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HP Pavilion HPE h8-1234 Desktop PC Product Specifications

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M3970AM-HP (Angelica2)

Figure 1: Motherboard top view

Image of motherboard
  • Manufacturer: Gigabyte

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

  • Chipset: AMD 970

  • Memory sockets: 4 x DDR3

  • Front side bus speeds: UMI (United Media Interface) 4 lane, 5 GT/s per lane

  • Processor socket: AM3-b

  • Expansion Slots:

    • One PCI Express x16 (Gen 2.0)

    • Three PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.0)

    • One PCI Express mini card (for half-length add-in cards) with USB connector

  • For more details, see Angelica2 motherboard specifications .


AMD FX-6120

  • TDP: 95W

  • Operating speed: 3.5 GHz (up to 4.1 GHz turbo)

  • Number of cores: 6

  • Socket: AM3+

  • Bus speed: HT3 - 5.2GT/s

Processor upgrade information

  • Socket type: AM3-b

  • TDP: up to 125W

  • Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:

    FX-4100 (Zambezi)
    FX-6100 (Zambezi)
    FX-6120 (Zambezi)
    FX-6200 (Zambezi)
    FX-8100 (Zambezi)
    FX-8120 (Zambezi)
    95W or 125W
    FX-8150 (Zambezi)
    FX-8350 (Zambezi)


10 GB

  • Amount: 10 GB

  • Speed: PC3-12800 MB/sec (runs as PC3-10600 in this system)

  • Type: DDR3-1600

Memory upgrade information

  • Dual channel memory architecture

  • Four 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets

  • Supports DDR3 DIMMs

    • PC3 10600 (DDR3-1333)

    • PC3 12800 (DDR3-1600)

  • Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered

  • Supports 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB and 8 GB DIMMs

  • Supports up to 32 GB on 64-bit systems

  • Supports up to 4 GB on 32-bit* systems

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

Video graphics

Radeon HD 7450

Figure 2: Video card

Image of video card

Figure 3: Ports

Image of video card bracket showing ports
1 - HDMI
2 - DVI (dual-link)
  • Interface: PCI Express x16

  • Maximum resolution:

    • HDMI: 1920 x 1080 (up to 1080p)

    • DVI (dual-link): 2560 x 1600 x 32bpp @ 60Hz (up to 1080p)

    • Analog VGA: 2048 x 1536 x 32bpp @ 60Hz (using adapter cable)

  • 1 GB onboard memory

  • HDCP support

  • Total power consumption 25 W maximum

  • Active cooling fan at dynamic speed

  • Up to two displays at the same time in these configurations: DVI+HDMI and HDMI+VGA (using adapter cable)


  • Integrated graphics are not available on this motherboard.

  • A graphics card can be placed in the PCI Express x16 slot


Integrated IDT 92HD89E Audio

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

  • Built-in High Definition 7.1 channel audio

  • Audio codec: IDT 92HD89E


802.11 wireless b/g/n & Bluetooth 3.0 half-length PCI-Express Mini card

Figure 4: Wireless card - top view

Wireless card - top view
  • Interface type: PCI-e half-length mini card socket

  • Electrical interface:

    • WLAN : PCIe 2.0, CEM1.1 compliant with no Vaux support.

    • Bluetooth: Compliant with USB 2.0.

  • Data transfer speeds: up to 300 Mbps

  • Transmission standards: 802.11 b/g/n

  • Antennas: 2 (internal)

  • Operating band: 2.4 GHz single band

  • Supported security protocols:

