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IBM PC Server 315


Machine type 8638-PS0
Serial 550P48N
Manufacturer IBM Computer Corp., U.K.
FCC ID Unk.
Date November 1997 (Oct. 27 1997 printing inside cover and on disk cage)

Physical description

Type Tower
Dimensions (HxWxD) 390 x 240 (incl. feet) x 440 mm
Drive bays 5 x 3.5", 2 x 5.25" half-height (all accessible)
Power supply 240W, switchable, auto-restart (DATE CODE: 9737)

Main board

BIOS IBM SurePath BIOS, rev. level INET15US (9/17/97)
Processor Intel Pentium-Pro 200 MHz (32-bit) on socket-8 (fam. 6 mod. 3 step 4, Y816)
Coprocessor Integrated on Pentium
Cache 256 Kb of high-speed 4-way set associative cache integrated on CPU
Memory 4 sockets for 60ns buffered EDO ECC DIMMs
Max on system board 512 Mb (2 x 256 Mb or 4 x 128 Mb)
Bus PCI 32-bit, ISA 16-bit
Expansion slots 4 x PCI, 2 x ISA, 1 x ISA/PCI combo (on riser card)
Interface FDD (2 units)
Ports PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse, 2 buffered serial, parallel, 2 USB, Ethernet (RJ45)

Cards

Installed RAM 2 x 64 Mb 60ns EDO ECC DIMM (one 9714 on chips, others have SAM 801 and 806), 2 x 32 Mb 60ns EDO ECC DIMM (one 9714 on chips, others have SAM 801 and 806)
Video S3 Trio64V+ Super-VGA display adapter w. 1 Mb memory (upgradeable to 2 Mb) (3797)
Controller Adaptec AHA-2940AU card (9823) ADDITION
Network Compaq EJMNPDALBANY Fast-Ethernet PCI adapter (3600) ADDITION

Storage

Diskette drive 1.44 Mb, 3.5" slim (Sony MPF920-D) (9705)
Hard disk IBM DCAS-34330 (4330 Mb) SCSI, 3.5" slim (DEC-97)
2nd Hard disk IBM DCAS-34330 (4330 Mb) SCSI, 3.5" slim (DEC-97)
Tape drive Seagate CTD8000H/R/S (DDS-2, SCSI, 3,5") (9720) ADDITION
CD-ROM drive IBM CR-506-B (SCSI, 5,25" half-height, OCTOBER 1997)

Trivia

Acquisition Nov. '05, paid ca. 40$, together with another PC Server 315 (s/n 0P48P), two PC Server 325, and two PS/2 model 56
Condition Excellent, missing video card (apparently, a Network card had also been removed)
Installed O.S. Novell Netware 5
Repairs/modifications Added video card taken from similar unit, added 1 x 64 Mb DIMMs (it had 128 Mb only) and Ethernet card
Current status All hw working
Current O.S. Linux Slackware 9.1
Spare parts Almost everything

Peripherals: KEYBOARDS, MONITORS, MICES, PRINTERS


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