Re: UFI computer Pentium II

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Jeff Strickland, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. "James D. Andrews" <> wrote in message
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    > Had a UFI brand P2 early model computer brought by for fixing.
    > Two things noticed:
    > 1) Never heard of UFI and can't find it on my searches (get all kinds of
    > other things).
    > 2) No startup to enter to change settings. Tried every F-key and even the
    > Return. Is there a way into this dinosaur?
    >
    >
    >
    >


    What can you use a P2 for these days?

    The OS that runs on a P2 won't support most of the software that is out, if
    it supports _any_. And, the current OS's (XP and later) won't run on a P2.
    The only parts with any value are the power supply and the case, and the
    power supply is probably too small to support the current motherboards.

    You can buy a case with power supply and an entry level motherboard _with_
    CPU for about $100, get a 650g HDD for about $50, and have far more machine
    than that P2 ever was.
    Jeff Strickland, Nov 20, 2009
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  2. "James D. Andrews" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Jeff Strickland" <> wrote in message
    > news:he6hsq$qom$-september.org...
    >>
    >> "James D. Andrews" <> wrote in message
    >> news:he44p5$1j65$...
    >>> Had a UFI brand P2 early model computer brought by for fixing.
    >>> Two things noticed:
    >>> 1) Never heard of UFI and can't find it on my searches (get all kinds of
    >>> other things).
    >>> 2) No startup to enter to change settings. Tried every F-key and even
    >>> the Return. Is there a way into this dinosaur?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> What can you use a P2 for these days?
    >>
    >> The OS that runs on a P2 won't support most of the software that is out,
    >> if it supports _any_. And, the current OS's (XP and later) won't run on a
    >> P2. The only parts with any value are the power supply and the case, and
    >> the power supply is probably too small to support the current
    >> motherboards.
    >>
    >> You can buy a case with power supply and an entry level motherboard
    >> _with_ CPU for about $100, get a 650g HDD for about $50, and have far
    >> more machine than that P2 ever was.
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    > I repair old computers for those who can't afford new ones - not even the
    > cost of new parts.
    >
    > They can have basic word processing functions, basic picture
    > viewing/editing, and so on. There are also some fun games they can play on
    > the old P2s. Arcade games, basic shoot-'em-ups, casino games, DOS games,
    > etc. He (my neighbor's kid) can also play games like Diablo, Starcraft,
    > early Warcraft, SimFarm, etc. No, they're not going to have a computer
    > able to play the cool games that are out now, but they can still have
    > fun - and that's what really matters.
    >
    >
    >
    >


    Okay, I can buy that. So, you have to load them with an OS such as Win95 or
    maybe as current as Win2k, drop in NotePad or something like that, and Pong.

    Maybe a game board and joy stick, then load Flight Simulator ...
    Jeff Strickland, Nov 20, 2009
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