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Compaq Presario CQ5500F Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Product number


Introduction date


Country/region sold in:

  • United States
  • Canada


Base processor

Sempron 140 (S) 2.7 GHz (45W)
  • 2000 MT/s (mega transfers/second)
  • Socket AM3


GeForce 6150SE nForce 430


  • Manufacturer: Pegatron
  • Motherboard Name: M2N68-LA
  • HP/Compaq motherboard name: Narra5-GL6

Power supply

  • 250W


Memory Installed2 GB
Maximum allowed4 GB* (2 x 2 GB)

*Actual available memory may be less
Speed supportedPC2-6400 MB/sec
Type240 pin, DDR2 SDRAM

Hard drive

  • 500 GB SATA 3G (3.0 Gb/sec)
  • 7200 rpm

SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology 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-ROM SLNAup to 16xup to 4.7 GB
DVD-ROM DLNAup to 8Xup to 8.5 GB
DVD+R SL up 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
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 CD NAup to 16Xup to 700 MB

Video Graphics

Integrated on motherboard (see motherboard and chipset)


High Definition 6-channel audio
  • ALC 888S chipset

Network (LAN)

Integrated 10/100 Base-T networking interface

External I/O ports

I/O ports on the front panel
Port typeQuantity
I/O ports on the back panel
Port typeQuantity
PS/2 (keyboard, mouse)Two
Audio (line in, line out, microphone)One Each

Expansion slots

Slot typeQuantity
PCIOne (One available)
PCI Express x16One (One available)
PCI Express x1Two (Two available)

Drive bays

Bay typeQuantity
13.33 cm (5.25 inch) externalTwo (One available)
8.9 cm (3.5 inch) externalOne (None available)

Keyboard and mouse

  • Compaq USB keyboard
  • Compaq USB optical mouse


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 titles that shipped with PC
Software CategorySoftware Title
Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Windows DVD Maker
  • CyberLink DVD Suite 6
Entertainment, Music & Games
  • HP Games
  • Microsoft Works 9
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 Trial
  • Windows Live Essentials
  • Norton Internet Security 2010 (60-day security update subscription)
  • Norton Online Backup (30-day trial)
  • HP Advisor
  • HP Hardware Diagnostic Tools
  • HP Help & Support Center
  • HP Support Assistant
  • HP Recovery Manager
Internet Solutions
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • ISP offers
HP Partner offers (may vary)
  • Snapfish PictureMover (US only)

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