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Re: Show me your HP!

Postby oeuvre » 2017-7-27 @ 12:58

Vectras are lovely things, built well and have good expansion for their size. They are reliable too and easy to work with.
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Re: Show me your HP!

Postby tizzdizz » 2017-7-27 @ 16:17

EVERY SINGLE capacitor on the motherboard looked like these. Frankly I'm shocked it even powered on, let alone booted to the CMOS setup in an intelegible way. They were even on the video card (which incidentally *was* dead, I swapped it out for testing above.)
So naturally I stripped it for parts. It yielded me some choice goods. The 2.8GHz Xeons are a great score for my currently-2.4GHz Asus PC-DL rig, those huge passive coolers will be a nice improvement and I think I can use the RAM in it too.
Here's everything that was left after all was said and done. (I also ended up tossing the dead HDD and one of the DVD drives which had a broken belt.) Note that I did save the video card after all; there aren't many caps to replace and they're easily accessible. A 512MB AGP card is rare enough that I'm willing to give a shot at getting it going again.

Sadly that cool dual-orientation case was in a really sorry state - filthy, with a lot of dented panels and broken plastic bits. It also weighed WAY more than it should have for its size - a good 10-12kg at least, which is about 8kg more than I felt like dealing with. It went back in the bin. Can't save everything, but at least some of this one will live on.


Too bad about the caps. I found the same thing on a recent acquisition. For a sec I thought you had posted a picture of my board! Looks like lots of great parts though. Question - if the case were a beige midtower, would you have held onto it?
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Re: Show me your HP!

Postby Scraphoarder » 2017-7-27 @ 16:26

Not mine, but could have some if i want. HP Proliant workhorses stored at work. Almost all of them had been in service for over 10 years before they got retired.
Not pictured and in racks is a DL380 G3 that was shut down one week ago and two DL380 G4 still in service. Nothing critical running on them, but some legacy stuff we havent bothered to virtualize.

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One DL380 G5 with a pair of some Xeon 5xxx and three ML370 G7 with dual P3 1266 Tualatins.

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Five DL380 G3, four DL380 G4 all with dual netburst Xeons, one DL360 G2 with dual P3 1400 tualatins, one DL360 G3 and a HSV100 san Controller.
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Re: Show me your HP!

Postby gdjacobs » 2017-7-28 @ 03:04

Scraphoarder wrote:Not mine, but could have some if i want. HP Proliant workhorses stored at work. Almost all of them had been in service for over 10 years before they got retired.
Not pictured and in racks is a DL380 G3 that was shut down one week ago and two DL380 G4 still in service. Nothing critical running on them, but some legacy stuff we havent bothered to virtualize.

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One DL380 G5 with a pair of some Xeon 5xxx and three ML370 G7 with dual P3 1266 Tualatins.

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Five DL380 G3, four DL380 G4 all with dual netburst Xeons, one DL360 G2 with dual P3 1400 tualatins, one DL360 G3 and a HSV100 san Controller.


FC-AL is dandy if you have the drives!
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Re: Show me your HP!

Postby trapflag » 2017-7-28 @ 03:05

I love HP Vectras - I had a thread about mine here: https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=45420

Hardware specs:

CPU: Pentium MMX at 200 MHz
Chipset: Intel 430 HX (Triton II)
Memory: 32 MB EDO RAM
L2 cache: 256 KB
HDD: Quantum Fireball, 2.5 GB, 5400 RPM
CD-ROM: HITACHI CDR-8335, 24x
Video: S3 Trio64 V2 DX/GX, 2 MB
Sound: HP MM Pro 16V-A PnP (seen as AZT1008 PnP Sound Device), based on the AZT2320 chip
Network: HP Ethernet 10/100 BaseT Network Board, based on the AMD PCnet-PCI-II 79C971 chip

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Re: Show me your HP!

