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Dell Dimension 4600
« on: March 25, 2018, 01:23:37 pm »
Hi all,

This past Saturday night I upgrade my father-in-law's Dell Dimension 4600 from Peppermint 6, which I installed in 2015, to Peppermint 8 32bit.  When I installed 6 I did upgrade the memory to 1 gig, a newer hard drive and dvd drive, everything else is stock.  I've thought about doing a complete rebuild, the case of the 4600 is nice looking, but it might be a bit time consuming because of the custom case. One of these days I'll get him to get a newer computer but for the time being  it works nicely with Peppermint 8.  When I checked system resources Peppermint 8 was using 178mb of memory.  Outside of poor video, best setting for YouTube is 360, and still buffers a lot, this old desktop is perfect for email and web browsing. I just love Peppermint. Not only had I converted my father-in-law, much to the ire of my Apple loving sister-in-law, I've also converted a brother-in-law and a best friend. I have Peppermint on an old Asus netbook and a modern desktop system, which I had posted the specs a while ago. On my way to converting the world  :D

On a side note, I have been seeing many more videos out there talking about Peppermint.  A big congratulations to the entire Peppermint team.
Thanks!

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Re: Dell Dimension 4600
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2018, 06:23:16 pm »
Hi Steve, on behalf of the team thanks for the congratulations, much appreciated :)

Cool to hear you're turning the world red and white one PC at a time .. now you just have to work on the Apple fan :)

Please say hi to your father in law and brother in law for us, and tell them we're proud to call them fellow Pepperminters.
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Re: Dell Dimension 4600
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2018, 09:03:31 pm »
Thx, Steve!

I just acquired a nearly 'new', gently used, Dell Dimension 3000. I'll be using it to test Peppermint 32-bit releases.

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peppermint@peppermint ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: peppermint Kernel: 4.13.0-32-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine:   System: Dell product: Dimension 3000
           Mobo: Dell model: 0N6381 Bios: Dell v: A03 date: 01/05/2006
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium 4 (-UP-) cache: 1024 KB speed: 2792 MHz (max)
Graphics:  Card: Intel 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.5 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 865G x86/MMX/SSE2
           GLX Version: 1.3 Mesa 17.0.2
Audio:     Card Intel 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller
           driver: snd_intel8x0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-32-generic
Network:   Card: Intel 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller driver: e100
           IF: enp1s8 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 95.6GB (0.5% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST380011A size: 80.0GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Cruzer_U size: 15.6GB
Partition: ID-1: swap-1 size: 0.52GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram0
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info:      Processes: 130 Uptime: 1 min Memory: 160.8/996.7MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
[close]

Only thing I did was install 2x512 MB RAM sticks - couldn't handle the single 128 MB OEM stick.  LoL

We'll keep them running as long as we can ...   ;)

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Re: Dell Dimension 4600
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2018, 12:14:55 am »
Hi Steve, on behalf of the team thanks for the congratulations, much appreciated :)

Cool to hear you're turning the world red and white one PC at a time .. now you just have to work on the Apple fan :)

Please say hi to your father in law and brother in law for us, and tell them we're proud to call them fellow Pepperminters.

I will do that!  I have to say that the biggest reason Peppermint has been My distribution is the people behind it.  Thanks for the great distro and your support!
Thanks!

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Re: Dell Dimension 4600
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2018, 12:21:21 am »
Thx, Steve!

I just acquired a nearly 'new', gently used, Dell Dimension 3000. I'll be using it to test Peppermint 32-bit releases.

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peppermint@peppermint ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: peppermint Kernel: 4.13.0-32-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine:   System: Dell product: Dimension 3000
           Mobo: Dell model: 0N6381 Bios: Dell v: A03 date: 01/05/2006
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium 4 (-UP-) cache: 1024 KB speed: 2792 MHz (max)
Graphics:  Card: Intel 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.5 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 865G x86/MMX/SSE2
           GLX Version: 1.3 Mesa 17.0.2
Audio:     Card Intel 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller
           driver: snd_intel8x0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-32-generic
Network:   Card: Intel 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller driver: e100
           IF: enp1s8 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 95.6GB (0.5% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST380011A size: 80.0GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Cruzer_U size: 15.6GB
Partition: ID-1: swap-1 size: 0.52GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram0
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info:      Processes: 130 Uptime: 1 min Memory: 160.8/996.7MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
[close]

Only thing I did was install 2x512 MB RAM sticks - couldn't handle the single 128 MB OEM stick.  LoL

We'll keep them running as long as we can ...   ;)

Yes we will. I'm wondering if I should get a XFX GeForce 7600GT AGP card to help with graphic performance and would it be worth it.
Thanks!

