PC or Laptop Hardware - talk or brag about it - all good fun

Discussion in 'Windows XP Hardware' started by Aunty Jack, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. Aunty Jack

    Aunty Jack

    Aug 25, 2014
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    Adelaide, in my dreams as my wife tells me.
    Hello from Aunty Jack,

    Vista Forums has an area where members can give details of their hardware - interesting to some members. With XP I will bet that a lot of us use old hardware and try to modify/tweak the old thing to get the best out of whatever it is. So, let's start a new thread about hardware and see how we go.

    My hardware for XP is:-

    Dell Optiplex GX270 – date of manufacture 2004
    BIOS updated from Version AO4 to AO7
    Intel Pentium 4 – 3Ghz processor
    RAM – 1 Gb (motherboard will support 4Gb – impossible to find old 1Gb RAM chips)
    Graphics – onboard Intel 82865G – one day obtain a better graphics card
    Internet – Realtek Wi-Fi 802.n to modem/router for the “big PC”
    OS – Windows XP Home (lightened and tweaked)
    Hard Disk – 100 Gb Maxtor IDE rescued from external USB connect drive
    Cooling – Dell infamous for running hot – have seen CPU temperature hit 70 deg Cel.
    Six inch silent fan (boxed on two sides) installed over heatsink and airflow through CPU cooling fins. Max CPU temp now 48 deg Cel under load.
    Sound – Soundmax driver for XP to suit motherboard (Intel) sound chip (use headphones).
    USB ports – 8 (as per business model GX270)
    Monitor – Benq FP92W LCD

    Cheers from Aunty Jack.
    Aunty Jack, Oct 4, 2014
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  2. Aunty Jack


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    Hello, Aunty Jack, here is my info:

    OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Manufacturer Dell Computer Corporation
    System Model Dimension 3000
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 3 GenuineIntel ~2793 Mhz
    BIOS Version/Date Dell Computer Corporation A03, 1/5/2006
    SMBIOS Version 2.3
    Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
    System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
    Time Zone Central Daylight Time
    Total Physical Memory 2,048.00 MB
    Available Physical Memory 1.34 GB
    Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
    Page File Space 2.63 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys


    Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller
    Intel(R) 82801EB USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 24DD
    Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family Gigabit Ethernet NIC
    Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
    SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio

    lots of info in my msinfo32, but I do not know what half of it means !! :)

    Last edited: Oct 4, 2014
    Elizabeth23, Oct 4, 2014
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  3. Aunty Jack


    May 1, 2014
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    Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
    2.40 gigahertz Intel Core2 Quad
    64 kilobyte primary memory cache
    4096 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    64-bit ready
    Multi-core (4 total)
    Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5N32-E SLI 1.XX
    Bus Clock: 266 megahertz
    BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD Revision 1205 08/22/2007
    2 X 240Gb SSD
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 [Display adapter]
    HKC 24.3 [Monitor] (24.3"vis, January 2010)
    Internet, Virgin Cable
    Jojo, Oct 6, 2014
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