Postby oeuvre » 2017-7-28 @ 03:47

How is that keyboard? I ordered the same one NIB on ebay the other day for my Pavilion.
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Re: Show me your HP!

Postby Scraphoarder » 2017-7-28 @ 09:02

gdjacobs wrote:FC-AL is dandy if you have the drives!
We have 140 FC 15K 300GB drives and also many 146GB, 450GB and 500GB. 4 drive shelves from an EVA 3000 and 12 from two EVA 4100/6100. Also have all controllers, but a complete SAN use too much power nowadays and luns are limited to 2TB size. Could probably connect the shelves directly to a HBA and make a big JBOD or sw raid.
Did some benchmarks of our EVA 4100 before it was retired last week. This with a vraid5 vdisk that was most common to use. The server was old as mold too :blush:
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Re: Show me your HP!

Postby xjas » 2017-7-28 @ 17:05

tizzdizz wrote:Question - if the case were a beige midtower, would you have held onto it?


Heh, nope - I have just about zero love for beige towers from the P3/P4 era. I actually like the black & silver case of the xw6000, it's sharp looking, relatively compact, and the rotating drive bays are really neat. But this one was trashed, I couldn't even get the side panel to fit on properly and it was missing pieces. Not worth my time to try & save.
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Re: Show me your HP!

Postby oeuvre » 2017-7-29 @ 19:00

Period correct keyboard!
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Re: Show me your HP!

Postby DeafPK » 2017-7-29 @ 20:14

My Vectra Piii 933 / 256 / VooDoo3 2000.

I have two identical machines like this. The one pictured here is modified to fit AGP video cards, but unfortunately the riser cable is way too unstable. Should buy another one. It runs like a charm when the VooDoo 3000 is plugged directly to the motherboard.

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The riser only had 3 PCI slots. I hacksawed one away ...

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The AGP riser cable

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The machine came with all its own drivers already! Yay!
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Re: Show me your HP!

Postby Unknown_K » 2017-8-04 @ 06:41

Errius wrote:Which HP Netserver do you have?

Netserver LC II
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Re: Show me your HP!

Postby Errius » 2017-8-19 @ 04:33

Unknown_K wrote:
Errius wrote:Which HP Netserver do you have?

Netserver LC II

I have the FLORES motherboard for that in a box somewhere. I don't have the rest of it though.
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Re: Show me your HP!

Postby harddrivespin » 2017-8-19 @ 16:06

Am I the only one here who loves HP as a company? The fact their computers are reliable, + them keeping drivers on their website for 18 year old computers just makes them so much better than say Acer or Toshiba.
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Re: Show me your HP!

Postby oeuvre » 2017-8-19 @ 18:42

Dell has drivers on their sites for older computers too. HP Part Surfer is a wonderful tool as well, gives you the part #s and specs of plenty of machines.
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Re: Show me your HP!

Postby Unknown_K » 2017-8-19 @ 21:43

HP is a billion dollar company that is still around so they keep old drivers around.

I like old HP machines because while they might not have been the fastest out they were built like tanks.
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Re: Show me your HP!

Postby ScragglyPuff » 2017-8-27 @ 06:22

A pic of my HP. The HP 9000 712/60 "Gecko" PA-RISC Workstation (with an external 4X CD-ROM drive). At the time, these workstations were one of the few non-NeXT systems that can run NeXTSTEP. It's my favorite UNIX box that I own :happy:

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Re: Show me your HP!

Postby NJRoadfan » 2017-9-01 @ 00:01

oeuvre wrote:Pretty sweet RISC box there! Welcome aboard.

Today I got this Pavilion in the mail and I tore it apart, cleaned it, reassembled and upgraded it. Runs very nicely. More pictures + info here https://imgur.com/a/fAnCF


Friend of mine had a 7370V from 1997, decent machine. Similar specs but it had a Pentium 200MMX and a Orchid Righteous 3D Voodoo graphics card from the factory.
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