Hello everyone. You are on the SuperKit channel. I got a cheap HP 6200 Pro SFF computer. This is a branded ready-assembled computer from HP, aimed at people who are alien to the selection and assembly of components themselves.
The last letters in the marking, namely SFF, mean Small Form Factor, which determines the size of the computer. Only in contrast to companies that assemble from existing components – HP does it from its own developments, according to which components are made for HP.
In my case, the computer was not clear in what conditions and I need to at least wash it, remove the dust inside, and then we’ll see what and how. So, as the computer said, this is the work of HP engineers, in which the components are non-standard.
Not everything, of course, for example, percent, screw and ram were used here standard, as they say – from the store. But the case, motherboard, power supply, cooling system, as well as the layout inside are all the work of HP.
There is some kind of sticky garbage on the lid and the case, it seems that this system unit was in something incomprehensible … It seems to me this is honey, but I will not try it, as there is a feeling that it is sugar-coated.
Due to the fact that this substance is partially liquid, it got into hard-to-reach places, and this promises a complete disassembly of the computer and washing the case under running water. There are only 2 fans inside, one on the power supply, and the second on the processor, which, as you can see, is installed in a very original way – with the help of special shrouds that are assembled into a channel.
The fan from the processor heatsink not inside the case blows off warm air, but immediately pulls it out of the case. In the meantime, since I have already opened the case, I will slightly remove the visible dust with a vacuum cleaner.
Before I disassemble the computer for washing the case, I want to turn it on and see how everything looks here. For example, the same BIOS. And I come across the first “gag” HP – this is the entrance to the BIOS via the F10 button.
To be honest, I don’t really understand why, including to F2, they transferred it, if all my life the entrance to the BIOS was pressing the delete button, but here, obviously, they went even further, apparently they were also looking for their own way of development.
BIOS is also not standard. You can see which processor, how much memory, set the boot priority of devices, and also choose between the presence of the fourth sata port or the work of esata, which, by the way, is not displayed on the board.
You can forget about any processor or memory settings. There is also no menu for monitoring temperatures and fan speeds. There are also connectors for fans on the board, but the computer manages temperature modes by itself, at its discretion.
Although no, the PSU fan can still be controlled, but not in the usual way in terms of rotation speed, but simply by choosing a level from 0 to 6, where 0 is the minimum, and 6 is the maximum. Installed Windows.
I found the drivers on the Internet without problems and downloaded them from the official site. Motherboard based on Q65 chipset – the capabilities of this board are almost the same as the AsRock in my other computer and in the last videos several times.
There are also 4 ports of Sata, also one of them is Sata3, and the rest is Sata2. The platform here is 1155, but unfortunately, not all processors will work here , but only Sandy Bridge – this is the second generation.
Ivy Bridge will not work here, HP flatly refused to release a BIOS version that would support 3rd generation processors. And people wrote to them and asked – I read about this on all sorts of forums, including foreign ones.
I was tempted to insert the released Celeron G1610, hoping that it would be recognized, but after reading people’s comments, I realized that I would not find positive in this for sure, and perhaps I would get problems, such as those that arose from one of the experimenters who had BIOS reported an error and after that, even with a second-generation processor, the computer no longer started.
Specifically, a Pentium g850 processor is installed here – this is a 2.9 GHz CPU, two cores, a 3 MB level 3 cache and an integrated HD 2000 video. But the declared limit of 16 GB of RAM – I still decided to check by installing 2 more 8 GB slats, and in the end it turned out to be 20 GB.
Fortunately, there are 4 slots for DDR3 – you can expand the memory. For every first turn on after changing the amount of RAM, the BIOS reacts with a message before loading Windows, but after confirmation everything works and is detected without problems – you can see for yourself, so in principle, you can shove 32 GB of RAM here – there would be a desire and an opportunity.
But while here it will be as it was – 4 GB in one bar. In general, in my life I don’t really like to take off radiators and re-smear thermal paste every time, since it is often a pointless process. I can do it for the video – just show it, but it doesn’t really make sense.
You can make sure that this procedure is not necessary by using the load on the processor and monitoring the temperature change. If the thermal paste is smeared normally, then nothing will happen to it in 5 years or even after 10.
Actually, this computer is almost 10 years old. Years 7-8 – for sure. I doubt that someone has changed something here. I personally, including myself, proved this with my videos on the channel, although I know that these are not arguments for the sectarians.
In this case, I will have to remove the cooling system, since here it is attached to the case through the motherboard and there is no other way to remove the motherboard. In addition, I want to show the heatsink from the processor – it is also unusual here , one might say the author’s.
So in this computer you will have to smear everything and later I will show the result with the new thermal paste Arctic MX4. The processor itself is slightly stronger than my former Celeron G1610, which could be seen from the tests from AIDA64, but the difference is not significant.
The main thing is that it is not weaker and the processor will cope with the task of a multimedia computer for a TV. As you can see, the bridge here does not heat up to unbearable temperatures, as it was on another computer in which I changed the radiator.
By the way, the radiator to which I changed in that video will fit here without modifications – I checked. So it can be easily replaced if desired. In general, we smoothly approached the analysis of the computer for washing the case from incomprehensible jam.
It is very convenient that the connectors have their own color, and the length of the wires is such that the required wire just reaches its place. Therefore, it will be difficult to confuse during assembly.
To save space, the screw was placed behind the power supply. The heatsink to the processor visually looks powerful here. Made in the form of a tower – many plates connected by a heat pipe. A solid weight, but it feels like the plates here are not made of aluminum, but steel.
Although, maybe I’m wrong about the material. And here’s a clean processor. Its performance is exactly 50% of my i5-3475s from another computer. The same frequency, only 2 times less cores. After removing the cooling system, motherboard and USB from the front panel, I pulled out such a thing.