    • WPA, WPA2

    • WEP

  • Bluetooth 3.0 spec compliant

LAN: 1000-Base-T

  • Technology: RTL8171EH-CG Gigabit Ethernet Controller

  • Data transfer speeds: up to 10/100/1000 Mb/s

  • Transmission standards: 1000-Base-T Ethernet

Hard drive

1 TB

  • Size: 1 TB

  • Interface: SATA

  • Rotational Speed: 7200 rpm

CD/DVD disc drive

SuperMulti DVD Burner drive

Figure 5: Optical drive

Image of the optical drive
  • Interface: SATA
  • Data buffer memory: 2 MB minimum
  • 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
up to 16x
up to 4.7 GB
up to 8X
up to 8.5 GB
up to 16x
up to 12X
up to 4.7 GB
up to 12x
up to 8x
up to 8.5 GB
up to 8x
up to 8x
up to 4.7 GB
not supported
up to 16x
up to 12x
up to 4.7 GB
up to 12x
up to 8x
up to 8.5 GB
up to 6x
up to 8x
up to 4.7 GB
not supported
up to 12x
up to 12x
4.7 GB
up to 40X
up to 700 MB
up to 40X
up to 40X
up to 700 MB
up to 32X
up to 32X
up to 700 MB
up to 32X
up to 700 MB
Video CD
up to 16X
up to 700 MB

Memory Card Reader

Multimedia card reader

Supports the following cards:

  • Secure Digital (SD)

  • Mini Secure Digital (mini-SD)

  • SDHC

  • Memory Stick (MS), including MS-DUO, MS-PRO, MS-PRO DUO, MS-Memory Select Function, MS ULTRA II, MS ROM

  • Magic Gate MS, Magic Gate MS Pro, Magic Gate MS-DUO, Magic Gate PRO DUO

  • Compact Flash (CFI), (CFII)

  • IBM Microdrive (MD)

  • Smart Media (SM)

  • Transflash (with an adapter)

Computer Case

Mid-size ATX

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

Power Supply

Internal 300W (100V-240V)

  • Form factor: Internal ATX

  • Total wattage: 300W

  • Nominal input voltage range: 200-240V/3A (50-60Hz)

  • Dimensions: 150mm x 140mm x 86mm (5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 inches)

I/O Ports

Top I/O ports

  • USB 3.0: 2

  • Microphone: 1

  • Headphone: 1

Front I/O ports

  • USB: 2

Back I/O ports

Figure 6: Back I/O ports

Image of the back I/O ports
1 - S/PDIF
2 - USB 2.0: 4
3 - LAN (ethernet)
4 - Audio center/subwoofer
5 - Audio: Line-in
6 - Audio: Line-out
7 - Audio: Rear speaker out
8 - Audio: Microphone
9 - Audio: Side speaker out

Keyboard, mouse and input devices

USB keyboard with volume control and Beats key

NOTE: Keyboard layout and functionality may vary by country/region.

Figure 7: Top view of keyboard

Top view of keyboard
  • Interface: USB

  • Cable length: 1.8 meters (70.8 inches)

  • Dimensions:

    • Height: 32.8 mm (1.29 inches)

    • Width: 157.4 mm (6.19 inches)

    • Weight: 0.614 Kg

  • Special buttons:*

    • Volume control on all models

    • Beats key. The Beats key turns on the Beats function, which is a type of bass sound quality for the speaker.

    • *Buttons are not configurable

HP USB optical mouse

NOTE: Mouse color may vary by country/region.

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


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
Recovery Manager: Program Reinstallation
Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); Service Pack 1

  • No

  • HP Magic Canvas 5.1

  • Yes

CD/DVD Burning
  • Cyberlink Power2Go

  • Yes

Entertainment, Music & Games
  • Windows Media Center (for CD/DVD playback)

  • HP Beats Audio

  • HP Games

  • HP MovieStore powered by Roxio

  • rara music

  • No

  • No

  • No

  • Yes

  • No

  • Microsoft Office Starter 2010

  • PDF Complete

  • No

  • Yes

  • Norton Internet Security 2012 (60-day security update subscription)

  • Norton Online Backup (30-day trial)

  • Yes

  • No

  • HP Help & Support Center

  • HP Support Assistant

  • HP Update

  • HP Vision Hardware Diagnostic Tools

  • No

  • Yes

  • Yes

  • Yes

  • HP Recovery Manager

  • No

Networking & Internet Solutions
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9

  • Adobe Flash

  • HP Linkup

  • No

  • Yes

  • 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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