[K12OSN] Pentium 166 mHz Machines as Clients?

Calvin Park, ADCS csitech at davisny.edu
Fri May 7 19:23:06 UTC 2004

To echo everyone else, I think these would make excellent thin clients.
If the they have HD's that are worthless to you it might be worth it to
leave the drives in the machines and set them to do the handshake with
the server. Up to you of course. But yeah, they should serve great as
thin clients.


On Fri, 2004-05-07 at 13:09, bullet at sc.rr.com wrote:
> Hi:
> I just rolled in a handtruck load of IBM 300GL machines that were slated
> for disposal and was wondering how well suited they might be for use as
> clients? They are currently set up with P-166 processors, 64 MB of PC-66 (I
> think) RAM and Old Skool Soundblaster 16-bit sound cards. Got to go look to
> see if the network cards are 10BASE-T or 100, but most stuff around here
> seems to be the latter, so I am hopeful.
>  I figure there is a good probability that I can successfuly overclock
> these machines at the max 200 mHz the MB will support, or I can buy the
> processors at near-scrap value, whatever. 
> Will these things do OK as clients?, What do y'all think? Ive got nine of
> them, and the price was certainly right.
> -Tom
> Orangeburg, Sunny SC
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