Compaq Presario V3000

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The Compaq Presario V3000 Notebook PC, first released by Compaq in June 2006 offered advanced modularity compared to the standard at the time of its debut. The various series came with the option of Intel® Core™ Duo, Core Solo, or Celeron® processors for the Intel chipset; AMD Turion™ 64 Mobile Technology or Mobile AMD Sempron™ processors for the AMD chipset, and sported extensive multimedia support.

Compaq Presario V3614AU



The following processors were available, but varied by specific computer model:


The motherboard in the Compaq Presario V3614au with an AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-58 is a Wistron 30D6 motherboard with the Nvidia nForce 560 chipset.

Graphics Configuration[edit]

14.1-inch WXGA (1280 × 800) TFT display with over 16.7 million colors, varying by computer model. One (1) S-Video-out port (select models only), and one (1) VGA external monitor port.

Random Access Memory (RAM)[edit]

The Compaq Presario V3000 laptops used either DDR or DDR2 SDRAM. Compaq Presario V3000 Laptops can be expaneded up to 4GB in capacity. Compaq Presario V3000 laptops feature two RAM slots.

Operating System (OS)[edit]

Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition, Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional, or Free DOS, varying by computer model. Though many of the models also came with "Windows® Vista® Compatible" stickers placed below the keyboard off to the right hand side of the touchpad unit.

Despite the laptop being 10 years old in 2017, users can install Windows 8.1 to "revive" the laptop.

Networking Hardware[edit]

Integrated 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet local area network (LAN) network interface card (NIC) with RJ-45 jack. Integrated high-speed 56K modem with RJ-11 jack, and integrated wireless support for a Mini Card IEEE 802.11b and 802.11b/g WLAN device.

Integrated Card Reader[edit]

Support for Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital Input/Output (SD I/O), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro (MSP), xD-Picture Card (XD), and xDPicture Card (XD) Type M. The card reader is located on the left side of the unit close to the wireless adapter ON/OFF switch.

Power Supply[edit]

An external 65-watt or 90-watt AC adapter with 3-wire power cord and the option of either a 6-cell (4400mAh 43Wh) or 12-cell (8800mAh 95Wh) Li-Ion battery.


Dual Altec Lansing stereo speakers located close to the display with touch-activated volume up and down buttons. Integrated microphone(s) (select models only) located generally at the top of the display. One audio-in (microphone) and one audio-out (headphone) 1/8" jacks.

Optical Media Support[edit]

The V3000 came standard with support for a DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive, DVD±RW/R and CD-RW Double-Layer Combo Drive, or DVD±RW/R and CD-RW Double-Layer Combo Drive with LightScribe technology.

Data Transfer Connections[edit]

Three (3) external USB 2.0 connections, and one (1) IEEE 1394 (Firewire) digital connection (on select models only).

  • There have been claims that while it is not listed in the Compaq Presario V3000 Service Guide, the V3020US (AMD Turion X2 TL-50 1.6Ghz) model can actually support and utilize up to 4GB (2 x 2GB) of 200-Pin SO-DIMM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) when used in conjunction with a 64-bit operating system, the author of this article can confirm that claim based on personal experience.
  • There have also been claims that while it is not listed in the Compaq Preario V3000 Service Guide, the V3020US model can support an AMD Turion X2 TL-64 2.2Ghz processor upgrade, the author of this article can also confirm that claim based upon personal experience. However, if you browse articles and forums and follow the people currently using or have used V3000 in the past, they have been using 2X2GB (4GB) RAM quite successfully (the two RAMs should be identical in all aspects). Microsoft WinXP shows the RAM as 3Gb but once it is upgraded to a x64 OS, the RAM shows as 4GB and works flawlessly.[1]


  1. ^ The Compaq Maintenance and Service Guide for the Compaq Presario V3000 Notebook PC [1]