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Re: [opensuse] installing openSUSE on an older pc
Larry Stotler said the following on 08/28/2011 09:49 PM:
Sad part is that I
can get a 2x2GB DDR3 kit for $20, but a 1GB DDR or DDR2 stick can run
$15-20.

Add to that, the older motherboards which require DDR2, DDR or PC100 may not be able to handle large amounts of memory. There gets to be a point where a new motherboard with 8G or more (how many VMs are you running?) is cheaper than trying to put 8G in an old board that can't hack it. Then there are matters like 'can it handle SATA, USB3 ?

The old equipment may be fine for many jobs. But don't expect it to work with the bleeding edge. (For various values of 'bleeding edge'.)
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