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a b ) Power supply
April 24, 2004 7:21:54 PM

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I am thinking of accepting a Dell Dimension 4500 from a friend and
setting up Linux and file server on it (for my internal home network)
and also using it as a desktop with Debian/Suse.

I have a few questions though (my friends has no idea about computer
internals):
1) How much memory does the the AGP graphics card ATI Rage 128 Pro Ulta
have?
2) Can I add a 120G HDD to it without running into power supply
problems? IIRC, it has 250W power supply.
3) Also, I hope the power supply will not be a problem if I were to
replace the AGP vide card with a much higher end model?
4) Do all USB ports work okay? I intend to use a CF card reader, perhaps
a USB modem, and occasionally mount my camcorder as a USB storage
device. So the 6 USB ports seem to be okay in number, but what about the
power supply?

Thanks in advance,
->HS


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Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
April 24, 2004 10:35:44 PM

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

"H. S." <g_reate_xcalibur@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:o 7zic.100074$Gp4.2492643@news20.bellglobal.com...

> 1) How much memory does the the AGP graphics card ATI Rage 128 Pro Ulta
> have?

Probably 32 MBytes, but it could be 16.

> 2) Can I add a 120G HDD to it without running into power supply
> problems? IIRC, it has 250W power supply.

Yes.

> 3) Also, I hope the power supply will not be a problem if I were to
> replace the AGP vide card with a much higher end model?

Should be fine with any current card.

> 4) Do all USB ports work okay? I intend to use a CF card reader, perhaps
> a USB modem, and occasionally mount my camcorder as a USB storage
> device. So the 6 USB ports seem to be okay in number, but what about the
> power supply?

Most USB devices have their own power - certainly the camcorder will, and a
disc drive would.
The other devices use so little power it's not worth worrying about.
April 25, 2004 3:17:04 AM

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It's a 32MB card.
HH

"Edward J. Neth" <ejn63@netscape.com> wrote in message
news:c6eq40$b99oc$1@ID-84332.news.uni-berlin.de...
>
> "H. S." <g_reate_xcalibur@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:o 7zic.100074$Gp4.2492643@news20.bellglobal.com...
>
> > 1) How much memory does the the AGP graphics card ATI Rage 128 Pro Ulta
> > have?
>
> Probably 32 MBytes, but it could be 16.
>
> > 2) Can I add a 120G HDD to it without running into power supply
> > problems? IIRC, it has 250W power supply.
>
> Yes.
>
> > 3) Also, I hope the power supply will not be a problem if I were to
> > replace the AGP vide card with a much higher end model?
>
> Should be fine with any current card.
>
> > 4) Do all USB ports work okay? I intend to use a CF card reader, perhaps
> > a USB modem, and occasionally mount my camcorder as a USB storage
> > device. So the 6 USB ports seem to be okay in number, but what about the
> > power supply?
>
> Most USB devices have their own power - certainly the camcorder will, and
a
> disc drive would.
> The other devices use so little power it's not worth worrying about.
>
>
>
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