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allisolm
01-14-2006, 08:54 AM
1/15 and 1/16 only CompUSA will have the Presario sr1610nx Minitower FREE after rebate with a 12 month AOL sign-up or for $125 after MIRs without the AOL. edit: Thay are also listing the sr1710nx as $124.99 AR here (http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=335974&pfp=srch1).

333129 (http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=333129) 1/15-1/16 price is $409.99 less $35 instant savings less $50 mfr MIR less $200 CompUSA MIR = $124.99. Take an additional $125 off instantly if you sign up for 12 months AOL at time of purchase.

AMD Sempron 3200 1.8GHz
DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo
256MB DDR SDRAM
80GB drive
9 in 1 card reader

Greg04
01-14-2006, 09:47 AM
seems like a must buy...

update _ :-) got the last one. Not bad, but no windows CD?


Just ebayed mine for $305

hans007
01-14-2006, 10:12 AM
sempron 3200 i think is the 939 socket one too.

imported_malcontent
01-14-2006, 10:22 AM
Where is the CompUSA MIR for $200?

allisolm
01-14-2006, 10:31 AM
Originally posted by: malcontent
Where is the CompUSA MIR for $200?


Waiting somewhere for 1/15 to arrive. :)

imported_malcontent
01-14-2006, 10:46 AM
DOH!.. Thanks. I will be waiting for the 15th then.
This looks to be a great deal.

mdetz
01-14-2006, 10:56 AM
LOL, you shall be waiting for nothing then, unless you live in BFE. There is a rather large FW thread about PMing and return/rebuying, and already most places are supposedly sold out. good luck tho.

Nick5324
01-14-2006, 11:01 AM
I hate to threadcrap, but I think this is the deal that has been talked about most of the week on SD and FW. This means that pretty much all of these computers have been bought already, with the intent to do a return and rebuy this Sunday.

Also, the $200 rebate is also good on the 1710 (http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=335974&pfp=srch1)
Which has a 3400+, 100GB SATA drive, and has an Asus MB witha PCI Express slot. I think the 1610 has a MSI MB.

I think if anyone can find either of these systems, they should buy them and do a return and rebuy (assuming CompUSA allows this).

Allisolm, you always post good deals, keep it up :)
Edit: Looks like they list stock (on their website) at lots of stores for the 1710. However, I wouldn't be surprised if the store wouldn't sell you one today. They either are being bought up by the employees or they are keeping them to use as substitutes for the 1610 on Sunday, since most stores are out. Note the $200 rebate lists both SKU's (1610 and 1710 model).
Check out the thread at FW if you want to look at PDF's of the $200 and $50 MIR.

imported_malcontent
01-14-2006, 11:02 AM
Originally posted by: mdetz
LOL, you shall be waiting for nothing then, unless you live in BFE. There is a rather large FW thread about PMing and return/rebuying, and already most places are supposedly sold out. good luck tho.

Right you are. They are sold out, and it isn't even the 15th.
Oh well, if it sounds too good to be true....

allisolm
01-14-2006, 11:26 AM
Originally posted by: malcontent

Originally posted by: mdetz
LOL, you shall be waiting for nothing then, unless you live in BFE. There is a rather large FW thread about PMing and return/rebuying, and already most places are supposedly sold out. good luck tho.

Right you are. They are sold out, and it isn't even the 15th.
Oh well, if it sounds too good to be true....


They could always have stock that isn't being put out until the 15th or elect to offer same price subs. I never count a deal as dead decause someone else says the store is sold out before the sale even starts. I've gotten too many deals to work AFTER that pronouncement to start taking it for the gospel truth at any time.

