Friday, August 31, 2007

My computer

Just realized that the computer I work on nowadays is over five years old. All in all, that's not such a bad lifespan for piece of commodity technology. It helps a lot that I'm not a flavor-of-the-month gadget freak, but rather, a squeeze-everything-you-can-out-of-it techno-miser.

After all: it's not what you have, it's how you use it.

(Er, did I just say that?)

Were it not for its age, this particular computer would be nothing to write home about. The motherboard is an el-cheapo ECS K7SOM+ with an AMD Duron 1.3GHz processor and integrated video, sound, and LAN. No accelerated 3D graphics, thank you very much.

It's gone through a significant memory boost (256MB to 1GB), changes from CD-ROM to CD-RW to DVD+/-RW, and a couple of hard disk swaps. Aside from these changes, it's pretty much the same unit I bought to keep me company at my Cityland condo.

Yay for good mileage!

Full specs:

computer
description: Desktop Computer
product: K7SOM+
vendor: ECS
version: 1.0
serial: 00000000
width: 32 bits
capabilities: smbios-2.3 dmi-2.3
configuration: chassis=desktop
*-core
description: Motherboard
product: K7SOM+
vendor: ECS
physical id: 0
version: 1.0
serial: 00000000
slot: PCI2
*-firmware
description: BIOS
vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
physical id: 0
version: 07.00T (04/02/01)
size: 64KB
capacity: 192KB
capabilities: isa pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing escd cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppy360 int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int17printer int10video acpi usb agp ls120boot zipboot biosbootspecification
*-cpu
description: CPU
product: AMD Duron(tm) Processor
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 4
bus info: cpu@0
version: 6.7.1
slot: Slot-1
size: 1300MHz
width: 32 bits
clock: 100MHz
capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse syscall mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow up ts
*-cache:0
description: L1 cache
physical id: 5
slot: Internal Cache
size: 128KB
capacity: 1MB
capabilities: synchronous internal write-back unified
*-cache:1
description: L2 cache
physical id: 6
slot: Internal Cache
size: 64KB
capacity: 1MB
capabilities: synchronous internal write-back unified
*-memory
description: System memory
physical id: 1
size: 947MB
*-pci
description: Host bridge
product: 740 Host
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: d0000000
bus info: pci@00:00.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: latency=32
resources: iomemory:d0000000-d3ffffff
*-pci
description: PCI bridge
product: Virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge (AGP)
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@00:01.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master
*-display
description: VGA compatible controller
product: 65x/M650/740 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@01:00.0
version: 00
size: 128MB
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: vga cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: iomemory:c0000000-c7ffffff iomemory:cfee0000-cfefffff ioport:bc00-bc7f
*-isa
description: ISA bridge
product: SiS962 [MuTIOL Media IO]
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@00:02.0
version: 25
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: isa bus_master
configuration: latency=0
*-serial
description: SMBus
product: SiS961/2 SMBus Controller
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 2.1
bus info: pci@00:02.1
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: driver=sis96x_smbus latency=0
resources: ioport:c00-c1f
*-ide
description: IDE interface
product: 5513 [IDE]
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 2.5
bus info: pci@00:02.5
logical name: scsi0
logical name: scsi1
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: ide bus_master emulated scsi-host
configuration: driver=pata_sis latency=128
resources: iomemory:1f0-1f7 iomemory:3f0-3ef iomemory:170-177 iomemory:370-36f ioport:ff00-ff0f
*-disk:0
description: SCSI Disk
product: Maxtor 91021U2
vendor: ATA
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sda
version: FA52
serial: G229DJZC
size: 9770MB
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5
*-volume:0
description: Linux filesystem partition
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
logical name: /dev/sda1
capacity: 9303MB
capabilities: primary bootable
*-volume:1
description: Extended partition
physical id: 2
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
size: 462MB
capacity: 462MB
capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
*-logicalvolume
description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
physical id: 5
logical name: /dev/sda5
capacity: 462MB
capabilities: nofs
*-cdrom
description: DVD-RAM writer
product: DVDRAM GSA-H44L
vendor: HL-DT-ST
physical id: 0
bus info: scsi@0:0.1.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/dvd
