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HP Compaq dc5100 Microtower PC

HP Compaq dc5100 Microtower PC
alaScore 84

18 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of HP Compaq dc5100 Microtower PC. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The usability and size also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Compaq dc5100 Microtower PC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of HP Compaq dc5100 Microtower PC from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on People really like the reliability and design. The usability and size also get good feedback.

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HP Compaq DC5100 Intel Pentium 4 3200 MHz 40Gig HDD 4096mb DVD ROM Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit Desktop Computer


A great deal on a reliable brand!

Product Specifications


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type:Micro Tower / SFF

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):240 / 300


Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 900
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128
On-board graphics adapter: No


Internal memory:0.25 / 0.5
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Relative humidity:10 - 90
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-30 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-30 - 60

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:CD-ROM / DVD-ROM

Other Features

Acoustic power emissions:IDLE (Fixed disk drive spinning): LWAd = 4.1 Bels; FIXED DISK (Random write): LWAd = 4.2 Bels; OPTICAL DRIVE (Sequential Reads): LWAd = 5.3 Bels
Acoustic pressure emissions:31
Audio:Integrated Digital Audio
Audio included:Integrated Digital Audio
Cache external:2048
CD read speed:48
Disk subsystem controller:SMART III Serial ATA 1,5 GB/s
Diskette drive:Optional\nN
Drive bays:2 internal 3.5 inch\n2 external 5.25 inch and 2 external 3.5 inch
Driver LAN:Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft 2000, Microsoft XP, Linux 2.2, Linux 2.4
Expansion Slots:1 PCI express x1 / 1 x PCI express x1
Floppy drive installed: No
Hard disk controller:SMART III Serial ATA 1,5 GB/s
Keyboard type:2004 standard PS/2\nStandard Keyboard
Memory upgrade:Y
Modem Type:N
Network cards:Intel Pro 1000 MT Gigabit NIC
Networking features:Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet / Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):5 - 95
On-board graphics adapter: No
Pointing device:USB optical mouse\n2-button scroll mouse
Power Requirements:90 – 132 / 180 – 264 V, 50/60 Hz, passieve PFC (115-V / 230-V schakeling) / 90 – 264 V, 50/60 Hz
Security Features:Kensington Cable Lock, Hood Cover Security Loop supported
TV tuner integrated: No
Upgrade type:Windows Vista capable
Video adapter, bus:With the GV chipset, the integrated graphics is always enabled. Plugging in the PCI card does not disable it and does not require the integrated graphics to be re-enabled
Video card driver:Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SuSE Linux
Video card features:Intel 900 3D/2D
Video card resolution:Maximum Vertical Refresh Rate: 100 Hz at up to 1920x1440, 75Hz at 2048x1536. Varies with mode and configuration

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Norton Antivirus 2005
Display included: No
Handheld remote control: No


Audio system:AC-97 / HD / Integrated Digital Audio
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:Rear: 6 USB 2.0, 1 standard serial, 1 optional serial, 1 parallel, 2 PS/2, 1 RJ-45, 1 VGA, audio in/out; Front: 2 USB 2.0, headphone and microphone
Microphone in: Yes
Parallel ports quantity:1
PS/2 ports quantity:2
Serial ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6 / 8
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power consumption (typical):240 / 300


Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):15
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:169
Processing die size:135
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Prescott
Processor cores:1
Processor family:Intel Pentium 4
Processor frequency:2.66 / 3
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:90
Processor model:630
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Pentium 4 600 series supporting Hyper-Threading Technology
Processor socket:Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):84

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: No
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: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
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):Y
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
Processor ARK ID:27478
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Bundled software:Norton Antivirus 2005
Operating system installed:Windows XP Home Edition / Windows XP Professional


Card reader integrated: No
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:40 / 80

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.3 / 14.9 / 16.5
Height:13.3 / 14.4 / 3.94
Weight:19.8 / 24.3
Width:14.9 / 3.94 / 6.89