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HP Pavilion a6230n Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Product release information

Product number

GN561AA

Release date

10-Aug-2007

Country/region sold in

  • US

  • Canada

Motherboard

M2N68-LA (Narra2)

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: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

  • Memory sockets: 4 x DDR2

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

  • Processor socket: AM2

  • Expansion Slots:

    • 1 PCI Express x16 slot for graphics card

    • 2 PCI Express x1 slots

    • 1 PCI slot

  • For more details, see Narra2 motherboard specifications .

Processor

Athlon 64 X2 5600+

Figure 2: AMD Athlon 64 X2 logo

Image of Athlon 64 X2 logo
  • Operating speed: Up to 2.8 GHz

  • Number of cores: 2

  • Socket: AM2

  • Bus speed: 2000 MT/s

Processor upgrade information

Socket type: AM2

Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:

  • Athlon 64 X2 with Dual Core technology up to 5600+ (up to 89 watt)

  • Athlon 64 less than 4000+

  • Sempron less than 3800+

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 2GB DDR2 DIMMs

  • Supports up to 8 GB on 64 bit PCs

  • Supports up to 4 GB* on 32 bit PCs

    • 32 bit PCs cannot address a full 4.0 GB of memory.

Video graphics

Integrated graphics using nVidia GeForce 6150SE

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

  • Integrated graphics using nVidia GeForce 6150SE

  • Up to 256MB (with 512MB or more PC memory)

  • Also supports PCI Express x16 graphics cards*

Sound/Audio

Integrated Realtek ALC888S Audio

  • 8 channel high-definition audio

  • Audio CODEC: ALC888S

Networking

LAN: 10-Base-T

  • Interface: Integrated into motherboard

  • Technology: Realtek RTL8201N

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

  • Transmission standards:10-Base-T Ethernet

Modem: 56K WinModem

Figure 3: 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

400 GB

Figure 4: Hard drive

  • Size: 400 GB

  • 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 5: 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

Figure 6: View of memory card reader

Image of card reader

Supports the following cards:

  • Compact Flash I

  • Compact Flash II

  • IBM Microdrive (MD)

  • Memory Stick (MS)

  • Memory Stick Duo (Duo)

  • Memory Stick Pro (PRO)

  • Memory Stick Pro Duo (Pro Duo)

  • MultiMediaCard (MMC)

  • MultiMediaCard Mobile (MMC mobile)

  • MultiMediaCard Plus (MMC plus)

  • Reduced size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC)

  • Secure Digital (SD)

  • Secure Digital miniSD (Mini)

  • Smart Media

  • xD Picture Card (xD)

Computer Case

Mid-size ATX

  • Height: 38.7 cm (15.23 inches)

  • Width: 17.5 cm (6.89 inches)

  • Length: 41.4 cm (16.29 inches)

Bay
Total Bays*
13.33 cm (5.25 inch)
2
8.89 cm (3.5 inch)
3
Pocket 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

  • Line-in: 1

Back I/O ports

Figure 7: Back I/O panel

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

Keyboard, mouse and input devices

HP multimedia keyboard

Figure 8: Top view of keyboard

Image of the keyboard
  • Interface Type: PS/2

  • Cable length: 2 meters (78.74 inches)

  • Special buttons:

    • Internet buttons (requires Internet connection)

      • HP Club: launches My HP Club Website

      • Internet: launches a Website like Yahoo

      • E-mail: launches a Website like Yahoo Mail

      • Search: launches an Internet search Website

      • Info: launches Help and Support application

    • 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 control

      • Mute

Quebec Keyboard Kit

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

HP PS/2 optical mouse

Figure 9: Top view of mouse

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

  • Buttons: left (select), right (context menu), scroll wheel (scroll up/scroll down)

Software

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 titles that shipped with the computer
Software Category
Software Title
Supported by HP Application Recovery
Operating System
  • Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit) with Windows Media Center

  • No

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

  • Roxio Creator 9 Basic

  • Roxio MyDVD 9 Basic

  • No

  • Yes

  • Yes

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

  • My HP Games (not available in French Canada)

  • 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 Basic

  • 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 (US only)

  • Yes

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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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