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HP Pavilion Desktop PC Product Specifications

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A8MN-BR (Hematite)

Figure 1: Motherboard top view

Image of motherboard
  • Manufacturer: ASUS

  • Form factor: micro-ATX-17.2 cm (6.8 inches) x 17 cm (6.7 inches)

  • Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE

  • Memory sockets: 2 x DDR2

  • Front side bus speeds: 2000MT/s

  • Processor socket: AM2

  • Expansion Slots:

    • 1 PCI Express x16 slot

  • For more details, see Hematite motherboard specifications .


Sempron 3400+

Figure 2: AMD Sempron logo

image of AMD Sempron logo
  • Operating speed: Up to 1.8 GHz

  • Number of cores: 1

  • Socket: AM2

  • Bus speed: 1600 MT/s

Processor upgrade information

Socket type: AM2

TDP: 35 watt

Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:

  • Athlon64 X2 4200+, 35W maximum TDP

  • Athlon 64

  • Sempron


1 GB

  • Amount: 1 GB

  • Speed: PC2-4200 MB/sec

Memory upgrade information

  • Dual-channel memory architecture

  • 2 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support unbuffered non-ECC 533 MHZ DDR2 memory modules

  • Maximum HP/Compaq approved memory is 2 GB

Video graphics

Integrated Graphics

*Integrated video is not available if a graphics card is installed.


Integrated Realtek ALC888 Audio

*Integrated audio is not available if a sound card is installed.

  • Built-in Azalia 8 channel audio

  • Realtek ALC888 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC


LAN: 10-Base-T

  • Interface: Integrated into motherboard

  • Technology: Realtek RTL8201CL

  • Data transfer speeds: up to 10/100 Mb/s

  • Transmission standards: 10-Base-T Ethernet

802.11 b/g wireless USB adapter card

Figure 3: Wireless card - side view

Wireless card - side view
  • Interface type: USB

  • Data transfer speeds: up to 54 Mbps

  • Transmission standards: 802.11 b/g

  • Supported antenna connections: 1

  • Operating band: 2.4 GHz and 2.5 GHz dual band

  • Supported security protocols:

    • WPA

    • WEP

Hard drive

160 GB

Figure 4: Hard drive

  • Size: 160 GB

  • Interface: SATA

  • Transfer rating: 1.5 Gb/sec

  • Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM

CD/DVD disc drive

SuperMulti 16X DVD(+/-)R/RW RAM (+/-)R DL LightScribe drive

Figure 5: Optical Drive

Image of the optical drive
  • Interface: IDE

  • Data buffer memory: 2 MB

  • Maximum storage capacity: 8.5 GB

  • Must use Double-Layer media discs in order to take advantage of the DL technology

  • Must use LightScribe-enabled media discs and supporting software in order to take advantage of the LightScribe technology

Maximum speed
up to 5x
DVD+R DL write once
up to 8x
DVD-R DL write once
up to 4x
DVD+R write once
up to 16x
DVD+RW rewriteable
up to 8x
DVD-R write once
up to 16x
DVD-RW rewriteable
up to 6x
DVD-ROM read
up to 16x
CDR write once
up to 40x
CDRW rewriteable
up to 32x
CDROM read
up to 40x

Memory Card Reader

9-in-1 multimedia card reader

Figure 6: View of memory card reader

  • USB interface

  • Supports the following cards:
    • SmartMedia

    • xD-Picture Card(xD = extreme digital)

    • Compact Flash I

    • Compact Flash II

    • Microdrive

    • Memory Stick

    • Memory Stick Pro

    • MultiMediaCard

    • SecureDigital

Computer Case


  • Height: 24.5 cm (9.6 inches)

  • Width: 11 cm (4.3 inches)

  • Length: 32.2 cm (12.67 inches)

Bay size
Total Bays*
13.33 cm (5.25 inch)
8.89 cm (3.5 inch)
* Bays may be occupied by existing hardware.
Card reader is a custom module and does not occupy a standard 3.5" bay.

Power Supply


108W power supply

I/O Ports

Back I/O ports

Figure 7: Back I/O panel

1 - PS/2 mouse (green)
2 - SPDIF coaxial out
3 - IEEE 1394
4 - RJ-45 Network (LAN)
5 - Audio: Rear Speaker Out (black)
6 - Audio: Center/Subwoofer (yellow orange)
7 - Audio: Line In (light blue)
8 - Audio: Line Out (lime)
9 - Audio: Microphone (pink)
10 - Audio: Side Speaker Out (gray)
11 - USB 2.0: 4
12 - Video Graphics Adapter
13 - Coaxial SPDIF Out
14 - S-Video
15 - PS/2 keyboard (purple)

Keyboard, mouse and input devices

HP multimedia keyboard

Figure 8: Top view of keyboard

Top view of keyboard
  • Interface Type: PS/2

  • Buttons:

    • Sleep button

    • Internet buttons (requires Internet connection)

      • Search: launches an Internet search Website

      • HPClub: launches My HP Club Website

      • Internet: launches a Website such as Yahoo

      • Info: launches Help and Support application

      • E-mail: launches a Website like Yahoo Mail

    • Media control buttons:

      • Eject 1 and Eject 2

      • Burn CD/DVD: launches a CD/DVD Record application (depends on application installed on the individual system)

      • Scan previous track

      • Play/pause

      • Scan next track

      • Stop

    • Audio control buttons:

      • Volume up

      • Volume down

      • Mute

HP PS/2 optical scroller mouse

Figure 9: Top view of mouse

HP PS/2 optical scroller mouse
  • Interface: PS/2

  • Buttons: left, right, and clickable scroll wheel


Titles that shipped with PC

NOTE: HP provides basic support for software that comes with the computer. For in-depth feature assistance, refer to the help section in the software or on the software vendor's Web site.
Software Category
Software Title
Operating System
  • Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)

  • Windows Media Center

  • Windows Movie Maker & Windows DVD Maker

  • Roxio Creator 9 Basic

  • Adobe Reader

  • Microsoft Works 8.0

Imaging, Photography, Video & Film
  • HP Photosmart Essential 2

  • Norton Internet Security 2007 (60-day security update subscription)

  • HP Hardware Diagnostic Tools

  • Help & Support Center

  • Online documentation

  • HP Recovery Manager

  • HP Recovery Disc Creator

Internet Solutions
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer

  • Google toolbar

  • ISP offers

HP Partner offers (may vary)
  • Skype VOIP

NOTE: This support document provides specifications and component images that reflect the original design intention for all PCs of this model. Under certain circumstances, a factory or service provider may install a component that meets or exceeds the listed specification and/or appears different than the image shown.

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