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HP Pavilion Media Center m8167c Desktop PC Product Specifications

Product image

Product release information

Product number

GG793AA

Release date

29-May-2007

Country/region sold in

  • US

  • Canada

Motherboard

P5BW-LA (Basswood3G)

Figure 1: Motherboard top view

Image of motherboard
  • Manufacturer: ASUS

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

  • Chipset: Intel P965

  • Memory sockets: 4 x DDR2

  • Front side bus speeds: 800/1066 MHz (processor dependent)

  • Processor socket: 775

  • Expansion Slots:

    • 2 PCI slots

    • 1 PCI Express x16 slot for graphics cards

    • 1 PCI Express x1 slot

  • For more details, see Basswood3G motherboard specifications .

Processor

Core 2 Quad Q6600

Figure 2: Intel Core 2 Quad logo

Image of Intel 2 Quad logo
  • Operating speed: Up to 2.4 GHz

  • Number of cores: 4

  • Socket: 775

  • Bus speed: 1066 MHz

Processor upgrade information

Socket type: 775

Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:

  • Intel Core 2 Quad (Kentsfield) Q6xx0 with Quad Core technology up to Q6600 (2.4 GHz, B-3 step, 105W)

  • Core 2 Duo E6x00 with Dual Core technology (Conroe) up to E6700

  • Core 2 Duo E4x00 series with Dual Core technology (Conroe)

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:

    • PC2-4200 (533 MHz)

    • PC2-5300 (667 MHz)

    • PC2-6400 (800 MHz)

  • Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered

  • Supports 2 GB DDR2 DIMMs

  • Supports 8 GB on 64 bit PCs

  • Supports 4 GB* on 32 bit PCs

NOTE: *Actual available memory may be less

Video graphics

NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS

Figure 3: Video card (full size)

Image of video card

Figure 4: Video card (low profile)

Image of video card

Figure 5: Ports (full-size bracket)

Image of video card bracket showing ports
1 - S-Video*
2 - HDMI
3 - DVI-I (dual-link)**

Figure 6: Ports (low-profile bracket)

Image of video card bracket showing ports
1 - HDMI
2 - DVI-I (dual-link)**

* Composite Video using SV-to-CV adapter

** VGA using included DVI-to-VGA adapter

  • Interface: PCI Express x16

  • Maximum resolution:

    • HDMI TV resolution: up to 1080p*

    • HDMI PC resolution: 1920x1200 at 60 Hz

    • DVI TV resolution: up to 1080p*

    • DVI PC resolution (dual-link): 2560x1600 at 60 Hz

    • VGA resolution: 2048x1536 at 85 Hz

    • S-Video TV resolution: up to 480i*

      * Use NVIDIA software to optimize display

  • 256 MB onboard memory

  • Supports two displays at the same time*

    * On the full-size version, two of the three ports are usable at any one time

  • Supports HDCP

Does not have integrated graphics

Motherboard does not contain onboard graphics hardware to display video. A video card must be installed.

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

TV-Tuner

Hauppauge NTSC and ATSC

Figure 7: TV Tuner card top view

 Image of TV tuner card

Figure 8: Ports

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

  • Supported transmission standards:

    • ATSC (digital)*

    • NTSC (analog)

    • FM Radio*

    * 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: 1000-Base-T

  • Interface: Integrated into motherboard

  • Technology: Intel 82566DC

  • Data transfer speeds: up to 10/100/1000 Mb/s (Gigabit Ethernet) LAN NOTE: Gigabit Ethernet is backwards compatible with 10/100 Mb/s network hardware.

  • Transmission standards: 1000-Base-T Ethernet

802.11 b/g wireless USB adapter card

Figure 9: 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 10: Modem card side view

 Image of modem card
  • Interface: PCI 2.2

  • 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 11: 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 12: 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

2.4x HD DVD-ROM drive

Figure 13: Optical Drive

Image of the optical drive

Interface: PATA

Function
Maximum speed
HD DVD-ROM
up to 2.4x
HD DVD-ROM DL
up to 2.4x
DVD-ROM read
up to 5x

Memory Card Reader

15-in-1 multimedia card reader

Figure 14: View of memory card reader

Image of card reader

Supports the following cards:

  • Compact Flash I

  • Compact Flash II

  • IBM Microdrive

  • Memory Stick (MS)

  • Memory Stick Duo

  • Memory Stick Pro (PRO)

  • Memory Stick Pro Duo

  • MultiMediaCard (MMC)

  • MultiMediaCard Mobile (MMC mobile)

  • MultiMediaCard Plus (MMC plus)

  • Reduced size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC)

  • Secure Digital (SD)

  • Secure Digital miniSD (Mini)

  • SmartMedia

  • xD Picture Card (xD)

Computer Case

Mid-size ATX

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

Power Supply

300W

300W 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 15: Back I/O panel

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

Keyboard, mouse and input devices

HP wireless keyboard

Figure 16: 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

HP wireless mouse/receiver set

Figure 17: Top view of mouse

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

  • Buttons: left, right, and clickable scroll wheel

Remote control and receiver for Windows Media Center

Figure 18: View of remote control

Image of remote control
  • Infrared remote control

  • External IR receiver

  • 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

  • Windows Anytime Upgrade

  • No

  • No

  • No

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

  • HP DVD Play HD DVD 2.4

  • Roxio Creator 9 Basic

  • Roxio MyDVD 9 Basic

  • No

  • Yes

  • Yes

  • Yes

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

  • Real Player

  • My HP Games (not available in French Canada)

  • Yes

  • Yes

  • Yes

Productivity
  • Adobe Reader

  • Microsoft Works 8

  • Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 Trial

  • Yes

  • Yes

  • No

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

  • muvee autoProducer 6

  • Yes

  • Yes

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

  • Yes

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

  • HP Hardware Diagnostic Tools

  • Help & Support Center

  • Online documentation

  • No

  • Yes

  • No

  • 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 (link to download, US only)

  • 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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