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HP Pavilion Elite m9177c Desktop PC Product Specifications

Product release information

Product number

GX755AA

Release date

14-Dec-2007

Country/region sold in

  • US

  • Canada

Motherboard

IPIBL-LB (Benicia)

Figure 1: Motherboard top view

Image of motherboard
  • Manufacturer: Asus

  • Form factor: microATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)

  • Chipset:

    • Northbridge chipset: Intel G33 Express

    • Southbridge chipset: Intel ICH9R

  • Memory sockets: 4 x DDR2

  • Front side bus speeds: 1333/1066/800 MHz

  • Processor socket: 775

  • Expansion Slots:

    • 1 PCI x16 slot for graphics card

    • 2 PCI x1 slots

    • 1 PCI slot

  • For more details, see Benicia motherboard specifications .

Processor

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700

Figure 2: Intel Core 2 Quad logo

Image of Intel logo
  • Operating speed: Up to 2.66 GHz

  • Number of cores: 4

  • Socket: 775

  • Bus speed: 1066 MHz

Processor upgrade information

Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:

  • Intel Core 2 Quad (Y) Q9xxxx

  • Intel Core 2 Duo (W) E8xxx

  • Intel Core 2 Quad (K) up to Q6600

  • Core 2 Duo E6x00 (C) up to E6700

  • Core 2 Duo E4x00 (C) up to E4400

Memory

3 GB

  • Amount: 3 GB

  • Speed: PC2-5300 MB/sec

Memory upgrade information

  • Dual channel memory architecture

  • Four 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets

  • Supported DIMM types:

    • PC2-5300 (667 MHz)

    • PC2-6400 (800 MHz)

  • Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered

  • Supports 2GB DDR2 DIMMs

  • Supports up to 8 GB on 64 bit PCs

  • Supports up to 4 GB* on 32 bit PCs

*32-bit operating systems cannot address a full 4.0 GB of memory.

Video graphics

GeForce 8500GT

Figure 3: Video card

image of graphics card

Figure 4: Ports

Image of graphics card ports
1 - S-Video out (analog, video only)
2 - HDMI out (digital, audio and video)
3 - DVI-I out (digital, video only)
  • Interface: PCI Express x16

  • Maximum resolution:
    • HDMI: up to 1080p

    • DVI (dual-link capable): 2560x1600 @ 75 Hz

    • TV out (S-Video or Composite Video): 480i NTSC and PAL (standard definition only)

  • Onboard memory: 256 MB

  • Does not support two displays at the same time

  • Supports HDCP

Integrated graphics using Intel GMA 3100

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

  • Integrated graphics using Intel GMA 3100

  • Also supports PCI Express x16 graphics cards*

Sound/Audio

Integrated Audio ALC888S

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

  • Audio CODEC: ALC888S

  • 7.1 channel high-definition audio

TV-Tuner

ASUS NTSC/ATSC FM

Figure 5: TV Tuner card top view

 Image of TV tuner card

Figure 6: Ports

 Image of available ports on TV tuner card bracket
1 - FM Radio
2 - Coaxial NTSC (analog TV in)
3 - Coaxial ATSC (digital TV in)
4 - S-Video in (S-Vid)
5 - Left audio in (L)
6 - Right audio in (R)
  • Interface: PCI Express x1

  • Supported transmission standards:

    • Supported transmission standards:

      • ATSC (digital)*

      • NTSC (analog)

      * Requires an antenna

    • Both ATSC and NTSC connections can be used at the same time.

    • A 10-pin header on the card provides additional S-Video, composite video, and audio inputs for multimedia connections on the front of some PC cases.

Networking

LAN: 10-Base-T

  • Interface: Integrated into motherboard

  • Technology: Realtek 8111C

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

  • Transmission standards:10-Base-T Ethernet

802.11 b/g wireless USB adapter card

Figure 7: 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

Modem: 56K WinModem

Figure 8: Modem card side view

 Image of modem card
  • Interface: PCI-e 1.1

  • Data transfer speeds: up to 56 kbps for V.92 connections*

  • Transmission standards: V.92, V.90, V.44, V.34*

    * Features must supported by the ISP at time of connection.

