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Test System

Processor
Socket 604Dual Intel Pentium 4 Xeon, 2.8 GHz, 512 kB Cache, FSB533
System Components
DDR-SDRAM2x 512 MB PC3200 Samsung, ECC, Registered
MotherboardAsus PP-DLW, Rev. 1.03Intel E7505 Chipset
Graphics CardnVIDIA GeForce FX 5900, 128 MB
Hard DriveSystem Drive: Western Digital WD800JBTest Drive: RAID-5 Array consisting of 4x Western Digital WD360 Raptor, 36 GB, 10,000 rpm, 8 MB Cache
Software
Intel ChipsetIntel Chipset Installation Utility 5.1.1.1002Intel Application Accelerator RAID Edition Ver. 3.53
DirectX9.0b
OSWindows XP Professional Build 2600 Service Pack 1

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