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
version: SB01
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
configuration: ansiversion=5
*-disc
physical id: 0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
*-disk:1
description: SCSI Disk
product: Maxtor 6E040L0
vendor: ATA
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@1:0.1.0
logical name: /dev/sdb
version: NAR6
serial: E92AZ84E
size: 38GB
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5
*-volume UNCLAIMED
description: Linux filesystem partition
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@1:0.1.0,1
capacity: 38GB
capabilities: primary
*-multimedia
description: Multimedia audio controller
product: AC'97 Sound Controller
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 2.7
bus info: pci@00:02.7
version: a0
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=Intel ICH latency=64 maxlatency=11 mingnt=52
resources: ioport:dc00-dcff ioport:d800-d87f irq:11
*-usb:0
description: USB Controller
product: USB 1.0 Controller
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 3.1
bus info: pci@00:03.1
version: 0f
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: ohci bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64 maxlatency=80
resources: iomemory:cfffa000-cfffafff irq:12
*-usbhost
product: OHCI Host Controller
vendor: Linux 2.6.20-16-generic ohci_hcd
physical id: 1
bus info: usb@2
logical name: usb2
version: 2.06
capabilities: usb-1.10
configuration: driver=hub maxpower=0mA slots=3 speed=12.0MB/s
*-usb:1
description: USB Controller
product: USB 1.0 Controller
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 3
bus info: pci@00:03.0
version: 0f
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: ohci bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64 maxlatency=80
resources: iomemory:cfff9000-cfff9fff irq:12
*-usbhost
product: OHCI Host Controller
vendor: Linux 2.6.20-16-generic ohci_hcd
physical id: 1
bus info: usb@1
logical name: usb1
version: 2.06
capabilities: usb-1.10
configuration: driver=hub maxpower=0mA slots=3 speed=12.0MB/s
*-usb
description: Mass storage device
product: USB Storage Device
vendor: Generic
physical id: 2
bus info: usb@1:2
logical name: scsi2
version: 1.00
serial: 20020509145305401
capabilities: usb-1.10 scsi emulated scsi-host
configuration: driver=usb-storage maxpower=100mA speed=12.0MB/s
*-disk:0
description: SCSI Disk
product: USB Storage-CFC
vendor: IC
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sdc
version: 301b
capabilities: removable
*-disc
physical id: 0
logical name: /dev/sdc
*-disk:1
description: SCSI Disk
product: USB Storage-SMC
vendor: IC
physical id: 0.0.1
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.1
logical name: /dev/sdd
version: 301b
capabilities: removable
*-disc
physical id: 0
logical name: /dev/sdd
*-disk:2
description: SCSI Disk
product: USB Storage-MMC
vendor: IC
physical id: 0.0.2
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.2
logical name: /dev/sde
version: 301b
capabilities: removable
*-disc
physical id: 0
logical name: /dev/sde
*-disk:3
description: SCSI Disk
product: USB Storage-MSC
vendor: IC
physical id: 0.0.3
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.3
logical name: /dev/sdf
version: 301b
capabilities: removable
*-disc
physical id: 0
logical name: /dev/sdf
*-usb:2
description: USB Controller
product: USB 2.0 Controller
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 3.3
bus info: pci@00:03.3
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: ehci bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=64 maxlatency=80
resources: iomemory:cfffb000-cfffbfff irq:5
*-usbhost
product: EHCI Host Controller
vendor: Linux 2.6.20-16-generic ehci_hcd
physical id: 1
bus info: usb@3
logical name: usb3
version: 2.06
capabilities: usb-2.00
configuration: driver=hub maxpower=0mA slots=6 speed=480.0MB/s
*-usb
description: USB hub
product: USB2.0 Hub
physical id: 4
bus info: usb@3:4
version: 7.02
capabilities: usb-2.00
configuration: driver=hub maxpower=100mA slots=4 speed=480.0MB/s
*-usb:0
description: Mouse
product: PS/2+USB Mouse
physical id: 1
bus info: usb@3:4.1
version: 22.70
capabilities: usb-1.10
configuration: driver=usbhid maxpower=100mA speed=1.5MB/s
*-usb:1
description: Printer
product: Samsung ML-1610 Series
vendor: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
physical id: 4
bus info: usb@3:4.4
version: 1.00
serial: 3977BKEY610101P.
capabilities: usb-1.10 bidirectional
configuration: driver=usblp maxpower=2mA speed=12.0MB/s
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 4
bus info: pci@00:04.0
logical name: eth0
version: 90
serial: 00:0a:e6:ec:58:73
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sis900 driverversion=v1.08.10 Apr. 2 2006 duplex=full ip=192.168.1.110 latency=64 link=yes maxlatency=11 mingnt=52 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
resources: ioport:d400-d4ff iomemory:cfff8000-cfff8fff irq:5