Feeds

How can I make the most of old CPUs?

Q&A

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

I am about to retire a number of PCs at work. I have a half-dozen Compaq desktops, all 1GHz; a similar number of Dell Optiplex GX270 - three at 2.8GHz, two at 2.6GHz - and one 2.8GHz GX280, plus all the memory. Does anyone know of a motherboard that I can use to take a set of these CPUs, either the Compaqs or preferably the Dell, and make either a two or greater processor unit to give some oomph to a home-made media centre/DVR that I shall also be putting other used parts into?

It's all new to me, but before I start buying some bits, I need to know that the essential guts would work first. I’ll be doing the same with a bundle of Xeon processors all out of Poweredge 2650s as well if that would be better, although some at least will stay in their chassis to support the desktop unit if I can build it.

Boost IT visibility and business value

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.