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HP Pavilion Media Center a6042n Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Product number

RY875AA

Release date

07-Mar-2007

Country/region sold in

  • US
  • Canada

Bundle information

This PC model may come as part of bundle of products, bundle part number a6042n-b.
In addition to the PC model, this bundle includes:
  • w1907 19" lcd wide-screen monitor with integrated speakers

Motherboard

Figure 1: Motherboard top view
Image of motherboard
  • Manufacturer: ECS
  • Form factor: microATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)
  • Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
  • Memory sockets: 4 x DDR2
  • Front side bus speeds: 2000MT/s (2.0 GT/s)
  • Processor socket: AM2
  • Expansion Slots:
    • 1 PCI Express x16 slot for graphics card
    • 1 PCI Express x1 slot
    • 2 PCI slot
  • For more details, see Nettle motherboard specifications .

Processor

Figure 2: AMD Athlon 64 X2 logo
Image of AMD logo
  • Operating speed: Up to 2.2 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2
  • Socket: AM2
  • Bus speed: 2000MT/s
Socket type: AM2
TDP: 89 watt
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
  • Athlon 64 X2 with Dual Core technology up to 5600+ (up to 89 watt)
  • Athlon 64 less than 4000+
  • Sempron less than 4000+

Memory

  • Amount: 1 GB
  • Speed: PC2-4200 MB/sec
  • Dual channel memory architecture
  • Four 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
  • Supports PC-4200 (533 MHz), PC2-5300 (667 MHz), and PC-6400 (800 MHz) DDR2 DIMMs
  • Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
  • supports 2GB DDR2 DIMMs
  • Supports up to 8 GB on 64 bit PCs
  • Supports up to 4 GB* on 32 bit PCs
NOTE:*Actual available memory may be less

Video graphics

*Integrated video is not available if a graphics card is installed.
  • Integrated graphics using nVidia GeForce 6150SE
  • Up to 256MB (with 512MB or more system memory)
  • Also supports PCI Express x16 graphics cards*

Sound/Audio

  • 8 channel high-definition audio
  • Audio CODEC: ALC888

Networking

  • Interface: Integrated into motherboard
  • Technology: Realtek RTL8201N
  • 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
  • Size: 300 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

Memory Card Reader

Figure 6: View of memory card reader
Image of card reader
Supports the following cards:
  • Compact Flash I
  • Compact Flash II
  • IBM Microdrive (MD)
  • Memory Stick (MS)
  • Memory Stick Duo (Duo)
  • Memory Stick Pro (PRO)
  • Memory Stick Pro Duo (Pro Duo)
  • MultiMediaCard (MMC)
  • MultiMediaCard Mobile (MMC mobile)
  • MultiMediaCard Plus (MMC plus)
  • Reduced size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC)
  • Secure Digital (SD)
  • Secure Digital miniSD (Mini)
  • Smart Media
  • xD Picture Card (xD)

Computer Case

  • Height: 38.7 cm (15.23 inches)
  • Width: 17.5 cm (6.89 inches)
  • Length: 41.4 cm (16.29 inches)
Bay size Total Bays*
13.33 cm (5.25 inch) 2
8.89 cm (3.5 inch) 3
* Bays may be occupied by existing hardware.

Power Supply

250W power supply

I/O Ports

  • 1394: 1
  • USB: 3
  • Headphone: 1
  • Microphone: 1
  • Line-in: 1
Figure 7: Back I/O panel
1 - PS/2 mouse (green)
2 - SPDIF coaxial out
3 - Video Graphics Adapter
4 - IEEE 1394 port
5 - RJ-45 Network (LAN)
6 - Audio: Center/Subwoofer (yellow orange)
7 - Audio: Rear Speaker Out (black)
8 - Audio: Line In (light blue)
9 - Audio: Line Out (lime)
10 - Audio: Microphone (pink)
11 - Audio: Side Speaker Out (gray)
12 - USB 2.0: 4
13 - PS/2 keyboard (purple)

Keyboard, mouse and input devices

Figure 8: Top view of keyboard
Image of the keyboard
  • Interface Type: PS/2
  • Cable length: 2 meters (78.74 inches)
  • Special buttons:
      • HP Club: launches My HP Club Website
      • Internet: launches a Website like Yahoo
      • E-mail: launches a Website like Yahoo Mail
      • Search: launches an Internet search Website
      • Info: launches Help and Support application
      • Eject 1 and Eject 2
      • Burn CD/DVD: launches a CD/DVD record application (depends on application installed on the individual system)
      • Scan previous track
      • Play/pause
      • Scan next track
      • Stop
      • Volume control
      • Mute
A keyboard kit for French Canada to enhance the keyboard experience when using this computer with the French language.
Figure 9: Top view of mouse
HP PS/2 ball mouse top view
  • Interface: PS/2
  • Buttons: left (select), right (context menu), scroll wheel (scroll up/scroll down)

Software

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 Premium (32-bit)
  • Windows Media Center
  • Windows Anytime Upgrade
  • No
  • No
  • No
CD/CD-RW/DVD/DVD+RW
  • Windows Movie Maker & Windows DVD Maker
  • Roxio Creator 9 Basic
  • Roxio MyDVD 9 Basic
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
Entertainment, Music & Games
  • Rhapsody (not available in French Canada)
  • Real Player
  • My HP Games (not available in French Canada)
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
Productivity
  • Adobe Reader
  • Microsoft Works 8.0
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 Trial (not available in French Canada)
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
Imaging, Photography, Video & Film
  • HP Photosmart Essential 2
  • muvee autoProducer 5
  • No
  • Yes
Security
  • Norton Internet Security 2007 (60-day security update subscription)
  • Yes
Support
  • HP Total Care Advisor (not available in French Canada)
  • HP Hardware Diagnostic Tools
  • HP Connections
  • Help & Support Center
  • Online documentation
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • No
Recovery
  • 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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