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Recommended P200 configuration

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This configuration is recommended by the New Mexico Tech Computer Center for use with the software packages we give away. You can purchase any computer that you want, however, NMT Computer Center will not work on or answer questions regarding them unless they conform to the Hardware Standrads.

  1. Motherboard
    1. Pentium 200 MHz Intel Processor, Triton II HX chip set
    2. GMB-P55IPS-V0 with 512K pipeline cache RAM
    3. 4 or more 72 pin memory slots
    4. 4-PCI master/4-ISA slots, EIDE built in
    5. 2 serial ports, 1 parallel port
    6. Crystal Cooler ball bearing cooling fan, 150,000 hours MTBF
    7. 230W power supply
    8. Desktop case EMI, CSA listed, Vextrec VTI-DT20 or Enlite 6402
  2. Memory: 64MB (Two 32MB True Parity SIMM modules) 60ns or faster, expandable to 256MB memory on board
  3. Hard Disk: Western Digital 4GB disk (10 ms access or better) 5400RPM, 300,000 hours MTBF, or Western Digital Caviar 21200, 21600
  4. I/O
    1. Two 16550 (Compatible) High Speed Serial Ports
    2. Bidirectional Parallel Port, Enhanced EPP compatible
  5. Video: Diamond Stealth 3240 TV PCI Video with 2MB VRAM, or Diamond Stealth 3400
  6. Video MPEG: Diamond MPEG Video Player 1100 daughterboard for above
  7. Sound: Creative Lab Soundblaster AWE64 model CT4500
  8. Keyboard: NMB "Multimedia" (104 key style) with stereo headphone and microphone jacks (Concertmaster RT915CTW)
  9. CD-ROM: 24X EIDE Mitsumi
  10. Network: SMC Etherpower 10/100 (10BaseT/100BaseT/RJ-45), or KFI NIC-S100C 10/100 (10BaseT/100BaseT/RJ-45) chipset AC, AE, or AF
  11. Mouse: 3-button serial Logitech Mouseman or FirstMouse
  12. Monitor: Sony 17" GDM-17SE2T or GDM-200PS color Multiscan (the warranty must not exclude focus)
  13. Floppy: 3.5 inch 1.44MB TEAC floppy disk, UART serial Hi-speed 16650
  14. Desktop case: non-removable front panel for public user area
  15. Software OS: must be able to boot both operating systems from the one internal disk. The Linux LILO boot program must run automatically.
    1. Windows 95
    2. Linux and Linux LILO boot program; note that the Intel VX chipset does not work with LILO.

All components must:

The following vendors have submitted machines that have been tested and certified to work with the NMT network:


The following machines have been tested and are NOT certified for the NMT network:


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John Shipman, john@nmt.edu

Last updated: 1998/06/26 15:54:30 UT
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