What do you think it is? It is nothing more than a speaker for system sounds. Such a substitute for speakers. It will not be able to listen to the sound from the movie too much – it is quiet, but some sounds of disconnecting USB devices can be quite heard.
When you connect external speakers or headphones, this speaker is muted. I have not seen such jokes before … If the motherboard is open to inspect defects, then the power supply is not visible inside without opening, and since you can only remove dust from there and conduct an inspection by disassembling the power supply, then I will have to do this, because to pass by this procedures I cannot.
It is impossible not to note the design move with the cooling fan of the power supply unit. It is precisely on its rotational speed that you can influence in the BIOS. It is installed in such a way that half of it blows air directly from the inside of the unit itself, and the other half – from the case, including creating a draft of air along the hard drive.
In the open state, it is clear that the scale of dusting is not large, and there are no swollen capacitors. This is good news. There is also a fan with the ability to drip oil. Today seems to be my day.
The case is washed – you can start assembling. The board here seems to be full-format in size – there are several expansion slots: pci-e x16 (revision 2.0), 2 pci-e x1 slots, there is even a regular pci, but one of the tricks of this computer is that if you look at the board vertically, which is In general, as usual, these slots are not turned to the left, as is usual on ordinary motherboards, but down.
With this feature, it was possible to insert a full-sized feature board with different slots here, but in this way HP made it so that this case can only be used with this or a similar board. I also mentioned this unusualness at the beginning of the video.
You can even put a discrete video card here – the only caveat is that it must be low-profile. As, in fact, any other pci or pci-e device. The memory will be 4 GB one bar, until, most likely, I will not make any improvements – let’s see how it will behave in operation.
Here, by the way, the power for the devices is connected to the board from the power supply, and then there are 4-pin connectors to which the cable is connected, which, on the other hand, has a regular power connector for the set of devices.
In this case, for the hard drive. There are several plugs – you can also connect to other devices, for example, install a dvd drive here, although you can only use the computer in a horizontal position with it.
But this is a digression – of course I’m not going to install any personal dvd drive here. I have, just in case, an external video review about which I was filming, and another one is not needed in our time .
.. Nevertheless, although it is not entirely clear what the rotation speed of the processor fan is here, I decided to install a resistor in the open circuit … Judging by the temperatures, you can allow this to be done.
Let it run slower and quieter. As you can see in the test already done, there are no temperature sensors on the board, so it was not possible to see the temperature of the processor and bridge in AIDA64.
Also, the fan speed on the processor is not displayed, so it’s not clear why there is a 4-pin fan and how does it react to temperature? And what temperature does it react to? In AIDA64, only the internal temperatures of the processor are visible – under the cover, of each of the cores and the graphics core.
In principle, you can safely navigate by them. They reach 40+ degrees, and the external temperature, which is displayed from the sensor on the board, which is not here – usually at full processor load, is 10 degrees lower than the internal temperature , so according to this logic it is below 40 degrees – which is quite a bit.
The processor has a TDP of 65 W, for this size the local heatsink is more than suitable. Which, in fact, can be seen from the temperatures that are displayed. Well then. Such a computer was in the video.
With its pros and cons. We can say that with their own jokes. Miniature yet full-size motherboard. There are SATA3 and 4 DDR3 memory slots, but the processors are supported only by the second generation Intel on socket 1155.
With a kind of BIOS, but economical in power consumption. No reset button, but with 10 USB ports and a built-in speaker for sound output. It will be quite suitable for the task assigned to it, but there is also room for improvement – after all, even among the supported processors there are quite solid ones, although their price is also considerable.
To be honest, I would like to put some kind of 4 cores here for confidence. And then, here, I did a test with a load on the processor in order to warm it up and look at the temperature – so from the total load – the screen capture was 70%.
Thus, AIDA64 itself in the test weighed only 30%. This turned out to be enough, but the edge of possibilities is already visible. From the connectors through which you can connect my TV set – only VGA and a display port – sound is also transmitted through it, as well as through HDMI.
Therefore, he liked me. To be honest, until this moment I have not had to deal with the display port in practice. Thanks to this computer, I saw it and finally understood why this display port is needed.
And you need it in order to insert an HDMI adapter into it and continue to use the usual HDMI. This computer consumes nothing at all – about 25 W at idle and a little more than 40 W at maximum processor load.
And yes, while editing the video, I was using a computer and decided to add an SSD here. This will be the same Chinese 240GB SSD that I bought for all sorts of tests and other needs. And the reason for this was the loud crackling sound of the old 80 GB screw that was here.
I installed it through a 3.5 “adapter, which I did not even fasten with screws – it just holds on to the body clamps. The screw worked fine, but very old and loud – it stands out with noise against the background of the computer and TV, especially at night, when the volume of the TV speakers .
curled at least Vindous suffered by a Akronisa – did not have to re-install This will be the second screw 80 GB I have to lie about any stock -. sell them does not make sense – they are no longer worth anything, consider .
.. Can be collected some kind of computer where there will be no SSD – put such a screw under the system in order to at least separate the OS and data storage, in short, let’s see – this is clearly not a momentary question.
In this computer I will use a volume of 240 GB, although 80 here were with my head , because apart from Windows and a couple of discarded movies, nothing will be stored here.But there will be real use of a Chinese SSD – this will show its reliability, and besides the reduced noise, I will get more responsiveness – the computer is clearly responds faster to everything, a browser with several open windows opens faster, Windows itself is clearly faster to load.
As you can see from the test – this is real sata3. Links to usefulness in the description. Rate the video. Subscribe to the channel – there will definitely be more videos about different devices, if you have questions – you can ask them in the comments – I will try to answer them.
Thank you all and see you soon.