|Screen Size||15 inches|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE|
Compaq Presario SR5710F Desktop PC
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- Affordable family multimedia desktop PC with 2.3 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 4450e+ dual-core processor
- 250 GB hard drive, 3 GB installed RAM (4 GB max), 16x multi-format/dual-layer LightScribe DVD drive
- 10/100 Ethernet; Nvidia GeForce 6150 SE graphics (up to 1343 MB total)
- Connections: 6 USB, 1 VGA, 1 headphone/line-out, 1 microphone
- Pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit, SP1); includes wired keyboard and scroller mouse
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But potential buyers would probably appreciate knowing certain things ahead of time, so I would like to share some of those with you. A couple things I noticed, which are not things they neglect to include on spec sheets, were no extra Serial ATA connections on the mother board, thus no extra SATA Hard Drive, or Blu-ray Burner with SATA and things of that nature.
The good news is it does have two open IDE connections, which in my case worked out perfectly.. I had an old Seagate 250GB IDE, set the IDE as master on the jumper settings, connect it to the blue IDE connection on the mother board, boot the computer, enter bios, simply change the boot sequence in the BIOS because it will default to boot from the IDE Hard Drive when it is added(so if you get a OS not found message at first don't freak out).
Also, (this is stated on the spec sheets) there are only 1PCIx16 and three regular PCI slots.
So choose your upgrades wisely. Other than the added IDE HD, i've added the PNY - NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 512MB PCI Express DDR3 for Graphics, and a Swann PCI DVR 4 Camera input security card with software. I plan on using the other PCI slot for possibly a sound card, or wireless card if the PC ever gets moved away from the router. I'm not saying the computer comes up short on any of the specs, just that some of the things that they don't mention, and you find out after you purchase it. Just thought I would share what i've noticed after buying a couple of them.
Sorry for the long review, but I figured the more the better in this case.
Yes, it has the typical HP/Compaq bloatware, but it's easy to uninstall anything you don't want.
2nd. computer is working great so far. You can't beat the price (I paid $299), but the reason I am writing this is because there isn't a spot designed for mounting a second hard drive, but I found a good one.
You can add a second IDE (PATA)drive. Use the standard ribbon cable, plug into the blue port on the motherboard, set the drive to Master. Upon reboot go into the BIOS and set the original drive BACK to being the BOOT drive, otherwise it will try to boot from the IDE drive. I "mounted" the 2nd drive above the DVD drive. You can't access it from the front, even if you pull the plastic front off. I had to pull the power supply, but that was easy (look for the tab at the front that you need to push down after removing the screws. The 2nd. hard drive fits very snug on top of the DVD drive. I didn't put any screws it and it's running very quiet. Now no guarantees here, do this at your own risk. It could get hot up there, but I think it will be ok. This method reserves the second DVD drive bay if you want to add another burner. Keep in mind that this has a small power supply so adding anything could be pushing the limits.
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The PCI Express motherboard for the SR5710F is poorly made in China and has defect problems.
I have owned two and HP has sent them back to me with a defective rating.
Over the years I have owned a lot of HP products. I began with printers, both commercial grade for my offices and residential grade for my home office. Read morePublished on June 4, 2011 by Jonathan I. Rapoport
I've been coping with this lousy computer for almost 2 yrs. now. It goes into a deep sleep and cannot be revived after about an hour of being on one website, and sometimes only... Read morePublished on October 26, 2010 by sunsetwatch
I paid $180 for the computer at Micro Center while it was on sale and Paired it with a 20" Acer Wide screen Monitor, that I purchased for $139. Read morePublished on May 4, 2010 by Adrian B. Perez
I've had this computer for about six months now and thoroughly hate it. This is my 10th year for buying Compaq computers and this is by far one of the slowest processors I have... Read morePublished on October 22, 2009 by Walter Kirkpatrick
No support, October 9, 2009
By Stan Tomberg (Hendersonville, NC) - See all my reviews
On 1/01/09 I called customer service (that is what they call it). Read more
It is an acceptional computer, good with streaming video and have 15 or more windows open with 5 or more programs and no issues. Read morePublished on September 1, 2009 by R. Guerin
Okay, it's always annoying when people let other things get in the way of their review of a product, such as the morons who give a good product only one star because they had a... Read morePublished on July 29, 2009 by Joseph G.
great price. have been using it about three weeks and love it. got help on phone as to which model that would best suit my needs.Published on July 15, 2009 by Daniel A. Wendell