THRILLHOv
01-14-2006, 03:16 PM
Originally posted by: Nick5324
Also, the $200 rebate is also good on the 1710 (http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=335974&pfp=srch1)
Which has a 3400+, 100GB SATA drive, and has an Asus MB witha PCI Express slot. I think the 1610 has a MSI MB.


do you have a link or part # for the asus board?
aside from that, I'm actually think I'm partial to the 3200+ because it has double the cache of the sempron64 3400+ (128k vs. 256k) since the only difference between the sempron64 and the athlon64 is the cache, and the sempron64 is supposedly very over-clockable I'd say the 3200+ may be a better choice.
btw, the MSI board has an available PCIe slot too.
also, is the 100gb drive actually SATA? or are they just saying there is SATA avalible on the board like the 3200+ (i got the 3200+ last time, and it has SATA ports, but an IDE HD.)

THRILLHOv
01-14-2006, 03:20 PM
oh yeah btw Repost (http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=40&threadid=1776960&enterthread=y)

albeit a more coherent one.

uhohs
01-14-2006, 03:34 PM
how do the msi and asus motherboard's compare?

allisolm
01-14-2006, 03:48 PM
Originally posted by: THRILLHOv
oh yeah btw Repost (http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=40&threadid=1776960&enterthread=y)

albeit a more coherent one.

LOL
Normally I would delete mine for being a repost, but, after reading that one :shocked: , I think I'll leave this one here.

hans007
01-14-2006, 06:54 PM
the motherboard is basically an msi rs482m2-il.

http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=RS482M4-ILD&class=mb

they used the original rs480m2-il for a while on earlier models.


smoe people have said if you order the bios and swap the chips out (from MSI) you would get a fully unlocked motherboard.

i know the compaq gaming machines has msi neo2 plat boards with a special compaq bios. you could just get an msi flashed bios chip and it became a normal msi board again.

ScrapSilicon
01-14-2006, 08:37 PM
Originally posted by: uhohs
how do the msi and asus motherboard's compare?

about the same ..the asus (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?x=5&dlc=en&lc=en&product=1817035&lang=en&cc=us&y=5&docname=c00496280) is in the 1611nx as well as the 1710nx ..the msi (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&docname=c00378480&product=1127350&dlc=en&lang=en) is in the 1610nx ..thanks hans007 for the above info on bios chips :D

uhohs
01-14-2006, 08:42 PM
only 2 sata connectors on the asus? booo. :(

ScrapSilicon
01-14-2006, 08:57 PM
Originally posted by: uhohs
only 2 sata connectors on the asus? booo. :(
well for about $200 after IR and MIRs you get case/psu, dvd/cdrw, a stick of 256mb pc3200, a Sempron 3200+/3400+ s939 chip w/ hsf( its fairly quiet as well), 80(pata)/100gb(sata), 56k modem, card reader, firewire, usb2.0, pci-e slot, 2 open pci slots, ati video(usually 64mb pulls from system ram..add more ram as 256mb is woefully inadequate), 1 yr warranty and WinXPHome sp2 build one from new parts for same price ..;) 1st trouble you'll encounter is you can't get the s939 Sempron yet...for the price I've already stashed one 1610nx...I'd previously picked up a 1611nx-b for $476 with tax back in Dec 2k6 for my sis and bro inlaw ...it performs very nicely :D

uhohs
01-14-2006, 09:09 PM
yeah, a great deal. just makes me sad that the oos 1610 has 4 sata connectors and 8ch sound. :( hehe

HexiumVII
01-15-2006, 02:16 AM
So if you sign up for AOL you can get this for about $50 total?

HomeAppraiser
01-15-2006, 06:32 AM
Thanks OP for the heads up. My nearest CompUsa is 200+ miles away, but I have alerted the kinfolk.

allisolm
01-15-2006, 07:47 AM
The 1710 is also $124.99 AR Link (http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=335974&pfp=srch1)

imported_malcontent
01-15-2006, 09:12 AM
Several stores are showing inventory here in Dallas. It will be worth a trip down at 10 am, just to find out if they do have them.

isekii
01-15-2006, 09:18 AM
so did anyone score on any of these yet ?

ElFenix
01-15-2006, 09:43 AM
seeing as how i haven't mailed in the UPC code yet for the previous 1610nx sale, i'm gonna see if i can get a return/rebuy on it done. i did cut the upc out of the box, then saw the threads start up about this weekend's sale.

dalfollo
01-15-2006, 10:34 AM
hans,

I would like to know where you heard/read info on the BIOS replacement...I have the SR1610NX from the Office Max $180 deal several weeks ago, and the MB has several differences with the one you linked to...

