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I successfully booted up a Linux distro on my late 2000's PC (making sure all hardware works and didn't die due to dust or static)

After adding some storage (likely its old HDD which I currently use for VMs) and redoing the thermal paste, I'm pretty sure it will run good as new.

Specs: Pentium E5300, Nvidia 9400 GT, 2 gigs of DDR2 RAM

Can't wait to play GTA:SA or Minecraft in low/medium settings.

I wonder if Nouveau drivers have acceleration for the 9400 GT, or do I need to use the now unsupported propriatery drivers...

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Nouveau feature matrix shows stuff as "MOSTLY", and with power management as WIP (but engine and memory should be able to get re-clocked if I understood the table correctly)

On an unrelated note, I still haven't entered my sudo password and thought dd was happening, ouch!

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Or, I could just plop my 1050Ti from my current rig (used for GPU passthrough only) and experience how CPU bottlenecks work (lol)

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