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HP Pavilion a630n Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Product number


Introduction date


Country/region sold in

  • United States
  • Canada


Base processor

Intel Pentium4 520 (P) 2.8 GHz
  • 800 MHz Front side bus
  • Socket 775 (Grantsdale)


Intel 915G



Memory Installed512 MB
Maximum allowed4 GB (4 x 1GB) requires the replacement of the installed 256 MB DIMMs
Speed supportedPC3200 MB/sec
Type184 pin, DDR SDRAM
DIMM slotsFour

Hard drive

  • 160 GB SATA
  • 7200 rpm

CD-ROM drive

48X maximum speed

Multi-media drive

DVD+R Write Once8X
DVD+RW Rewritable 4X
DVD ROM Read 12X
CD-R Write Once24X
CD-RW Rewritable10X
CD-ROM Read 40X
PowerDC5V, DC12V
Video Standards PAL, NTSC


PCI K56flex data/fax modem

Video graphics

Integrated graphics with up to 64 MB shared memory for video


  • High definition audio (Azalia)
  • Eight channel audio configurable

Network (LAN)

  • Integrated 10/100Base-T
  • Realtek RTL8101L

Power supply

300 watt maximum output

9-in-1 card

  • USB interface
  • 9-in-1 digital media card reader supports the following cards:
    • Compact Flash I
    • Compact Flash II
    • SmartMedia
    • Memory Stick
    • Memory Stick Pro
    • MultiMediaCard
    • Secure Digital (SD)
    • Micro Drive
    • xD Picture Card (xD = extreme digital)

External I/O ports

I/O ports on the front panel:
Port typeQuantity
USB (2.0)One (9-in-1 faceplate)
9-in-1 media card readerOne card with four slots
IEEE 1394One
I/O ports on the back panel:
Port typeQuantity
USB (2.0)Four
IEEE 1394One
AudioOne each (line-in, line-out, microphone)
VGA (monitor)One
PS/2 (keyboard, mouse)Two

Expansion slots (total)

Slot typeQuantity
PCIThree (two available)
PCI express x16One (available)
DIMMFour (two available)

Drive bays (total)

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

Keyboard and mouse

  • HP Internet keyboard
  • HP deluxe optical scroll mouse
  • Quebec Keyboard Kit (French Canada only)


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
Software titles that shipped with PC
Software CategorySoftware Title
Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home
  • Microsoft Service Packs
  • RecordNow 6.7
  • WinDVD SE 4.0 (With optional 5.1 upgrade)
Entertainment, Music, and Games
  • iTunes 4.2 (with Quicktime) (nfc)
  • RealOne Player
  • Wild Tangent Game Channel (nfc)
  • Microsoft Plus Digital Media Edition (nfc)
  • HP Music Icon
Imaging, Photography, Video, and Film
  • HP Image Zone Plus v3.5
  • WinDVD Creator 2
Education and Reference
  • MSN Encarta Plus (nfc)
  • Encarta Encyclopedia 2004 Standard Edition (cd/dvd) (fc)
Productivity and Finance
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Trial HTML page launcher (nfc)
  • Adobe Reader
  • Microsoft Works 7.0 with Office Student and Teacher Edition 2003 trial and Money 2004 combo CD (cd/dvd) (nfc)
  • Microsoft Works 7.0 with Office Student and Teacher Edition 2003 Trial CD (fc) (cd/dvd)
  • Quicken New User Edition 2004 (nfc)
HP Recovery
  • Microsoft System Restore
  • Software Repair Wizard
  • Recovery Software Suite - Application recovery is enabled for a select number of applications. Use this feature whenever possible to avoid a system recovery.
Service and Support
  • Backweb Client
  • Help & Support Center/HP Instant Support (nfc)
  • Help & Support center (fc)
  • Safety and Comfort Guide
  • Desktop Web-based registration
PC Security
  • InterMuteWeb Privacy & Protection (nfc)
  • Norton AntiVirus 2004 (60-day LiveUpdate subscription)
  • Norton Personal Firewall 2003
Utility, Maintenance, and Performance
  • PC-Doctor
  • HP Organize (nfc)
  • SkyDesk @Backup
  • IntelliMover Data Transfer demo (nfc)
  • PC Tuneup & Repair HTML page (nfc)
  • HP Total Care icon & HTML page
ISP Signup
  • Easy Internet Signup
  • AOL Broadband
  • AOL (nfc)
  • MSN 9.0 (nfc)
  • Yahoo (nfc)
  • DigiTerra (nfc)
  • Earthlink (nfc)
  • Earthlink Broadband (US )
  • Netscape Online


Standard warranty included with purchase.
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

24 hour/7 days a week
Software Media Replacement30 days (on media shipped in box from factory)
Self Repair Kits (express parts program)One year from date of purchase
Return to HP or to an Authorized Service ProviderOne year from date of purchase

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