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HP Pavilion a384x Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Product number


Introduction date


Country/region sold in

  • United States
  • Canada

Bundle information

The HP Pavilion a384x desktop PC (part number DT170A) is a component of the HP Pavilion a384x-b desktop PC bundle (part number DT171A). The bundle includes the following:


Base processor and speed

AMD Athlon(B) XP 2800+ running at 2.08 GHz
  • 333 MHz Front side bus
  • Socket A


Focus nForce2

Motherboard manufacturer



RAM (installed) 512 MB (1 x 512)
Maximum allowed1 GB (2 x 512)
Speed supportedPC2700 MB/sec
Type184 pin, PC2700 DDR1-333 SDRAM
DIMM slotsTwo
Open slotsOne

Hard drive

  • 80 GB Ultra DMA
  • 5400 rpm

DVD drive

16x maximum

CD-RW drive

48x/24x/48 maximum

Diskette drive

1.44 MB (3.5-inch)


ItU V.92 K56flex

Video graphics

  • GeForce4 MX440 (NV Raven)
  • 64 MB DDR video memory


Integrated AC97 audio, six channel configurable


Integrated 10/100Base-T networking interface


MPEG2 for full-motion digital video

External ports

Port typeQuantity/Location
USB (2.0)Six (two front and four back)
1394Two (one front, one back)
Line-inTwo (one front, one back)
MicrophoneTwo (one front, one back)
HeadphoneOne (front)
Line-outOne (back)
SerialOne (back)
ParallelOne (back)
PS/2 KeyboardOne (back)
PS/2 MouseOne (back)
VGA MonitorOne (back)

Expansion slots (total)

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

Drive bays (total)

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

Keyboard and mouse

  • PS/2 Internet keyboard
  • PS/2 scroller mouse


Key to software:
  • cd/dvd = media included in box
  • eng = English only, even in French Canada
  • fc = only available in French Canada
  • nfc = not available in French Canada

Operating system

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Software build ID/BIOS


CD-RW software

  • HP RecordNow 6.0 by Vertias
  • WinDVD SE 4.0 (with optional 5.1 upgrade)

Entertainment, music, and games

  • MusicMatch Jukebox 7.5 by MusicMatch (nfc)
  • MusicMatch Jukebox 7.1 (fc)
  • RealOne Player (nfc)
  • Wild Tangent Game Channel (eng)
  • eMusic downloads by Rioport (nfc)
  • Microsoft Plus Digital Media Edition (nfc)

Imaging, photography, video, and film

  • HP Image Zone
  • HP Organize (nfc)
  • ShowBiz 2

Education and reference

  • Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Deluxe Online (nfc)
  • Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia 2003 (cd/dvd)(fc)

Productivity and finance

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

HP Recovery and HP Ware

  • Microsoft System Restore
  • Recovery Software Suite
    • System Recovery program
    • Application Recovery program
    • Recovery Tools CD
    • Recovery CD/DVD Creator

Service and support

  • Backweb Client
  • help & support center (fc)
  • Help & Support Center/HP Instant Support (nfc)
  • PC-Doctor
  • Safety and Comfort Guide
  • I.E. Favorites (nfc)

PC Security

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

Utility, maintenance, and performance

  • Intellimover Data Transfer (demo)
  • Skydesk Online Backup (nfc)
  • Spam Subtract Lite Version (nfc)

ISP signup

Use HP's Easy Internet Signup utility to join any of the following dial-up and broadband ISPs (Internet Service Provider).
  • AOL
  • MSN 8.0 (nfc)
  • Earthlink (nfc)
  • Yahoo (nfc)
  • DigiTerra (nfc)
  • CompuServe (nfc)


Warranty typeWarranty duration
Parts and laborOne year
Hardware troubleshootingOne year/24 hour/7 days a week
Software phone supportOne year/24 hour/7 days a week
Software defective media replacement30 days
Self repair (kits)One year
Return to HP or to an Authorized Service ProviderOne year

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