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Old 10-31-2013, 08:52 PM   #1
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What are some possible creative uses for an old AMD K6-2?


I realize that this question doesn't really apply to linux, so if someone thinks that this thread should be deleted, I can understand. Also, this is purely for my own curiosity, so if you have other things you need to do, go on your way. In addition, I might find another more productive use for this cpu and might drop this idea. So now that you've been warned, proceed at your own risk

I got an old AMD K6-2 today from an old computer that my school was going to scrap. I don't have a computer that can accept it, and I was wondering if anyone would know enough (and care enough) to do something slightly more creative than the normal drill-a-hole-and-hang-from-car-rearview-mirror.

As far as I know, the processor itself is still functional, so I was hoping to use that somehow. Maybe attach some LEDs and components that make the LEDs light up in a certian way, and hang that from my (mom or dad's) rear view mirror? If anyone has any ideas, thank you.

PS- I'm in high school, and we're doing research papers, so I might not respond/test something immediately.
 
Old 10-31-2013, 09:11 PM   #2
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Well, I use a broken IBM a22m laptop, 256MB ram, 500 hz , tied into a pioneer amplifier and the amp powers the speakers and the IBM
streams radio in xmms in Lighthouse Puppy 3.01

The lcd screen whitescreens so it is just good for internet radio mostly. Anyhows. That is about as low as I go with broken down old gear.

So not is all lost for you.
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=53744
The below site if you explore it is great for ideas for gear like yours
http://kmandla.wordpress.com/hardware/

So good luck with school and have fun with it.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 05:41 AM   #3
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Good idea, but I don't have the motherboard and I don't think I'll be able to. If there would be a way to solder some RAM, a keyboard, and a VGA port directly to the CPU, I might try it, but I doubt there is a way like that. I was thinking of somthing a little less practical, and more something that is just for fun, like attaching various little pieces to it that make it do certian things.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 06:11 AM   #4
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Great sight: http://www.ibiblio.org/kuphaldt/electricCircuits/
300px-Amdk62_arch.svg.png(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_K6-2)
 
Old 11-01-2013, 06:31 AM   #5
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Good idea, but I don't have the motherboard and I don't think I'll be able to. If there would be a way to solder some RAM, a keyboard, and a VGA port directly to the CPU, I might try it, but I doubt there is a way like that. I was thinking of somthing a little less practical, and more something that is just for fun, like attaching various little pieces to it that make it do certian things.
Without a motherboard, the CPU is pretty much useless.

I'd pull the heatspreader from the CPU, if only for expereince and a laugh. That is more fun if you actually have a board to see if you've stuffed the processor in the process.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 06:50 AM   #6
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One's trash is another's treasure can get a kit to make your own circuit boards (to solder it to) at radio shack but the acid for etching is dangerous so take HS electronics first or have an experienced person help (it probably uses such a low power I wouldn't worry about zapping yourself)

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