Fozzie

  • Desktop
  • Primary workstation
  • "Fozzie" started life as a Compaq Presario 5900Z, but after years of upgrades, now shares little with that original computer.  My goal with Fozzie is to continually perform 2-3 upgrades per year on this computer, so that it never becomes too outdated, and is always relatively close to top-of-the-line.  As my primary desktop, Fozzie must perform a wide range of tasks -- software development, web browsing, word processing, lots of multimedia, and even gaming now and then.  I feel that Fozzie's hardware profile reflects these versatile needs.  There are no plans to replace Fozzie in the near future -- I will simply continue to upgrade parts over time.
  • This computer was originally obtained December 22, 1999.
  • This computer underwent a major upgrade on May 28, 2004.  Images and commentary on this can be found here.
  • Fozzie was retired on July 23, 2009, at which time Clementine became the primary computer for both my wife and myself.

 

 


All Components:

Processor

AMD Athlon64 3000+ @ 2.0GHz

History Added Notes
1. AMD Athlon @ 700MHz 12/22/1999  
2. AMD Athlon64 3000+ @ 2.0GHz 5/28/2004  

 

Motherboard

Asus K8V

History Added Notes
1. FIC SD11 12/22/1999
  • Slot A
  • VIA chipset
  • 4 USB ports (2 back, 2 front)
  • 2 Firewire ports (1 back, 1 front)
  • 1 Serial port
  • 1 Parallel port
  • 384MB max PC133 SDRAM
2. Asus K8V 5/28/2004
  • Socket 754
  • VIA K8T800 and VT8237 chipsets
  • 800MHz system bus
  • 3 x 184-DIMM sockets for up to 3GB ECC/Non-ECC PC3200/2700/2100/1600 SDRAM memory
  • 1 AGP 8x/4x slots
  • 5 PCI slots
  • South bridge supports 2 UltraATA 133 drives and 2 SATA drives with RAID 0,1
  • Promise 20376 RAID controller supports 1 UltraDMA 133/100/66, 2 SATA, for RAID 0 and 1 configurations
  • Integrated ADI AD1980 6-channel audio
  • Integrated Marvell 88E8001 Gigabit LAN controller
  • 8 USB 2.0 ports (4 back, 4 front)
  • 1 parrallel port
  • 1 serial port
  • 1 PS/2 keyboard, 1 PS/2 mouse port

 

Case

Maxtop Super 2000 model 8870KL w/ 2 front USB ports

History Added Notes
1. Compaq Presario 5900Z mid-tower case 12/22/1999  
2. Maxtop Super 2000 model 8870KL w/ 2 front USB ports 5/28/2004  

 

Power Supply Unit

Antec TruePower Trio 550W

History Added Notes
1. (Unknown OEM Compaq power supply unit) 12/22/1999  
2. Q-Max 350W Switching Power Supply LC-B350ATX 5/28/2004 Came with Maxtop case.
3. CoolMax 400W Taurus Silent Switching Power Supply CS-400 SL 2/4/2005  
4. Antec TruePower Trio 550W 1/5/2007  

 

Chassis Fan

Zalman ZM-F1

History Added Notes
1. (Unknown OEM chassis fan) 5/28/2004 Sleeve bearing fan
2. Zalman ZM-F1 2/14/2005 Silent sleeve bearing fan

 

Operating System

Windows Vista Ultimate

History Added Notes
1. Windows 98SE 12/22/1999
2. Windows 98SE and Red Hat Linux 7.0 12/2000
3. Windows 98SE and Red Hat Linux 7.1 5/2001
4. Windows 98SE, Windows 2000 Professional, and Red Hat Linux 7.1 11/27/2001
5. Windows 2000 Professional and Mandrake Linux 8.1 1/25/2002
6. Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Professional, and Mandrake Linux 8.1 2/1/2002
7. Windows XP Professional and Mandrake Linux 8.1 2/12/2002
8. Windows XP Professional and Mandrake Linux 8.2 4/20/2002
9. Windows XP Professional and Red Hat Linux 8.0 10/6/2002
10. Red Hat Linux 9 and Windows XP Professional 4/1/2003
11. Fedora Core 1 and Windows XP Professional 11/5/2003
12. Mandrake Linux 10.0 Official and Windows XP Professional 6/2/2004
13. Windows XP Professional and Fedora Core 4 x86-64 6/26/2005
14. Windows XP Professional 8/30/2005
15. Windows Vista Ultimate 2/16/2009

