CA292 MSI Wind Desktop


CA292 MSI Wind Desktop
Homebuilt barebones MSI Wind desktop system (not the laptop, with the unfortunately identical name). This system has been running fine with Ubuntu for a over a year now. Fast enough to show video fine (some problems with some full screen web video in FireFox). Surprisingly heavy, wicked quiet!

Step 1. – Gather components

1.6 GHz Intel Atom CPU MSI Wind PC Intel 945GC
Kingston 2GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 533
DVD-R/W Lite-On iHAS120-04
RF Wireless compact keyboard (with joystick mouse) BTC 9116URF
0 + shipping/tax (10 Oct 2008)

I used NewEgg, but there are other vendors supplying the components as well. I try to get high quality hard disks, but don’t really worry about the RAM or optical drive much (both are quite cheap). On-board graphics chip (945GC).

Step 2. – Remove top cover

Step 3. – Remove front panel and drive assembly

Step 4. – Install RAM

Step 5. – Bolt drives into drive assembly

Step 6. – Snap drive assembly back in


MSI Wind
MSI Wind U100x
Atom 1,6Ghz; 1GB DDR2 RAM, 10,2” LED, Intel 945GSExpress, 160GB HDD
Fujitsu, 6 cells battery, Windows XP Home ULCPC Edition.
Micro Star International.


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