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Compaq Presario SR2170NX Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Release date


Country/region sold in

  • US
  • Canada


Figure 1: Motherboard top view
Image of motherboard
  • Manufacturer: ECS
  • Form factor: Micro ATX - 9.6 inches (24.4 cm) x 9.6 inches (24.4 cm)
  • Chipset: ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 for Intel Processors
  • Memory sockets: 2 x DDR2
  • Front side bus speeds: 800/533 MHz (processor dependent)
  • Processor socket: 775
  • Expansion Slots:
    • 3 PCI slots
    • 1 PCI x16 slot for graphics card
  • For more details, see Alhena5 motherboard specifications .


Figure 2: Intel Pentium4 logo
Image of Pentium4 logo
  • Operating speed: Up to 3.0 GHz
  • Number of cores: 1
  • Socket: 775
  • Bus speed: 800 MHz
Socket type: 775
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
  • Pentium D 900 series (Presler)
  • Pentium 4 601 series (Conroe)
  • Celeron D 3xx series (Conroe)
  • Celeron D 3xx series (Prescott)


  • Amount: 1 GB
  • Speed: PC2-4200 MB/sec
  • Single-channel memory architecture
  • 2 x 240-pin DIMM sockets
  • Supports PC2-3200 (400 MHz), PC-4200 (533 MHz) DDR2 DIMMs
  • non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
  • Maximum HP/Compaq approved memory is 2 GB

Video graphics

*Integrated video is not available if a graphics card is installed.
  • Integrated
  • Dynamically allocates up to 256 MB from system memory
  • VGA output on back panel


  • High Definition 6 channel audio
  • Audio CODEC: Realtek ALC888


  • Interface: Integrated into motherboard
  • Technology: Realtek RTL8100
  • Data transfer speeds: up to 10/100 Mb/s
  • Transmission standards:10-Base-T Ethernet
Figure 3: Modem card side view
 Image of modem card
  • Interface: PCI 2.2
  • Data transfer speeds: up to 56 kbps for V.92 connections*
  • Transmission standards: V.92, V.90, V.44, V.34*
    * Features must supported by the ISP at time of connection.

Hard drive

Figure 4: Hard drive
Image of hard drive
  • Size: 160 GB
  • Interface: SATA
  • Transfer rating: 3.0 Gb/sec
  • Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM

CD/DVD disc drive

Figure 5: Optical Drive
Image of the optical drive
  • Interface: IDE
  • Data buffer memory: 2 MB
  • Maximum storage capacity: 8.5 GB
  • Must use Double-Layer media discs in order to take advantage of the DL technology
  • Must use LightScribe-enabled media discs and supporting software in order to take advantage of the LightScribe technology
FunctionMaximum speed
DVD-RAMup to 5x
DVD+R DL write once up to 8x
DVD-R DL write onceup to 4x
DVD+R write onceup to 16x
DVD+RW rewriteableup to 8x
DVD-R write onceup to 16x
DVD-RW rewriteableup to 6x
DVD-ROM readup to 16x
CDR write onceup to 40x
CDRW rewriteableup to 32x
CDROM readup to 40x

Computer Case

Bay size Total Bays*
13.33 cm (5.25 inch) 2
8.89 cm (3.5 inch) 4
* Bays may be occupied by existing hardware.

Power Supply

300W power supply

I/O Ports

  • USB: 2
  • Headphone: 1
Figure 6: Back I/O panel
1 - PS/2 mouse (green)
2 - RJ-45 Network (LAN)
3 - Audio: Line Out (lime)
4 - Audio: Line In (light blue)
5 - Audio: Microphone (pink)
6 - USB 2.0: 4
7 - Video Graphics Adapter
8 - PS/2 keyboard (purple)

Keyboard, mouse and input devices

Figure 7: Top view of keyboard
Top view of keyboard
Color may be lighter on some models.
A keyboard kit for French Canada to enhance the keyboard experience when using this computer with the French language.
Figure 8: Top view of mouse
Compaq PS/2 scroller mouse top view
  • Interface: PS/2
  • Buttons: left (select), right (context menu), scroll wheel (scroll up/scroll down)


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 CategorySoftware TitleSupported by HP Application Recovery
Operating System
  • Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit)
  • Windows Anytime Upgrade
  • No
  • No
  • HP DVD Play 2.3 Maker
  • Roxio Creator 9 Basic
  • No
  • Yes
Entertainment, Music & Games
  • My HP Games (not available in French Canada)
  • Yes
  • Adobe Reader
  • Microsoft Works 8.0
  • Yes
  • Yes
Imaging, Photography, Video & Film
  • HP Photosmart Essential 2
  • muvee autoProducer 5
  • No
  • Yes
  • Norton Internet Security 2007 (60-day security update subscription)
  • Yes
  • HP Total Care Advisor (not available in French Canada)
  • HP Hardware Diagnostic Tools
  • Compaq Connections
  • Help & Support Center
  • Online documentation
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • HP Recovery Manager
  • HP Recovery Disc Creator
  • No
  • No
Internet Solutions
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Yahoo toolbar
  • ISP offers
  • No
  • No
  • No
HP Partner offers
  • Vonage VOIP
  • 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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