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HP Compaq Business Desktop Dx2450

HP Compaq Business Desktop Dx2450
alaScore 77

53 reviews

Apr, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews of HP Compaq Business Desktop Dx2450. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability. The price is also mentioned favorably.

price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Compaq Business Desktop Dx2450 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of HP Compaq Business Desktop Dx2450 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

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Apr, 2018

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Nice computer


Seems like newegg always has the things you need when you need them. Will continue to buy from

We usualy buy these through another company but couldent resist buying from here because its $100 cheaper. No difference in the package what so ever

Shipping is too fast! i mean if i wanted it a day or two later then when it said it would be here i would just buy from another company.....which i dont! lol

Aug, 2009

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Worth the money


Added 2 gigs memory and ordered much larger hard drive. Ordered on monday and received on tuesday of this week. Fast delivery in Calif.

HP, serial drives, 4 memory slots, some expanability. Ran the first time started and still running. Six usb ports and gigibyte. Nice little computer

Not really any

Aug, 2009

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Prompt and responsive customer service from PCNation.

Excellent value and performance as advertised


May, 2009

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pretty nice..


I recently bought two of these and I am very happy with my purchase, no problems with either as of yet. I've stuck with Samsung since my first purchase almost 2 years ago of their SATA version and I've used it like crazy, burning DVD's and music CD's...

very happy with the quality and value of system. Extremely quiet and cool running. still new time will tell how dependable and durable this system holds up

NONE yet

May, 2009

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Be ready for problems


In the end, it's all working, but much time wasted chasing drivers from the HP site that either didn't work or were the wrong ones for the chipset on this mobo. Doing a GIS for "HP dx2450" and "nvidia drivers" got me to a blog entry linking to the...

Not loaded down with preinstalled crapware, basic build quality seems decent. Came installed with XP Pro so no need to downgrade. Vista Biz media included. Price and the usual quick Newegg service very good

Some features didn't work properly, such as the network card. No info on HP tech support site as far as specific nVidia chipset information. Some drivers provided were flat out wrong (audio and network), or incomplete (PCI Bridge). Built-in restore...

Mar, 2009

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Don't Do This to Yourself


The included USB interface card reader shorted out causing me to loose all USB functionality. Including my laser keyboard mouse set up. Reinstalling all drivers manually was a pain. The HP software and copy of xp pro was buggy. The driver updates...

Seems like a simple enough machine. Purchased two for peer networking in small office. Was as advertised. I just wanted in office backup for my tablet PC. Good speed

I have invested likely 24 productive hours to try to get this thing to run correctly. I reformatted hard disk twice. HP support is not helpful

Mar, 2009

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very nice


It takes a little work to get this machine to run solaris X86 but once you have things running. It is smooth! The Solaris installation is on a mirrored set of 10K RPM disks with ZFS. I have XP running under virtualbox and I connect to the headless...

quiet machine- installed two WD1500HLFS 10K RPM drives in it as a ZFS raid 0 for Solaris X86. The two 10K drives increased the noise just a touch... I'm running virtual box on Solaris to run XP on a stable and fast host

The onboard NIC was not recognized by Solaris 10 U6 or either Opensolaris 2008 editions. It's not necessarily the fault of HP but good to know for someone looking to use this for solaris. Also the serial/parallel port card does not work on solaris. I...

Mar, 2009

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Almost Okay!


And now if it goes back and NewEgg does not hear the HUM, I have to pay for the shipping. Not possible these days. It is not a bad machine, but the noise is madding....

I purchased this item as what I thought was a "good for the price" option when I need to replace my old desktop. By in large I have been happy. All the power I need and runs all my add on with little trouble. Lots of data input options. Love XP. All...

However, the dam thing make so much noise it drives me nuts. I did not want to send it back for a loose fan and tried to tighten it up myself. I can to that much. It still make so much noise I may have to give it to my daughter's husband. (Not a fav...

Feb, 2009

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Nice starter PC


Great starter computer for young ones or just for internet access/office programs. This is my first AMD in a number of years. Will see what happen.