Hard drive

640 GB (2 x 320 GB)

Figure 9: Hard drive

  • Size: 640 GB (2 x 320 GB drives)

  • Interface: SATA

  • Transfer rating: 3.0 Gb/sec

  • Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM

CD/DVD disc drive

SuperMulti 16X DVD(+/-)R/RW 12X RAM (+/-)R DL LightScribe SATA drive

Figure 10: Optical Drive

Image of the optical drive
  • Interface: SATA

  • 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

Function
Maximum speed
DVD-RAM
up to 12x
DVD+R DL write once
up to 8x
DVD-R DL write once
up to 8x
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

15-in-1 multimedia card reader with infrared receiver

Figure 11: View of memory card reader

  • IR Receiver

  • Supports the following cards:
    • CompactFlash I

    • CompactFlash II

    • IBM Microdrive

    • SecureDigital (SD)

    • mini-SD

    • MultiMediaCard (MMC)

    • Reduced size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC)

    • MultiMediaCard Plus (MMC plus)

    • MultiMediaCard Mobile (MMC mobile)

    • Memory Stick

    • Memory Stick Pro

    • Memory Stick Duo

    • Memory Stick Pro Duo

    • SmartMedia

    • xD-Picture Card (xD = extreme digital)

Computer Case

Mid-size ATX

  • Height: 39.6 cm (15.6 inches)

  • Width: 18 cm (7.09 inches)

  • Length: 42.8 cm (16.85 inches)

Bay
Total Bays*
13.33 cm (5.25 inch)
2
8.89 cm (3.5 inch)
3
Personal Media Drive
1
Pocket Media Drive
1
* Bays may be occupied by existing hardware.

Power Supply

350W

350W power supply

I/O Ports

Front I/O ports

  • 1394: 1

  • USB: 2

  • Headphone: 1

  • Microphone: 1

  • Audio L-R: 1

  • S-video in: 1

  • Composite video in: 1

Back I/O ports

Figure 12: Back I/O panel

1 - PS/2 mouse port (green)
2 - Coaxial SPDIF Out
3 - Video Graphics Adapter
4 - IEEE 1394a
5 - RJ45 Network (LAN)
6 - Audio: Center/Subwoofer (yellow orange)
7 - Audio: Rear Speaker Out (black)
8 - Audio: Line In (light blue)
9 - Audio: Line put (lime)
10 - Audio: Microphone (pink)
11 - Audio: Side Speaker Out (gray)
12 - USB 2.0 ports 1, 2, 3, and 4
13 - Coaxial SPDIF In
14 - PS/2 keyboard (purple)

Keyboard, mouse and input devices

HP wireless keyboard

Figure 13: Top view of keyboard

Image of keyboard
  • Interface: USB

  • Special buttons:*

    • Volume up

    • Volume down

    • Mute

      * Buttons are not configurable

  • Extended Keys:

    • Sleep

    • HP Club

    • Internet (web)

    • Email

    • Search

    • Info

    • Eject 1

    • Eject 2

    • Burn CD/DVD

    • Previous

    • Play/pause

    • Stop

    • Info

Quebec Keyboard Kit

A keyboard kit for French Canada to enhance the keyboard experience when using this computer with the French language.

HP wireless mouse/receiver set

Figure 14: Top view of mouse

Image of mouse
  • Interface: USB wireless connection (with receiver)

  • Buttons: left, right, and clickable scroll wheel

Remote control for Media Center

Figure 15: View of remote control

Image of remote control module
  • Infrared remote control

  • Compatible with Windows Media Center

Software

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
Supported by HP Application Recovery
Operating System
  • Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)

  • Windows Media Center

  • No

  • No

CD/CD-RW/DVD/DVD+RW
  • Windows Movie Maker & Windows DVD Maker

  • CyberLink DVD Suite 5

  • LightScribe Template Labeler

  • No

  • Yes

  • Yes

Entertainment, Music & Games
  • My HP Games (not available in French Canada)

  • Yes

Productivity
  • Adobe Reader

  • Microsoft Works 9

  • Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 Trial

  • Yes

  • Yes

  • No

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

  • muvee autoProducer

  • Yes

  • Yes

Security
  • Norton Internet Security 2008 (60-day security update subscription)

  • Yes

Support
  • HP Total Care Advisor (not available in French Canada)

  • HP Hardware Diagnostic Tools

  • Help & Support Center

  • HP Easy Backup

  • Online documentation

  • No

  • Yes

  • No

  • Yes

  • No

Recovery
  • HP Recovery Manager

  • Recovery Disc Creator

  • No

  • No

Internet Solutions
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer

  • Yahoo toolbar

  • ISP offers

  • No

  • No

  • No

HP Partner offers (may vary)
  • Snapfish PictureMover (US only)

  • Yes

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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