Compaq Professional AP200 (352605-051)

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Compaq Professional AP200 (352605-051)

There is a Compaq Professional Workstation that is ideally suited to your every business need. From entry-level, single processor Intel-based models t...

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Review of "Compaq Professional AP200 (352605-051)"

published 29/12/2007 | Bill-S
Member since : 28/12/2007
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Pro Easy access, still enough power!
Cons Old cases are large, heavy, limited CPU speed
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"Compaq now HP supported"

I bought these desktop from The boxshop in MN, I have a hobby of giving old used PCs a new lease on life and I found the 1 star review sadly lacking in computer knowledge. The PC is old and is far from cutting edge now, and at the time, the mobo dates back to 1998 so expecting 2007 performance is not what one should be hoping for with this Workstation. Compared to Compaq's current parent company; HP, their dual processor Workstations (Kayak) I also bought used... Those are more built around Pentium II support with Intel North and Southbridge were recently heralded by non other then Maximum PC in it's documenting the evolution of Computer technology, and it was nice to know I had the pleasure of using some of the landmark tech. I had an Apple ][ only for many years but fell out of favor with the Mac becoming the only Apple product in the 90s.
My first computer was in 2000. I used 64MB of Ram and Celeron CPU at 700Mhz. Later, I had a BIOS setting giving me a 500Mhz from a higher native CPU, but discovered that at 500Mhz, MPEG2 video plays with only minor hiccups. Most compressed video will work fine as well as DVD burning and certainly CD burning.
Complaints of slowness would be attributed to bad disc organization. The less files on your HDD, the less options running on the OS, the faster any system will run. These Workstations main attribute is SCSI support. There are three SDRAM expansion slots but a max mem seems just short of 1GB. Still, with no Tualatin Pentium or Celeron support, the Celerons work well via a SlotKit support board. I tested a Tualatin at 1Ghz and the computer powered up and appeared to run but with no video and the power button shut operation off... This means it had 'hung'. No damage is incurred with bus speeds set correctly. The AGP won't support 4x graphics speed so a minimal 3D option is the biggest setback but can still be exploited with many earlier games. 32MB is good for alot of older games, however 64 and 128MB video ram are more common for 3D games. Photo editing in digital is one of the key uses for older PCs I feel and almost a requirement to have a worthy setup for software and online access.
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  • Bill-S published 29/12/2007
    Thank you. I will let you all know, When I joined this and added my reviews, I am on an AP200 right now, with an 8GB HDD and 64MB RAM so it is slow somewhat but it's using a Slotket adapter 370 for Slot 1 motherboard and a Celeron 500Mhz CPU, but a max of 550 should work fine with P3 chip. I'm also using Windows 98 (not full SE version!) and AVG antivirus with an ISA modem that came standard (IIRC)! That accounts for lack of speed.
  • just.bcoz published 29/12/2007
    Good review
  • Bill-S published 29/12/2007
    Thanks for allowing me to add some things too! I always liked ePinions website as well. I look for any cheap Pentium 3 boards to build up for friends, family and the like and this computer was a bulk purchase from reseller Boxshop in my locale. The plus side is a nice open case you can add your own mobo into! It is heavy and large, but most gaming rigs require space for cooling
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Product Information : Compaq Professional AP200 (352605-051)

Manufacturer's product description

There is a Compaq Professional Workstation that is ideally suited to your every business need. From entry-level, single processor Intel-based models to high-performance Alpha-based powerhouses, Compaq provides the tools you need and the flexibility of choice, for cost-effective, reliable and fully supported workstations anywhere. It is ideal for business, technical or creative professionals who have been using high-end PCs or other single processor workstations to run entry-level applications - but who now require more power for greater applications performance.

Product Details

Product Description: Compaq Professional AP200 - PII 350 MHz - 64 MB - 6.4 GB, Compaq Professional AP200 - PII 400 MHz - 128 MB - 4.3 GB, Compaq Professional AP200 - PII 400 MHz - 64 MB - 6.4 GB, Compaq Professional AP200 - PII 450 MHz - 128 MB - 4.3 GB, Compaq Professional AP200 - PIII 450 MHz - 64 MB - 6.4 GB, Compaq Professional AP200 - PIII 500 MHz - 128 MB - 9.1 GB, Compaq Professional AP200 - PIII 500 MHz - 64 MB - 10 GB, Compaq Professional AP200 - PIII 500 MHz - 128 MB - 4.3 GB, Compaq Professional AP200 - PIII 550 MHz - 128 MB - 9.1 GB, Compaq Professional AP200 - PIII 550 MHz - 128 MB - 10 GB, Compaq Professional AP200 - PIII 550 MHz - 64 MB - 10 GB, Compaq Professional AP200 - PIII 600 MHz - 128 MB - 9.1 GB, Compaq Professional AP200 - PIII 750 MHz - 128 MB - 9.1 GB

