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Free computer: Fwd: HW for you/BALUG

So ... older but mostly working computer I now have (thanks to Aaron),
free for anyone that's interested.
You can arrange to pick it up,
or I might be willing to do a one-way schlep of it to
BerkeleyLUG ... but if so you best commit to taking it,
'cause I ain't gonna drag it back.

A bit more information on it:
listed on:
Dell Dimension 8400 (Pentium 4):
I may manage to test/wipe the (non-original) hard drive and update information
regarding its status (presumably failed/failing ... but maybe just needs
some bad sectors mapped out with rewrites?  Who knows.).  I might not do
further testing of the hardware.  Would include 2 GiB possibly a bit more
(if I'm unable to otherwise use the additional RAM).  With the RAM
density provided, max is 4 GiB, max for the model is 8400 - with higher
density RAM.

Anyway, it's taking up space I could better use for other purposes,
so I'm hoping to rehome it (especially case and most larger components)
soon.  Could possibly give away component(s) / part it out - but hoping to
mostly find home for it and give it away in bulk relatively complete.

It can probably make a reasonable low-end 32-bit system - at least with
addition of any working suitable drive (and power cord and monitor).

And from earlier (references/excerpts):

----- Forwarded message from  -----
    Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2018 11:53:57 -0700
    From: ace36
 Subject: No BerkeleyLUG for me (again!), HW for you/BALUG
      To: "Michael Paoli" <Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu>

You wrote on behalf of BALUG at

I acquired for free a very old Dell Dimension 8400 PC which actually has
working DDR2 667 MHz DIMMs inside.
You are welcome to have this, give this away, or tell me that _I_ should
take it back and give it away for free to someone else.

For further description of this 32bit desktop PC, see the links at:

- - https://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_dimension_desktops/dimension-8400_owner%27s%20manual_en-us.pdf

   - -
https://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_dimension_desktops/dimension-8400_service%20manual_en-us.pdf - - https://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_dimension_desktops/dimension-8400_setup%20guide_en-us.pdf

   - - https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,1614206,00.asp

There are several perhaps serious drawbacks to this old machine..........
The outer plastic panels of the case were stripped away (or cracked/broken
down) leaving just the "skeleton" metal case itself.
The video card is a non-VGA (non 15-pin) PCI-E NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290 P538
as per
(no VGA converter piece was available when I obtained the machine)
The installed hard drive (which I separately tested) is a defective 1.0 TB
SATA drive with a recent installation of Debian Stretch i386.
Do not currently have available 80-pin ribbon cables for the EIDE/PATA hard
drives I have that will work with the motherboard on this machine.
The installed RAM is a total of 2 GB consisting of 4 x 512MB PC2-5300 (DDR2
667MHz) DIMMs.

On the plus side.....
The Dell desktop is apparently working and is available for free
The installed DIMMs were all tested and are working fine
All the I/O ports (except for the above-described video card) are all
working fine
The desktop has a pair or low-end but fully-functional optical drives
Am including an extra PS/2 keyboard and mouse that all work fine with this
low-end machine


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