HP Vectra VL/400 MT, Pentium-lll , 1ghz.

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HP Vectra VL/400 MT, Pentium-lll , 1ghz.

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-8-13 @ 19:18

HP Vectra VL/400 MT (Mini Tower) with Pentium-III , 1ghz CPU.
512mb ram.

A premium PC from late 1990’s.
Built for Windows 98/2000/NT
BIG tower case.
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Re: HP Vectra VL/400 MT, Pentium-lll , 1ghz.

Postby oeuvre » 2019-8-14 @ 12:57

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Re: HP Vectra VL/400 MT, Pentium-lll , 1ghz.

Postby SpectriaForce » 2019-8-14 @ 14:43

You never see this model in my country. What for brand of electrolytic capacitors are those green ones?
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Re: HP Vectra VL/400 MT, Pentium-lll , 1ghz.

Postby PcBytes » 2019-8-14 @ 18:13

Choyo.

The black ones might be Choyo too, or Hermei.
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Re: HP Vectra VL/400 MT, Pentium-lll , 1ghz.

Postby SpectriaForce » 2019-8-14 @ 21:16

PcBytes wrote:Choyo.

The black ones might be Choyo too, or Hermei.


That explains why I don't see them anymore haha :lol:

It looks nice though, all it needs is a cleanup and replacement of those dubious caps.
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Re: HP Vectra VL/400 MT, Pentium-lll , 1ghz.

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-8-14 @ 21:59

SpectriaForce wrote:You never see this model in my country. What for brand of electrolytic capacitors are those green ones?


I put it away but those green caps look like Sanyo.
It works fine however. The Case is Really BIG for a mini tower.
It’s wider and taller than a mini tower.
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Re: HP Vectra VL/400 MT, Pentium-lll , 1ghz.

Postby PcBytes » 2019-8-15 @ 08:58

Intel486dx33 wrote:I put it away but those green caps look like Sanyo.

Sanyo never used that vent. Only Choyo and Hermei use these.

The only vents used by Sanyo were an K-shaped vent and X shaped vents on older capacitors (though I think it's making a comeback now that it's been bought by SUNELEC).
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Re: HP Vectra VL/400 MT, Pentium-lll , 1ghz.

Postby jaZz_KCS » 2019-8-15 @ 09:38

That's a Vectra aight. My Vectra board does feature Sanyo caps which are indeed K-shaped.

All drivers you'd need for this one are still easily found on the web.
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Re: HP Vectra VL/400 MT, Pentium-lll , 1ghz.

Postby gdjacobs » 2019-8-15 @ 16:09

PcBytes wrote:
Intel486dx33 wrote:I put it away but those green caps look like Sanyo.

Sanyo never used that vent. Only Choyo and Hermei use these.

The only vents used by Sanyo were an K-shaped vent and X shaped vents on older capacitors (though I think it's making a comeback now that it's been bought by SUNELEC).


To be clear, Suncon was the Sanyo electrolytics division prior to being spun off under the ownership of the old management team.
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Re: HP Vectra VL/400 MT, Pentium-lll , 1ghz.

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-8-15 @ 18:12

Hmmm.
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Re: HP Vectra VL/400 MT, Pentium-lll , 1ghz.

Postby Thermalwrong » 2019-8-15 @ 22:16

That connector that resembles a very long IDE connector at the bottom of the board can give you 2 ISA slots if you find the HP part "5065-4211", that's an ISA bridge board.

I found the ISA bridge board then found the VL-400 board, it works great for providing ISA sound capability.
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Re: HP Vectra VL/400 MT, Pentium-lll , 1ghz.

Postby mothergoose729 » 2019-8-15 @ 22:46

I have a similar slot 1 PC with katmai. The hard drive was just about shot, but other than that everything in it held up. HP made really good computers back then.
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Re: HP Vectra VL/400 MT, Pentium-lll , 1ghz.

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-8-16 @ 10:17

mothergoose729 wrote:I have a similar slot 1 PC with katmai. The hard drive was just about shot, but other than that everything in it held up. HP made really good computers back then.


HP was the BIG daddy in Silicon Valley back in 1990's I think that was there Glory days. When they dominated just about everything.
They had the Computer, server, printer, networking, and instruments divisions.

When everyone was still trying to figure things out. HP was well established.
And they had some good products.

They where a One stop solution to your corporate computers and network.

I don't know where HP is at today but all there BIG campuses are closed down in Silicon Valley. Apple has taken over where HP left off.
Ironic that Steve wozniak came from HP.
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Re: HP Vectra VL/400 MT, Pentium-lll , 1ghz.

Postby MMaximus » 2019-8-16 @ 10:50

I have a similar looking Vecra VL/400 but with an early Pentium 4 CPU and RDRAM. I guess these were originally marketed as business systems?
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Re: HP Vectra VL/400 MT, Pentium-lll , 1ghz.

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-8-16 @ 12:32

Yes, the pavilion was the consumer pc.
The Vectra line was used by HP corporate, large corporations, civil and state governments, hospitals and schools.
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Re: HP Vectra VL/400 MT, Pentium-lll , 1ghz.

Postby oeuvre » 2019-8-16 @ 14:23

Yeah, Vectras were similar to Optiplexes.
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Re: HP Vectra VL/400 MT, Pentium-lll , 1ghz.

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-8-16 @ 15:12

oeuvre wrote:Yeah, Vectras were similar to Optiplexes.


Only in that they were both made for the business sector.
HP was a world wide giant one stop enterprise ready solution.
Dell is small potatoes. Focusing on desktop computers and small servers.
I did not like the dell optiplex bios. They try to lock down the desktop computers from upgrades and operating systems.

HP had
HP Openview for monitoring networks.
HP Omni back for backups.
HP computer asset management.
HP Network node manger

HP was building Cluster servers and Super computers while dell was still working on small webservers.
And file servers.
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Re: HP Vectra VL/400 MT, Pentium-lll , 1ghz.

Postby SpectriaForce » 2019-8-18 @ 20:58

No love for AST over here? :(
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Re: HP Vectra VL/400 MT, Pentium-lll , 1ghz.

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-8-21 @ 05:21

SpectriaForce wrote:No love for AST over here? :(


I don’t know much about AST other than they came from L.A. to Texas.
Who did they sell it to ?
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Re: HP Vectra VL/400 MT, Pentium-lll , 1ghz.

Postby oeuvre » 2019-8-21 @ 12:45

ASTs are cool but not as common as HPs were.
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