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Originally posted by patent98310
do computer chips need to be made out of silicon...silicone...?
there's probably a synthetic material that can replace silicon and all the other stuff is recyclable right?
Originally posted by hardcoremusiclover
Computer hardware becomes dated.. New operating systems (Vista, Windows 7) Have more features, and offer better looking interfaces that older hardware just cant handle. Most people just need a simple RAM upgrade if their computer is slow... 4GB (which is the amount gamers use) Is only about 50 bucks, if you buy it online.
If you don't game or do any damanding application work then you dont need the newest Operating system and hardware. A lower end Dual core is more than enough power for someone who just browses the internet on Windows xp, or vista home. Unless you Play games or do alot of Heavy applications... (Photoshop, Adobe after effects, ect.) You dont need to upgrade alot..
Computers use heatsinks to dissapate the heat, these are recycle able, since most are either Aluminum (standard) or Copper (more effeceint)
Originally posted by gonzo610
My current server is running off of an AMD K6-2 350mhz. It works just fine for what it does which is file share, ftp, and printer sharing.
I've had that computer well over 10 years. My everyday computer is running windows xp on a 1ghz processor that I am currently going to be upgrading to a 2200+ AMD cpu.
So if people are disposing of their old computers send them to me I can make flowers out of garbage and make the world a better place for the unfortunate.