First post, by athlon-power
I acquired a Dell Dimension 3000 sometime this last summer, and I just now got around to setting it up again. It came with the:
-Monitor + Original Cords
-Speakers + Subwoofer
-Desktop w/ Original Specs and Original Cords
The desktop's HDD still has the original Windows XP install, and I reset it using the integrated Dell recovery software. Here's the specs:
Intel Celeron D 320 @2.4GHz
256MB DDR 333MHz
Intel 82865G Integrated Graphics
Samsung SP0802N 80GB HDD
Samsung SC-148A CD-ROM Drive
Factory Installed Intel 537EP PCI Modem
Integrated Intel PRO/100 VE Ethernet
SoundMAX Integrated Audio
I have cleaned out the PC completely, replaced the old thermal paste with, again, some nice Arctic Silver stuff, and it runs as quiet as my modern Dell Inspiron 5676, if not slightly quieter. That's of course, omitting the sound of the HDD when it's being accessed. But it's honestly not very intrusive, and the classic 'whine' of those old HDDs is almost absent. I checked the motherboard, and all of the capacitors look okay, even.
I looked it up online, and I found what was almost this exact configuration for sale:
Everything matches up instead of the HDD, I'm not sure why. I'm going to assume that this system was purchased in a sale bundle or something, I just find it interesting that I got nearly the entire package, minus the mouse pad. I had that lying around, and it completed the look very well. It's from around the 2004-2005 time period as well.
Where am I?