Hewlett-Packard Vectra VL2 4/25e

Type D3124A
Serial 3416F11481
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard (made in France)
Pre-loaded software MS-DOS 6.2 (*)
Date March 1994

Physical description

Type Desktop (front bezel 94-12)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 125 x 420 x 395 mm
Drive bays 2 x 3.5" (1 x half-height internal, 1 x slim), 1 x 5.25" half-height
Power supply 100 W, 115-230 V manual voltage switch (94-03)

Main board

Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard (made in Mexico)
BIOS Phoenix ver. GE.04.06 VECTRA PC, 1 Aug. 1994 (127 Kb)
Chipset ULSI
Type Socket 3
Processor Intel 486SX-25 MHz (family 4, model 2, step 3), PGA
Coprocessor N/a
External cache N/a
Memory 2 sockets for 70ns 72-pin SIMMs
Max on system board 64 Mb
Bus ISA 16-bit
Expansion slots 4 x 16-bit ISA on riser card, all available
Interface Fast-IDE (2 units), FDD (2 units)
Video Integrated Cirrus Logic CL-GDXX super-VGA display adapter (chip 9352) w. 512 Kb of memory (exp. to 1 Mb)
Ports PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse, serial (UART 16450), parallel, VGA


Installed RAM 2 x 4 Mb 70ns (9346 on chips)


Diskette drive 1.44 Mb, 3.5" slim (Sony MPF-520, 9407)
Hard disk IBM H3171-A2 (170 Mb) IDE/ATA, 3.5" slim (9349 on chips) REPLACEMENT (*)


Acquisition Sept. 02, bought for a few $ together w. some other appliances (incl. a VL2 4/50se which had been demolished)
Condition Not working (HDD and memory were missing)
Installed sw None
Repairs/modifications Added memory SIMMs and hard disk
Current status All hw working
Spare parts Almost everything: planar, power supply, etc.


(*) Original hard disk was either a 105 or a 210 Mb IDE unit. The latter system unit featured Windows for Workgroup in addition to MS-DOS


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