Steve

My main machine:
AMD FX-8320 Piledriver (Vishera) 3.5GHz (4.1GHz turbo) (Eight Core) AM3+ 8MB Cache
AMD Black Edition Copper HeatPipe EXTRA QUIET fan
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730
ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX AM3+, SLI & Cross Fire, SATA3, USB 3.0
16GB (2x8GB) PC17000 DDR3 2133 Dual Channel (high

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Re: Dell Dimension 4600
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2018, 03:07:48 am »
I'm wondering if I should get a XFX GeForce 7600GT AGP card to help with graphic performance and would it be worth it.

I like 'em. That's what I'm running in my Peppermint 7 32-bit 'Fire Breather':

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╭─vindsl@Boogaloo-6 ~ 
╰─➤  inxi -Fz                                           
System:    Host: Boogaloo-6 Kernel: 4.15.13-041513-generic i686 (32 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   Mobo: N/A model: Canterwood
           Bios: Phoenix v: 6.00 PG date: 04/09/2004
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium 4 (-HT-) cache: 2048 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3407 MHz 1: 3407 MHz 2: 3407 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G73 [GeForce 7600 GT]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.5 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: NV4B GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 18.0.0-rc4
Audio:     Card Intel 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller
           driver: snd_intel8x0
           Sound: ALSA v: k4.15.13-041513-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82547EI Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: e1000
           IF: enp2s1 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Lite-On LNE100TX driver: tulip
           IF: enp3s12 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (13.2% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_HD103SJ size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 120G used: 4.2G (4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda8
           ID-2: /home size: 612G used: 117G (21%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda9
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 2.15GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda10
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 39.5C mobo: N/A gpu: 44.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 148 Uptime: 1 min Memory: 258.4/2012.6MB
           Client: Shell (zsh) inxi: 2.2.35
[close]

GeForce 7600 GT AGPs get a little warm, so I added improved cooling.

What generally happens is - the fan bearing goes out on the crappy little fans that are installed at the factory, and it burns up the GPU.

If you decide to get a GeForce 7600 GT AGP, here's how I protect my investment (AnandTech article by your's truly): https://goo.gl/qJvJhg

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Re: Dell Dimension 4600
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2018, 08:55:31 pm »
I'm wondering if I should get a XFX GeForce 7600GT AGP card to help with graphic performance and would it be worth it.

I like 'em. That's what I'm running in my Peppermint 7 32-bit 'Fire Breather':

Spoiler (click here to view / hide)
╭─vindsl@Boogaloo-6 ~ 
╰─➤  inxi -Fz                                           
System:    Host: Boogaloo-6 Kernel: 4.15.13-041513-generic i686 (32 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   Mobo: N/A model: Canterwood
           Bios: Phoenix v: 6.00 PG date: 04/09/2004
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium 4 (-HT-) cache: 2048 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3407 MHz 1: 3407 MHz 2: 3407 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G73 [GeForce 7600 GT]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.5 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: NV4B GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 18.0.0-rc4
Audio:     Card Intel 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller
           driver: snd_intel8x0
           Sound: ALSA v: k4.15.13-041513-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82547EI Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: e1000
           IF: enp2s1 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Lite-On LNE100TX driver: tulip
           IF: enp3s12 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (13.2% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_HD103SJ size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 120G used: 4.2G (4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda8
           ID-2: /home size: 612G used: 117G (21%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda9
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 2.15GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda10
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 39.5C mobo: N/A gpu: 44.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 148 Uptime: 1 min Memory: 258.4/2012.6MB
           Client: Shell (zsh) inxi: 2.2.35
[close]

GeForce 7600 GT AGPs get a little warm, so I added improved cooling.