 

Memory

1.5GB PC3200 Crucial RAM

History Added Notes
1. 128MB total PC133 12/22/1999 128 OEM PC133 DIMM
2. 256MB total PC133 6/2001 Added one 128MB PC133 Kingston ValuRAM DIMM to previous configuration
3. 384MB total PC133 6/2/2002 Added one 128MB PC133 Kingston ValuRAM DIMM to previous configuation
4. 512MB total PC3200 5/28/2004 Replaced previous configuration with motherboard upgrade.

512MB Crucial PC3200 (DDR400) DIMM

5. 1.5GB total PC3200 12/26/2005 Added one 1GB Crucial PC3200 (DDR400) DIMM to previous configuration

 

Video Card

XFX GeForce 7300GT

History Added Notes
1. Creative 3D Blaster nVidia TNT2 Ultra 32MB AGP 2X 12/22/1999  
2. PNY Verto GeForceFX 5200 128 MB RAM AGP 8X 5/28/2004 Upgraded due to voltage differences between TNT2 and Asus motherboard.
3. XFX GeForce 7300GT 1/5/2007 AGB 8X, 256MB DDR2

 

TV Tuner

Hauppauge WinTV-GO 190

History Added Notes
1.Hauppauge WinTV-GO 190 6/20/2004

 

Hard Drive

Seagate Barracuda SATA 7200.8 250GB

History Added Notes
1. Seagate Barracuda ATA 20GB 7200RPM 12/22/1999
2. Seagate Barracuda SATA 7200.8 250GB 8/30/2005  

 

Hard Drive

Seagate Barracuda SATA 7200.9 120GB

History Added Notes
1. Maxtor DiamondMax 60GB 7200RPM 11/25/2001  
2. Maxtor DiamondMax 80GB 7200RPM 8/9/2002 Added after motor in previous failed.
3. Seagate Barracuda SATA 7200.9 120GB 12/26/2007

 

DVD-ROM Drive

Lite-On XJ-HD166S/165H 16x/48x

History Added Notes
1. Pioneer DVD-114 10x/40x 12/22/1999  
2. Lite-On XJ-HD166S/165H 16x/48x 2/5/2004  

 

DVD/CD Recorder

Plextor PX-716A 16x DVD+/-R

History Added Notes
1. Philips CD-RW 4x/4x/24x 12/22/1999  
2. TDK VeloCD 40x/12x/48x 6/25/2002  
3. Yamaha CRW-F1E 44x/24x/44x 10/14/2002 Added after previous failed.
4. Plextor PX-716A 16x DVD+/-R 6/12/2005 Added after previous failed.
  • 16x DVD+/-R
  • 6x DVD+/R DL
  • 8x DVD+RW
  • 4x DVD-RW
  • 16x DVD-ROM
  • 48x CD-R
  • 24x CD-RW
  • 48x CD-ROM

 

Keyboard

Logitech LX710 Cordless Keyboard

History Added Notes
1. Compaq Internet Keyboard 12/22/1999  
2. Logitech Cordless Access Keyboard 5/25/2003  
3. Logitech LX710 Cordless Keyboard 12/26/2006  

 

Mouse

Logitech LX7 Cordless Laser Mouse

History Added Notes
1. Compaq OEM Standard 12/22/1999  
2. Microsoft Mouse with IntelliEye 4/23/2000  
3. Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical 10/2001 Added after previous failed
4. Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse Blue 12/22/2002  
5. Logitech LX7 Cordless Laser Mouse 12/26/2006 Part of desktop set with Logitech LX710 Cordless Keyboard

