Dell XPS System Generation 2 (XPS Gen 2* / XPS v 2)

purchased April 22, 2004 this page has been replaced: see new page

Summary:

Processor
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor
3.20 GHz with HT Technology

Operating System
Microsoft® Windows®
XP Home Edition

Memory
2GB Dual Channel DDR
PC-?? SDRAM 333MHz

Hard Drive
120GB Maxtor Calypso SATA
with 8MB Cache

Graphics Processor
128MB DDR
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
AGP 8X

Sound Card
Creative Sound Blaster®
Audigy® 2 ZS 7.1 HD Audio

Official Support Pages can be found here.

 

Power Supply: 460 W

The XPS is packed with 460W power supply that is located in a separate compartment
along the bottom chassis to minimize the heat transferred to other critical components.

  Microprocessor

  Memory

  Computer Information

  Video

  Audio

  Expansion Bus

  Drives

 

  Connectors

  Controls and Lights

  Power

  Physical

  Environmental

Peripherals and Upgrades


 

Microprocessor

Microprocessor type (available)

Intel® Pentium® 4 that runs at 2.8 or 3.0, or 3.2 GHz

Microprocessor type (purchased) 3.2 GHz with 800 MHz Front Side Bus

Level 1 (L1) cache

8 KB

Level 2 (L2) cache

512-KB

Memory

Type (available)

400- and 333-MHz DDR SDRAM

Type (purchased) 2 GB 333-DDR PC-

Memory connectors

four

Memory capacities

128-, 256-, or 512- non–ECC

Minimum memory

256 MB

Maximum memory

2 GB ?! (i think this is a typo; there should be no difference)

 

 

BIOS address

F0000h

Computer Information

Chip set

Intel 875P

DMA channels

eight

Interrupt levels

24

BIOS chip

4-Mb

NIC

integrated PCI network interface

System clock

533- or 800-MHz data rate

Video

Type

AGP 8X

Audio

comes installed:

Sound Blaster Audigy 2

Upgrade: Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro
[read review] [view product specs]
buy here? ($200 for Pro)

Expansion Bus

Bus type

PCI and AGP

Bus speed

PCI: 33-MHz

AGP: 133-MHz

AGP

 

connector

one

connector size

172 pins

connector data width (maximum)

32 bits

bus protocols

8x/4x/2x modes at 1.5 V

PCI

 

connector

four

connector size

120 pins

connector data width (maximum)

32 bits

Drives

Externally accessible:

one 3.5-inch drive bay

three 5.25-inch drive bays

Available devices

ATA-100 Ultra DMA hard drive, serial ATA drive, CD drive, DVD drive, RAID

Internally accessible:

three 3.5-inch drive bays

Connectors

External connectors:

Serial

two 9-pin connectors; 16550C-compatible

Parallel

25-hole connector (bidirectional)

Network adapter

10/100 Ethernet connector

PS/2 (keyboard and mouse)

6-pin mini-DIN

USB

two front-panel and six back-panel USB 2.0–compliant connectors

headphones

one front-panel connector

System board connectors:

Primary IDE drive

40-pin connector

Secondary IDE drive

40-pin connector

Floppy drive

34-pin connector

Fans (3)

3-pin connector

I/O Panel

34-pin connector

Serial ATA (2)

7-pin connector

IEEE 1394

4-hole, unpowered connector

Controls and Lights

Power control

push button

Power light

green light on power button—blinking green in sleep state; solid green for power-on state

Hard-drive access light

green

Link integrity light (on integrated network adapter)

green light for 10-Mb operation; orange light for 100-Mb operation

Activity light (on integrated network adapter)

yellow blinking light

Diagnostic lights

four lights on the back panel

Power

DC power supply:

Wattage

460 W

Heat dissipation

1000 BTU/hr

Voltage (see the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual for important voltage setting information)

fixed-voltage power supply—110 V at 50/60 Hz

manual selection and auto-sensing power supplies—90 to 135 V at 50/60 Hz; 180 to 265 V at 50/60 Hz; 100 V at 50/60 Hz for Japanese computers

Backup battery

3-V CR2032 lithium coin cell

Physical

Height

49.1 cm (19.3 inches)

Width

22.2 cm (8.7 inches)

Depth

48.8 cm (19.2 inches)

Weight

19 kg (42 lbs)

Environmental

Temperature:

Operating

10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F)

NOTE: At 35°C (95°F), the maximum operating altitude is 914 m (3000 ft).

Storage

–40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F)

Relative humidity

20% to 80% (noncondensing)

Maximum vibration:

Operating

0.25 G at 3 to 200 Hz at 0.5 octave/min

Storage

0.5 G at 3 to 200 Hz at 1 octave/min

Maximum shock:

Operating

bottom half-sine pulse with a change in velocity of 20 inches/sec (50.8 cm/sec)

Storage

nonoperating (half-sine pulse) 105 G, 2 ms

nonoperating (faired-square wave) 27 G with a velocity change of 508 cm/sec (200 inches/sec)

Altitude:

Operating

–15.2 to 3048 m (–50 to 10,000 ft)

Storage

–15.2 to 10,668 m (–50 to 35,000 ft)

Peripherals:

Speakers

Logitch Z-640 speakers
purchased from ebuyer.com for $60 [$57; 45.72+10.82 shipping)
[ read review 1 ] [ review 2 ]

5.1 Configuration, 70 Watts
Z-640

"Perhaps the best feature of the speaker system besides its price is its versatility. Not only can it be used with 5.1 Dolby digital capable PC soundcards, but an included adapter allows any device with stereo RCA audio cables to be connected & played on all speakers by simply pressing the matrix button. This allows PC, video game systems, TV, VCR, and DVD to all use the same speaker set. Probably the most un-advertised and most useful application is that it makes a very capable and cost effective home theater 5.1 Dolby digital surround sound system."
"The Z-640’s RCA cables can be extended by buying extra male to female RCA cables." (see also mini-audio to RCA adapters)

Probably should have gotten the Z-680 instead ($265), or the Logitech Z-5300 ($125)
5.1 Configuration , 500 Watts, Dolby Digital & DTS Hardware Decoding, THX Certified
:

Note: only the Z-680 has "Dolby® Digital & DTS® Hardware Decoding "


 

Monitor

when purchased, got the 17" E172FPb Flat Panel Display as a $100 upgrade

 

Mouse

Purchased Logitech Mx500 Optical Mouse
May 2004, $40 from Fry's

 

* wanna see what the XPS Gen 1 computers were like?