Type: Workstation

Form Factor: Mini tower, Tower, Mid tower

Localisation: French / France, English / United Kingdom

Processor: 1 x Intel Pentium II 350 MHz, 1 x Intel Pentium II 400 MHz, 1 x Intel Pentium II 450 MHz, 1 x Intel Pentium III 450 MHz, 1 x Intel Pentium III 500 MHz, 1 x Intel Pentium III 550 MHz, 1 x Intel Pentium III 600 MHz, 1 x Intel Pentium III 750 MHz

Processor Socket: Slot 1

Cache Memory: 512 KB (installed) / 512 KB (max) - L2 Cache - Pipeline Burst, 512 KB L2 Cache - Pipeline Burst, 256 KB L2 Cache - Pipeline Burst

RAM: 64 MB (installed) / 384 MB (max) - SDRAM - ECC, 64 MB (installed) / 768 MB (max) - SDRAM - ECC, 128 MB (installed) / 384 MB (max) - SDRAM - ECC, 128 MB (installed) / 768 MB (max) - SDRAM - ECC, 128 MB (installed) / 768 MB (max) - SDRAM - ECC - 100 MHz

Storage Controller: SCSI ( Ultra Wide SCSI ) - PCI ; IDE ( ATA-33 ) - PCI, IDE ( ATA-33 ) - PCI, IDE ( ATA-33 ) - PCI ; SCSI ( Ultra Wide SCSI ) - PCI, IDE PCI, SCSI ( Ultra2 Wide SCSI ) - PCI ; IDE ( ATA-33 ) - PCI, SCSI ( Ultra Wide SCSI ) - PCI ; IDE ( EIDE/ATAPI ) - PCI, IDE PCI ; SCSI ( Ultra2 Wide SCSI ) - PCI, IDE PCI ; SCSI ( Ultra Wide SCSI ) - PCI, IDE ( ATA-33 ) - PCI ; SCSI ( Ultra2 Wide SCSI ) - PCI

Floppy Drive: 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy

Hard Drive: 1 x 6.4 GB - ATA-33, 1 x 4.3 GB - Ultra Wide SCSI, 1 x 9.1 GB - Ultra Wide SCSI, 1 x 10 GB - ATA-33, 1 x 10 GB - ATA-66, 1 x 9.1 GB - Ultra2 Wide SCSI

Optical Storage: CD-ROM

Graphics Controller: AGP - 3Dlabs Permedia 2, AGP - Matrox MGA G200, AGP - 3Dlabs GLINT Gamma G1, AGP - NVIDIA Riva TNT2, AGP 2x - 3Dlabs GLINT R3, AGP 2x - no graphics, AGP - E&S REALimage 2100, AGP 2x - 3Dlabs Permedia 2, AGP 2x - NVIDIA Riva TNT2, AGP 2x, No graphics

Video Memory: 4 MB SGRAM, 8 MB SGRAM, 8 MB, SGRAM, 32 MB SGRAM, 32 MB SDRAM, 31 MB

Audio Output: Plug-in card - ISA - stereo - 16-bit, Plug-in card - ESS 1869 - ISA - stereo - 16-bit, Plug-in card - stereo - 16-bit

Networking: 10Mb LAN, 100Mb LAN

Power: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz ), AC 230V ( 50/60 Hz ), ( 50/60 Hz )

OS Provided: Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 SP4

Dimensions (WxDxH): 16.8 cm x 43.5 cm x 44.8 cm, 16.7 cm x 43.4 cm x 44.8 cm, 16.7 cm x 43.5 cm x 44.8 cm

Weight: 10.7 kg, 10.5 kg, 10.4 kg

Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty

General

MPN: 352605-051, 352605-A41, 352605-052, 352605-A42, 352605-A43, 352605-A44, 352605-A45, 352605-A46, 388016-A45, 388016-A41, 388016-055, 388016-A44, 388016-A43, 388016-A42, 126349-A42, 126349-053, 126349-051, 126349-056, 126349-052, 126349-055, 126349-A46, 126349-A41, 126349-A47, 126349-A44, 126349-A43, 126349-A45, 126349-058, 126349-A48, 177997-052

Type: Workstation

Recommended Use: Small business, corporate business

Product Form Factor: Mini tower, Tower, Mid tower

Built-in Devices: Speaker

Colour: White

Localisation: French / France, English / United Kingdom

Processor / Chipset

CPU: Intel Pentium II 350 MHz, Intel Pentium II 400 MHz, Intel Pentium II 450 MHz, Intel Pentium III 450 MHz, Intel Pentium III 500 MHz, Intel Pentium III 550 MHz, Intel Pentium III 600 MHz, Intel Pentium III 750 MHz

CPU Qty: 1

Max CPU Qty: 1

CPU Upgradability: Upgradeable, Not upgradeable

CPU Socket: Slot 1

Chipset Type: Intel 440BX

Front Side Bus: 100 MHz

Cache Memory

Installed Size: L2 Cache - 512 KB Pipeline Burst, L2 Cache - 256 KB Pipeline Burst