I am very interested in gaining control over the MB, and would love to read more...thanks...

jburnham
01-15-2006, 10:35 AM
Norwalk, CT - 21 SR1710NX in stock. I got one. I think they dropped the price of the 1710nx even more than I was expecting - out the door price of $397 with $250 in rebates. I picked a couple up from Staples last week thinking this deal would never, ever - ever - go through.

percboy
01-15-2006, 11:54 AM
Anyone having trouble submitting their rebate on-line? ( erebates.compusa.com )?
Says: "date must be between 10-25-2005 and 1-14-2006" WTF????

blastmad
01-15-2006, 12:12 PM
Scored one 1710 ... 375+tax - 250 rebates
good stuff thx!!!!!!!

oh NYC 37th Street CompUSA SOLD OUT
and 57Th and Broadway CompUSA SOLD OUT when i was there

THRILLHOv
01-15-2006, 12:41 PM
Originally posted by: dalfollo
hans,

I would like to know where you heard/read info on the BIOS replacement...I have the SR1610NX from the Office Max $180 deal several weeks ago, and the MB has several differences with the one you linked to...

I am very interested in gaining control over the MB, and would love to read more...thanks...

ditto

imported_malcontent
01-15-2006, 01:35 PM
Dallas is sold out also. I was one of the first people in the store, and they were sold out, apparently, when the doors opened.

v8envy
01-15-2006, 01:57 PM
Westminister, CO store was sold out in 15 minutes. Scored one for myself, one for inlaws. Parents scored one at Boulder, CO. That store was not sold out when I left.

Machine is not too bad. *4* sdram slots. Nice and quiet. Unbelievably slow out of the box -- combination of 256 meg and about 500 megs worth of running garbageware.

Power supply is a 250 watt Delta, so will probably not support a video card. 14 amps on the 12v rail is what the sticker says. Asus board confirmed, asus heatsink fan.

More reviews once I have a chance to put in some RAM and de-crapware the install.

Update: after uninstalling crapware, turning off system restore and other performance tuning, the machine is still an utter dog. Appears more sluggish than a 800 mhz T-bird the machine replaced. Time to run some benchmarks to see where the trouble lies.

imported_h0ax
01-15-2006, 02:41 PM
said it was sold out
but let me pre-pay
they tell me when it comes

RANG UP $350 - 200 - 50 = $100 comp

ElFenix
01-15-2006, 03:43 PM
went and got my rebuy on

they had no 1710s when i got there, which was a little bit after opening due to street closers (marathon today)

HomeAppraiser
01-15-2006, 04:42 PM
Any one know what is the cost to add the Compaq FS7600 17" CRT monitor? How about HPs 17" or 19" LCD. There should be a $50 Compaq/HP monitor purchased with PC rebate right?

hans007
01-15-2006, 05:18 PM
Originally posted by: ScrapSilicon

Originally posted by: uhohs
how do the msi and asus motherboard's compare?

about the same ..the asus (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?x=5&dlc=en&lc=en&product=1817035&lang=en&cc=us&y=5&docname=c00496280) is in the 1611nx as well as the 1710nx ..the msi (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&docname=c00378480&product=1127350&dlc=en&lang=en) is in the 1610nx ..thanks hans007 for the above info on bios chips :D

well i know for a fact that the msi ones you can do this bios swap trick.

you do have to physically remove the bios. i am not sure about the asus ones but its likely the same if there is an exact equivalent board on asus site (though its unlikely as asus makes a lot of custom boards for hp/compaq... the company my dad works for does some of the assembly on some machines)

like you cannot just flash an msi bios onto the msi ones. there is some sort of software lock in place that checks (unless you could get some sort of force flasher than the normal award stuff).

i think compaq is switching over to asus because asus won the contract to manufacture their cmoputers and before it was done by other companies. or it might jsut be some models.

