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HP Pavilion Elite HPE-257c Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Product number

BK424AA

Release date

19-Mar-2010

Country/region sold in

  • United States
  • Canada

Motherboard

Figure 1: Motherboard top view
Image of motherboard
  • Manufacturer: MSI
  • Form factor: microATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)
  • Chipset: Intel H57 Express
  • Memory sockets: 4 x DDR3
  • Front side bus speeds: 2.5 GT/s DMI
  • Processor socket: LGA1156
  • Expansion Slots:
    • 1 PCI Express x16 slot for graphics card
    • 3 PCI Express x1 slots
    • 1 PCI Express x1 minicard slot
  • For more details, see Iona motherboard specifications .

Processor

Figure 2: Intel Core i7 logo
Image of Intel logo
  • Operating speed: 2.8 GHz (up to 3.4 GHz turbo)
  • Number of cores: 4
  • Socket: 1156
  • Bus speed: DMI (Direct Media Interface) - bus speed not applicable for DMI
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
  • Intel Core i7-8xx (Lynnfield core)
  • Intel Core i5-7xx (Lynnfield core)
  • Intel Core i5-6xx (Clarkdale core)
  • Intel Core i3-5xx (Clarkdale core)
    NOTE:Maximum processor core frequency <= 2.93GHz

Memory

  • Amount: 8 GB
  • Speed: PC3-10600 MB/sec
Memory upgrade information:
  • Supports DDR3 DIMMs only
  • Dual channel memory architecture
  • Four DDR3 DIMM (240-pin) sockets
  • DIMM types:
    • PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333)
    • PC3-8500 (DDR3-1066)
  • Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
  • Supports up to 16 GB on 64-bit PCs
  • Maximum memory only if using 4GB DDR3 DIMM modules.
NOTE:32-bit PCs can only address less than 4.0 GB of memory. This motherboard is not planned for use with a 32-bit OS.

Video graphics

Figure 3: Video card
Image of video card
Figure 4: Ports
Image of video card bracket showing ports
1 - DisplayPort
2 - HDMI
3 - DVI (single-link)*
* VGA using included DVI-to-VGA adapter
  • Interface: PCI Express 2.0 x16
  • Maximum resolution:
    • HDMI TV resolution: up to 1080p*
    • HDMI PC resolution: 1920x1200 at 60 Hz
    • DisplayPort resolution: 1920x1200 at 60 Hz
    • DVI TV resolution: up to 1080p*
    • DVI PC resolution: 1920x1200 at 60 Hz
    • VGA resolution: 2048x1536 at 60 Hz
      * Use ATI Catalyst Control Center software to optimize display
  • 1 GB onboard memory
  • Supports Blu-ray up to 1080p
  • Supports two displays at the same time*
    * Two of the three ports are usable at any one time
  • Supports HDCP
*Integrated video is not available if a graphics card is installed.
  • Integrated graphics using Intel H57 chipset (when compatible CPU is installed)
  • Intel HD Graphics

Sound/Audio

Integrated High Definition audio
  • Audio CODEC: ALC888S
  • 6-channel high-definition audio
  • AC97: no

Networking

  • Technology: Realtek RTL8111DL 10/100 Mbps
  • Data transfer speeds: up to 10/100/1000 Mbps
  • Transmission standards: Gigabit 10-Base-GT Ethernet
  • Interface type: PCI Express x1
  • Data transfer speeds: up to 300 Mbps
  • Transmission standards: 802.11 b/g/n
  • Supported antenna connections: 1 internal antenna
  • Operating band: 2.4 ~ 2.5 GHz
  • Supported security protocols:
    • WPA
    • WEP

Hard drive

  • Size: 1 TB
  • 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 minimum
  • LightScribe: yes
  • Disc diameter: 120 mm
  • Write and read speeds for supported formats and disc types are shown in this table:
Formats/Disc typesWrite speedsRead speedsStorage capacity
DVD
DVD-ROM SLNAup to 16xup to 4.7 GB
DVD-ROM DLNAup to 8Xup to 8.5 GB
DVD+R SLup to 16xup to 12Xup to 4.7 GB
DVD+R DLup to 12xup to 8xup to 8.5 GB
DVD+RW SLup to 8xup to 8xup to 4.7 GB
DVD+RW DLnot supported
DVD-R SLup to 16xup to 12xup to 4.7 GB
DVD-R DLup to 12xup to 8xup to 8.5 GB
DVD-RW SLup to 6xup to 8xup to 4.7 GB
DVD-RW DLnot supported
DVD-RAMup to 12x up to 12x4.7 GB
CD
CDROMNAup to 40Xup to 700 MB
CDRup to 40Xup to 40Xup to 700 MB
CDRWup to 32Xup to 32Xup to 700 MB
CD-DANAup to 32Xup to 700 MB
Video CDNAup to 16Xup to 700 MB

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
  • Memory Stick (MS)
  • Memory Stick Pro (PRO)
  • Memory Stick Duo
  • Memory Stick Pro Duo
  • MultiMediaCard (MMC)
  • MultiMediaCard Mobile (MMC mobile)
  • MultiMediaCard Plus (MMC plus)
  • Reduced size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC)
  • Secure Digital (SD)
  • Secure Digital miniSD (Mini)
  • SmartMedia
  • xD Picture Card (xD)

Computer Case

  • Height: 40 cm (15.75 inches)
  • Width: 17.78 cm (7 inches)
  • Length: 43.18 cm (17 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: 1
  • Headphone: 1
  • Microphone: 1
Figure 7: Back I/O panel
1 - USB ports: 2
2 - S/PDIF optical output port
3 - IEEE 1394 port
4 - RJ45 LAN
5 - Video Graphics Adapter port
6 - Center/Subwoofer port (yellow orange)
7 - Rear Speaker Out port (black)
8 - Side Speaker Out port (gray)
9 - Line In port (light blue)
10 - Line Out port (lime)
11 - Microphone port (pink)
12 - DVI port
13 - USB ports: 4

Keyboard, mouse and input devices

Figure 8: Top view of keyboard
Image of keyboard
  • Interface: USB
  • Cable length: 1.8 m (6 feet)
    • Height: 27.2 mm (1.1 inch)
    • Width: 160.71 mm (6.3 inches)
    • Length: 439.85 mm (17.3 inches)
    • Volume up
    • Volume down
    • Mute
      * Buttons are not configurable
    • Sleep
    • Chapter back
    • Play/pause
    • Stop
    • Chapter forward
A keyboard kit for French Canada to enhance the keyboard experience when using this computer with the French language.
NOTE:Mouse color may vary by country/region.
Figure 9: Top view of mouse
Image of mouse
  • Interface: USB
  • Cable length: 1.8 m (6 feet)
  • Buttons: left, right, and clickable scroll wheel

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
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • No
CD/CD-RW/DVD/DVD+RW
  • MediaSmart DVD
  • Windows DVD Maker
  • CyberLink DVD Suite 6
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
Entertainment, Music & Games
  • HP Games
  • HP MediaSmart Software Suite
  • No
  • Yes
Productivity
  • Microsoft Works 9
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 Trial
  • Windows Live Essentials
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
Security
  • Norton Internet Security 2010 (60-day security update subscription)
  • Norton Online Backup (30-day trial)
  • Yes
  • No
Support
  • HP Advisor
  • HP Hardware Diagnostic Tools
  • HP Help & Support Center
  • HP Support Assistant
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
Recovery
  • HP Recovery Manager
  • No
Internet Solutions
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • ISP offers
  • No
  • No
HP Partner offers (may vary)
  • Snapfish PictureMover (US only)
  • Yes
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.