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Compaq Presario CQ3430AN Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Product release information

Product number

BW466AA

Release date

11-Oct-2010

Country/region sold in

  • Australia

  • New Zealand

Motherboard

M2N68-LA (Narra6L)

Figure 1: Motherboard top view

Image of motherboard
  • Manufacturer: Pegatron

  • Form factor: 24.5 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.5 cm (9.6 inches)

  • Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

  • Memory sockets: 2 x DDR3

  • Front side bus speeds: 2000MT/s (2.0 GT/s)

  • Processor socket: AM3

  • Expansion Slots:

    • 1 PCI slot

    • 1 PCI Express x16 slot for graphics card

    • 2 PCI Express x1 slots

  • For more details, see Narra6L motherboard specifications .

Processor

AMD Athlon II X2 255

Figure 2: AMD Athlon II logo

Image of AMD logo
  • Operating speed: Up to 3.1 GHz

  • Number of cores: 2

  • Socket: AM3

  • Bus speed: 4000 MHz HT3

Processor upgrade information

Socket type: AM3

TDP: 95 watt

Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:

  • AMD Phenom II X4 9xx/9xxe/8xx Quad-Core (Deneb)

  • AMD Phenom II X3 7xx/7xxe Triple-Core (Heka)

  • AMD Phenom II X2 5xx (Callisto)

  • AMD II Athlon X4 6xx/6xxe (Propus)

  • AMD II Athlon X3 4xx/4xxe (Rana)

  • AMD II Athlon X2 2xx/2xxe (Regor)

  • AMD Sempron 1xx (Sargas)

Memory

4 GB (2 x 2 GB)

  • Amount: 4 GB (2 x 2 GB)

  • Speed: PC3-10600 MB/sec (message as PC3-8500)

Memory upgrade information

  • Dual channel memory architecture

  • Two DDR3 DIMM (240-pin) sockets

  • Supported DIMM types:

    • PC3-8500 (DDR3-1066)

    • PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333)

  • Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered

  • Supports 2GB DDR2 DIMMs

  • Supports up to 4 GB* on 32 bit PCs

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

Video graphics

ATI Radeon HD4550

Figure 3: Video card

Image of video card
  • Interface: PCI Express x16

  • Ports:

    • DVI-I

    • VGA

  • Maximum resolution:

    • Digital: 2560x1600 at 60 Hz

    • Analog: 2048x1536 at 75 Hz

  • 512 MB onboard memory

Integrated graphics using nVidia GeForce 6150SE

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

  • Integrated graphics using nVidia GeForce 6150SE

  • Also supports PCI Express x16 graphics cards*

Sound/Audio

Integrated Realtek ALC888S Audio

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

  • Number of channels: 6

  • Audio CODEC: ALC888S

  • Maximum bit depth: up to 24-bit

  • Maximum sample rate: up to 192,000 Hz

  • Supports SPDIF digital

Networking

LAN: 10-Base-T

  • Interface: Integrated into motherboard

  • Technology: Realtek RTL8201N

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

  • Transmission standards: 10-Base-T Ethernet

Hard drive

750 GB

Figure 4: Hard drive

Image of hard drive
  • Size: 750 GB

  • Interface: SATA

  • Transfer rating: 3.0 Gb/sec

  • Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM

CD/DVD disc drive

SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology drive

Figure 5: Optical drive

Image of the optical drive
  • Interface: SATA
  • Data buffer memory: 2 MB minimum
  • LightScribe: yes
  • Disc diameter: 120 mm
  • Write and read speeds for supported formats and disc types are shown in this table:
Formats/Disc types
Write speeds
Read speeds
Storage capacity
DVD
DVD-ROM SL
NA
up to 16x
up to 4.7 GB
DVD-ROM DL
NA
up to 8X
up to 8.5 GB
DVD+R SL
up to 16x
up to 12X
up to 4.7 GB
DVD+R DL
up to 12x
up to 8x
up to 8.5 GB
DVD+RW SL
up to 8x
up to 8x
up to 4.7 GB
DVD+RW DL
not supported
DVD-R SL
up to 16x
up to 12x
up to 4.7 GB
DVD-R DL
up to 12x
up to 8x
up to 8.5 GB
DVD-RW SL
up to 6x
up to 8x
up to 4.7 GB
DVD-RW DL
not supported
DVD-RAM
up to 12x
up to 12x
4.7 GB
CD
CDROM
NA
up to 40X
up to 700 MB
CDR
up to 40X
up to 40X
up to 700 MB
CDRW
up to 32X
up to 32X
up to 700 MB
CD-DA
NA
up to 32X
up to 700 MB
Video CD
NA
up to 16X
up to 700 MB

Memory Card Reader

6-in-1 multimedia card readers

Supports the following cards:
  • Secure Digital (SD)

  • MultiMediaCard (MMC)

  • Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)

  • MultiMediaCard Plus (MMC Plus)

  • xD media (xD)

  • Memory Stick (MS) and Memory Stick Pro (MS-Pro)

Computer Case

Mid-size ATX

  • Height: 38.40 cm (15.12 inches)

  • Width: 16.58 cm (6.53 inches)

  • Length: 42.90 cm (16.89 inches)

Bay size
Total Bays*
13.33 cm (5.25 inch)
2
8.89 cm (3.5 inch)
1
* Bays may be occupied by existing hardware.

Power Supply

250W

250W power supply

I/O Ports

Front I/O ports

  • USB: 2

  • Headphone: 1

  • Microphone: 1

Back I/O ports

Figure 6: Back I/O panel

1 - Video Graphics Adapter
2 - USB 2.0: 4
3 - RJ-45 Network (LAN)
4 - Audio: Line In (light blue)
5 - Audio: Line Out (lime)
6 - Audio: Microphone (pink)

Keyboard, mouse and input devices

Compaq USB keyboard

Figure 7: Top view of keyboard

Image of keyboard
  • Interface: USB

  • Cable length: 1.33 m (4 feet, 4 inches)

  • Dimensions:

    • Height: 27 mm (1.1 inch)

    • Width: 147.6 mm (5.8 inches)

    • Length: 456 mm (18 inches)

  • Special buttons*:

    • Volume up

    • Volume down

    • Mute

      * Buttons are not configurable

  • Extended Key:

    • Sleep

Compaq USB optical mouse

Figure 8: Top view of mouse

Image of mouse
  • Interface: USB

  • Cable length: 1.8 m (6 feet)

  • Buttons: left, right, and clickable scroll wheel

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
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

  • No

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

  • CyberLink DVD Suite

  • No

  • Yes

Entertainment, Music & Games
  • HP Games

  • MusicStation

  • No

  • No

Productivity
  • Windows Live Essentials

  • PDF Complete Special Edition

  • No

  • Yes

Security
  • Norton Internet Security 2011 (60-day security update subscription)

  • Norton Online Backup (30-day trial)

  • Yes

  • No

Support
  • HP Advisor

  • HP Vision Diagnostic Tools

  • HP Help & Support Center

  • HP Support Assistant

  • No

  • Yes

  • No

  • Yes

Recovery
  • HP Recovery Manager

  • No

Internet Solutions
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer

  • No

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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