its really old too) and can no longer find ink cartridges for it. This isn't a problem since we have other computers hes useing now, with better printers. The thing is he is thinking about just throwing it away, but I think I can put some use into it.
The computer is an IBM from I think 1999. It was a hammy down from my grandma. Well anyways here are the specs: (don't laugh
AMD K-2 3D processor, 333mhz, 512kb L2 burst cache (that seems high though for an L2 cache of its time)
1 stick pc100 64mb of ram, motherboard supports up to 256mb
6gb. hard drive
integrated graphics of some sort
only one cd drive and it can't burn disc
Really is this computer worth putting in 256mb of ram and getting another/better hard drive? I remember seeing about a 550Mhz K-2 processor on ebay for $7. Would that make any improvement? I was just thinking of useing it for internet browsing, instant messenging, and for the fact of having 2 computers in my room
. If its not worth it though and I should just throw it out, as it would probably be a waste of time and money then I will.
Thanks for reading this long post!
"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." - Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943