but yeah... the msi one the bios swap trick should work. also when i was in college i worked at the factory one summer, when they did use a standard board like a k7m you could swap the asus bios too. like... as long as it is the same model you can get a nwe chip, i think it is $10 or so from msi just say you did a bad flash and they'll send it. i've heard of this being done on the previous model compaqs that use the MSI rs480m2-il (it was the 130nm version of the rs482m2-il whcih is 110nm)

RossMAN
01-15-2006, 06:41 PM
My CompUSA was sold out of 1710's but they offered to do a "pre-buy" and guaranteed that I would qualify for the rebates. So I paid for it today, it should arrive in a few days, I go pick it up along with the rebate forms.

fishhawk
01-15-2006, 07:21 PM
Originally posted by: RossMAN
My CompUSA was sold out of 1710's but they offered to do a "pre-buy" and guaranteed that I would qualify for the rebates. So I paid for it today, it should arrive in a few days, I go pick it up along with the rebate forms.
Same pre-buy in North Austin, TX. However, the rebate forms all printed out, and they gave them to me. They couldn't tell me when the machine would come in, however. Hopefully, not too long, since the $200 rebate has to be postmarked by 2/6 (but doesn't require a UPC, so I guess I could send it in now). The $50 rebate requires the original UPC, and has to be mailed 45 days from purchase.

uhohs
01-15-2006, 07:37 PM
now time to find a cheap 1gb stick of ram. :)

OcFerris
01-15-2006, 08:12 PM
Update: after uninstalling crapware, turning off system restore and other performance tuning, the machine is still an utter dog. Appears more sluggish than a 800 mhz T-bird the machine replaced. Time to run some benchmarks to see where the trouble lies.

Picked up a 1710 at Staples last week. Make sure the Power Options are set to "Desktop". Mine was set to "Energy Star" which cut the 2Ghz processor down to 900Mhz! :Q

xSeongminx
01-15-2006, 08:17 PM
Got one at the Tacoma Compusa. It comes out to 125$+tax... BTW, this cpu (3400) has 256k cache (this is the socket 939, not 754).

Greg04
01-15-2006, 08:43 PM
Got the last one in Wilmington DE, what's up with no WINDOWS CD?

THat makes life tough when you have to do a cleansweep install...

xSeongminx
01-15-2006, 09:10 PM
Yah, no recovery CD... Oh well, as long as you have the COD on the computer..

RossMAN
01-15-2006, 09:19 PM
Originally posted by: fishhawk

Originally posted by: RossMAN
My CompUSA was sold out of 1710's but they offered to do a "pre-buy" and guaranteed that I would qualify for the rebates. So I paid for it today, it should arrive in a few days, I go pick it up along with the rebate forms.
Same pre-buy in North Austin, TX. However, the rebate forms all printed out, and they gave them to me. They couldn't tell me when the machine would come in, however. Hopefully, not too long, since the $200 rebate has to be postmarked by 2/6 (but doesn't require a UPC, so I guess I could send it in now). The $50 rebate requires the original UPC, and has to be mailed 45 days from purchase.



I didn't receive my rebate forms. They said when I pick it up next week I'll get them.

imported_hoodoo
01-15-2006, 09:27 PM
Only in Utah... the deal was Jan 14-15 (as opposed to Jan 15-16 for all others). The CompUSA stores in Salt Lake City were all "sold out" Sat morning....blahhh. No offer for any "pre-buy" deal (or shouldn't it be "post-buy"?). Maybe next time I will try to be faster off the mark... thx

allisolm
01-15-2006, 09:29 PM
Originally posted by: RossMAN

I didn't receive my rebate forms. They said when I pick it up next week I'll get them.

I'd print them out now, especially since the $200 rebate is only valid for today and tomorrow. If they don't have them for you next week and they have removed them from online, you'll be prepared.

RossMAN
01-15-2006, 09:43 PM
Originally posted by: allisolm

Originally posted by: RossMAN

I didn't receive my rebate forms. They said when I pick it up next week I'll get them.

