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Advent 3408A PC

CPUIntel Pentium 4 2.0GHz
BIOSAward BIOS. Press the Delete key to enter
MotherboardTriGem Elite L4S5M
Memory512MB DDR PC2100 RAM (2 memory slots. Max 2GB)
Hard Drive80 GB Samsung SV8004H
CD Drive16 x Samsung SD-616T DVD-ROM
32x 10x 40x HL-DT-ST GCE 8320B CDRW
Floppy DriveFloppy disk drive fitted
Video CardnVIDIA Geforce4 MX 420 64 MB TV-Out
Sound CardAvance AC'97 SoundMax
SpeakersJuster TGX-S2500 stereo speakers
ModemConexant 56K PCI WinModem
Network CardRealtek 8139 / 180X (Onboard)
Ports1x PS/2 Keyboard
1x PS/2 Mouse
1x Parallel
1x Serial
1x Game
1x Line-in
1x Line-out
1x Headphone
2x USB
1x LAN
1x VGA
1x Modem
1x Telephone
CaseFiat 2
KeyboardStandard PS/2 Keyboard
MouseStandard PS/2 Mouse

Case Disassembly

To open your computer you must first remove the 3 thumbscrews from the back, the CPU vent can be removed by releasing the 4 plastic retaining clips. Next, slide the case backwards then lift away from the main unit.

The front bezel has 6 retaining clips, 3 located on each side of the case. Release these clips then pull the bezel away with the hand grip underneath. Note: the bezel is connected to a very short power cable. Exercise caution when removing.

Motherboard Information

  • CPU Support: Socket 478 supports the Intel Pentium 4 processor
  • System Memory: Two 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets for 2.5V DDR SDRAM (DDR333). Maximum: 2GB.
  • Core Logic (Chipset):
    • SiS 645 & SiS 961 Chipset.
      • SiS 645 Host/Memory controller with DDR333 and AGP4X North Bridge Single Chipset
      • SiS 961 MuTIOL Media I/O
    • LPC I/O - IT8705F
    • System Hardware Monitor: Built-in IT8705F
    • LAN: RealTek 8100/B (optional)
    • AC97 Audio Codec: Compliant with AC97 2.1 specification
  • IO Controller: Socket 478 supports the Intel Pentium 4 processor
    • Supports Plug and Play function
    • PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse connectors
    • Dual USB Ports and LAN connector
    • One - EPP/ECP mode parallel port
    • One - 16550 high-speed serial I/O ports
    • Audio Ports (Line-in, Line-out, Mic-in, CD-in and game port)
    • Dual PCI IDE interfaces - support four IDE devices (PIO mode 4, DMA Mode 2, Ultra DMA 66/100)
    • Supports 360K~2.88M Byte, 3 Mode FDDs or LS120
    • ATX12V Power Supply Connectors
    • Ports, Headers and Others:
      • IrDA header (STR)
      • Front Panel MIC/Line-out header
      • COM2 header
      • Four Extra USB header (LUSB1 and LUSB2)
      • Temperature read header
      • Smart Card Reader Header
      • Modem-In header
      • HDD LED, Reset Switch, Power Switch headers
      • CPU, Power and Case Fan headers
  • Bios Specifications: Award 2MB Flash EEPROM. Supports Plug and Play 1.0A, AMP 1.2, Multi Boot, DMI. Support for ACPI revision 1.0 specification

In the Box

Disks Supplied

  • Advent recovery CDs (x2)
  • Microsoft Works 6.0
  • Cyberlink PowerDVD 3.0 (serial number located on the CD sleeve)

Items Supplied

  • Advent 3408 base unit
  • UK mains power cable
  • UK modem cable
  • Stereo speakers (with power adaptor)
  • 3 button mouse (PS/2)
  • Keyboard (PS/2)

Documentation Supplied

  • Advent top sheet - "Setting up your computer"
  • Advent 3000 series manual
  • Microsoft Windows XP "Start here..." guide
  • PowerDVD serial number

Recovery Disc

The recovery process for your Advent computer uses a Ghost recovery image. You can restore your PC by:

  • Insert CD1 into the DVD drive and restart your computer.
  • The program will load and you will be warned that all data will be lost, continue at this screen.
  • The recovery will begin, change the CD when prompted.
  • At the end of the recovery remove the CD and restart your computer.