[SOLVED] HP dc5750 Small Form Factor

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[SOLVED] HP dc5750 Small Form Factor

Post#1 by Jack » 06 Apr 2016, 18:49

Here is some info on the Desktop I got for FREE.

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PROCESSOR:

address sizes	: 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
cpu MHz		: 1800.000
cpu cores	: 1
cpuid level	: 1
flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow rep_good nopl pni cx16 lahf_lm extapic cr8_legacy 3dnowprefetch vmmcall
model name	: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3400+
vendor_id	: AuthenticAMD
Family: Unknown
External Clock: 800 MHz
Max Speed: 3000 MHz
Current Speed: 1800 MHz
Thread Count: 1
64-bit capable

MEMORY:

Use: System Memory
Error Correction Type: None
Maximum Capacity: 8 GB
Number Of Devices: 4
Use: Flash Memory
Error Correction Type: None
Maximum Capacity: 1 MB
Number Of Devices: 1
MemTotal:        2957584 kB
MemFree:         2312400 kB
MemAvailable:    2664104 kB
Buffers:           70392 kB
Cached:           289396 kB
SwapCached:            0 kB
Active:           315500 kB
Inactive:         242776 kB
Active(anon):     200392 kB
Inactive(anon):     8464 kB
Active(file):     115108 kB
Inactive(file):   234312 kB
Unevictable:           0 kB
Mlocked:               0 kB
SwapTotal:             0 kB
SwapFree:              0 kB
Dirty:                24 kB
Writeback:             0 kB
AnonPages:        198540 kB
Mapped:           117936 kB
Shmem:             10368 kB
Slab:              47244 kB
SReclaimable:      27448 kB
SUnreclaim:        19796 kB
KernelStack:        3696 kB
PageTables:        12244 kB
NFS_Unstable:          0 kB
Bounce:                0 kB
WritebackTmp:          0 kB
CommitLimit:     1478792 kB
Committed_AS:    1204032 kB
VmallocTotal:   34359738367 kB
VmallocUsed:           0 kB
VmallocChunk:          0 kB
AnonHugePages:     63488 kB
DirectMap4k:        8924 kB
DirectMap2M:     3004416 kB

SCREEN INFO:

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 768, maximum 4096 x 4096
VGA-0 connected primary 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 300mm x 220mm
   1024x768      60.00*+  75.08    70.07  
   832x624       74.55  
   800x600       72.19    75.00    60.32  
   640x480       75.00    72.81    60.00  
   720x400       70.08  
DVI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

GRAPHICS INFO:

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS482/RS485 [Radeon Xpress 1100/1150] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company DC5750 Microtower
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 17, NUMA node 0
	Memory at c8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
	I/O ports at 2100 [size=256]
	Memory at d8500000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	[virtual] Expansion ROM at d8520000 [disabled] [size=128K]
	Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
	Kernel driver in use: radeon
	Kernel modules: radeon

SOUND CARDS:

 HDA-Intel - HDA ATI SB
 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)

**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: SB [HDA ATI SB], device 0: ALC260 Analog [ALC260 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

ETHERNET INFO:

3f:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5755 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company DC5750 Microtower
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19, NUMA node 0
	Memory at d8400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Expansion ROM at <ignored> [disabled]
	Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 3
	Capabilities: [50] Vital Product Data
	Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information: Len=78 <?>
	Capabilities: [e8] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
	Capabilities: [d0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
	Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
	Capabilities: [13c] Virtual Channel
	Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-1f-29-ff-fe-da-66-6c
	Capabilities: [16c] Power Budgeting <?>
	Kernel driver in use: tg3
	Kernel modules: tg3
If anyone see any problem Please let me know. I see I can upgrade the memory to 8gb but would that help? If the CPU could be upgraded to a faster one I would like to do that too. I can buy a used CPU cheap on ebay if I knew which one.
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Re: HP dc5750 Small Form Factor

Post#2 by Jack » 07 Apr 2016, 19:42

My question is 4gb of ram enough or should I up grade it to 8gb? Will it help or not? Remember I use a USB thumb drive and it is formated ext4 so I use it like it is install on a Hard Drive.
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Re: HP dc5750 Small Form Factor

Post#3 by donald » 08 Apr 2016, 07:52

Hi Jack
4gb is most likely enough, but it does not hurt to have 8gb.
I would go for the latter, assuming your board uses DDR2-Ram you can get the memory modules at low price on ebay.

about the memory modules:
Check the MoBo specs to determine the highest supported memory speed
e.g. 667 or 800 Mhz..etc -- use the faster ones only.
You can mix them, but this will decrease the speed.

