Dude didn't get a dell
April 27, 2010 4:53 PM   Subscribe

Help us identify the model of this oldish desktop.

We obtained this desktop from a friend without a power cord, and we'd like to sell it. Trouble is, we can't figure out what the model is to list it as. It's definitely a Compaq, it's running Windows XP, and may be 5-6 years old. It has a Clearance sticker from Best Buy still on it, and we suspect it was some sort of gaming machine since the sticker price is several thousand dollars.

Couple of pictures: here, here, and here. (We have more if they'd be useful.)
posted by iarerach to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
Best answer: Compaq X? No guarantees it's exactly that.
posted by Nomiconic at 4:56 PM on April 27, 2010

Best answer: Definitely Compaq X "Date first available at Amazon.com: August 11, 2005" which jibes with your description.
posted by artlung at 5:00 PM on April 27, 2010

More pictures might be useful.

Alternately, power cords are usually a standard size--you might be able to find one, then fire up the computer.
posted by box at 5:02 PM on April 27, 2010

If it has a non-standard power cable I'll eat my hat. Just go get a power cable from any other PC anywhere and turn it on.

Anyway, the other guesses look right. Compaq Presario GX5050.
posted by GuyZero at 5:16 PM on April 27, 2010

If you go to a command prompt and type "systeminfo", it will tell you a wealth of information about the PC, including make and model number. If you get so much text it scrolls past you, try "systeminfo | more" to get it to pause.
posted by GJSchaller at 5:48 AM on April 28, 2010

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