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HP t5730 Thin Client

The HP T5730 I have (model: HSTNC-003-TC) was manufactured in March 2009. When I first unpacked it it seemed a little large to me. In fact this is an optical illusion and it's almost the same size as the Neoware Capio 620. The photograph on the right shows it with a Neoware Capio and Wyse SX0 for comparison.

Specifications

Processor
   Type
   Speed
AMD Sempron 2100+
1GHz
Memory
   Flash
   RAM
1GB
1GB (Max 2GB?)
Video
   Chip
   Max resolution
ATI Radeon X1250
2048 x 1536 32-bit colour
Ports
   Network
   USB
   Serial
   Parallel
   PS/2
10/100/1000
8 x USB2.0
1
0
2 (Kybd and Mouse)
Power
   Power
   Plug
   Off
   Running
12V 4.16A (label)
Coax 5.5mm/2.1mm
0 W
19-24W
Dimensions
H x W x D (mm)255 x 46 x 216 (Excluding Stand)
Security
 Kensington Lock Slot
Mounting Bracket

The embedded operating system is Windows XPe sp3.

The T5730 has two concealed USB slots under the top cover. These can be seen in the photograph below.

CPU

For those to whom it matters here is some detail from Linux's /proc/cpuinfo

vendor_id:AuthenticAMD
cpu family:15
model:108
model name:Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 2100+
stepping:2
flags:fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow rep_good extd_apicid eagerfpu pni cx16 lahf_lm extapic cr8_legacy 3dnowprefetch vmmcall

PCI

From the linux lspci command:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS690 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Device 7914
00:05.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 1)
00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI0)
00:13.1 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI1)
00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI2)
00:13.3 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI3)
00:13.4 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI4)
00:13.5 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 14)
00:14.1 IDE interface: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 IDE
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS690M [Radeon Xpress 1200/1250/1270]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Limited NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Limited BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 02)
Note: This t5730 was fitted with a wireless interface - the network controller that appears at the bottom of the list.

Power Supply

The unit requires a 12V supply. The coax connector is 5.5mm/2.1mm.

Expansion

(Click on the photo for a larger version.)inside

Flash: The Flash memory (top left in the photograph) is easily replaceable. It's a DOM plugged into a standard 44-pin IDE connector.

RAM: The RAM is a standard 200-pin SODIMM. The one fitted is manufactured by hynix and is marked: PC2-5300S-555-12. The part number is HYMP112S64CP6-Y5. (It's a DDR2 667MHz SODIMM). I have tried out a 2GB Kingston part that also worked. (KT833W39035). This is a low density (8 chips per side) PC2-5300 part.

CPU:. Tom Williams emailed me about the possibility of overclocking the CPU - something I didn't think was possible. However he persevered and emailed me again in June 2011 about this. Subsequently a chap called MoMo joined in. You'll find all this under the mods tab.

Compact Flash:. It turns out there is space on the reverse side of the circuit board for fitting a Compact Flash socket. You'll find this under the mods tab as well.

PCI-e: The board carries what looks like a PCI or PCI-e slot. This is used by the expansion module and is not a standard PCI-e connector. However, an email I received about the t610 showed that in some models at least the pin-out of the socket starts off as a genuine PCI-e socket. The HP data sheet for the t5730 says "PCI-e x1 with the optional expansion module". So it is possible that pins 1-18 offer a standard PCI-e x1 socket in a similar way to the x4 socket that Al found on the t610. I haven't yet checked this but will do so in due course.

Wireless Option.

t5730 wireless antenna There is a factory-fit wireless option available. The antenna sits at the top rear of the unit.

t5730 antenna socket The socket for the antenna is fixed to the top rear of the t5730 chassis. The cable is routed through a hole in the PCB to the rear of the circuit board.

t5730 motherboard rear I didn't dismantle my t5730w as it's a fairly extensive job to get to the rear of the motherboard. However I did have a motherboard that I'd removed from a dead t5730. In the photo you can see the area on the back of the motherboard under the corner carrying the the IDE interface.

At the top the board is tracked to take a Compact Flash card socket and below that it is tracked for a mini-PCIE interface. With the t5730w this socket is fitted along with the wireless card.

 


Any comments? email me. Added May 2010    Last update October 2017