|Thanks for the links, Riider;|
I’m looking at what you’ve posted and I’m impressed with those findings. Will they fit my 32 bit PCI slots and is the wattage from my power supply handle that? How could I find that out?
As for your really good questions: The short answer is that I still use this server to access older programs and files from the past 15 years and it is still used as a storage device for my current work. It’s not attached to the internet and works as a really good archive tool. There are some older image generating programs that just aren’t supported or updated any more that I like to dabble with occasionally. I also enjoy using some fractal programs that tie up my most modern computer and I like to set the other computers to work on that while I’m doing my real work that pays and has deadlines.
This isn’t my only computer, my newest computer is only a year old, I have three others that I’ve hung onto as legacy machines. This Gateway 7210 Server just so happens to be the first computer I’ve ever bought myself; it wasn’t a gift or hand-me-down from someone else.
Restoring and refurbishing this unit is more like a hobby, like restoring a new car or furniture. I’ve learned a lot about other aspects of computers out there in the meantime and my wife and I have agreed that so long as the bills are paid and we’ve already put money into savings/retirement and I don’t spend too much I’m free to keep at this.
DAVEINCAPS – I’ve plugged in all the monitors in the house and I still have the same problem – I only have 800px X 600px resolution on all of them. That’s thanks to the on-board video driver on the mother board.
If I spend less than $50 to fix this, it’s money well spent.