Compaq Prolinea 4/50

Are Compaq motherboards replaceable?  They were giving old computers away at work.  Can this be upgraded with new components?  Is it a doorstop?  I would like to be able to extend its life for a student.

Thanks.
djack1Asked:
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satwaCommented:
The Prolinea 4/50 can be upgraded to 586/133 with Evergreens
Upgrade Cpu at:
http://www.evertech.com

Your Prolinea 4/50 uses 72 Pin FULL PARITY MEMORY in
2X36,  4X36, etc. (4MB, 8MB, 16MB, 32MB FULL PARITY)
70ns only.

The Hard Disk size can be increased up to 2.1GB.

In answer to your question: "Are Compaq Motherboards
replaceable?"

The answer is NO for any easy replacement , as they are
proprietary boards, but can be replaced with a lot of
cutting, hacksawing and drilling.

If you can get this complete Computer for FREE, it will
still cost you to make it into an Evergreen 586/133, plus
adding memory and a 2.1GB Hard Drive.

If you need further info post here as I have the manual for
this Prolinea.
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djack1Author Commented:
Thank you for the prompt response.  I did get this free and do not mind spending some money to get it to work.  The educational aspect has some value for me.  If satwa has more information, please let me know.

Thank you.

Dan
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satwaCommented:
The exact location for your upgrade cpu is:

http://www.evertech.com/586/

at this site you can view the specs., and purchase if you desire.

The part number for a 16MB memory module for this
Prolinea is: KTM4X36L-70G

The Part Number for a 32MB Memory Module Is:
KTM8X36L-70G

These memory modules can be checked out and ordered
at: http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/

Thanks for the points.
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satwaCommented:
The exact location for your upgrade cpu is:

http://www.evertech.com/586/

at this site you can view the specs., and purchase if you desire.

The part number for a 16MB memory module for this
Prolinea is: KTM4X36L-70G

The Part Number for a 32MB Memory Module Is:
KTM8X36L-70G

These memory modules can be checked out and ordered
at: http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/

Thanks for the points.
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djack1Author Commented:
Thank you.  For another 50 pts, What about the BIOS?  Y2K, you know.  I haven't even tried to contact Compaq.  I am doing just great with you, so far.

Thanks again.

Dan.
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