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    Gateway FX510S CPU Box

    I'm now in possession of a Gateway FX510S. It was replaced by a newer CPU at a customer of mine. It weighs 38 pounds. WOW.

    Here are some brief specs:

    • Platform Technology Intel VIIV Technology
    • Type Intel Pentium D 920 / 2.8 GHz
    • Multi-Core Technology Dual-Core
    • 64-bit Computing Yes
    • Processor Main Features Intel Execute Disable Bit,
      Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology,
      Intel Virtualization Technology,
      Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
    • Installed Memory Size 1.0 GB / 8.0 GB (max)
    • Technology DDR2 SDRAM
    • Memory Speed 667.0 MHz
    • Memory Specification Compliance PC2-5300
    • Form Factor DIMM 240-pin

    Here is the full specs.;rnav

    Of course, the customer kept the hard drive.

    My question....
    What can I do with this beast?

    I hate to just strip it down for scrap.
    I don't "NEED" another computer.
    I could replace an aging unit (XP-Pro) that I mainly keep to use with an older LJ4 parallel laser.
    I'd like to build a HTPC to try to reduce/cut my cable TV bill. But then, this beast is physically bigger than my Comcast DVR and Blu-Ray and Wii all combined.

    I'm askin' 'cause youse guys have a wealth of ideas and opinions and experience.


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    5 Star Lounger chowur's Avatar
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    IMHO,I couldn't see why you couldn't make a HTPC out of it.LOL,believe it or not I just found some FREE software for your project.Here's the link; Have fun & the best of luck with your project.
    Last edited by chowur; 2011-04-08 at 16:54.
    Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. -Albert Einsten

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    Super Moderator CLiNT's Avatar
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    Add another gig or two of RAM and give it to a family member (granny), or, as chowur suggests, turn it into a media center PC.

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