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HP Compaq 6005

HP Compaq 6005
alaScore 87

104 reviews

Jan, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 reviews of HP Compaq 6005. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Views about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The usability and size also get good views.

price, size, usability, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Compaq 6005 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of HP Compaq 6005 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 are impressed by the usability. The price is also mentioned favorably.

price, usability

77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Compaq 6005 Pro MT Microtower: AMD CPU 2.7GHz/4GB DDR3 RAM/80GB SATA Hard Drive/DVD-ROM Drive/Windows Vista Home Desktop ComputerHP Pavilion p7-1451 Desktop ComputerHP ENVY Recline 23-k011 23-Inch TouchSmart All-in-One Desktop (2.90 GHz, Intel Core i5-4570T, 8GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive, Windows 8)

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HP Compaq 6005 Pro Small Form Factor PC


Featuring a microATX motherboard the HP Compaq 6005 Small Form Factor PC is relatively svelte, measuring 13.3 inches by 14.90 inches square and less than four inches tall. (Note: HP also sells the model 6005 in a micro-tower configuration).

Compact; lots of inputs; efficient; three-year warranty; SSD storage; quiet

Uninspired appearance; hard-drive performance will likely slow over time; a little pricey

Overall, the HP Compaq 6005 is a solid entry in a highly competitive field. Its utilitarian appearance is well matched by its quiet efficiency and decent performance. While you may see the system bog down a bit as the hard drive fills up, this system...

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HP Compaq 6005 Pro Small Form Factor PC


Easily accessible chassis with room for upgrades ; Superior performance for a small(ish) system

Bigger Value PCs deliver more speed for less ; Dull keyboard and mouse

HP delivers a system that's unquestionably speedy for its small(ish) size, but they've left out details that could have brought it closer to the top.

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Desktop PC Review: HP Compaq 6005 Pro


The quad-core CPU helped the 6005 Pro power through other benchmarks, rendering Cinebench R10 's sample scene in 90 seconds and posting a score of 8,680 in PCMark Vantage . The AMD 785G chipset's ATI Radeon HD 4200 integrated graphics are less...

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HP Compaq 6005 Pro Small Form Factor PC


Yes, it is a nice machine. And one can order it with Windows XP Pro. I went ahead and got one, but I want to add a better video card. So I need a bigger power supply. And that is when I discovered the non-standard PSU connectors. Not ATX 20/24...

Can get it with XP Pro

Proprietary non-standard parts that cannot be upgraded

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Update/More info


If you want to upgrade/modify this unit you'll need a few basic tools and some experience building/upgrading PCs.

The HDD died completely before I got a chance to transfer over my data. So I needed an OS disc. I emailed the refurbishing company (Joy Systems) and politely explained the issue and gave them the number they put on the back of the unit. I told them...

It's a low profile unit - I knew that getting into it and I had zero problems. But some people might not realize that this limits your options when it comes to slapping in new hardware, and may require extra-thoughtful selection of components. Thermal...

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HP 6005


Worked well upon arrival. Good price

Power supply was shot after about a month. Cheap parts

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Good value overall, questionable HDD condition


Still worth it, other than the HDD the hardware and software was well worth the money.

Reasonably decent business-class hardware. All the important components were clean and function great. I slapped in a low-profile graphics card and boom, decent inexpensive first computer for a kid. It's got 8GB of RAM - somewhat slow memory, but with...

The 2TB HDD included was, predictably, an ailing unit. After a month it began to exhibit some strange behavior. Sure enough, I had to start relocating sectors en masse. I'm going to transfer everything to a relatively small SSD (120GB) since they don't...

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Great Case


Excellent price if you get a good one; very nice machine

Except when you don't ; Constant blue-screens after a few months. Some of the included factory restore/repair files were corrupted, so had to reinstall windows from DVD. No luck, still blue-screens. Seems to be an issue with the sata controller

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Dide after 3 months


Excellent price if you get a good one; very nice machine

Except when you don't ; Constant blue-screens after a few months. Some of the included factory restore/repair files were corrupted, so had to reinstall windows from DVD. No luck, still blue-screens. Seems to be an issue with the sata controller

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HP 6005


Just how much does it cost to make an install disk or at least fill the restore partition with software the would allow the user to make a install/repair disk? Replacing the optical drive and the hours spent trying to clone the drive have turned a good...

This is a great computer, well engineered for ease of mechanical maintenance ; It is small, quiet and has enough power for all but serious gaming

My unit came with a DVD Reader, not a writer. There is not a install disk. The restore partition is empty and so is the system partition. If something should happen to the main drive, well good luck. It does not want to boot from a drive in a dock...

Product Specifications

Packed with high performance features, the HP Compaq 6005 Pro Business PC is energy efficient and well equipped to go beyond meeting your daily business demands. Enabled for manageability with DASH 1.1, you can also choose the productivity and security features that best suit your everyday needs with a PC designed to exceed your expectations.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop/Micro tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Micro tower/Small form factor

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/6MB/7MB
Per Processor Size:2MB/6MB/7MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes


Country Kits:United Kingdom
Model:6005 Pro
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq


Chipset Type:AMD 785G


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

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

OS Provided

Edition:Windows 7 Professional/Windows 7 Professional / Windows XP Professional
Family:Windows 7/Windows 7 / Windows XP
Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.8GHz/3GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:B22/B24/B55
Type:Athlon II X2/Phenom II X2


Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:16GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:3 years warranty

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:250GB/500GB
OS Certified:Red Hat Enterprise Linux / SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11/Red Hat Enterprise Linux / SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 4200