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HP Pavilion a6433w Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Product release information

Product number


Release date


Country/region sold in

  • US

  • Canada


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 .


Pentium E2180

Figure 2: Intel Pentium logo

Image of Intel Pentium logo
  • Operating speed: Up to 2.0 GHz

  • Number of cores: 2

  • Socket: 775

  • Bus speed: 800 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


3 GB

  • Amount: 3 GB

  • Speed: PC2-6400 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

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*


Integrated Audio ALC888S

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

  • Audio CODEC: ALC888S

  • 7.1 channel high-definition audio


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

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

500 GB

Figure 4: Hard drive

Image of hard drive
  • Size: 500 GB

  • Interface: SATA

  • 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

Maximum speed
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)

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

Power Supply


250W power supply

I/O Ports

Front I/O ports

  • 1394: 1

  • USB: 2

  • Headphone: 1

  • Microphone: 1

Back I/O ports

Figure 7: 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 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)


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 with Windows Media Center (32-bit) with SP1

  • No

  • 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

  • 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 Basic

  • Yes

  • Yes

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

  • Yes

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

  • HP Hardware Diagnostic Tools

  • Help & Support Center

  • Online documentation

  • No

  • Yes

  • No

  • No

  • 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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