I'd print them out now, especially since the $200 rebate is only valid for today and tomorrow. If they don't have them for you next week and they have removed them from online, you'll be prepared.



Already saved to my hard drive, I have the managers names who GUARANTEED I would be approved for the rebates.

Thank you for the tip :)

DarkForceRising
01-15-2006, 11:44 PM
Does the 1710 have a PCIe x16?

RossMAN
01-15-2006, 11:46 PM
Originally posted by: DarkForceRising
Does the 1710 have a PCIe x16?

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericDocument?cc=us&docname=c00572527&lc=en

emergent1
01-16-2006, 12:43 AM
Got one in Glen Burnie, MD. Gotta love the scavengers in Baltimore/D.C area :). I'm sticking an extra PNY 512 ($40 AR @ CompUSA or Staples - love easy rebates) since it's almost a crime to ship an XP system w/256...

Some notes and Q's:
-------------------------
It should be a Socket 939 proc w/256KB of cache (ignore what the label says)
Call the store or walk in to Customer Service and have them check inventory.
That's their job. I've been burned enough times to check a store before a morning camp-out out for good deals. In this case, the 6 CompUSA stores in a ~30mi. radius were out of the 1610 and only 3 had the 1710 version (which the employee told me about the night before). Always best to check ahead and plan accordingly...
I'd like to buy another one, but no CompUSA store around is offering any sort of pre-buy. What determines if the store will let you get 'nothing for something' and then let you know when you can pick up what you bought on paper? I'm guessing it's based on what their regional warehouse may expect to have?

RossMAN
01-16-2006, 01:10 AM
emergent1,

Are you going to do a clean OS re-install?

tet7
01-16-2006, 01:41 AM
I found out why this system is so slow. The power management system is on "Energy Star Compliant" Switch it backto "Home/Office Use" and it will seem alot faster. Now to figure out how to mod the bios so you can overclock it to 3800 levels. :) http://www.digital-daily.com/cpu/sempron_3000_939/index02.htm

I guess one you guys already mentioned in this thread to change the power options. Give credit to him/her. It makes a difference.

HexiumVII
01-16-2006, 02:32 AM
i picked up a 1710. The stupd fan had 4 broken brackets so i had to change that out

xSeongminx
01-16-2006, 02:57 AM
Originally posted by: tet7
I found out why this system is so slow. The power management system is on "Energy Star Compliant" Switch it backto "Home/Office Use" and it will seem alot faster. Now to figure out how to mod the bios so you can overclock it to 3800 levels. :) http://www.digital-daily.com/cpu/sempron_3000_939/index02.htm

I guess one you guys already mentioned in this thread to change the power options. Give credit to him/her. It makes a difference.

Is the link that you supplied supposed to show how to mod the bios?

THRILLHOv
01-16-2006, 07:49 AM
no, it shows how over clockable the chip should be once you get a board/bios that allows it.
I'd still really like to see the discussion/article that talks about swapping the bios too though

unclebud
01-16-2006, 10:21 AM
"Normally I would delete mine for being a repost, but, after reading that one, I think I'll leave this one here."

:confused:

Coquito
01-16-2006, 10:43 AM
Originally posted by: blastmad
Scored one 1710 ... 375+tax - 250 rebates
good stuff thx!!!!!!!

oh NYC 37th Street CompUSA SOLD OUT
and 57Th and Broadway CompUSA SOLD OUT when i was there

Rego Park showed they had some available this morning, but they just updated. 37th says they have some, but they're probably being bought as I write this. I almost got Bestbuy to pricematch, but a second manager was there & killed it.

imported_h0ax
01-16-2006, 11:38 AM
I'm not sure if this was just a mishap where I bought
but I paid $346 out the door, with $250 in rebates

I did 'pre-pay'
on the 1710~

brucekatz
01-16-2006, 11:56 AM
Originally posted by: h0ax
I'm not sure if this was just a mishap where I bought
but I paid $346 out the door, with $250 in rebates

I did 'pre-pay'
on the 1710~
How did you "pre-pay"? I don't have this option at web page?

