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Old 12-30-2004, 12:47 PM   #1
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Comments on this machine please.

Having tried to install Fedora C3, Debian, Mandrake, Slackware and Knoppix on a machine over the past 4 days with NO LUCK AT ALL. I have decided to buy another machine so wish comments on the following spec, if anyone is running somthing the same or has the components installed in a working machine please comment.

Processor Pentium 4 Prescott Processor with HT Technology 3.06E GHz w/800MHz FSB/ 1MB cache

Memory 512MB (2x256) Dual Channel DDR400

Hard Drive 160GB EIDE Hard Drive (7200RPM)

Video Card 128MB nVidia GeForce4 with DVI

Floppy Drive 1.44MB Floppy Drive

Network Card Integrated Intel PRO 10/100 Ethernet


3 Year Dell Warranty Next Business Day (until 16/10/2007)

I/O Ports Serial: One 9-pin serial port
Parallel: One parallel port
Video: One VGA connector
Keyboard: One 6-pin mini-DIN connector (or use USB connection)
Mouse: One 6-pin mini-DIN connector (or use USB connection)
USB: 8 USB 2.0 ports - 2 front/6 back
Headphone: 1 front headphone jack
5.1 Channel Audio: 5 miniature jacks for line in; line out (front; rear and center) and microphone
Network: Integrated Intel PRO 10/100 Ethernet

Slots 4 PCI slots
1 8X-AGP slot
Old 12-30-2004, 12:54 PM   #2
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I personally don't foresee any problems with that machine. You may want to make sure that the model number of the CD Drive is on the HCL and that there are current drivers for the video card....other than those tiny concerns.....nothing at all.


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