Digital Prioris XL Server 5200

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Type FR-974WW-A9
Serial PC73807305
Manufacturer Digital (made in U.K.)
Date June 1997 (JUN 10 1997: OK stamping) (*)

Physical description

Type Tower
Dimensions (HxWxD) 482 x 190 x 470 mm
Weight 18 kg w/o hard disk
Drive bays 5 x 3.5" slim (4 internal), 2 x 5.25" half-height
Power supply 210 W, 100-120/200-240 V, manual voltage switch (DATE: 9713)

Main board

BIOS Phoenix ver. 1.03 (Prioris XL Server 5200 ver. 2.07), Feb. 18, 1994 (42 Kb)
Memory 8 sockets for 70ns 72-pin SIMMs, parity checked (must be installed in pairs)
Std. memory 16 Mb (2 x 8 Mb, parity)
Max on system board 512 Mb (8 x 64 Mb)
Bus PCI 32-bit, ISA 16-bit
Expansion slots 2 x PCI, 4 x EISA, 1 x PCI / EISA combo (all available), slot for proprietary processor complex
Interface Integr. Adaptec AIC-7870 SCSI adpt., EIDE (2 units), FDD (2 units)
Video Cirrus Logic CL-GD5429 VGA adapter (chip 9721) w. 512 Kb of video mem. (upgradable to 1 Mb)
Ports PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse, 2 serial (UART 16550A), parallel, VGA


Chipset Intel 82433/4NX, socket 5 (18297 on card)
Processor Intel Pentium-200 MHz, PGA (family 5, model 5, step C), socket for second CPU
Coprocessor Integrated on Pentium
Ext. Cache 256 Kb, 15ns, on replaceable COAST module (max. 512 Kb) (02996)
Installed RAM 4 x 16 Mb 60ns parity SIMMs (two 04297)
Video Number Nine Revolution 3D (4 Mb, PCI) (9744 on chip) ADDITION
Audio Creative Sound Blaster CT4170 (ISA) (9730) ADDITION
Ethernet Kalex K668 (10/100, Intel chip, PCI) (0799) ADDITION


Diskette drive 1.44 Mb, 3.5" slim
Hard disk IBM DCAS-32160W (2 Gb, SCSI), 3.5" slim (has Digital sticker) (AUG-97) (*)
CD-ROM Toshiba XM-5401TA, SCSI (12-speed)
Tape drive Sony SDT-7000, SCSI (9727)


Acquisition July '03, paid ca. 20$, was in a deposit of dismissed appliances
Condition Very good, but not working (missing parts)
Installed O.S. Windows 2000 Professional (US English)
Repairs/Modifications Added all memory SIMMs (it had no RAM), Ethernet and audio cards, SCSI cable
Current status All hw working, cabinet is slightly rusty
Current O.S. None
Spare parts Almost nothing


(*) Hard disk bears Digital's labels, and is most likely original.

Peripherals: KEYBOARD

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