Thursday, December 18, 2008

Compaq Presario replacement

Finally ordered and assembled our replacement computer for the old and dead Compaq Presario. The motherboard has a good selection of legacy ports that may be useful later on for some random FPGA projects. Got a 500 GB hard disk so that should last until the next motherboard melt down. Integrated graphics is working just fine with Vista Home Premium. Also an Intel Celeron E1400 (dual core) with 2 Gigs of RAM should be enough for internet surfing. Managed to hack in remote desktop so I can now administer it from my room! Monitor is the only thing that might need upgrading now. Scanner software is a bit old as well but the scanner itself still works fine.

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