What generally happens is - the fan bearing goes out on the crappy little fans that are installed at the factory, and it burns up the GPU.

If you decide to get a GeForce 7600 GT AGP, here's how I protect my investment (AnandTech article by your's truly): https://goo.gl/qJvJhg

Thanks for the advice!
Thanks!

Steve

My main machine:
AMD FX-8320 Piledriver (Vishera) 3.5GHz (4.1GHz turbo) (Eight Core) AM3+ 8MB Cache
AMD Black Edition Copper HeatPipe EXTRA QUIET fan
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730
ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX AM3+, SLI & Cross Fire, SATA3, USB 3.0
16GB (2x8GB) PC17000 DDR3 2133 Dual Channel (high

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Re: Dell Dimension 4600
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2018, 06:40:22 am »
Welcome  :)

BTW, even though this Dell Dimension 3000 handles winders XP and Peppermint 8 just fine, it was slow as snot with the OEM 128 MB RAM.

I bumped it to 1 GB RAM and it helped things considerably, until I opened Chromium. We all know what the problem is - modern browsers need at least 2 GB RAM to perform adequately.

Sooo... I ordered 2 GB (2x1GB) RAM sticks yesterday - $11.99 USD on Amazon

Ah, the joy of staying behind the curve ... 2 GB RAM kits would have cost hundreds of dollars back in 2006, no?  8)

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Re: Dell Dimension 4600
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2018, 02:02:08 pm »
Welcome  :)

BTW, even though this Dell Dimension 3000 handles winders XP and Peppermint 8 just fine, it was slow as snot with the OEM 128 MB RAM.

I bumped it to 1 GB RAM and it helped things considerably, until I opened Chromium. We all know what the problem is - modern browsers need at least 2 GB RAM to perform adequately.

Sooo... I ordered 2 GB (2x1GB) RAM sticks yesterday - $11.99 USD on Amazon

Ah, the joy of staying behind the curve ... 2 GB RAM kits would have cost hundreds of dollars back in 2006, no?  8)

Ahhh, I'll have to look into that!
Thanks!

Steve

My main machine:
AMD FX-8320 Piledriver (Vishera) 3.5GHz (4.1GHz turbo) (Eight Core) AM3+ 8MB Cache
AMD Black Edition Copper HeatPipe EXTRA QUIET fan
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730
ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX AM3+, SLI & Cross Fire, SATA3, USB 3.0
16GB (2x8GB) PC17000 DDR3 2133 Dual Channel (high

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Re: Dell Dimension 4600
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2018, 01:42:25 pm »
The RAM arrived yesterday, but ... I'm so busy right now, I didn't have a chance to install it - ate dinner and immediately fell asleep - what a life!?!?!

I did open the mailing envelope to see how the looked, and I'll have to say, the packaging was great. I'll snap a pic, when I get home today. Looks every bit as good as the packaging from the 'big boys'. And, it's marked as a 'kit', so hopefully the timing will be the same on all of the chips.

We'll see ... assuming I don't get mired down with real life issues today  ::)

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Re: Dell Dimension 4600
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2018, 08:20:43 pm »
$12 USD RAM kit seems to be working fine  8)




