Compaq ProSignia 300

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Type Series 3425
Serial 8623HUN20027
Manufacturer Compaq Computer Corp., U.K.
Date May 1996

Physical description

Type Tower (5/95 inside front panel, 20 MAY 1995 print on bottom of case)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 410 x 220 x 445 mm (incl. feet)
Drive bays 2 x 3.5" (one accessible), 3 x 5.25" half-height (all accessible)
Power supply 280 W, 115-230 V, manual voltage switch

Main board

BIOS Compaq System BIOS - E15 (8/17/98) UPDATED
Bus PCI 32-bit, EISA 16/32-bit
Expansion slots 2 x 32-bit PCI, 4 x 32-bit EISA (total 6, one combo), all available, slot for replaceable processor complex
Video Integrated Cirrus Logic CL-GD5424 super-VGA display adapter w. 1 Mb mem. (9545 on chip)
Interface Integrated Fast-SCSI-2/P, FDD (2 units), Netelligent 10/100 PCI Ethernet
Ports PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse, serial (UART 16550A), parallel, VGA, SCSI, Coax/RJ45 Ethernet


Processor Intel Pentium-120 MHz, PGA, on socket-5 (family 5, model 2, step 6) (9619 on card)
Coprocessor Integrated on Pentium
Ext. Cache N/a
Memory 16 Mb, 60ns, plus 6 sockets for 60 or 70ns 72-pin SIMMs, parity checked (to be installed in pairs)
Max memory 208 Mb (16 Mb plus 6 x 32 Mb)
Installed RAM 2 x 8 Mb 70ns (9541 and 9550), 2 x 16 Mb 60ns (9834 on card) parity checked SIMMs (total of 64 Mb)


Diskette drive 1.44 Mb, 3.5" slim (Epson SMD-1340)
Hard disk Seagate Barracuda ST32550N (2.15 Gb, 7200 RPM) Fast-SCSI-2, 3.5" slim (OCT-98) REPLACEMENT
CD-ROM Sanyo CRD-254V, SCSI (4x max speed, January 1996)


Acquisition May '03, together w. some other systems and several keyboards, paid ca. 20$
Condition Very good, working, no missing parts
Installed O.S. None
Repairs/modifications Added 2 x 8 Mb SIMMs (it had 48 Mb)
Current status All hw working
Current O.S. Slackware Linux 3.1
Spare parts Almost nothing

Peripherals: KEYBOARDS

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