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Standard User Shielder
(experienced) Thu 17-May-12 13:17:35
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The blue smoke has escaped!


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Well, it looks like I'll be building a new backup server in the near future. My old Athlon XP 2500+ system has let out the blue smoke (and made my study smell like I had a 50 a day habit) and stopped responding to network requests.

I have an old P35 (socket 775) motherboard lying around, but no processor to go in it. Looking at my normal suppliers (Ebuyer, Scan, Dabs) I'm having difficulty getting a 775 processor.

Any tips on where I might get one from. I need it to be boxed (no after-market cooler required, I'll be underclocking it) and very cheap, but not off ebay.

Any tips?

Thanks,

Andy

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Standard User Zadeks
(experienced) Thu 17-May-12 13:57:57
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Why not eBay? It's the best place for ancient hardware.
Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Thu 17-May-12 16:08:20
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Re: The blue smoke has escaped!


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How about?

http://www.pcupgrade.co.uk/category.asp?categoryid=244

I haven't tried them, so can only give you the link. The risk is all yours. Failing that you could get a blue smoke refill.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5wjI5J-trI&feature=y...

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 17-May-12 16:39:15
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Apologies as this does not really answer your question.

But what about buying a HP Proliant Microserver with the £100 cashback offer still on?

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Standard User Shielder
(experienced) Thu 17-May-12 22:11:04
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I've got most of the components, I just need the cpu. I want to spend as little as possible, even with the cash back, it is still too expensive. frown

Thanks anyway.

Andy

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Standard User Deadbeat
(knowledge is power) Thu 17-May-12 22:57:06
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Have you tried Amazon?
Standard User JonasTone
(newbie) Fri 18-May-12 01:28:29
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www.cex.co.uk

They have many second hand CPUs and will deliver to you.

All second hand goods come with a 12 month warranty
Standard User qasdfdsaq
(member) Fri 18-May-12 05:35:21
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In reply to a post by Zadeks:
Why not eBay? It's the best place for ancient hardware.

Agreed

Course if you're adamant against eBay there's always Gumtree...
Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 18-May-12 08:25:49
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How about?

http://www.pcupgrade.co.uk/category.asp?categoryid=244

I haven't tried them, so can only give you the link. The risk is all yours. Failing that you could get a blue smoke refill.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5wjI5J-trI&feature=y...

smile



I have used PC upgrade a couple of years back for a p4 motherboard and they was very good, they even phoned me up as I ordered some memory at the same time to make sure that I know what I was ordering as the memory would not fit the board as I did not buy the memory for that board.

so good service at that time.

Adrian

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 18-May-12 08:27:13
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In reply to a post by JonasTone:
www.cex.co.uk

They have many second hand CPUs and will deliver to you.

All second hand goods come with a 12 month warranty


True, I got a 2.5inch hard drive for my ps3 from there, a pretty good price as well. but they are expensive on some things mind you.

Adrian

Desktop machine now powered by windows 7 pro 64bit , laptop by ubuntu

On ADSL24 using C&W network.
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