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    Spare Desktop anyone?

    Not sure this is the right forum but

    Im in need of a spare test machine, the motherboard in the one I have has just given up. Im just wondering if anyone/school has a spare desktop around?

    I don't need a monitor/mouse/keyboard.

    I don't need an OS.

    I would like a small desktop(I had a shuttle, so something that size or the size of a dell optiplex sort of thing), that runs quietly (I want to leave it on all the time).
    Not an awful spec, but like 1.2Ghz, 256 RAM, 30GB+, Network card.

    I am willing to pay by paypal/cheque.

    Anyone help?

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    Re: Spare Desktop anyone?

    Have you had a look on Ebay?

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    Re: Spare Desktop anyone?

    oh buggar, just thrown a load of 900MHz PCs out

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    Re: Spare Desktop anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343
    oh buggar, just thrown a load of 900MHz PCs out
    Evil! At one of my schools over half the PCs are 300MHz and 600MHz. This isn't changing for quite a long time either (we are getting a new ICT Suite in soon but the classroom PCs are still going to be the old ones).

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    Re: Spare Desktop anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by _Bat_
    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343
    oh buggar, just thrown a load of 900MHz PCs out
    Evil! At one of my schools over half the PCs are 300MHz and 600MHz. This isn't changing for quite a long time either (we are getting a new ICT Suite in soon but the classroom PCs are still going to be the old ones).
    Whats your location?

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    Re: Spare Desktop anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH
    Whats your location?
    Birmingham.

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    Re: Spare Desktop anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by _Bat_
    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH
    Whats your location?
    Birmingham.
    where about in brum?

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    Re: Spare Desktop anyone?

    Depending on the Head we may be removing quite a few P4 2.4GHz computers and although I'd like to put them to use in another building I may have to get rid of them to pupils, parents, staff and other schools maybe for a small fee but not much?

    We're based in Walsall so it's not too far?

    If we have to get rid of them I'll let you know ASAP if you're interested?

    Wes

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    Re: Spare Desktop anyone?

    I know where you are coming from _Bat_ Quite a few of my computers are as old as that. Er - anyone got anything better going spare?
    We are getting one new suite but all the other computers in both schools I work in are very slow - no money for new ones - deficit budgets etc

    I am near Poole in Dorset

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    Re: Spare Desktop anyone?

    I too would be very interested in better computers (i'm fairly certain the school would not say no to an opportunity such as this). I am in Yardley in Brum. I'd be happy to arrange collection (somehow) and the school would have to agree on the cost as my office has never been in charge of budget.

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