Compaq Presario SR5710F Desktop PC
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Compaq Presario SR5710f Desktop PC AMD Athlon X2 4450e+ Dual-Core 2.3GHz Processor; 3GB Memory; 250GB 7200 rpm SATA Hard Drive; SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technoloy; Operating system: GenuineWindows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1. Simplicity, security, and innovation team up in our Compaq Presario SR5710F Desktop to bring you easy e-mail, Web surfing, and making calls over the Internet. With a clean, functional industrial design, this streamlined PC will easily blend with your home's decor. Features: * Experience genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 * Get reliable power from the 2.3GHz AMD AthlonAthlon X2 4450e+ Dual-Core Processor * Multitask with the 3GB PC2-6400 DDR2 SDRAM (expandable to 4GB) * Enhance viewing with the Nvidia GeForce 6150 SE graphics (128MB dedicated) * Store data on the high-capacity 250GB, 7200 rpm SATA hard drive * Label discs with silkscreen-quality text, photos, and designs using HP's cool LightScribe feature * Watch movies and burn DVDs using the double-layer DVDí└R/RW SuperMulti drive * Get high-defsound with the six-speaker configurable audio *Edit and create videos using the muvee autoProducer Basic and CyberLink DVD suite Deluxe software * Get productive with Microsoft Works 9, which includes word processing, spreadsheets, database, and calendar * Connect digital cameras MP3 players, and camcorders with the top- and back-access USB2.0 and FireWire ports * Guard against viruses,spam, and spyware with Norton Internet Security 2008 (60-day live update trial) * Add peripheralslike our ultraportable 160GB pocket media drive for sharing content, even while away from your PC, and a surge protector to keep your equipment safe from power disturbances Specifications: Processor: AMD Athlon X2 4450e+ Dual-Core 2.3GHz Processor Memory: 3GB Memory speed: PC2-6400 DDR2 SDRAM memory (1x2048MB and 1x1024MB for ultimate perf

Whether you're e-mailing family and friends, balancing your online checkbook, or listening to your digital music collection, the newly restyled HP Compaq Presario SR5710F desktop PC offers a versatile, strong base for your home computing needs as well as easy-to-use multimedia features. Focusing on affordability, this desktop provides room to grow with the ability to add up to 4 GB of RAM, available PCI and expansion slots, and access to a wide variety of peripherals via its six USB 2.0. It's also chock-full of security and productivity software to get you going as soon as the PC's unpacked from its box, including Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009 and Microsoft Works 9. You can also easily burn your home video productions to DVD for friends and family with the 16x dual-layer, multi-format LightScribe DVD/CD burner, which enables you to store up to 8.5 GB of data on a DL disc.

Other features include a 2.3 GHz AMD Athlon X2 4450e+ dual-core processor, 250 GB hard drive, 3 GB of installed RAM (4 GB maximum), Nvidia GeForce 6150 SE video card with up to 1343 MB of allocated video memory, and 6-channels of surround sound audio. It comes preinstalled with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (Service Pack 1), which includes all of the Windows Media Center capabilities for turning your PC into an all-in-one home entertainment center. In addition to easily playing your DVD movies and managing your digital audio library, you'll be able to record and watch your favorite TV shows (even HDTV). Vista also integrates new search tools throughout the operating system, includes new parental control features, and offers new tools that can warn you of impending hardware failures.
Spec Check
  • 2.3 GHz AMD Athlon X2 4450e+ dual-core processor
  • 250 GB hard drive
  • 3 GB RAM (4 GB maximum)
  • Dual-layer Lightscribe DVDí└R drive
  • Nvidia GeForce 6150 SE graphics (up to 1343 MB total)
  • Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)

The Basics

  • Processor: AMD's Athlon X2 4450e+ dual-core processor is built for tomorrow's 64-bit applications, which will require a processor with significant power. Dual-core technology is like having two processors working together, each one taking care of different applications, so power-users actually experience greater performance when multiple applications are running. Digital media enthusiasts will appreciate the enhancements while simultaneously working in high-definition video and photo editing and audio mixing programs. It includes such AMD features as HyperTransport Technology (which increases the communication between integrated circuits) and Enhanced Virus Protection.

