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Restoration of Dell XPS R400/440BX/1.4 Ghz PL-iP3/T Tualatin

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So to my complete surprise last night I found this sealed up in a box in my attic after 15-20 years. A Dell XPS R400. My goal is to totally restore it. I forgot I had 2 of them. I plan on replacing this case with the upgraded Tualatin CPU/440 BX. IIRC I have the 13 GB HDD somewhere. If not I'll have to either dig up the Windows 98 CD. Or maybe score a 98 SE CD. It has no CD reader or disk drive but I can strip it from an old Dell 4300 if need be. To my surprise 4 wires from the PSU are cut. Don't recall why or what they were going too. Don't know what the vid card is. Could be an old Nvidia. And looks like it has a sound card along with a modem card. Between the two BX motherboards it appears I have plenty of RAM.
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So to my complete surprise last night I found this sealed up in a box in my attic after 15-20 years. A Dell XPS R400.
I will simply correct your calendar, your find this is 22 years old.
If the CPU was a Celeron 226 MHz then the calendar it should point 23 years ago.

Back then we was OC the Celeron 226 up to 466 MHz, and a Voodoo 2 this will do the 3D work.
Nice find thanks for the memories!
 

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Ah, Maxtor. That was my go-to brand back then. They ran hot, but were a good value. I actually still have a 520MB IDE Maxtor drive in the basement. No telling how many fresh installs of Windows I had put on it! :D
 
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Ah, Maxtor. That was my go-to brand back then. They ran hot, but were a good value. I actually still have a 520MB IDE Maxtor drive in the basement. No telling how many fresh installs of Windows I had put on it! :D
It thrashes loud too! From the icons you can tell my kids were on this rig a lot lol! Winamp! Napster ‘was’ on it till everyone started getting fined by the music association. But the only reason I didn’t get dinged was because I was still on dial-up. :D My playlist is still on there however....
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It thrashes loud too! From the icons you can tell my kids were on this rig a lot lol! Winamp! Napster ‘was’ on it till everyone started getting fined by the music association. But the only reason I didn’t get dinged was because I was still on dial-up. :D My playlist is still on there however....View attachment 170025
That was one of my favorite versions of the IE icon too!
 
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