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HP Compaq 505B

HP Compaq 505B
alaScore 81

14 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of HP Compaq 505B. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability. The reliability also gets good feedback.

price, reliability, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Compaq 505B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of HP Compaq 505B from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers really like the usability. The reliability is also mentioned favorably.

price, reliability, usability

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP 505B MT AX220 250/2GBHP 505B MT AX220 250/2GB

Dec, 2018

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Solid Business PC


I can't vouch for the state of the OS and bloatware that comes pre-installed. First thing I do when I get these things out of the box is image the hard drive with a clean build. Expect bloatware and/or a format c:

Solid hardware despite bargain price. I've bought over 50 of these low end Compaq/HP 500B or 505B models and haven't had a single one with bad hardware. Decent performance for basic business tasks

Set your expectations realistically and there really aren't any

Nov, 2011

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Inadequate PSU?


Both this and the 500B advertise a 300W PSU, but the labels state 268W max. On the 500B I had no problems when adding a discrete video card. The 505B may need more power than this. The way the mobo is installed, a discrete video card is "upside down"...

Excellent value if used without modifications. Great for business use

Did not do as well as the 500B versions which I have had great luck with in the past. Problem after adding discrete video card: After power down it needed a few minutes rest before it would power back up. Installed a higher rated power supply and...

Nov, 2011

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Great price, perfect system for a desktop user looking to replace there wore out machine that they have destroyed

HP, Bloatware

Sep, 2011

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Nice basic machine


remove junk software just because it's junk

Great basic machine on a budget. Purchaced for a friend who needed to replace an antique. They are thrilled. they use it for internet and office. I like the 32 bit op sys it will work with all their older hardware

Only a player no burner

Sep, 2011

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Great Laptop


My grandson loves it. He said it is fast’s and works well Great price. Went right on my network with ease I just had to figure out windows 7 on the fly. I'm just too use to XP

none at this time

Aug, 2011

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Powerful looking ”


A computer with good power, great home computer and has the looks avery one wants.  Good warranty, fast,and even more.

Nov, 2010

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what i first noticed


what i first noticed about this computer was the great design. i like that it has a great looking and slick design. i have a desk that has a little place to put the tower and because it looks good i put it on the top of the desk so everyone can see it....

Easy To Use, Great Design, Good Value

None submitted

Mar, 2010

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Great Desktop!


Great desktop! It was really easy to use, and full of rich features that made it even more appealing! Great buy!

Good Value, Easy To Use, Feature Rich

None submitted

Dec, 2009

Product Specifications


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis Type: / Micro Tower / Mini Tower / Tower
Colour of product:Black
Number of 3.5" Bays:1
Number of 5.25" Bays:1

Expansion slots

PCI Express x1 slots:2
PCI Express x16 slots:1
PCI slots:1


Discrete graphics adapter model: / Intel GMA X4500HD / Intel X4500 HD / NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE / NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE
On-board graphics adapter:Y


Internal Memory:1 / 2
Internal memory type: / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2
Memory slots: / 2x DIMM


Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 35 / 10 - 90 / 10 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 95 / 5 - 95

Optical Drive

BD interface type:SATA
LightScribe: Yes
Optical Drive Type: / DVD Super Multi / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW

Other features

Audio input:2
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
BIOS password: Yes
Built-in Camera: No
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3/802.3u / IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u
Dimensions (WxDxH):166 x 428 x 384
Drive device, transfer rate:3000
DVD interface type:SATA
Ethernet interface type:Fast
External drive bays:1 x 5.25" / 1x 5.25"
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel / nVidia
HDD user password: Yes
Internal drive bays:1 x 3.5" / 1x 3.25" / 1x 3.5"
Mac compatibility: No
Network cards:Realtek 8103EL
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):5 - 95
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Operating temperature (T-T):50 - 95
Power requirements:100-240V / 115 - 230V
Power supply type:AC
Processor Manufacturer:AMD
TV tuner integrated:No / Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Norton Internet Security; HP Power Assistant; Microsoft Windows Virtual PC; Microsoft Office Starter 2010 / Norton Internet Security; HP ProtectTools; Microsoft Windows Virtual PC; Mozilla Firefox for HP Virtual Solutions; Microsoft Office Starter 2010 / Norton Internet Security; Mozilla Firefox; Microsoft Office Starter 2010
Display included:No / Yes
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No


Audio system:ALC662 / HD / HD Realtek ALC662 / HDA / Realtek ALC662
Motherboard chipset: / NVIDIA NForce 430
Product Type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in:No / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6 / 8
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power Supply:300
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 115 - 230


Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 11 / 12
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:105
Number of Processors Installed:1
Processing Die size:77 / 90
Processor cache:0.5 / 0.512 / 1.5 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Conroe / Yonah
Processor Cores:1 / 2
Processor family: / AMD Athlon II X2 / AMD Athlon II X3 / Intel Celeron Mobile / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.33 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.2
Processor front side bus:533 / 800
Processor lithography:65
Processor Model: / 215 / 220 / 245 / 250 / 255 / 260 / 265 / 450
Processor operating modes:32-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron M 533 MHz FSB / Intel Celeron Processor 200 series for Desktop
Processor Socket:LGA 775 (Socket T) / Socket 479 / Socket AM3
Processor threads:1
Stepping:A1 / C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):18.2, 19 / 27 / 35

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:No / Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):N
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32
Processor ARK ID:35239
Processor code:SLA4L / SLAF2 / SLAFZ
Processor package size:35 / 37.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Y / Yes


Bundled software:Norton Internet Security; HP Power Assistant; Microsoft Windows Virtual PC; Microsoft Office Starter 2010 / Norton Internet Security; HP ProtectTools; Microsoft Windows Virtual PC; Mozilla Firefox for HP Virtual Solutions; Microsoft Office Starter 2010 / Norton Internet Security; Mozilla Firefox; Microsoft Office Starter 2010
Operating System Architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed: / FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Starter / Windows XP Professional


Card reader integrated: No
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Height :38.4