Even the Pentium 3 at around 600MHz was barely acceptable for use for this. The TNT is usually so slow you can't watch TV.
I'd consider watching Freecycle and the free area of Craigslist to snag any newer Pentium 4 or better on 1GHz and then try again.
Not sure this is the right forum - MD: please move if appropriate
I have an old computer that I never got around to recycling. It does not have a hard drive, so I can't fire it up!
I want to use this - if not too much trouble - as a very basic computer to:
a) use as my music server (am digitizing my music library) - want to hook this to my stereo; has to run foobar 2000 or media monkey or similar.
b) use it to watch internet TV (ABC, CBS etc) and Netflix; so it has to run modern Firefox (or IE) - and DVD movies; will hook it up to a newer monitor or TV - don't really need full HD;
That's it!! Basically an audio/video server!
The first question is: how do I determine the motherboard manufacturer/type? the only info I can find on it (yes, I have the case open) is the serial number: AK12987ME11401667
The cpu is an AMD duron: (D750AUT1B; if that means anything)
It has 3 memory slots; 1 memory card 128m; Can I still get memory for this?
what else do you need to know?
Video Card: Inno Vision TNT2 M64 W 32mb
Does not have an ethernet card - can I install a suitable card? will need to handle cable internet access.
It does have 2 USB ports - don't know what type. there are different types - right?
And, of course, I will need a hard drive - any suggestions? should probably be of reasonable size for the music library.
Now, for an operating system. I have disks from my laptop - windows XP. Any reason I couldn't install this as this OS? The disks are from a 2001 laptop.
Is this doable?
Thanks in advance