If the memory-controller support the (memory) Dual channel mode you have to plug in
pairs of the RAM-modules (size and speed) to trigger that mode.

Example:
If your board has 4 memory slots put memory modules of the same size and speed in
slot 1 + 2, or 3 + 4, or 1+2+3+4...all good.

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Re: HP dc5750 Small Form Factor

Post#4 by Jack » 08 Apr 2016, 12:18

It has 667Mhz memory in it but I will check on 800 Mhz. And one other thing the cpu is a AMD Sempron64 processor with 800 MHz HyperTransport 3400+, 1.8 GHz, 256K cache, 1.6 GHz FSB 433506-001 but I'm going to change that to this AMD Athlon 64 Dual Core processor with 1.0 GHz HyperTransport 5000+, 2.6 GHz, 1.0 MB cache, 2.0 GHz FSB 435917-001 to get better speed out of it.

EDIT:
I found this but not sure if it will work?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMD-Athlon-64-X ... xyi3FR0GM0
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Re: HP dc5750 Small Form Factor

Post#5 by Jack » 08 Apr 2016, 22:45

I order this cpu for $11.99. http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMD-Athlon-64-X ... xyi3FR0GM0

And this memory for $7.00. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-of-4-1GB-PC ... fresh=true

If they both work that would be a cheapest computer I have ever had I know it is old. I hook the cat5 to it today and it seem to run great on the internet.
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Re: HP dc5750 Small Form Factor

Post#6 by donald » 08 Apr 2016, 23:24

Be careful while assembling the parts.
Take precautions against Static Charge
Use fresh Thermal Compound between cpu and Heatsink -- not too much

If all goes well, you will have a PC powerful enough for the next ~5 years.
have fun

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Re: HP dc5750 Small Form Factor

Post#7 by Jack » 08 Apr 2016, 23:31

I knew about it but I did forget about the Thermal Compound. I will have to get a tube. I hope they sell it in the town I live in.

EDIT:
So far before I add those parts it work out of the box no problem so far.
EDIT2:
Well the Thermal Compound is no problem I have some now.
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Re: HP dc5750 Small Form Factor

Post#8 by Jack » 10 Apr 2016, 22:33

This computer only has a 7200rpm 80gb SATA2 Hard Drive. My question is should I install Windows 7 or format it to ext4 and copy Porteus Mate to it and use it that way? I don't need Windows I have my wife computer with Windows 7 all ready on it.
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Re: HP dc5750 Small Form Factor

Post#9 by donald » 13 Apr 2016, 12:35

Hi Jack
Sorry for being late.
IMO..your post already contains the answer.
Jack wrote:I don't need Windows
I could never in good conscience recommend to install windows
because....i am not impartial... :wink:

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Re: HP dc5750 Small Form Factor

Post#10 by francois » 13 Apr 2016, 19:14

In addition, windows is so hungry that it will rapidly eat your hdd space.

On linux alone, since winxp. Bought linux compatible laptops and have put to the garbage win7.

Since then, I am less upset by my computer. And I have a nice hobby. :P
Carpe diem.

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Re: HP dc5750 Small Form Factor

Post#11 by Jack » 13 Apr 2016, 19:28

I think I will format the 80gb Hard Drive ext4 and just copy Porteus to it. If I have to I can always install Win 7 back on it. I have Win 7 on a USB so it won't be had to do. If need to I will buy a bigger Hard Drive.

This weekend I should have the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ on that computer. I hope everything goes well for me this will be my time ever doing this. Hope it plays Video even better without freeze up.
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Re: HP dc5750 Small Form Factor

Post#12 by Jack » 14 Apr 2016, 16:29

I receive the CPU today and I put it in but when I try to boot up all I got was a black screen and it didn't even try to boot. So put the other CPU back in and it booted up. What could be my problem be any idea?
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Re: HP dc5750 Small Form Factor

Post#13 by donald » 14 Apr 2016, 22:20

Hard to say without having the PC in front of me.

no bios messages on screen?

unusual beep-codes at power on? -- what would mean that something is not working.

Can you test the cpu itself? -- on a different MoBo -- or in a pc-parts-shop.

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Re: HP dc5750 Small Form Factor

Post#14 by Jack » 15 Apr 2016, 03:04

It like having a dead computer. For now I will keep what I have or what it has and go from there.
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Re: HP dc5750 Small Form Factor

Post#15 by brokenman » 15 Apr 2016, 14:26

Here is the hardware guide.

http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/publ ... -c00765934

Couldn't find any mention of the motherboard or processor on this. Need to know if the mobo supports the processor you are putting into it.
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