Greg04
01-16-2006, 12:30 PM
So, people that are buying this for resale - what is the best approach, part it out or whole?

I was going to keep it, but the 250W PS nixes any plans for a good video card :-(

brucekatz
01-16-2006, 12:52 PM
I must have gotten the last one on-line. I added one in the cart almost 50 minutes ago, before I paid, I needed to take care of an annoying cat. I opened another browser window, it showed sold-out; I went back to my cart, it was still there. Very lucky, considering I did not know this thread until this morning.

imported_h0ax
01-16-2006, 05:15 PM
How did you "pre-pay"? I don't have this option at web page?


I went inside the store - the peon I talked to said he couldn't prepay - but he had to ask his manager - the manager said it was ok, and I filled out paperwork and then paid, and then left.

Good luck

HomeAppraiser
01-16-2006, 06:05 PM
Originally posted by: OcFerris

Update: after uninstalling crapware, turning off system restore and other performance tuning, the machine is still an utter dog. Appears more sluggish than a 800 mhz T-bird the machine replaced. Time to run some benchmarks to see where the trouble lies.

Picked up a 1710 at Staples last week. Make sure the Power Options are set to "Desktop". Mine was set to "Energy Star" which cut the 2Ghz processor down to 900Mhz! :Q


Hey a good sticky would be a "How To" check list of things to remove/set on these low end comps. I just use Add/Remove programs, si there a better way? I will add my two-cents: Make the Windows Recovery CD/DVDs, also HP/Compaq will send you Windows disks if you call and ask.

Any PCI-E card suggestions?

tbogstad
01-16-2006, 07:06 PM
i managed to get one of the 1710nx when compusa opened sunday morning, they only had 2 in the store and i got one of them for my brother.

I did a huge upgrade to it, and it plays games great.

I added
1 x 250gig 7200rpm 8mb cache drive for storage
add 4 x 512mb pc3200 ram 2gb total
added the x800 128mb from dell that was $53.00 sfter rebates.
a wireless network card and tv-tuner
and a 550watt psu

the box is basically full now, about the only thing he may add later is a dvd+-rw drive

it plays call of duty and quake 4 great, total spent was like $300.00 after about $550.00 in rebates.

rushhound
01-17-2006, 11:56 AM
Does the 1710 require a 20 or 24 pin connector for the power supply?
TIA

v8envy
01-17-2006, 12:04 PM
Looks like the board takes both. The 20 pin connector has 4 empty pins next to it, so it looks for the world like it'd take a 24 pin.

A separate 4 pin connector off the PSU is also connected to the board.

dalfollo
01-17-2006, 12:06 PM
Thog...

what PSU did you use?? I am looking to replace the stock 250W PSU on the SR1610NX...thanks for any feedback...

Also on the 1610, there are four unused pins on the main power connector on the MB (the stock PSU is a 20pin), then there is a four wire connection to the MB near the CPU....

If I get a 24pin PSU, will I need to plug in a four wire connection near the CPU? or is the four wire currently used only because the main connector is only a 20 pin?

Compaq told me I can run the current 250W PSU and load the PCI-e, 6 Disk Drives (2 IDE ROMs/2 IDE HD/2 SATA HD) and expect everything to work fine! Ha!!

unclebud
01-17-2006, 12:24 PM
the guy i talked to on the phone said exactly the opposite
he said i would need to upgrade the power supply and that it was proprietary -- and used a special connector
its been working fine for the last two weeks using the free after rebate 350w ps from compusa
it's big brother is on sale this week for $29 a $10 mir
http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=333870

"If I get a 24pin PSU, will I need to plug in a four wire connection near the CPU?"

mine is
hth

dalfollo
01-17-2006, 12:32 PM
Those weasles!...Other info I have seen indicate that the PSU to use is in fact standard...

