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HP Pavilion a6803w Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Figure 1: Motherboard top view
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  • Manufacturer: Pegatron
  • Form factor: microATX - 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:
    • 1 PCI Express x16 slot for graphics card
    • 2 PCI Express x1 slots
    • 1 PCI slot
  • For more details, see Narra5 motherboard specifications .


Figure 2: AMD Athlon X2 logo
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  • Operating speed: Up to 2.5 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2
  • Socket: AM2
  • Bus speed: 2000MT/s
  • TDP: 95W
  • Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
    NOTE:Only socket AM2+ processors are supported with this motherboard.
    • AMD Phenom II Quad-Core
    • AMD Phenom II Triple-Core
    • AMD Phenom Quad-Core (A) 9xxx series (AM2+)
    • AMD Phenom Triple-Core (T) 8xxx series (AM2+)
    • AMD Athlon X4
    • AMD Athlon X3
    • AMD Athlon X2 (B) (AM2+)


  • Amount: 3 GB
  • Speed: PC2-6400 MB/sec
  • Dual channel memory architecture
  • Two DDR2 DIMM (240-pin) sockets
  • Supported DIMM types:
    • PC2-5300 (667 MHz)
    • PC2-6400 (800 MHz)
  • Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
  • Supports 2GB DDR2 DIMMs
  • Supports up to 4 GB* on 32 bit PCs
*32-bit operating systems 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
  • Also supports PCI Express x16 graphics cards*
NOTE:*Either integrated graphics or the PCI Express x16 slot are usable at one time; they are not usable concurrently.


*Integrated audio is not available if a sound card is installed.
  • Number of channels: 6
  • Audio CODEC: ALC888S
  • Maximum bit depth: up to 24-bit
  • Maximum sample rate: up to 192,000 Hz
  • Supports SPDIF digital


  • 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 - low profile size
 Image of modem card
  • Interface: PCI Express x1
  • Data transfer speeds: up to 56 kbps for V.90 connections*
  • Transmission standards: V.92, V.90, V.34, V.32*
  • Caller ID: Yes*
  • Modem on hold: Yes*
    * Features must supported by the ISP at time of connection.

Hard drive

Figure 4: Hard drive
Image of hard drive
  • Size: 500 GB
  • Interface: SATA
  • 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 12x
DVD-R DL write onceup to 12x
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

300W power supply

I/O Ports

  • USB: 2
  • Headphone: 1
  • Microphone: 1
Figure 7: Back I/O panel
1 - PS/2 mouse port (green)
2 - PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
3 - Video Graphics Adapter port
4 - USB 2.0 ports 4
5 - RJ45 Network (LAN)
6 - Line In port (light blue)
7 - Line Out port (lime)
8 - Microphone port (pink)

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
Figure 9: Top view of mouse
HP PS/2 optical mouse
  • 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 Premium (32-bit) with Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows Media Center
  • No
  • MediaSmart DVD
  • Windows Movie Maker & Windows DVD Maker
  • CyberLink DVD Suite 6
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
Entertainment, Music & Games
  • My HP Games
  • HP MediaSmart Software Suite
  • No
  • Yes
  • Microsoft Works 9
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 Trial
  • Yes
  • No
Imaging, Photography, Video & Film
  • muvee Reveal Basic
  • Yes
  • Norton Internet Security 2009 (60-day security update subscription)
  • Yes
  • HP Total Care Advisor
  • HP Hardware Diagnostic Tools
  • Help & Support Center
  • Online documentation
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • HP Recovery Manager
  • No
Internet Solutions
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • ISP offers
  • 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.

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