IBM Aptiva (Pentium-100)

Machine type 2144-141
Serial 745500GY6TM
Manufacturer IBM Corp. United Kingdom Ltd.
Pre-loaded software unkn.
Date March 1996

Physical description

Type Desktop (MFG DATE: 603 on bottom sticker, 10 JAN 1996 stamping inside case)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 130 x 360 x 435 mm
Weight ??? Kg
Drive bays 2 x 3.5" (1 internal), 1 x 5.25" half-height
Power supply 90 W, 110-220VAC manual voltage switch (WK. 10/96)

Main board

BIOS IBM, March 6, 1996
Processor Intel Pentium-S 100 MHz (32-bit) PGA
Coprocessor Integrated on Pentium
External cache 2 sockets for COAST modules, Pipelined Burst (allowed configurations are 0, 256 or 512 Kb)
Memory Four 72-pin SIMM sockets (must be installed in pairs)
Std. memory 8 Mb
Max on system board 128 Mb (4 x 32 Mb)
Bus PCI 32-bit, ISA 16-bit
Expansion slots 2 PCI/ISA combos, 1 x ISA 16-bit, on riser card (sticker 603)
Video Integrated Trident TGUI9680 w. 1 Mb (expandeable to 2 Mb, 9607 on chip)
Interface Enh. IDE (2 ports, tot. 4 units), FDD (2 units)
Ports PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse, 2 buffered serial, parallel, VGA


Installed RAM 4 x 8 Mb 60ns SIMMs
Ethernet Realtek RTL8019-based adapter (ISA 16-bit, 9529 on card) ADDITION
Audio Creative Vibra 16S (Model CT2800, ISA 16-bit, 9545 on card) ADDITION


Diskette drive 1.44 Mb, 3.5" slim (97-03)
Hard disk Quantum 1280AT (1,2 Gb) IDE/ATA 3.5" slim (FEB/96, wk 3/96 on cables)
CD-ROM Hitachi CDR-7730 (MARCH 1996) ADDITION


Acquisition Nov. 2004, bought for a few $ together w. an H.P. VE 5/133
Condition Very good, working
Installed sw MS Windows 95 OSR2 (4.00.950B, Italian)
Repairs/modifications Added Ethernet adapter
Current status All hw working
Current O.S. Linux Slackware 4.0
Spare parts Almost nothing


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