IBM Aptiva 2176-C73
Intel Pentium 200MHz
64MB 72-pin SIMM RAM (was 16MB)
256K cache via COAST module
3.5" floppy drive
8X Hitachi CDR-7930 CD-ROM drive
3.5" IBM IC35L020AVER07-0 20GB 7200RPM hard drive
MS-DOS 6.22 + Windows for Workgroups 3.11 + Windows 95
Dual booting handled by System Commander 7
2MB ATI Mach64 GT onboard video
4MB Matrox Mystique 220 PCI video card
Creative Sound Blaster AWE64 CT4500 ISA sound card (replaced an IBM Mwave modem/sound card combo, gross)
Kingston NE2000 clone ISA network card
Replaced internal fan with a quieter Arctic fan
Some bits, like the floppy drive bezel and the power button, were yellowed.
Retrobright came out nicely.
interesting hard drive location
side view of the guts with plenty of drive bays (for 1996 at least)
Matrox Mystique 220 4MB PCI video card
Creative Sound Blaster AWE64 CT4500 ISA sound card
Kingston KNE2021LC NE2000 clone ISA network card
Trusty input devices, an IBM Model M and a PS/2 Logitech optical mouse.
ver + mem
Windows for Workgroups 3.11
M U L T I T A S K I N G
K I N G
System Commander 7 boot menu
Windows 95 starting up
AIDA32 system info
Programs part I
Programs part II
Microsoft Word 97
Windows 95 can play nice with USB flash drives, as long as it is OSR2 or higher.