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HP Pavilion a305w Desktop PC Product Specifications: Wal*Mart 2003 Holiday Bundle

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Countries sold in

  • United States
  • Canada

Product number

  • DN024A: PC part number (located on back of PC)
  • DM182A: Bundle part number (printed on shipping box)

Bundle information

The HP Pavilion a305w desktop PC (p/n DN024A) is a component of the HP Pavilion a305w-b PC bundle (p/n DM182A) and is available exclusively at Wal*Mart stores. The bundle includes the following:


Base processor

Intel Celeron 2.7 GHz
  • 400 MHz Front side bus
  • Socket mPGA478



Motherboard manufacturer

The motherboard manufacturer can be identified by viewing the 3rd digit in the PC's serial number. In the following example, the letter S represents the third digit: CCS YWWZZ
  • Trigem motherboard: PC serial number's third digit is a C
  • ASUS motherboard: PC serial number's third digit is a K :
NOTE:The serial number can be found printed (1) the shipping box (2) on the back of the HP Pavilion computer, or (3) while holding down the Ctrl and Alt keyboard keys,PRESS the S key. A pop-up screen will appear with the serial number.


Memory Installed256 MB (1 x 256)
Maximum allowed1 GB (2 x 512) requires the removal of the installed 256 MB DIMM
Speed supportedPC2700 MB/sec (messages at PC2100)
Type184 pin, DDR SDRAM
DIMM slotsTwo


Primary cache (L1)8 KB of data cache + 12K micro-op cache
Secondary (L2)512 KB

Hard drive

  • 40 GB Ultra DMA
  • 5400 rpm

CD-RW drive

48x/24x/48x maximum speed

Diskette drive

1.44 MB (3.5-inch)


High-speed V.92 ready data/fax modem

Video graphics

Integrated Intel Extreme graphics with up to 64 MB shared video memory


Integrated AC97 audio


Integrated 10/100Base-T networking interface


MPEG2 for full-motion digital video

External ports

Port typeQuantity
USB (2.0)Six (two front and four back)
SerialOne (back)
ParallelOne (back)
PS/2 KeyboardOne (back)
PS/2 MouseOne (back)
LANOne (back)
VGAOne (back)
AudioThree (line-in, line-out, microphone) (back)

Expansion slots (total)

Slot typeQuantity
PCIThree (two available)
DIMMTwo (one available)

Drive bays (total)

Bay typeQuantity
5.25-inch, externalTwo (one available)
3.5-inch, internalTwo (one available)
3.5-inch, externalOne

Keyboard and mouse

  • PS/2 standard keyboard
  • Quebec keyboard kit for French Canada only (part number DN029A)
  • PS/2 scroller mouse


Operating system

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Software build ID/BIOS


CD-RW software

HP RecordNow 6.0 by Vertias

Entertainment, music, and games

  • MusicMatch Jukebox 7.5 by MusicMatch
  • eMusic Downloads by Rioport
  • Wild Tangent GameChannel
  • Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition

Imaging, photography, video, and film

  • HP Image Zone (Photo & Imaging Gallery)
  • RealOne Player
  • HP Director
  • HP Gallery

Education and reference

  • Encarta Encyclopedia Deluxe Online

Productivity and finance

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Corel WordPerfect Office 11 try before you buy
  • Microsoft Money (CD)
  • Microsoft Works 7.0 (CD)
  • Quicken New User Edition 2003 by Intuit
  • myHPclub

HP Recovery and HP Ware

  • Microsoft System Restore
  • Recovery Software Suite (PC Help & Tools)
    • HP System Recovery program
    • HP Application Recovery program
    • HP PC Recovery Tools CD
    • HP Recovery CD/DVD Creator

Service and support

  • Updates from HP
  • HP Remote Assistance
  • HP Support Information Center
  • PC-Doctor
  • HP Organize
  • Safety and Comfort Guide

PC Security

  • Norton AntiVirus 2003 (includes 60 days of complimentary live updates)
  • Norton Personal Firewall 2003 (60-days trial)

Utility, maintenance, and performance

  • Intellimover Data Transfer (demo)
  • Online Backup (Free 20 MB)
  • SpySubtract (30-day trial)
  • SpamSubtract (30-day trial)

ISP signup

  • HP Easy Internet Signup
  • AOL
  • MSN 8.0
  • Earthlink
  • Yahoo!
  • DigiTerra
  • CompuServe


Warranty TypeWarranty Duration
Hardware parts and laborOne year from date of purchase
Technical telephone assistanceOne year from date of purchase

24 hour/7 days a week
Software application support30 days (upgraded to 90 days upon PC registration)

24 hour/7 days a week
Recovery CD'sOne year (HP recommends using CD Creator to make a CD set)
Software media replacement30 days (on media shipped in the box from factory)
Self repair (kits)One year from date of purchase
Return to HPOne year from date of purchase

What ships in the box

  • HP Pavilion a305w desktop PC
  • HP Pavilion vf52 monitor, based shipped unattached
    • Power cord
    • User's Guide CD
    • Important Safety Information flyer
  • HP Pavilion USB speakers
    • USB connector (attached)
    • Speaker to PC connector cable (attached)
  • HP Pavilion standard keyboard
  • HP scroller mouse
  • Power cord (computer)
  • Phone cable (modem)
  • Documentation packet contains:
    1. Quick Setup Installation Guide
    2. Read First: Turning on your PC flyer
    3. HP Pavilion Home PC User's Guide
    4. My HP Pavilion Home PC brochure
    5. Warranty and Support Guide
    6. Important HP Support Information flyer
    7. Start Here brochure - Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    8. Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003 flyer
    9. MS Works and Microsoft Money 2003 CD
    10. AOL 8.0 CD
    11. AOL Broadband offer flyer

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