Was that PSU you got pretty quiet? I like that the PC is basically silent, and hope to keeep that with the PSU upgrade and new Video Card

unclebud
01-17-2006, 12:41 PM
both the 350w and 450w have only the fan in the back, not another one the bottom
it's quiet in my opinion...

tbogstad
01-17-2006, 08:53 PM
Rebate info.

i easily submitted the $200.00 rebate online, with nothing to mail in here.

https://erebates.compusa.com/Default.asp?

the Compaq/HP $50.00 rebate would not work online, it would not accept the model # or serial # here
http://h30014.www3.hp.com/offers/us/home.aspx

so i just mailed it in.

imported_h0ax
01-17-2006, 09:19 PM
prepaid on Sunday, order came in Today - mail off these rebates tomorrow
My total after rebate price - $96

good luck everyone
i'm going to throw a 512mb in here and sell it

sindows
01-17-2006, 10:46 PM
Is there anyway someone can post a sample of the upc that came with the package? I bought one but it was the display model and it didn't come with the original box. However, the salesperson "gave" me the upc although it looks nothing like one...

dalfollo
01-17-2006, 11:51 PM
Is it about 4" x 5.5"??

I can send you a scan of mine that I got from the OfficeMax folks, I got the floor model, so they gave me the UPC that was on the box...probably the same as the one for CUSA models.

hans007
01-18-2006, 07:42 AM
Originally posted by: unclebud
the guy i talked to on the phone said exactly the opposite
he said i would need to upgrade the power supply and that it was proprietary -- and used a special connector
its been working fine for the last two weeks using the free after rebate 350w ps from compusa
it's big brother is on sale this week for $29 a $10 mir
http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=333870

"If I get a 24pin PSU, will I need to plug in a four wire connection near the CPU?"

mine is
hth

um he lied. it uses a standard power supply. hp/compaq has not used a proprietary supply in a computer since around 1997 (unless it was an odd form factor like one of those weird legacy free machines for business)

unclebud
01-18-2006, 02:33 PM
"its been working fine for the last two weeks using the free after rebate {b]350w ps from compusa[/b]"

THRILLHOv
01-18-2006, 03:34 PM
no news on the source of the bios chip swap info?

unclebud
01-18-2006, 04:58 PM
ttp://www.emachineupgraders.info/dir1/motherboards/socket939/msi7184_downloads.shtml

join the forum in the link over there, they have some info on the 6524
also check threads in this forum for 1610nx? gl hth

THRILLHOv
01-18-2006, 05:09 PM
thanks a lot, ill check it out later

edit - bah, the search function is down on the forums over there, looks like ill be looking for the info..... even later.
thanks though.

vfpsql
01-20-2006, 07:54 PM
.

Has anyone tried to move the guts to a new case ?

If so what did you do about the I/O plate and front mounted speaker/usb/firewire connectors ?

.

xSeongminx
01-20-2006, 09:57 PM
Originally posted by: tbogstad
i managed to get one of the 1710nx when compusa opened sunday morning, they only had 2 in the store and i got one of them for my brother.

I did a huge upgrade to it, and it plays games great.

I added
1 x 250gig 7200rpm 8mb cache drive for storage
add 4 x 512mb pc3200 ram 2gb total
added the x800 128mb from dell that was $53.00 sfter rebates.
a wireless network card and tv-tuner
and a 550watt psu

the box is basically full now, about the only thing he may add later is a dvd+-rw drive

it plays call of duty and quake 4 great, total spent was like $300.00 after about $550.00 in rebates.

That is a sweet computer for 300$. I just changed the 100gig HD with my 160 that I got for... drumroll.... -11$ after rebates (yup, I made money) and now use the 100 for an external. I added 2 x 512 PC3200 ram and 450 watt antec ps that I had laying around and am about to get a X800GTO for my gaming needs. After everything, this rig cost me around 275$.

dalfollo
01-21-2006, 01:22 AM
xSeongminx,

I too am looking to upgrade the video card to an X800 GTO (still deciding between the Ultimate to keep the noise down, or the regular with a basic fan)...either way I can upgrade the fan to an aftermarket, and get more quiet cooling than the FireBlade version of the X800 GTO rom Sapphire.