Worked well right out of the case. Put in 2 - 1GB Crucial memory modules in it and it picked both up as well as the original 512MB stick. Got this for the kids so they'd stop putting their internet games on my main server computer. So far so good!...

None that I can find. Maybe that it didn't come with a free monitor? I know...always wanting something for nothing :)

Jan, 2009

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Ok system, HP support terrible


With a "restore CD" installation you can use the free program "rockxp 4.0" to figure out what the Windows XP license key is. You may try doing a fresh install with that key, although I never attempted this. Ultimately I did a fresh install with my own...

Hardware seems ok, and this is a pretty fast and quiet system. After a painful installation process where I chucked the 80gb drive and CDR/DVD drive (non-DVDR), and used my own Windows XP CDs (see below), it does run pretty fast and appears reliable....

1] HP online chat tech support doesn't recognize this system! (at least at the time of this writing). If you enter your part # and serial # it comes back saying this model is not supported (try it). There is no way to send an email to tech support...

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

Built on powerful and energy efficient AMD processor technology, the HP Compaq dx2450 Microtower PC is a desktop computer for everyday business needs with quality, reliability, and functionality all in a modern look and feel.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Micro tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Micro tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Micro tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Micro tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/3MB/512KB
Per Processor Size:1MB/2MB/3MB/512KB


Chassis type:Micro Tower
Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.7in/14.7in / 16.4in/16.4in
Height:14.4in/14.4in / 15.2in/15.2in
Width:6.5in/6.5in / 7.3in/7.1in/7.3in

Display (Projector)


Energy Management

Power supply:300
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 V

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:2
PCI Express x16 slots:1
PCI slots:1


Discrete graphics adapter memory:512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4650 / Intel GMA 3100 / NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE / NVIDIA GeForce GT 130 / NVIDIA nForce 430
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.768
On-board graphics adapter:N


Country Kits:Canada/Latin America/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq Business Desktop


Chipset Type:NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE / nForce 430/NVIDIA nForce 430
Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Internal memory:1 / 2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout:1 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1
Memory slots:4x DIMM


Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

LightScribe: Yes
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-ROM / DVD±RW

Optical Storage

Read Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:32x/32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 12x (DVD-RAM)
Write Speed:48x/48x (CD) / 16x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other Features

External drive bays:2 x 5.25", 1 x 3.5"
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Internal drive bays:2 x 3.5"
Network cards:Realtek RTL8211B
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter: No
TV tuner integrated: No

Packaging Content

Display included: No
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No


Audio system:HD Realtek ALC888S / High Definition Audio / High Definition Audio 7.1
Chipset:NVIDIA nForce 430
Motherboard chipset:NVIDIA nForce 430
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
PS/2 ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:12 / 6
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1 / 2


Power supply:300
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 V


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.1GHz/2.3GHz/2.5GHz/2.6GHz/2.7GHz/2.8GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:230
Processing die size:206
Processor:240 / 5000B / 710 / 805 / 9600B
Processor cache:0.512 / 1 / 1.5 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Smithfield
Processor cores:2
Processor family:AMD Athlon / AMD Athlon II X2 / AMD Athlon X2 / AMD Phenom / AMD Sempron / Intel® Pentium® D
Processor frequency:2 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.6 / 2.66 / 2.7 / 2.8
Processor front side bus:533
Processor lithography:90
Processor model:240 / 5000B / 710 / 805 / 9600B
Processor Number:240/4450B/4850B/5000B/5200B/5400B/7750/LE-1200/LE-1300/LE-1640
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Pentium D 800 series
Processor socket:Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):95
Type:Athlon 64/Athlon 64 X2/Athlon II X2/Athlon X2/Sempron

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32
Processor ARK ID:27511
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Installed Size:1GB/2GB/3GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:1 year warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Home Basic / Windows Vista Home Premium / Windows XP Professional
Trial software:McAfee


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320 / 500

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB/320GB/500GB/80GB
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Corporate business / Small business/Small business / Corporate business
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.7 / 7.09
Height:14.4 / 14.6
Width:14.4 / 6.5 / 7.09