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HP Pavilion PC Model 8580C (US) Product Specifications

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This document provides technical information about your HP Pavilion PC Model 8580C.

Model number


Base processor and speed

Intel Pentium (R) III 500 Megahertz (MHz) processor


440 BX


RAM (standard) 128 megabytes (MB) SDRAM standard
Maximum 384 MB (3 x 128 MB DIMM)
Speed 100 MHz synchronous
Sockets Three 168-pin DIMMs
Size 16, 32, 64, and 128 MB DIMMs
Pairs Required No
Type Supported SDRAM, 100 MHz,

Intel PC SDRAM unbuffered DIMM specification,

revision 1.0 compliant


Level 1 (Primary) 32 kilobytes (KB) (on processor)
Level 2 512 KB (on processor)
Upgrade Sockets None

Hard drive

20 gigabytes (GB) (3.5-inch form factor)

CD-RW drive

Speed Write: 4x

Rewrite: 2x

Read: 20x (maximum)
CD-Read Access Speed 150 ms
CD-Read Transfer Rate read/write (KB/sec) 150-175 (1x read/write)

300-350 (2x read/write)

600-700 (4x read/write)

1200-1400 (8x read only)

3600-4100 (10x - 24x read only)

DVD drive

Speed 6x
Access Speed 120-180 ms
Transfer Rate 5.52-8.1 MB/sec

DVD as a CD-ROM drive

Speed 32 x
Access Speed 90-120 ms
Transfer Rate 3.6-4.8 MB/sec

Diskette drive

1.44 MB (3.5-inch form factor)

Network interface card

HP 10/100 BaseT LAN Adapter (Ethernet)

Fax/Data modem

Modem Rockwell Riptide combo card (supports V.90 K56 Flex protocols)
Data speed 56 Kbps
Fax speed Up to 14.4 Kbps
Plug and Play Yes
Hayes Compatible Yes
Data compression v.42 bis
Error correction v.42
COM Port (default) 3
IRQ (default) Variable
EIA fax commands Class 1


Video Graphics PCI Local Bus
Controller NVidia Riva TNT
Video Memory 8 MB SDRAM, AGP 2X upgradable
Feature Connector (game/joystick) Yes

640 x 480

800 x 600

1024 x 768

1280 x 1024
16/256/32 K/64 K/16.7 M colors

16/256/32 K/64 K colors

16/256/32 K/64 K colors

256 colors


MPEG-1 for full-screen, full-motion digital video


Compatibility 3-D Stereo, PCI, 16-bit Sound
Controller AMC97 codec
Location Rockwell RipTide combo card
Noise Cancellation Yes
Line Out Yes
3-D Spatializer Yes
Wavetable Yes
Tone Control No
Microphone With HP Pavilion Multimedia Display
Speakers HP/Polk Audio stereo speakers (left and right)

External ports

Port typeQuantity
Serial 1
Parallel 1
Game 1
Digital Camera 1

Expansion slots

Port typeQuantity

Drive bays

Total drive bays

Bay typeQuantity
3.5-inch, external 1
5.25-inch, external 2
Combo 1
3.5-inch, internal 1
5.25-inch, internal 1

Free drive bays

Bay typeQuantity
Combo 1
3.5-inch, internal 1


One-touch Internet keyboard; PS/2 scroller mouse

Cables included

  • Phone cable
  • “Y” speaker cable
  • Power cord

Supported operating systems (OS/NOS)

Microsoft (R) Windows 98 Second Edition

Software Build ID


Complete software package

The following software is preloaded on the hard disk drive and can be reloaded by using the Recovery CD-ROM.
Operating System Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
Productivity and Finance Microsoft Works (CD)

QuickLink III fax software by SmithMicro

Microsoft Money 99

Quicken (R) Basic 99 by Intuit
Education and Reference Microsoft Encarta 99 Encyclopedia (CD)
Entertainment HP Pavilion Media Rack by Willow Pond

HP Simple Trax

Adaptec Direct CD

Adaptec Easy CD Creator

Seagate Disaster Recovery

Quadrant software DVD player
Internet and Online America Online

AT&T WorldNet

CompuServe WinCim

Disney’s Online Blast

HP At Home Owners Website/Customized Browser

HP Internet Connection Center


PRODIGY Internet Service
Service and Support Backweb InfoExpress Client

Electronic Registration

HP Help

HP Pavilion Recovery Kit (2 CD’s)

HP Pavilion User`s Guide (on CD)

Hardware Diagnostics by AMI

VirusScan by McAfee


The following documentation and/or CDs are included with your computer:
CD Collection Kit **

MS Works

Microsoft Encarta 99 Encyclopedia
HP Recovery Kit (2CDs) **
Getting Started Microsoft Windows 98 **
HP Pavilion User's Guide**
Set Up Poster
Quick Start Guide *
Start Here Guide
HP Updates (Backweb InfoExpress Client)
Your Software Choice brochure
Support Path card
Warranty Sheet
Special Warranty Bonus Coupon
Important information about your HP Pavilion Recovery CD Kit
** Replacement of missing or damaged manuals and software covered under Warranty. See below for details.

Warranty and usage coverage

Phone Assistance to get you up and running with bundled hardware and software: 30 Days plus additional 60 day bonus coupon in box
Replace Manuals and Software 30 Days plus additional 60 day bonus coupon in box

Return to HP--(Bench Repair) Service provided by HP authorized Central Repair Center (U.S. only)

Self-Repair (Customer Replaceable Kits)

Hardware Troubleshooting
1 Year

1 Year

1 Year

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