[off topic] For the people still using old 16bit vintage PCS - ngIRCd - IRC Server

cas at strotmann.de cas at strotmann.de
Wed Sep 1 22:44:49 BST 2021


the power consumption of old 80286 or 8086 machines are not so bad if you replace the old harddisk with an SD-Card adapter, or use a system with no harddisk (only floppy disk).

I'm able to run an old 286 laptop on a modern battery for many hours.



September 1, 2021 11:04 PM, "Benjamin Cronin" <bcronin720 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 4:32 AM defdefred <defdefred at protonmail.com> wrote:
>> 1) Manufacturing a new computer is significantly more power intensive.
>> 2) Electronic waste is bad.
>> 3) "Reduce. Reuse. Recycle". First two R's are very important...
>> Agreed.
>> How about keeping most of the part and changing only the power intensive CPU? :-)
> The power needed to manufacture the components of a new computer are
> much higher than the power needed to run an old one for many many
> years. No matter how many watts your CPU draws (the Intel LGA775 Xeon
> draws 120W, half of their modern high end desktop chips), it won't
> match the power draw of silicon fabs. And also the challenges of
> working with old hardware and modern software/protocols can be fun.

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