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peppermint@peppermint ~ $ sudo inxi -m
Memory:    Array-1 capacity: 4 GB devices: 2 EC: None
           Device-1: DIMM_1 size: 1 GB speed: 333 MHz type: SDRAM
           Device-2: DIMM_2 size: 1 GB speed: 333 MHz type: SDRAM
peppermint@peppermint ~ $ cat /proc/meminfo
MemTotal:        2059332 kB
MemFree:          252720 kB
MemAvailable:    1210672 kB
Buffers:          337060 kB
Cached:          1181160 kB
SwapCached:            0 kB
Active:           938764 kB
Inactive:         757156 kB
Active(anon):     291376 kB
Inactive(anon):   276008 kB
Active(file):     647388 kB
Inactive(file):   481148 kB
Unevictable:           0 kB
Mlocked:               0 kB
HighTotal:       1184200 kB
HighFree:          78988 kB
LowTotal:         875132 kB
LowFree:          173732 kB
SwapTotal:       1029664 kB
SwapFree:        1029664 kB
Dirty:                 0 kB
Writeback:             0 kB
AnonPages:        177692 kB
Mapped:           325532 kB
Shmem:            389684 kB
Slab:              84576 kB
SReclaimable:      63420 kB
SUnreclaim:        21156 kB
KernelStack:        2584 kB
PageTables:         6916 kB
NFS_Unstable:          0 kB
Bounce:                0 kB
WritebackTmp:          0 kB
CommitLimit:     2059328 kB
Committed_AS:    2877720 kB
VmallocTotal:     122880 kB
VmallocUsed:           0 kB
VmallocChunk:          0 kB
AnonHugePages:         0 kB
ShmemHugePages:        0 kB
ShmemPmdMapped:        0 kB
CmaTotal:              0 kB
CmaFree:               0 kB
HugePages_Total:       0
HugePages_Free:        0
HugePages_Rsvd:        0
HugePages_Surp:        0
Hugepagesize:       2048 kB
DirectMap4k:       22520 kB
DirectMap2M:      888832 kB
peppermint@peppermint ~ $ inxi -v7 -c 0
System:    Host: peppermint Kernel: 4.13.0-32-generic i686 (32 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: N/A info: xfce4-panel dm: lightdm Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine:   System: Dell product: Dimension 3000 Chassis: type: 6
           Mobo: Dell model: 0N6381 Bios: Dell v: A03 date: 01/05/2006
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium 4 (-UP-) cache: 1024 KB
           flags: (pae sse sse2 sse3) bmips: 5585 speed: 2792 MHz (max)
Memory:    No dmidecode memory data: try newer kernel.
Graphics:  Card: Intel 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:2572
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.5 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 865G x86/MMX/SSE2
           GLX Version: 1.3 Mesa 17.0.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller
           driver: snd_intel8x0 ports: ee00 edc0 bus-ID: 00:1f.5 chip-ID: 8086:24d5
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-32-generic
Network:   Card: Intel 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller
           driver: e100 v: 3.5.24-k2-NAPI port: df40
           bus-ID: 01:08.0 chip-ID: 8086:1050
           IF: enp1s8 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:11:11:4b:7e:f2
           WAN IP: 71.209.187.21
           IF: enp1s8 ip-v4: 10.0.0.10 ip-v6: fe80::d0d9:405d:1239:c022
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 95.6GB (1.1% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST380011A size: 80.0GB serial: 3JVCXK68 temp: 34C
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Cruzer_U size: 15.6GB serial: 20054054930A80720E5C-0:0 temp: 0C
           Optical: /dev/sr0 model: SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-252S
           rev: R902 dev-links: cdrom,cdrw
           Features: speed: 16x multisession: yes
           audio: yes dvd: no rw: cd-r,cd-rw state: running
Partition: ID-1: swap-1 size: 1.05GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram0
           label: N/A uuid: N/A
RAID:      System: supported: N/A
           No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
           Unused Devices: none
Unmounted: ID-1: /dev/sda1 size: 0.03G
           fs: FAT (16 bit) label: DellUtility uuid: 07D4-0A1C
           ID-2: /dev/sda2 size: 76.20G fs: NTFS label: N/A uuid: 44C46E1BC46E100A
           ID-3: /dev/sda3 size: 3.76G fs: FAT (32 bit) label: DellRestore uuid: N/A
           ID-4: /dev/fd0 size: 0.00G label: N/A uuid: N/A
           ID-5: /dev/sdb1 size: 1.25G
           label: Peppermint Eight uuid: 2018-02-03-13-06-59-00
Sensors:   None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info:      Processes: 127 Uptime: 1:26 Memory: 287.6/2011.1MB
           Init: systemd v: 229 runlevel: 5 default: 2 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481 running in x-terminal-emul) inxi: 2.2.35
peppermint@peppermint ~ $
[close]

In case you noticed the discrepancy, while these are 400MHz RAM modules. this Dell Dimension 3000 only specs out at 333MHz ... so they're loafing.