    This 2.3 GHz processor offers a system bus with speeds up to a blazing 2000 MHz and each core offers a 512 KB L2 cache--for a 1 MB total. (An L2, or secondary, cache temporarily stores data; and a larger L2 cache can help speed up your system's performance. The FSB carries data between the CPU and RAM, and a faster front-side bus will deliver better overall performance.)

  • Hard Drive: The generous 250 GB Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive (7200 RPM) offers a wealth of storage space, perfect for storing a vast multimedia collection or for editing digital video. This SATA hard drive has a 3Gb/s interface speed that enables up to 300MB/s data transfer rates (double the speed of the current SATA interface of 1.5Gb/s).

  • Memory: The 3 GB of installed RAM (1 x 1 G, 1 x 2 GB; PC2-6400) will more than satisfy your multimedia needs, but you still have room to add more RAM to handle today's demanding computational needs. This desktop has a 4 GB maximum RAM capacity (2 x 2 GB). It also offers a lightning quick 800 MHz RAM speed.

  • DVD/CD Drive: This multiformat DVD/CD drive is compatible with writing both DVD+ and DVD- disc formats as well as dual-layer (DL) DVD+/-R discs, which can store up to 8.5 GB of data. It features 12x DVDí└R DL Write Once, 16x DVDí└R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 12x DVD-RAM, 40x CD-R, 32x CD-RW write speeds and 40x CD-ROM, and 16x DVD-ROM read speeds.

    This LightScribe DVDí└RW drive lets you laser-etch silkscreen quality text and images on to CDs and DVDs . Your software, PC and discs work together for a no-hassle way to burn just the labels you want. After you burn content, just flip the disc over, reinsert and burn your label--anything from a simple title to a full-disc work of art.

  • Keyboard & Mouse: It comes with a Compaq keyboard and scroller mouse (both with PS/2 connections).
Video & Audio
This desktop features an integrated Nvidia GeForce 6150 SE graphics/video card with 128 MB of dedicated graphics memory. Windows Vista can also allocate up to 1343 MB of total graphics memory from the system memory. It features NVidia's PureVideo technology--which provides great picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for video content--and full support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0 for stunningly realistic cinematic effects for all DirectX-compatible applications. It also offers an integrated audio card that can produce high definition surround sound configurable to 8 speakers.

Networking, Connectivity & Expansion
For expansion, this desktop has two PCI slots (one available), one PCI Express x16 slot (available), one PCI Express x1 slot (available), two 5.25-inch bays (one available), three 3.5-inch bays (two available). It comes with the following external connections:

  • 6 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players (2 in front, 4 in rear)
  • 2 PS/2 ports for connecting keyboards and mice
  • 1 VGA monitor port
  • 1 headphone (front)
  • 1 microphone/line-in/line-out (rear)
  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • 56K modem (V.90)

Operating System
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with SP1 (32-bit) is the operating system for users with advanced computer needs, and it includes all of the Windows Media Center capabilities for turning your PC into an all-in-one home entertainment center for watching DVD movies and accessing your digital audio library. You can also use Windows Media Center to record and watch your favorite TV shows (even HDTV) and to access new kinds of online entertainment content. Computers that include Windows Vista Home Premium and an auxiliary Windows SideShow display will also allow you to access key data even when your computer is off. It is also easier than ever to share files between other PCs in your household and to manage your laptop computer settings to more securely connect via Wi-Fi.

Every edition of Windows Vista provides the essential tools and technologies to help protect you whether you are browsing the Internet, connecting to a wireless network, or just reading e-mail. All editions of Windows Vista include new tools that can warn you of impending hardware failures long before you have lost any important personal data. And, all Windows Vista editions include parental control features that allow you to manage and monitor your family's use of games, the Internet, instant messaging, and other activities.

Preloaded Software

  • muvee autoProducer Basic: Automatically create professional looking home videos and burn to DVD.
  • Cyberlink DVD Suite Deluxe: Automatically fix and edit videos and create CDs and DVDs. Edit, burn and archive data to discs.
  • Microsoft Works 9: Includes a word processor, spreadsheet, database and calendar.
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 (60-day trial version).
  • Adobe Reader 8: Read and print PDF files.
  • Norton Internet Security 2009 protects your PC and your identity when you email, bank and shop online; 60 days of protection updates included.