If I can find a way to nlock the MB then we should be able to run three monitors (Onboard and two from the PCI-E X800)....

unclebud
01-21-2006, 07:30 PM
"edit - bah, the search function is down on the forums over there, looks like ill be looking for

ttp://www.emachineupgraders.info/blog/index.php[/L]
read the second entry
btw i ran everest on it last night and it says its an ms-7093/Hammer hth

sindows
01-23-2006, 04:25 PM
Originally posted by: sindows
Is there anyway someone can post a sample of the upc that came with the package? I bought one but it was the display model and it didn't come with the original box. However, the salesperson "gave" me the upc although it looks nothing like one...


anyone?

xSeongminx
01-24-2006, 04:07 AM
Originally posted by: dalfollo
xSeongminx,

I too am looking to upgrade the video card to an X800 GTO (still deciding between the Ultimate to keep the noise down, or the regular with a basic fan)...either way I can upgrade the fan to an aftermarket, and get more quiet cooling than the FireBlade version of the X800 GTO rom Sapphire.

If I can find a way to nlock the MB then we should be able to run three monitors (Onboard and two from the PCI-E X800)....

That would be sweet!! Dang, I've been looking all around for a bios hack but can't seem to find one. I would gladly fund someone to begin one (I'm pretty sure many others would contribute as well)...

dalfollo
01-24-2006, 10:52 AM
Here is some info I have found:

http://www.emachineupgraders.info/

e-machines uses the same MB (MS-7184) in some of their machines...here is a link to one of the pages for this MB where they have the 3.4 HP Pavillion Bios, and.....what seems to be a hacked BIOS:

http://www.emachineupgraders.info/dir1/...ards/socket939/msi7184_downloads.shtml (http://www.emachineupgraders.info/dir1/motherboards/socket939/msi7184_downloads.shtml)

I have no idea what the difference is with the hacked BIOS, but it may be a start...the HP BIOS is 3.4, while the BIOS that shipped with the SR1610NX was 3.33, I beleive.

However if you can get into the forum, you may just find some info that shows how the effort is going to provide an unlocked MS-7184.

xSeongminx
01-24-2006, 01:37 PM
I have the SR1710NX :(. Asus mobo for me. Thanks for the website though, I'm going to search around for some information on the A8AE-LE.

HomeAppraiser
01-27-2006, 01:31 AM
Two, too stupid upgrade questions:

Can the Sempron be replaced with a faster Socket 939 AMD Athlon64?

How do you get this Compaq to run dual-channel memory?

Thanks in advance.

brucekatz
01-27-2006, 02:25 AM
Originally posted by: sindows

Originally posted by: sindows
Is there anyway someone can post a sample of the upc that came with the package? I bought one but it was the display model and it didn't come with the original box. However, the salesperson "gave" me the upc although it looks nothing like one...


anyone?
Do you have 1610 or 1710?

ElFenix
01-27-2006, 02:28 AM
Originally posted by: HomeAppraiser
Two, too stupid upgrade questions:

Can the Sempron be replaced with a faster Socket 939 AMD Athlon64?
yes

How do you get this Compaq to run dual-channel memory?
put one stick in bank 1 slot 1 and the other in bank 2 slot 1.

Thanks in advance.

np

hans007
01-27-2006, 06:27 AM
Originally posted by: xSeongminx
I have the SR1710NX :(. Asus mobo for me. Thanks for the website though, I'm going to search around for some information on the A8AE-LE.

you probably will not be able to do much to the asus mobo. its been my experience that when HP uses an MSI mobo there is usually a real retail board that it is exactly the same as just a different bios.

when they use an asus one its probably an 85% chance that it is NOT actually a retail board but an actual completely different design that is custom made for oems, thus no retail bios to hack onto it.

my dad's hp board is an asus in his pentium d 820. for example, if you unplug the fans on it (one fan is a 4 pin load sensor one, and well if you use a 3 pin it even has the warning), it will give you a warning that you cant turn off etc.