What a waste to throw out Desk top OLD Computer

Discussion in 'Echolink/IRLP Tech Board' started by KG5WKO, Aug 4, 2020.

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  1. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    A RPi would for sure use a lot less power to get the same job done.

    All 6 of my Allstar nodes are on a RPi3.

    But I have used a full sized box on Acid just to play with Allstar. It works Half Fast.
     
  2. K1RFD

    K1RFD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Amen to that. I once realized that keeping an old PC running 24/7 was costing more than $300 per year in electricity, here in the Northeast US.

    A computer (of any kind) is 100% inefficient in that it converts all of its consumed electricity into heat (or heat management), and also one of the poorest investments you can make in terms of resale value.
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2020
  3. WA6MHZ

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    I still have a Working WINDOWS 98 computer in my downstairs radio station!
     

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