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Anonymous
September 24, 2005 7:32:12 AM

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I have been reading posts on this forum and find it to be a wealth of
information. I will freely admit that I'm a total neophyte when it
comes to the internal working of a computer, but I'd love to learn as
it fasinates me.
Anywho, I was given a couple of older Compaq's recently and I'd like
some info. :?
The larger one is a Compaq Deskpro DPEND P450/6.4/w5nn US.
Serial number 6923 CKN6 A329. I have removed the case and found the
blue ink markings telling me it's inservice date of April 16, 1999.
From reading postings on this site, I know that this is a Pentium 3
with 450 MHZ and 6.4 GB Hard Drive. There does not appear to be an
operating system because I do not get a Windows logo when I start it.
The computer was used by a local golf course and it appears to be a
work station or network unit. What can I run on this for an operating
system? If anyone can tell me more about this unit and what I can do
to bring it close to 2005 standards, I'd love to know.

TIA

Oldthunder :) 

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Anonymous
September 24, 2005 7:48:14 AM

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If you kick up the memory to 256MB and maybe replace the hard drive with a
larger one (10 to 15GB), you can run Windows 2000 quite well. I would not
recommend XP for this computer... Ben Myers

On Sat, 24 Sep 2005 03:32:12 GMT, oldthunder@telus-dot-net.no-spam.invalid
(oldthunder) wrote:

>I have been reading posts on this forum and find it to be a wealth of
>information. I will freely admit that I'm a total neophyte when it
>comes to the internal working of a computer, but I'd love to learn as
>it fasinates me.
>Anywho, I was given a couple of older Compaq's recently and I'd like
>some info. :?
>The larger one is a Compaq Deskpro DPEND P450/6.4/w5nn US.
>Serial number 6923 CKN6 A329. I have removed the case and found the
>blue ink markings telling me it's inservice date of April 16, 1999.
>From reading postings on this site, I know that this is a Pentium 3
>with 450 MHZ and 6.4 GB Hard Drive. There does not appear to be an
>operating system because I do not get a Windows logo when I start it.
>The computer was used by a local golf course and it appears to be a
>work station or network unit. What can I run on this for an operating
>system? If anyone can tell me more about this unit and what I can do
>to bring it close to 2005 standards, I'd love to know.
>
>TIA
>
>Oldthunder :) 
>
Anonymous
September 24, 2005 6:31:27 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

Thanx Ben. I have no problem with the RAM but what Hard Drive do you
think is best? I've been looking at some on eBay and the like, and I
also see that some of these EN's are 850 or 1000 MHZ. Any suggestions
on where I might find one other than the online auctions.

Oldthunder
Anonymous
September 26, 2005 2:17:33 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

6.4GB is a little constraining even for Windows 2000. I've upgraded the hard
drive in my Windows 2000 notebook to 10GB for that reason. Something in the 15
to 20GB range should suffice.

The newer DeskPro ENs are Socket 370 with faster CPU speeds, rather than the
Slot 1 system which is what I suspect you have... Ben Myers

On Sat, 24 Sep 2005 14:31:27 GMT, oldthunder@telus-dot-net.no-spam.invalid
(oldthunder) wrote:

>Thanx Ben. I have no problem with the RAM but what Hard Drive do you
>think is best? I've been looking at some on eBay and the like, and I
>also see that some of these EN's are 850 or 1000 MHZ. Any suggestions
>on where I might find one other than the online auctions.
>
>Oldthunder
>
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