RAM

Installed Size: 64 MB / 384 MB (max), 64 MB / 768 MB (max), 128 MB / 384 MB (max), 128 MB / 768 MB (max)

Technology: SDRAM - ECC

Form Factor: DIMM 168-PIN

Upgrade Rule: Max 128 MB module, Max 256 MB module

Access Time: 6 ns

Features: Unregistered, Unbuffered

Memory Speed: 100 MHz

Hard Drive

Type: HDD

Capacity: 1 x 6.4 GB, 1 x 4.3 GB, 1 x 9.1 GB, 1 x 10 GB

Interface Type: ATA-33, Ultra Wide SCSI, ATA-66, Ultra2 Wide SCSI

Storage Controller

Type: 1 x SCSI - plug-in card - PCI, 1 x IDE - integrated - PCI

Controller Interface Type: Ultra Wide SCSI, ATA-33, Ultra2 Wide SCSI

Channel Qty: 2, 1

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: 1 x IDE - integrated - PCI, 1 x SCSI - plug-in card - PCI, 1 x SCSI - plug-in module - PCI

Controller Interface Type: ATA-33, Ultra Wide SCSI, EIDE/ATAPI, Ultra2 Wide SCSI

Channel Qty: 2

Floppy Drive

Type: 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy

Optical Storage

Type: CD-ROM - IDE

Read Speed: 32x

Media Load Type: Tray

Monitor

Monitor Type: None

Graphics Controller

Type: Plug-in card

Interface Type: AGP, AGP 2x

Graphics Processor: 3Dlabs Permedia 2, Matrox MGA G200, 3Dlabs GLINT Gamma G1, NVIDIA Riva TNT2, 3Dlabs GLINT R3, No graphics, E&S REALimage 2100

Video Memory: 4 MB / 8 MB (max) SGRAM, 8 MB / 16 MB (max) SGRAM, 8 MB / 8 MB (max), 8 MB / 8 MB (max) SGRAM, SGRAM, 8 MB SGRAM, 32 MB / 32 MB (max) SGRAM, 32 MB / 32 MB (max) SDRAM, 31 MB / 31 MB (max)

Supported Display Graphics: VGA (640x480), XGA (1024x768), SVGA (800x600), VESA BIOS VBE 2.0, SXGA (1280x1024)

Video Interfaces: VGA

Audio Output

Type: Plug-in card

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Max Sampling Rate: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz

Compliant Standards: Sound Blaster, Sound Blaster 16/Pro, Microsoft WSS 1.0/2.0

Speakers: 1 x center channel, 1 x mixed channel, 1

Signal Processor: ESS 1869

Input Device

Type: Mouse, keyboard

Networking

Type: Plug-in card, Plug-in module

Interface (Bus) Type: PCI

Data Link Protocol: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet

Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.2, IEEE 802.3

Expansion / Connectivity

Bays: 3 (total) / 1 (free) x external 5.25" x 1/2H ¦ 2 (total) / 1 (free) x internal 3.5" x 1/3H

Slots: 1 (total) / 0 (free) x AGP 2x - half-length ¦ 1 (total) / 1 (free) x shared PCI / ISA - full-length ¦ 3 (total) / 1 (free) x PCI - half-length ¦ 1 (total) / 1 (free) x ISA - full-length ¦ 3 (total) / 2 (free) x memory - DIMM 168-PIN ¦ 1 (total) / 0 (free) x CPU

Interfaces: 2 x serial ¦ 1 x USB ¦ 1 x parallel ¦ 1 x PS/2 keyboard ¦ 1 x PS/2 mouse ¦ 1 x VGA ¦ 1 x audio line-in ¦ 1 x audio line-out ¦ 1 x headphones ¦ 1 x microphone ¦ 1 x LAN ¦ 1 x storage - Ultra Wide SCSI

Miscellaneous

Features: Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), system password, power-on password, keyboard password, flash ROM lock, diskette I/O control, parallel port I/O control, serial port I/O control

Compliant Standards: Plug and Play

Power

Device Type: Power supply

Installed Qty: 1

Max Supported Qty: 1

Nominal Voltage: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz ), AC 230V ( 50/60 Hz ), ( 50/60 Hz )

Power Consumption Operational: 200 Watt

Compliant Standards: EPA Energy Star

Power Provided: 200 Watt

Operating System / Software

OS Provided: Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 SP4

Software: Drivers & Utilities, Compaq Systems Management Toolkit, Compaq SmartStart, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Adobe Acrobat Reader

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 3 years warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year - on-site ¦ Limited warranty - parts and labour - 3 years - carry-in ¦ Technical support - phone consulting - 1 year - on-site

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 16.8 cm, 16.7 cm

Depth: 43.5 cm, 43.4 cm

Height: 44.8 cm

Weight: 10.7 kg, 10.5 kg, 10.4 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 10 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 35 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 90%, 8 - 90%, 8 - 80%

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