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HP Pavilion p6523w Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Product number


Introduction date


Country/region sold in:

  • United States
  • Canada


Base processor

Athlonll X2 220 (R) 2.8 GHz (65W)
  • 5200 MT/s (mega transfers/second)
  • Socket AM3


AMD 760G


  • Manufacturer: Foxconn
  • Motherboard Name: H-Alpinia-RS780L-uATX
  • HP/Compaq motherboard name: Alpinia-GL8

Power supply

  • 250W


Memory Installed5 GB
Maximum allowed16 GB (4 x 4 GB) (64-bit OS)

4 GB* (4 x 1 GB) (32-bit OS)

*Actual available memory may be less
Speed supportedPC3-10600 MB/sec (message as PC3-8500)
Type240 pin, DDR3

Hard drive

  • 640 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 8-channel audio
  • ALC 888S-VD chipset

Network (LAN)

Integrated 10/100 Base-T networking interface

Memory card reader

  • Supports the following cards:
    • Compact Flash I
    • Compact Flash II
    • IBM Microdrive
    • Secure Digital (SD)
    • mini-SD
    • MultiMediaCard (MMC)
    • Reduced size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC)
    • MultiMediaCard Plus (MMC plus)
    • MultiMediaCard Mobile (MMC mobile)
    • Memory Stick
    • Memory Stick Pro
    • Memory Stick Duo
    • Memory Stick Pro Duo
    • SmartMedia
    • xD Picture Card (xD = extreme digital)

External I/O ports

I/O ports on the front panel
Port typeQuantity
15-in-1 (4 slot)One
I/O ports on the back panel
Port typeQuantity
Coaxial S/PDIF digital audio output One
USB 2.0Four
Audio (side speaker out, rear speaker out, center/subwoofer-out , line-in, line-out, microphone)One Each

Expansion slots

Slot typeQuantity
PCI Express x16One (One available)
PCI Express x1Three (Three available)
PCI Express x1 minicard socketOne (One available)

Drive bays

Bay typeQuantity
13.33 cm (5.25 inch) externalTwo (One available)
8.89 cm (3.5 inch) internalTwo (One available)
8.89 cm (3.5 inch) externalOne (One available)

Keyboard and mouse

  • HP USB keyboard
  • Quebec Keyboard Kit (French Canada only)
  • HP 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)
  • HP MediaSmart DVD
  • Windows DVD Maker
  • CyberLink DVD Suite 6
Entertainment, Music & Games
  • HP Games
  • HP MediaSmart Software Suite
  • Microsoft Works 9
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 Trial
  • Windows Live Essentials (not for Canada)
  • 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

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