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HP Pavilion a6683w Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Product number

FQ453AA

Release date

27-Nov-2008

Country/region sold in

  • United States
  • Canada

Motherboard

Figure 1: Motherboard top view
Image of motherboard
  • Manufacturer: ASUS
  • Form factor: Micro-ATX- 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)
  • Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
  • Memory sockets: 2 x DDR2
  • Front side bus speeds: 2000MT/s (2.0 GT/s)
  • Processor socket: AM2
  • Expansion Slots:
    • 2 PCI slot
    • 2 PCI Express x16 graphics slot
    • 1 PCI Express x1 slot
  • For more details, see Ivy8 motherboard specifications .

Processor

Figure 2: AMD Sempron logo
Image of AMD logo
  • Operating speed: Up to 2.0 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2
  • Socket: AM2
  • Bus speed: 1600 MT/s
Socket type: AM2
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
  • Athlon 64 up to 3800+
  • Athlon 64 X2 with Dual Core technology up to 4800+ (up to 65 watt TDP)
  • Sempron - All

Memory

  • Amount: 2 GB
  • Speed: PC2-6400 MB/sec
  • Dual channel memory architecture
  • Two 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
  • Supported DIMM types:
    • PC2-4200 (533 MHz)
    • PC2-5300 (667 MHz)
    • PC2-6400 (800 MHz)
  • Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
  • Supports 2GB DDR2 DIMMs
  • Supports up to 4 GB*
    • 32 bit PCs cannot address a full 4.0 GB of memory.

Video graphics

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

Sound/Audio

*Integrated audio is not available if a sound card is installed.
  • 6 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-e 1.1
  • 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: SATA
  • 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 12x
DVD+R DL write once up to 8x
DVD-R DL write onceup to 8x
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

  • 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

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

Keyboard, mouse and input devices

Figure 7: 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 8: Top view of mouse
HP PS/2 optical mouse
  • 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 Basic (32-bit) with Vista Service Pack 1
  • No
CD/CD-RW/DVD/DVD+RW
  • HP DVD Play 2.4
  • CyberLink DVD Suite 5
  • LightScribe Template Labeler
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
Entertainment, Music & Games
  • My HP Games
  • No
Productivity
  • Adobe Reader
  • Microsoft Works 9
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 Trial
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
Imaging, Photography, Video & Film
  • HP Photosmart Essential 3
  • muvee autoProducer Basic
  • Yes
  • Yes
Security
  • Norton Internet Security 2008 (60-day security update subscription)
  • Yes
Support
  • HP Total Care Advisor
  • HP Hardware Diagnostic Tools
  • Help & Support Center
  • Online documentation
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
Recovery
  • HP Recovery Manager
  • No
Internet Solutions
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Yahoo toolbar
  • ISP offers
  • No
  • No
  • 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.