Dimensions & Weight
This desktop measures 16.7 x 6.67 x 14.85 inches (LxWxD) and weighs 21.25 pounds.

What's in the Box
The HP Compaq Presario SR5710F desktop PC comes with a power cord, keyboard, and scroller mouse. It is backed by a one-year warranty for parts and labor from date of purchase, one-year technical phone service, and 90 days of software application support.

Note: Monitor not included.

Features:
  • 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

Customer Reviews:

  • great so far
    hooked it up last night. 10 minutes to start up and get on line with my wireless usb. it loaded everything and i was playing yahoos games in 15 minutes. no more searching for flash,macromedia,java.everything was right on. tonight i hook up printers and really test it out . i will update......more info
  • Love it!
    I did a lot of research for a new computer, name brands, disk space, RAM, OS, capabilities, etc. I compared what I could afford and what I wanted, this computer tops out for the price! I was wary of Vista, but it seems to be ok so far. Microsoft has had the last 2 years to get it right! This is my 2nd HP, the first one from 2004 (XP Pro on it) is still working great and is in another room for my teenage daughter. I love the quickness and capabilities that this pc has! I have more hard drive space than I will ever use! The 3 gig RAM and the processor are extremely fast and programs load in seconds! The internet is superbly fast with this PC too! My opinion- if it's time to upgrade, this is the computer to get! I finally have left XP and am glad that I took the chance and I am ecstatic that I went with HP (Compaq)!...more info
  • L O L
    Just got mine new from Amazon, the bottom corner of the screen says "This copy of windows is not genuine." Nuff said....more info
  • Amazing Deal, but know what your buying...
    This computer is a great value, I actually have purchased two. It has fit my needs exactly. I use them as Home Theater PC's connected to my 47" and 52" Flatscreens in different rooms of the house.

    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.
    Cheers...more info
  • Great buy
    I was surprised at all you get with this system for the money. It is a good basic system for anyone who just wants to get started with a computer or who needs to upgrade their system. I am very pleased and would recommend this system....more info
  • PC Expert Review - Adding Second Hard Drive
    I bought this for a PC Client at another retailer but I often buy from Amazon - they are great. The first one I bought would not boot, it was giving me a HAL error (Hardware Abstraction Layer) suspected a bad hard drive - could not reinstall OS from hard drive either, so back to the store it went.
    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. ...more info
  • Good luck
    Over all its decent for the price. But good luck upgrading it with another hard drive, or a decent high end video card with its weak sauce power supply.

    I'm having a hard time finding a power supply powerful enough to fit inside the small case....more info
  • Review of Compaq Presario SR5710F Desktop PC
    Excellent value for the money. Efficient PC with up-to-date features..
    Only problem is that it doesn't have features to use older progams (missing serial ports)...more info
  • Great product at a great price
    I just bought the Compaq SR5710F through another dealer, but wanted to let everyone know it really is a great product at a low price. I replaced my older Compaq model and decided not to upgrade it due to the older technology.

    However, I added a second hard drive using my older PATA hard drive from my previous machine as a back up. What the other guys said may be too complex in installing a second hard drive. By the way, the power supply has enough juice to power a second hard drive, but probably not additional drives beyond that.

    Go to HPs website and enter this model number, then select support, and look under add new hardware. Wella, it shows how to add a new or second hard drive in video format plus there is a place to actually mount it with the screw holes in the front of the chassis. You will need four screws to do this and also a PATA ribbon cable, which is still available at some retailers. The PATA ribbon cable has an extra connector for slave hard drives that needs to be used instead of the master connector.

    The power connector for the second hard drive is already included in the wiring harness inside this computer.

    Depending on whose hard drive you're using, configure the hard drive back connector program pins for slave only.

    Second, it's easier to reboot the computer and access the BIOS setup mode using the F10 function key, then select boot up menu and select the main hard drive to boot up as primary. If you don't as mentioned using auto mode, it goes to the slave and can't find the operating system. If this happens to you, restart the computer and go to the boot up menu. Once the BIOS boot up menu has been reconfigured, your're set to go.

    Hope this helps and thanks to HP on showing the hard drive installation in video format.
    ...more info