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HP Pavilion 8730 Desktop PC (SW) support

Product Specifications

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Model number

  • P1399A

Base processor and speed

  • Intel Pentium (R) III 800 MHz processor (socket 370)
  • Maximum HP supported replacement: Intel PIII 866 MHz


  • Via apollo Pro 133A 694x


RAM (standard) 128 MB SDRAM - PC 100 Memory
Maximum 768 MB (3 x 256 MB DIMMs)
Speed 133 MHz (Maximum)
Sockets Three DIMM sockets
Size 64, 128, and 256 MB
Pairs Required No
Type Supported SDRAM


Level 1 (Primary) 128 KB
Level 2 256 KB (built-in)

Hard drive

  • 30 GB Ultra DMA

CD-RW drive

Speed Write: 4x

Re-write: 4x

Read: 32x
Access Speed 4.8 MB/second
Transfer Rate Less than 100 ms
CD-ROM Equivalent Speed 32x

DVD-ROM drive

Speed 12x 40x
Access Speed 16.2 MB/second 6 MB/second
Transfer Rate 100 ms 100 ms

Diskette drive

  • 44 MB (3.5-inch form factor)

Fax/data modem

Type 56 Kbps modem/fax
Standard v.90
Data Speed Send: 33.6 Kbps

Download: 56 Kbps
Fax Speed Up to 14.4 Kbps
Telephone/Voice Capabilities No
Line Connector Yes (RJ-11)
Phone Connector No
Speaker Phone No


Architecture Nvidia TNT2 Pro AGP 4 x 32 MB
VGA Graphics Controller Nvidia TNT2 Pro AGP 4 x 32MB
Video Memory 32 MB dedicated video memory
Maximum 32 MB


  • MPEG 2 Software Playback


Sound Creative Sound blaster audio PCI TM 128
Chipset Ensoniq ES1373
Wavetable 128 voice software wavetable
FM Synthesis Yes
Bass Boost Yes
Tone Control No
Dolby Digital No
Active Speaker No
Passive Speaker Yes
Sound Output 2.5 watts per channel
Microphone Included with HP Pavilion displays
Speakers 2 Polk Audio premium stereo speakers with PowerPort technology
Line-in/Line-out Mini Jacks Yes

External ports

Port TypeQuantity
Serial 2 (1 front)
USB 4 (2 front)
Parallel 1
Game 1
Digital Camera 1
TV-Out Yes

Expansion slots (total)

Slot TypeQuantity
PCI 4 (1 front)

Drive bays (total)

Bay TypeQuantity
5.25-inch, external 3
3.5-inch, external 1
3.5-inch, internal 1
Combo, internal 1

Drive bays (free)

Bay TypeQuantity
3.5-inch, internal 1
5.25-inch, external 1


  • Internet keyboard with seven one-touch reconfigurable keys, and media player keys
  • Scroller mouse


  • 15-inch M50 or 17-inch M70 multimedia monitor (with integrated microphone and speaker hangers)

Supported operating systems (OS/NOS)

  • Microsoft (R) Windows 98, Second Edition
NOTE: Microsoft Windows 98 is the only operating system supported by this computer.Purchase of this product provides an upgrade coupon to Microsoft Windows Me (Millennium Edition).

Complete software package

The following software is preloaded on the hard disk drive and can be reloaded by using the Recovery CD-ROM.
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 98, Second Edition
Productivity and FinanceMicrosoft Works 2000 (English)

Microsoft Money 2000 (English)

Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia 2000 (English)

Quicklink III (fax)
Internet and OnlineFree2Connect

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5

Microsoft Outlook Express (E-mail)
Service and SupportHP Pavilion Electronic Help

HP Pavilion Recovery Kit

Viruscan by McAfee with 90-day free upgrade
EntertainmentCinemaster 99 DVD player

Adaptec Easy CD Creator and Direct CD

MusicMatch 4.4 (English)


Hardware 1 Year
Software Replacement 30 Days
Usage Assistance 30 Days
HP Pavilion 8730 Desktop PC (SW)

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