HP Compaq 8200 Elite SFF

This page describes how to run coreboot on the Compaq 8200 Elite SFF desktop from HP.


The following things are still missing from this coreboot port:

  • Extended HWM reporting
  • Advanced LED control
  • Advanced power configuration in S3

Flashing coreboot

Type Value
Socketed flash no
Model MX25L6406E
Size 8 MiB
In circuit flashing yes
Package SOIC-8
Write protection No
Dual BIOS feature No
Internal flashing yes

Internal programming

The SPI flash can be accessed using flashrom.

External programming

External programming with an SPI adapter and flashrom does work, but it powers the whole southbridge complex. You need to supply enough current through the programming adapter.

If you want to use a SOIC pomona test clip, you have to cut the 2nd DRAM DIMM holder, as otherwise there’s not enough space near the flash.

Position of SOIC-8 flash IC near 2nd DIMM holder ../../_images/compaq_8200_sff_flash1.jpg

Closeup view of SOIC-8 flash IC ../../_images/compaq_8200_sff_flash2.jpg


Northbridge Intel Sandy Bridge-specific documentation
Southbridge bd82x6x
CPU model_206ax
SuperIO NPCD378
Coprocessor Intel ME