Running off a Peppermint stick right now. I'll do a real install when I get a chance ...  ;)

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Re: Dell Dimension 4600
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2018, 08:50:40 am »
$12 USD RAM kit seems to be working fine  8)




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peppermint@peppermint ~ $ sudo inxi -m
Memory:    Array-1 capacity: 4 GB devices: 2 EC: None
           Device-1: DIMM_1 size: 1 GB speed: 333 MHz type: SDRAM
           Device-2: DIMM_2 size: 1 GB speed: 333 MHz type: SDRAM
peppermint@peppermint ~ $ cat /proc/meminfo
MemTotal:        2059332 kB
MemFree:          252720 kB
MemAvailable:    1210672 kB
Buffers:          337060 kB
Cached:          1181160 kB
SwapCached:            0 kB
Active:           938764 kB
Inactive:         757156 kB
Active(anon):     291376 kB
Inactive(anon):   276008 kB
Active(file):     647388 kB
Inactive(file):   481148 kB
Unevictable:           0 kB
Mlocked:               0 kB
HighTotal:       1184200 kB
HighFree:          78988 kB
LowTotal:         875132 kB
LowFree:          173732 kB
SwapTotal:       1029664 kB
SwapFree:        1029664 kB
Dirty:                 0 kB
Writeback:             0 kB
AnonPages:        177692 kB
Mapped:           325532 kB
Shmem:            389684 kB
Slab:              84576 kB
SReclaimable:      63420 kB
SUnreclaim:        21156 kB
KernelStack:        2584 kB
PageTables:         6916 kB
NFS_Unstable:          0 kB
Bounce:                0 kB
WritebackTmp:          0 kB
CommitLimit:     2059328 kB
Committed_AS:    2877720 kB
VmallocTotal:     122880 kB
VmallocUsed:           0 kB
VmallocChunk:          0 kB
AnonHugePages:         0 kB
ShmemHugePages:        0 kB
ShmemPmdMapped:        0 kB
CmaTotal:              0 kB
CmaFree:               0 kB
HugePages_Total:       0
HugePages_Free:        0
HugePages_Rsvd:        0
HugePages_Surp:        0
Hugepagesize:       2048 kB
DirectMap4k:       22520 kB
DirectMap2M:      888832 kB
peppermint@peppermint ~ $ inxi -v7 -c 0
System:    Host: peppermint Kernel: 4.13.0-32-generic i686 (32 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: N/A info: xfce4-panel dm: lightdm Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine:   System: Dell product: Dimension 3000 Chassis: type: 6
           Mobo: Dell model: 0N6381 Bios: Dell v: A03 date: 01/05/2006
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium 4 (-UP-) cache: 1024 KB
           flags: (pae sse sse2 sse3) bmips: 5585 speed: 2792 MHz (max)
Memory:    No dmidecode memory data: try newer kernel.
Graphics:  Card: Intel 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:2572
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.5 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 865G x86/MMX/SSE2
           GLX Version: 1.3 Mesa 17.0.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller
           driver: snd_intel8x0 ports: ee00 edc0 bus-ID: 00:1f.5 chip-ID: 8086:24d5
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-32-generic
Network:   Card: Intel 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller
           driver: e100 v: 3.5.24-k2-NAPI port: df40
           bus-ID: 01:08.0 chip-ID: 8086:1050
           IF: enp1s8 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:11:11:4b:7e:f2
           WAN IP: 71.209.187.21
           IF: enp1s8 ip-v4: 10.0.0.10 ip-v6: fe80::d0d9:405d:1239:c022
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 95.6GB (1.1% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST380011A size: 80.0GB serial: 3JVCXK68 temp: 34C
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Cruzer_U size: 15.6GB serial: 20054054930A80720E5C-0:0 temp: 0C
           Optical: /dev/sr0 model: SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-252S
           rev: R902 dev-links: cdrom,cdrw
           Features: speed: 16x multisession: yes
           audio: yes dvd: no rw: cd-r,cd-rw state: running
Partition: ID-1: swap-1 size: 1.05GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram0
           label: N/A uuid: N/A
RAID:      System: supported: N/A
           No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
           Unused Devices: none
Unmounted: ID-1: /dev/sda1 size: 0.03G
           fs: FAT (16 bit) label: DellUtility uuid: 07D4-0A1C
           ID-2: /dev/sda2 size: 76.20G fs: NTFS label: N/A uuid: 44C46E1BC46E100A
           ID-3: /dev/sda3 size: 3.76G fs: FAT (32 bit) label: DellRestore uuid: N/A
           ID-4: /dev/fd0 size: 0.00G label: N/A uuid: N/A
           ID-5: /dev/sdb1 size: 1.25G
           label: Peppermint Eight uuid: 2018-02-03-13-06-59-00
Sensors:   None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info:      Processes: 127 Uptime: 1:26 Memory: 287.6/2011.1MB
           Init: systemd v: 229 runlevel: 5 default: 2 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481 running in x-terminal-emul) inxi: 2.2.35
peppermint@peppermint ~ $
[close]

