Compaq Presario 3000

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The Compaq Presario 3000 series was a line of notebook computers produced between 2000 and 2001 by Compaq. They are noted for their Intel processors, desktop-like feature list, heat, heavy weight and 16-inch LCD screens.


The 3000 series sported an Intel chipset (Pentium 4). These chips came in a variety of speeds, ranging from 2.0 GHz to 2.67 GHz,) however performance varied only slightly between models. Noted that an R3000 Model has appeared with an AMD Processor (source: Model list on Compaq's site)


The notebook computers in this product range came with a Hitachi hard disk drive and a TEAC optical media drive. They also came with on-board Altec Lansing stereo speakers and Synaptics touchpads. These systems were preinstalled with Windows XP (though they were also designed to run Windows Vista). They were supplied with a Quick Restore disc which returned the system to its factory condition in the event of change of ownership, wish to reinstall the OS or system failure.

Main memory was upgradeable via two 200-pin SO-DIMM slots using DDR PC2100 or DDR PC2700 rated modules, and the memory controller addressed a maximum of 1024 MB (1024 MiB) RAM. The main memory was also the memory for the graphics processing unit. Sharing the memory in this way, reduced the usable main memory (as reported by the operating system) by 64 MB.[1]

Memory module technical details[edit]

  • 256 MB: DDR PC2100, CAS latency = 2.5, unbuffered, non-ECC, 2.5 volts, 32Meg × 64
  • 512 MB: DDR PC2100, CAS latency = 2.5, unbuffered, non-ECC, 2.5 volts, 64Meg × 64


Compaq Presario 3000 Notebook PC series:

  • 3000 CTO
  • 3005US
  • 3008CL
  • 3015CA
  • 3015US
  • 3016US
  • 3017CL
  • 3018CL
  • 3019CL
  • 3020US
  • 3028CL
  • 3036RSH
  • 3045US
  • 3050US
  • 3070US
  • 3077WM
  • 3080US


The 3070US came equipped with:

  • 16-inch LCD screen, 1280 × 1024 pixel resolution
  • 2.67 GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor
  • CardBus slot
  • VGA output
  • Composite TV output
  • Parallel port
  • one 4-pin IEEE 1394 port
  • four USB 2.0 ports
  • Realtek 10/100 Fast Ethernet port
  • Broadcom Wireless Ethernet, 802.11b and 802.11g
  • Conexant SoftK56 data fax modem
  • IR port
  • LiON battery (Panasonic)
  • 1024 MB On-board RAM (expandable to 1,024 MB)
  • TEAC DW-224E tray-loading combination DVD-ROM and CD-R/RW optical drive
  • 80 GB Hitachi TravelStar 80GN hard disk drive, 4,200 rpm, ATA-6
  • On-board JBL stereo speakers
  • Built-in 87-key keyboard
  • Built-in touchpad with two buttons
  • stereo headphone jack
  • microphone jack
  • Kensington security lock down receptacle
  • Dimensions: 13.8 × 11.8 × 1.8 inches, 8.09 pounds

Quality Issues[edit]

The speaker (placed below the arrow keys) tends to rust because of the palm of our hands resting on top of it. This makes the laptop discolored and it's not easy to repaint that part because any new paint applied clogs the holes and blocks the audio.

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