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HP Pavilion a6657sc Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Product release information

Product number

FZ137AA

Release date

22-Sep-2008

Country/region sold in

Scandinavia

Motherboard

M2N68-LA (Narra3)

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 Narra3 motherboard specifications .

Processor

AMD Phenom X3 8600

Figure 2: AMD Phenom 64 logo

Image of AMD logo
  • Operating speed: Up to 2.3 GHz

  • Number of cores: 3

  • Socket: AM2+

  • Bus speed: 3600 MHz HT3 (clocked down to 2000 MHz)

Processor upgrade information

Socket type: AM2+

Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:

  • Phenom with Quad Core (Agena) technology (AM2+) up to 9600 (up to 95 watt)

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

  • Athlon 64 less than 4000+

  • Sempron less than 3800+

Memory

4 GB

  • Amount: 4 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 PCs cannot address a full 4.0 GB of memory.

Video graphics

ATI Radeon HD3650

Figure 3: Video card

Image of video card

Figure 4: Ports

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

* VGA using included DVI-to-VGA adapter

  • Interface: PCI Express x16

  • Maximum resolution:

    • HDMI TV resolution: up to 1080p*

    • HDMI PC resolution: 2560x1600 at 60 Hz

    • DVI TV resolution: up to 1080p*

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

    • DVI PC resolution (single-link): 1920x1200 at 60 Hz

    • VGA resolution: 2048x1536 at 85 Hz

      * Use ATI Catalyst Control Center software to optimize display

  • 512 MB onboard memory

  • Supports two displays at the same time*

    * Two of the three ports are usable at any one time

  • Supports HDCP

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

  • 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

Hard drive

500 GB

Figure 5: Hard drive

Image of hard drive
  • Size: 500 GB

  • Interface: SATA

  • Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM

CD/DVD disc drive

Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner with LightScribe Technology drive

Figure 6: Optical Drive

Image of the optical drive
NOTE: This Blu-Ray Disc DVD drive introduces a player that reads Blu-ray Disc format enabling you to watch high-definition Blu-ray Disc movies. NOTE: This drive does not include high-definition write capability.
Formats/Disc types
Write speeds
Read speeds
Storage capacity
Blu-ray Disc
BD-ROM SL
NA
up to 6X
up to 25 GB
BD-ROM DL
NA
up to 4.8X
up to 50 GB
BD-R SL
not supported
up to 6X
up to 25 GB
BD-R DL
not supported
up to 4.8X
up to 50 GB
BD-RE SL
not supported
up to 2.3X
up to 25 GB
BD-RE DL
not supported
up to 2X
up to 50 GB
HD DVD
not supported
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 4X
up to 8X
up to 8.5 GB
DVD+RW SL
up to 8X
up to 10X
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 4X
up to 8X
up to 8.5 GB
DVD-RW SL
up to 6X
up to 10X
up to 4.7 GB
DVD-RW DL
not supported
DVD-RAM
up to 5X
up to 5X
up to 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 24X
up to 40X
up to 700 MB
CD-DA
NA
up to 32X
up to 700 MB
Video CD
NA
up to 10X
up to 700 MB

Memory Card Reader

15-in-1 multimedia card reader

Figure 7: 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

  • USB: 2

  • Headphone: 1

  • Microphone: 1

Back I/O ports

Figure 8: 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 9: 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

HP PS/2 optical mouse

Figure 10: 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

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 (64-bit) with Vista Service Pack 1

  • No

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

  • HP DVD Play BD 2.4

  • CyberLink DVD Suite 5

  • No

  • Yes

  • Yes

Entertainment, Music & Games
  • My HP Games

  • No

Productivity
  • Adobe Reader

  • Microsoft Works 9

  • Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 Trial

  • EasyBits Magic Desktop

  • Yes

  • Yes

  • No

  • No

Imaging, Photography, Video & Film
  • HP Photosmart Essential 3

  • muvee autoProducer Basic (English-only if Danish, Finnish, or Norwegian language selected)

  • Yes

  • Yes

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

  • Yes

Support
  • HP Hardware Diagnostic Tools

  • Help & Support Center

  • Online documentation

  • Yes

  • No

  • No

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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