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Nnumber of computers used in your dwelling

7 (7%)
16 (15%)
22 (21%)
24 (22%)
5 or more
38 (36%)
Total votes: 107
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Sun Aug 27, 2006 10:56 am

Functional in daily use: 3

Functional occasional use: 1

Functional not used: 2

Disassembled but functional: 1
Gerbil XP
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Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:07 am

A P4 3 Ghz laptop with XP/gentoo for main use

A P3 1 Ghz desktop which will become a firewall/nat/gateway/file server

Hopefully when Vista comes out I will have the $$$ to build a new desktop with all the bells and whistles; 64 bit dual or quad CPU, 512 mg gfx, 2-4 gigs of ram, raptor hard drive etc...
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Lucky Jack Aubrey
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Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:31 pm

Hoser wrote:
All of you who voted 5+......

You're telling me you have all of them in your house?

Yep. I didn't count my laptop I use at work.
Flying Fox
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Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:36 pm

I'll be 5+ as well if I counted the XP-M Shuttle, P200 MMX and P200 that are offline and not powered at the moment.
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Sun Aug 27, 2006 5:17 pm

Hoser wrote:
All of you who voted 5+......

You're telling me you have all of them in your house?

Yes. And yet i desire more!
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St. Babu
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Sun Aug 27, 2006 7:28 pm

My desktop, my laptop, server machine, XP MCE mediaPC, my daughter's PC, my wife's PC and a laptop in the kitchen. All but my laptop see daily usage. Oh, does a hacked Tivo count?
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Sun Aug 27, 2006 10:35 pm

I said only 4 in the survey since they are the ones actively used.

2 in my room - desktops
2 upstairs in my sister's room and office - 1 laptop, 1 desktop

1 laptop sitting in a bag waiting to be reformatted
2 laptops with too many issues to deal with
3-6 CPUs sitting in the basement - not plugged in but are in working condition (although outdated)
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Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:21 pm

I currently have a dually Athlon MP 2600+ and an Athlon64 3200+.

Web server is an Athlon XP 1800+.

Wife and youngest daughter share a Duron 1.1GHz.

Son has his own Duron 1.1GHz.

Have an Athlon 800MHz fileserver running in the crawlspace.

Oldest daughter (currently off at college) still has her trusty old Athlon 700MHz box that I built for her when she started high school.

There are a couple of other systems in various stages of assembly/functionality, and some dedicated folding nodes (most of which I run only in the winter, when the energy consumed would be needed to heat the house anyway).
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Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:38 pm

Ten fully functional at the moment, but some are folding only.
A folder with a bad hard drive.
A Duron 1200 waiting for assembly.

Semi regular use:
Mac G3 Powerbook .. browsing and mac education
850 Duron .. browsing and all weather folding
1 gig PIII .. TV, browsing and nearly all weather night folding
A64 2800 .. gaming, browsing and night folding
AXP 2400 .. grain prices and folding milestones logs
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Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:13 am

I voted 3, my games rig, the file server and a notebook but would you count a media box as active if all it ever does is play media, ie movies and music?
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Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:07 pm

I've got 2 desktops that I use in my house right now, I'm building a new computer and upgrading one courtesy of hance in the bargain basement before going off to college, I plan on bringing them both to my dorm in college so that I can invite a buddy of mine from the next room over to **** around playing fear online etc.
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Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:40 pm

hmm... 2 desktop, 1 media, 1 laptop, 2 server.. That's like... 6. :o

..and parts for 2 more decent computers. Maybe time to start looking around for people in need. Oh, and one of the servers doesn't do much more than the occasional download.
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Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:05 pm


Main W2K3 Server: Domain, Exchange, SQL, Web
Backup W2K3 Server: Domain, Exchange backup
FreeBSD Server: DNS, Web, other stuff
My Main WXP box
My work laptop
My girlfriend's laptop
My daughter's laptop

That doesn't count the TiVo or the computers that are disassembled. :-)

The server boxes actually run in my garage on a nice little shelf with a great big UPS and a shared KVM.
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Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:16 pm

Hoser wrote:
All of you who voted 5+......

You're telling me you have all of them in your house?

