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
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!
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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