Hewlett-Packard Compaq 8200 Elite SFF

Hewlett-Packard Compaq 8200 Elite SFF
Recommended CPU i5-2400
Display n/a
Max. memory 32GB (4 slots)
USB controllers 2
Coreboot possible
Heads no
Intel ME possible
Qubes OS pre-installed no
Developer tested no
Certified no
Date Author Change
10/31/21 @Sven initial version


Everything works fine. Applied Intel ME Cleaner. Suspend works. Cheap, powerful mini desktop with PS/2 mouse+keyboard :wink: I love it.

Added USB 3.0 pcie express card, cheap one with via chip.

If anyone is interested, i can make a coreboot build “tutorial”.


Qubes-HCL-HP-HP_Compaq_8200_Elite_SFF_PC-20211023-203118.yml (926 Bytes)


Thank you @dispuser5132 for this HCL report, which is now online.

Note that we now have two positive reports for this machine. And it has PS/2 ports for mouse and keyboard!

Would you say that Qubes OS R4.0.4 installs without workarounds?

If so I would love to add this as the first desktop to the community-recommended list of computers.

Yep add it. No workarounds needed.

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@dispuser5132 … thank you. It’s done! Congrats for nominating the first desktop on the list!

Hi, very interested in a tutorial for a machine like this!

Can coreboot be installed on very similar HP hardware a with similar BIOS?

Yes please. Would appreciate the tutorial very much.

Does sound work? I installed Qubes 4.0 on a Desktop with Realtek ALC262 and the sound card ist not recognized. The Compaq 8200 has the ALC261 codec, according to the specs. The onboard sound not working implies that one USB slot will the occupied by an external sound card.