Yep, 2 on my desk, 1 on my wife's, 1 for the daughter, 1 server. And those are just the ones I can turn on on a moment's notice (i.e. plugged in today). I have at least 5 more (going down to a 386/40 with Netware) that should be plug in & turn on, assuming they still work from being in the garage and/or attic (not enough monitors though). I have a couple more that need work to be useable, maybe 3 or 4, but they get pretty slow at that point (fastest one's a Compaq Pentium 200).

Someone on some other forum wrote:
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Flying Fox
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Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:38 pm

All you people with that many machines online, are they folding??? :x :x :x
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Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:00 pm

My main pc is my beloved Athlon XP self build, also have a shiny new Toshiba Laptop and 70% of parts for the HTPC I WILL FINISH BUILDING soon (repeat to self 100 times).
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Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:21 am

there are 5 running computers in my house.
i have my new gaming rig... kept my old machine for downloading etc..
my dads got his desktop, and both my sisters have desktop machines. the sisters machines probably arent used as much as mine, mainly homework, using word and internet surfing. but they are used.
there also the living room computer that my mom uses on occasion. but not very often so i wont count it.

plus 4 or 5 older computer in the basement that are just for parts.
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Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:31 am

Hoser wrote:
All of you who voted 5+......

You're telling me you have all of them in your house?

My Workstation:

Athlon64 x2 3800 | 1GB PC3200 | GF6800U

GF's Computer:

AthlonXP 2500+ | 512MB PC3200 | GF4400Ti

Media Center:

AthlonXP 1700+ | 1GB PC2100 | GF5200

Data Server:

AthlonXP 1700+ | 1GB PC3200 | GF5200 | 800GB Raid5 Array

Spare Thrash Box: (Currently running as a wireless music player)

Via C3 800MHz | 128MB PC133 | Rubbish integrated video | WD800JD

And I'm working on another AthlonXP 1700+ System (woot for Throughbred B Athlons!) for a Linux box I can beat on. :wink:
Desktop: i7-4790K @4.8 GHz | 32 GB | EVGA Gefore 1060 | Windows 10 x64
Laptop: MacBook Pro 2017 2.9GHz | 16 GB | Radeon Pro 560
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Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:59 am

My Desktop workstation: Opteron 170 (in my sig)

HTPC: P4c 2.8 @3.4 (X800XL, hooked to a Sony BRavia 40" LCD TV) This machine is my movie projector and torrent client.

My Laptop: Toshiba P10 -610 (P4 3.2, 1900x1200 display, FX5700)

GF's Laptop: Toshiba M30 (Pm 1.7, Fx5200)

Machine I just built from spares (P4c 2.4, R9800XT) this machine is just sitting around but Im gunna give it to a friend who is going back to school).

Other things like 2 Xbox dev kits, 1 Xbox, PS2, 360, Treos (2)

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Boot: Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB | Work: Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB | Media: 2x HGST Ultrastar 8Tb | RTX3070 8gb | Dell p2715q | Dell u2711 |
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Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:11 am

Hoser wrote:
All of you who voted 5+......

You're telling me you have all of them in your house?


main desktop
my laptop
GF's laptop
folding farm (really five machines but they're all in one box so I'll just count that as one)
Linux router
media centre pc

and before I get xen running on the server there was also
backup server
toy webserver

and one vast electric bill :cry:
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Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:15 am

4 P3 (1 GHZ), systems all connected via Lan. 1 Xeon Server for providing holy internet at home ( :evil: dam thing is not working this days, so no internet at home :cry: ) and my favorite my own AMD power house 8) . in total 6 PCs at home. :D
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Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:40 am

Main PC (E6400 C2D @ 2.9Ghz)
My laptop (Old sony ultraslim, I think it's P3/800?)
Leach box (P3 1Ghz Dualie)
Wife's PC (P4 1.6 northwood @ 2.2Ghz)
Living room HTPC (P4 2.4Ghz northwood, MCE2005)
Prospective Bedroom HTPC - not installed yet (AXP 2100+)
Extra motherboard, might be Linux experimentation or bedroom HTPC (P4 3.0Ghz nothwood @ 3.3Ghz)

To add to this, the best thing to do for your significant other is to get them their own PC.

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