In case you noticed the discrepancy, while these are 400MHz RAM modules. this Dell Dimension 3000 only specs out at 333MHz ... so they're loafing.

Running off a Peppermint stick right now. I'll do a real install when I get a chance ...  ;)

Thanks for the heads up on the memory sticks.  $12 is a great price.  I'll definitely order some for my father-in-law's computer.  Now if I can only find a decent AGP card that's new he will have a nice computer to surf on.
Thanks!

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Re: Dell Dimension 4600
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2018, 11:27:52 am »
Now if I can only find a decent AGP card that's new he will have a nice computer to surf on.

I hear ya!

My old gal only has PCI slots - No PCI AGP - No PCI Express - Straight-up PCI on this doorstop machine  LoL  :D

I had planned on running the integrated GPU - that's what 'they' were using - but OMG - it was bringing the whole machine to a crawl.

Luckily, I've been doing this stuff since well into the last century, and I don't throw away 'high-end' electronics, if they're still viable.

I pulled 6 PCI video cards out of the closet, and tested them a little at a time, over several days - a few minutes here - a few minutes there. It came down to a dual between a Guillemot Maxi Gamer Phoenix Banshee and a Matrox Millennium.

The Matrox won. I actually preferred the Banshee but the damn thing runs hotter than a firecracker, and I don't know how much the Dell's bus will handle.

I have 2-3 AGP cards sitting in the closet too, but it's no-dice on this machine  ::)

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Re: Dell Dimension 4600
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2018, 07:49:35 pm »
Matrox Millenium, now there's a name that evokes memories of the late 90's (along with Quantum Fireball/Bigfoot HDD's and the ubiquitous Soundblaster 16). I think I still have an AGP G400 dualhead Millenium in the garage somewhere.

But the only PCI card I still have is some old non-make with a Trident chip IIRC (or was that ISA?) .. Oh and a gigantic 3Dfx Voodoo 2 I can never bring myself to bin because it somehow feels part of computing history along with the Zip-drive it shares a shelf with.

I remember thinking those 100MB Zip-disks were massive .. for what felt like the two months they were on the market before CDRW made you wish you hadn't wasted your money.
(but hey it's a pretty blue and the disks still look like super floppies on steroids from the planet techatron, so what can I say they're hard to bin)

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I really should go check on that Trident card .. if it's ISA I probably have all the components to bung together a pretty mean 486DX if I still have some 72pin SIMM's .. erm, if they all still work (which I doubt), and I can be bothered.

Might be a fun project to see how much say a RasPi outperforms it by :)

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Re: Dell Dimension 4600
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2018, 07:16:13 am »
NEW TOY UPDATE

Heh! This Dell Dimension 3000 is a Dinosaur's Dinosaur - and I mean that in a good way  ;D

It's hard to believe this was a mainstream business machine in 2004, but it was ...

I decided to give up on the PCI vid cards - too much quirkiness - and went back to the onboard GPU.

Now, I'm upgrading the 80GB PATA/IDE spinner to a 60GB SATA III SSD. Here's the drive I chose:





60GB Patriot Flare SATA III SSD -  $28.99 USD NIB delivered (3 yr. warranty) : https://goo.gl/ApNppw

Ordered a brace of  IDE/EIDE/PATA-TO-SATA adapters for the SSD - $12.99 USD NIB: https://goo.gl/tHwD2C





32-bit Peppermint Power to the rescue ...  8)


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