 

Monitor

Samsung SyncMaster 940BX 19"

History Added Notes
1. Compaq CV715 17" CRT 12/22/1999  
2. Samsung SyncMaster 570VTFT 15" 7/2001  
3. Samsung SyncMaster 940BX 19" 10/28/2006  

 

Printer

Canon Pixma iP6600D

History Added Notes
1. HP DeskJet 932C 7/2000  
2. Canon Pixma iP6600D 10/1/2005  

 

Scanner

Epson Perfection 640U

History Added Notes
1. Epson Perfection 640U 11/2000  

 

Speakers

Altec Lansing FX4021

History Added Notes
1. Klipsch ProMedia 4.1 400W THX-Certified Audio System 12/22/1999
  • 4.1 sound system
2. Altec Lansing FX4021 12/25/2008
  • 2.1 sound system
  • 46 Watts total power

 

Headset

Plantronics MX-505 (Black)

History Added Notes
1. Labtec C-315 8/2000
2. Plantronics MX-505 2/20/2006 Mobile phone headset; connected to computer via headset / speaker switch.
3. Plantronics Voyager 510 11/4/2007 Connected via Bluetooth
4. Plantronics MX-505 (Black) 11/8/2008 Mobile phone headset; connected to computer via headset / speaker switch.
 

 

Headset / Speaker Switch

Radio Shack Computer Headphone Speaker Switch 26-204

History Added Notes
1. Radio Shack Computer Headphone Speaker Switch 26-204 2/11/2006 Allows for switching betweeen computer speakers, computer headset, and a 2.5mm mobile phone headset.
2. None 12/4/2007 Removed due to new headset being connected via Bluetooth
3. Radio Shack Computer Headphone Speaker Switch 26-204 11/8/2008 Original one above is now in use with Clementine, this is a second one

 

 

WebCam

Creative WebCam NX Pro PD1130

History Added Notes
1. Creative WebCam NX Pro PD1130 7/18/2004  

 

Uninterruptible Power Supply

APC Back-UPS ES BE750BB

History Added Notes
1. CyberPower 375SL 1/21/2002
2. CyberPower 425SL 5/1/2004 Added after previous failed
3. APC Back-UPS ES BE750BB 7/6/2006 750VA, 450W, 10 outlets.

Added after previous failed.

 

Game Pad

Logitech Precision GamePad 2

History Added Notes
1. Logitech Precision GamePad 2 11/21/2005

 

Bluetooth Adapter

Anycom USB-250 Bluetooth Adapter

History Added Notes
1. Anycom USB-250 Bluetooth Adapter 3/22/2007

 

Sound Card

None, on-board sound

History Added Notes
1. Creative SoundBlaster Live! Value 12/22/1999  
2. None, on-board sound 10/17/2006 Moved SB Live card into Waldorf, will use sound on Asus motherboard instead.

 

Network Card

None (using on-board LAN)

History Added Notes
1. Accton EN1207D PCI (SMC EZ Card) 12/22/1999 Removed 5/28/2004 in favor of onboard  LAN
2. None 5/28/2004  
3. Linksys WMP54G 1/29/2006 802.11g wireless NIC.  Inherited from Waldorf.  Co-exists with onboard LAN.
4. None 8/12/2006 Removed the wireless NIC in favor of onboard LAN.  Wireless NIC moved to my fiancÚ's computer

 

Modem

None

History Added Notes
1. Conexant HCF WinModem 12/22/1999  
2. (Removed modem) 1/29/2006 Removed modem to make room for Linksys WMP54G.

 

Floppy Drive

None

History Added Notes
1. NEC 3.5" 12/22/1999 Removed 5/28/2004
2. Starlogic 3.5" 6/20/2004  
3. None 5/11/2007 Removed Starlogic, instead will use a USB floppy, shared with other computers