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HP Compaq dc Business PC Small Form Factor Specifications | HP® Customer Support

It sits about 3 feet from my ear and it is almost lost in the background noise of my room, the two internal fans, CPU and power supply are very quiet. On-site Warranty and Service Note 1: Only users with topic management privileges can see it. Please download a browser that supports JavaScript, or enable it if it’s disabled i.

I added a home-brew power cord retainer, a couple wire-ties and a loop of Velcro to avoid surprise unplugging by a too firm cable pull. So, what’cha looking for? So if I bought the DC you listed, what upgrades would you do?

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I mean, 1GB is great for normal routing, but if you’re doing extended features, you’ll want more. This allows for different audio applications to use separate audio ports on the system.


I would prefer 1gb NICs.

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Your browser does not seem to dc7700 JavaScript. On-site service may be provided pursuant to a service contract between HP and an authorized HP third-party provider, and is not available in certain countries. I looked at some similar sized refurbished Dell boxes but they offer limited expansion slots that are poorly cooled and they make a lot more noise.

Our Mission As host of the pfSense open source firewall project, Netgate believes in enhancing network connectivity that maintains both security and privacy. A firebox would work, as long as it meets those requirements.

HP Compaq dc7700 Business PC Small Form Factor Specifications

Toll-free calling and 24 x 7 support may not be available in some countries. I’m not sure what dedicated crypto cards would do for you, though. Dual nif Quad port cards should generally require x4 or so which can fit in an x16 slot.

Core2Quad won’t help you, most processes in pfSense are single threaded, so usually, at most, you’ll have 2 threads hitting the CPU with any vigor, and usually only 1, so the extra cores don’t help and can actually reduce performance due to the two banks of cores having separate caches.

I am looking to run pfsense 2. I just want a fast machine that is crypto card capable, with 2 GB nics.

Then two single port NICs in the 4x and 1x slots, the 4x could be updated with a multiport Intel card, I have a jic port model in my parts box if needed and the motherboard port is available for a low-bandwith link.


System memory Configurations One of the following. Maybe some more ideas of what’s important to you. If you need something physically smaller, the Small Form Factor versions of the same can be slightly cheaper, but they’ll need low profile cards.

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This will help if you installed an incorrect or mismatched driver. The back drive that fits under the power supply used a funny screw with a vibration damper built into it. Seriously, if you’re looking for something decent now and space isn’t an issue, I’d look on Ebay for a decent Core2Duo that’s not a “Small form factor” or similar, something that has full height PCI and PCI-Express slots. How important is energy efficiency?

Product information, software announcements, and special offers. Plus, I don’t know how much bandwidth flows cd7700 a Crypto card, I mean, obviously 2x whatever throughput it’s pushing, but I don’t know if there’s any extra overhead too.

When it comes to the actual installation procedure, we should note that most producers try to make it as easy as possible, so following the steps should be a breeze: Some drivers for Windows are available for download.