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    Default What to do with this motherboard?

    My wife and I are doing a clean up and in one drawer found a motherboard, with integrated graphics, in its box, which certainly looks brand new. Cannot remember the story. Probably too old to be of use? It is an ASUS K8V-VM. Tried to get info from the web that I could understand. One thing I think I saw was mention of ME, which if I recall correctly was the Windows Millennium Edition. Presuming so, then too old to be of use? Maybe just give it to "Abilities", here on the North Shore for recycling?
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    Default Re: What to do with this motherboard?

    Apart from the fact its old hardware, and the only drivers on the site are for either XP or Server 2003 (newest), you could still use it, the biggest problem would be getting a CPU and/or memory to fit.

    You could always install Linux (may have to be an older version) and possibly use it as a NAS or storage device. or even XP and do the same.

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    Default Re: What to do with this motherboard?

    Too old....CPU is history.
    Sure Linux would handle it, but really?

    Even in this Linux household we have far newer (and more powerful) hardware.

    Ditch it.
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    Default Re: What to do with this motherboard?

    i think its still useable. if someone wants an basic pc. its pcie so still can get useable parts. catch is its not worth much.
    chuck it on TM, maybe someone wants its to replace a dead one.
    Tweak it till it breaks

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    Default Re: What to do with this motherboard?

    Shame its AMD

    If it were Intel I know a use for it, and have plenty of Older CPU's that will work. The CPU is the sticking point - Obsolete now.

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    Default Re: What to do with this motherboard?

    Does it work? I like that it has a PCI-E slot. I have CPUs that would fit...
    Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready.

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    Default Re: What to do with this motherboard?

    An e-waste recycling center will responsibly break down the motherboard and safely dispose of the parts that contain toxic waste.

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    Default Re: What to do with this motherboard?

    Quote Originally Posted by Avantika View Post
    An e-waste recycling center will responsibly break down the motherboard and safely dispose of the parts that contain toxic waste.
    Ha! That's what they want you to think.
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    Default Re: What to do with this motherboard?

    Quote Originally Posted by Avantika View Post
    An e-waste recycling center will responsibly break down the motherboard and safely dispose of the parts that contain toxic waste.
    not in NZ .
    we send our toxic waste to 3rd world countries, where they can happily burn it in open fires .
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    Default Re: What to do with this motherboard?

    Quote Originally Posted by Avantika View Post
    An e-waste recycling center will responsibly break down the motherboard and safely dispose of the parts that contain toxic waste.
    An interesting observation, Avantika, however, here on the North Shore of Auckland is a centre manned by people with disabilities, it is called "Abilities". Many times we have taken AA batteries, etc to them for recycling and most times it is free, but sometimes there is a small charge. Whatever, my wife and I are more than happy to pay a charge. The stuff gets used again and these people do something which is valued.

    Many thanks indeed to the responders, when I have a moment, we have grandkids visiting at this time, then I will list on Trademe for $1 reserve.
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