Hewlett-Packard NetServer E45 PII/233

Type D4974-60200/d4974A
Serial FR74511766
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard (made in France)
FCC ID Unkn.
Date October 1997

Physical description

Type Tower (EPI 151097 print inside cvr, 97/37 on m/b)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 430 x 235 x 435 mm
Weigth Approx. 14 Kg.
Drive bays 3 x 3.5" (one accessible), 3 x 5.25" half-height (all accessible)
Power supply 200 W, 115-230 V, manual voltage switch, auto-restart (97/27)

Main board

BIOS Phoenix ver. 4.05.6 (July 24, 1997, PnP)
Processor Intel Pentium-II 233 MHz (fam. 3, mod. 3, step 3) (R736), on slot-1 (supports 333 Mhz CPUs)
Coprocessor Integrated on Pentium-II
External cache 512 Kb of high-speed 4-way set associative cache integrated on CPU (half-speed)
Memory 6 sockets for 60ns 72-pin SIMMs, parity checked (must be installed in pairs)
Std memory Two 16 Mb 60ns 72-pin SIMMs, parity checked
Max on system board 384 Mb (6 x 64 Mb)
Bus PCI 32-bit, ISA 16-bit
Expansion slots 4 x PCI, 4 x ISA (total 6, two shared), 4 or 5 available (on riser card)
Video Integrated Cirrus Logic CL-GD5446 super-VGA display adapter w. 2 Mb mem. (chip 9727)
Interface Integrated EIDE (2 ports, tot. 4 units), integrated PCI SCSI ctrl, FDD (2 units)
Ports PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse, 2 serial (UART 16550A), parallel, VGA, SCSI


Installed RAM 4 x 16 Mb 60ns (all 3742), parity checked SIMMs
Controller H.P. NetRAID SCSI Controller w. 4 Mb 72-pin 60ns RAM module (9713 on card) ADDITION
Audio Creative Sound Blaster AWE64 Gold (Model CT4390, 1997) ADDITION
Ethernet 3Com Fast EtherLink XL PCI (3C905B-TX, 9819 on chip) REPLACEMENT (*)


Diskette drive 1.44 Mb, 3.5" slim (Epson SMD-1340)
Hard disk lBM DCAS-34330 (4260 Mb) SCSI, 3.5" slim (OCT-97)
2nd hard disk lBM DCAS-34330 (4260 Mb) SCSI, 3.5" slim (OCT-97) ADDITION (**)
CD-ROM Hitachi CDR-8330, EIDE/ATA (24x max speed, August 1997)
CD-ROM Writer LG CD-RW GCE-8525B, EIDE/ATA (52x-32x-52x speed, A 200) ADDITION


Acquisition Feb. '03, was in an electronic appliances dump, paid ca. $50 together w. a Compaq ProSignia 200 and several other parts
Condition Dirty, out of service (but actually working), missing Ethernet card
Installed O.S. NetWare 4.11
Repairs/modifications Added 2 x 16 Mb memory SIMMs (it had 64 Mb), CD Writer, Ethernet and audio cards
Current status All hw working, currently in use
Current O.S. Windows NT 4.0 Workstation SP6 (It.)
Spare parts All drives


(*) Replaces original HP NetServer 10/100 TX LAN adapter.

(**) According to model number (D4974A), this system was shipped with one hard disk only.


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