Refurbishing Sister Intel i3 PC’s

My company moved locations and in the early stages, while at the old building, the IT Department got rid of what it considered e-waste, allowing employees to take what they wanted that was out on a desk area.

Some grabbed monitors, RAM, etc., but I grabbed a pair of HP p6330f’s that had Intel’s (MS-7613) instead of AMD’s. One had no RAM or HDD, the other had 8GB RAM and no HDD.

I blew out all of the dust bunnies and cleaned up the cables and contacts. For the computer that had no RAM or HDD, I installed both 4GB of DDR3 ( 2 x 2GB) and a 500GB HDD I kept from an older computer and it fired up. I installed Linux (Mint) on it and couldn’t be happier. I will sell the 4GB box to a kid down the street who has expressed interest and keep the other one.

Final Refurb Specs:

Box 1: Intel i3 processor, 8GB RAM, 2TB HDD, GB NIC, DL DVD w LightScribe, 15-in-1 multimedia card reader. Windows 7 Professional.

Box 2: Intel i3 processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, GB NIC, DL DVD w LightScribe, 15-in-1 multimedia card reader. Linux Mint.