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hp pavillion p6-2300 i5-3330

#1 Post by beckwith » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:44 pm

anybody got anything to say about this box as a replacement for my old box

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Re: hp pavillion p6-2300 i5-3330

#2 Post by uncle mark » Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:10 pm

beckwith wrote:anybody got anything to say about this box as a replacement for my old box
http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/h ... cachetoken

It all depends on the price. Looks like a reasonably spec'd midrange. RAM of 6G is kind of silly; 8G (4G x 2) would be better and more common. They've saved a buck or two that way, no doubt. PSU is weak at 300W, and I suspect it's a low quality unit (that's also where they shave off a few bucks). And of course you're getting W8 <spit> and all the dual booting headaches that go with it.

Personally, I build my own and encourage others to do so as well. That way you know exactly what components you're dealing with. You may not save any money, but you know there haven't been any corners cut, and you're not adding money to MSFT's coffers. I also prefer AMD based systems -- you get more bang for your buck, especially at the low-to-middle range.

And lastly, think about adding an SSD. The difference in performance is a game changer. You won't regret it.
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Re: hp pavillion p6-2300 i5-3330

#3 Post by namida12 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:15 pm

Product number
H3V93AA

Release date
4-Oct-2012

Country/region sold in
Australia/New Zealand

Motherboard is a Foxcon, includes a decent video card & WiFi card.

Intel Core i5 3330
TDP: 77W
Operating speed: Up to 3.0 GHz (up to 3.2 GHz turbo)
Number of cores: 4
Socket: LGA 1155
Bus speed: DMI (Direct Media Interface) - 5.0 GT/s

Did not see any USB 3.0 ports <-- I find the USB 3.0 connectors are more dependable for USB 2.0 devices. Power supply is weak, but brand and model info is not supplied.

On paper it looks good, but could not find a report on one of these running Linux. Then there is always the price that sometimes gets in the way! But if this is cheaper to buy than build with better components, where you are located, then it might make sense, only if the Windows unsecured boot can be turned off easily.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/mf5e2r5

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Re: hp pavillion p6-2300 i5-3330

#4 Post by beckwith » Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:12 pm

Forget it. I looked it up on the supplier I used last time.
They nolonger sell to the general public.

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Re: hp pavillion p6-2300 i5-3330

#5 Post by jdmeaux1952 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:55 am

Some people have reported that HP used recycled parts in some of their computers. There also has been cases where people have sent a defective machine for repair and received a new computer with some of their old parts in it.

All in all its not a bad puter, but there are definitely better ones out there.
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