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Hardware Addition

Posted 09-27-2017 at 03:01 PM by brianL

Just bought a new toy: refurbished Dell Precision T3600, for 350. Very good condition.
Intel Xeon E5-1650
16 GB RAM
NVidia Quadro 2000 graphics card
1 TB HDD
Very nice!
Only problem so far: can't install Slackware. Hopefully soon resolved. See thread in Slackware Installation forum.
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  1. Old Comment
    Didn't bother finding out the original price in , but in 2012 that machine cost about $1800.
    Posted 09-29-2017 at 05:01 PM by brianL brianL is offline
  2. Old Comment
    Kool Beans. My T3500's came from City Hall for free < they upgraded >

    I like em. I slapped a 5 dollar Chinese card reader on the front panel with the small bay and slot for like a floppy drive. Plugged the wires into front usb pins on the mobo. Installed MX on one. AntiX on the other. They fly like the wind.
    Posted 09-29-2017 at 06:28 PM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
    Updated 09-29-2017 at 06:30 PM by rokytnji
  3. Old Comment
    The Slackware installation problem has been solved - accidentally. The PERC H310 RAID controller was slowing boot-up to a snail-pace. I'm not using RAID, don't need it. So I took a chance and removed the controller. Mint still booted & ran OK. So I gave Slackware another try - and it installed, booted, and runs with no errors.
    Posted 10-10-2017 at 06:24 AM by brianL brianL is offline
  4. Old Comment
    Decided the Quadro 2000 was inadequate and/or wrong type of card for general purpose use, so I've replaced it with a GTX 1050 Ti.
    Posted 11-02-2017 at 10:04 AM by brianL brianL is offline
  5. Old Comment
    Updated the BIOS using FreeDOS on a USB stick. It was A03, it's now A15.
    Posted 11-07-2017 at 07:02 AM by brianL brianL is offline
 

  



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