Jump to content

HP Pavilion a562n Desktop PC support

HP Pavilion a562n Desktop PC Product Specifications

  • PrintPrint

Product number


Introduction date


Country/region sold in

  • United States
  • Canada


Base processor and speed

Pentium 4 / 3.0 GHz:
  • HyperThreading Technology
  • 800 MHz front side bus
  • mPGA478



Motherboard manufacturer


RAM (installed) 512 MB (1 x 512)
Maximum allowed2 GB (2 x 1 GB) requires the replacement of the installed 512 MB DIMMS
Speed supportedPC3200 MB/sec
Type184 pin, DDR1-400 SDRAM
DIMM slotsTwo
Open slotsNone

Hard drive

  • 200 GB Ultra DMA
  • 7200 rpm

CD-ROM drive

48x maximum speed

Multi-media drive

4x DVD+R/+RW
DVD+R Write Once4X
DVD+RW Rewritable 2.4X
CDR Write Once16X
CDRW Rewritable10X
Power DC5V, DC12V
Video Standards PAL, NTSC
Data Buffer Memory2 MB

Diskette drive

1.44 MB (3.5-inch)

Video graphics

GeForce FX5200 NV34 8X AGP card


  • Integrated AC'97
  • 6-channel configurable audio


Integrated 10/100Base-T Fast Ethernet interface


High-speed 56bps V.92 data/fax


MPEG2 for full-motion digital video

9-in-1 card

  • USB interface
  • 9-in-1 digital media card reader supports the following cards:
    • Compact Flash I
    • Compact Flash II
    • SmartMedia
    • Memory Stick
    • Memory Stick Pro
    • MultiMediaCard
    • Secure Digital (SD)
    • Micro Drive
    • xD Picture Card (xD = extreme digital)

External I/O ports

I/O ports on the front panel
Port typeQuantity
USB (2.0)Three (One on 9-in-1 faceplate, two on motherboard)
9-in-1 media card readerOne card with four slots
IEEE 1394One
I/O ports on the back panel
Port typeQuantity
USB (2.0)Four
IEEE 1394One
AudioOne each (line-in, line-out, microphone)
VGA (monitor)One
PS/2 (keyboard, mouse)Two

Expansion slots (total)

Slot typeQuantity
PCIThree (two available)
DIMMTwo (one available)
AGP 8xOne (occupied)

Drive bays (total)

Bay typeQuantity
5.25-inch, externalTwo (both occupied)
3.5-inch, externalTwo (both occupied)

Keyboard and mouse

  • HP PS/2 internet keyboard
  • Quebec Canada keyboard kit (French Canada only)
  • HP PS/2 scroller mouse


Key to software:
  • cd/dvd = media included in box
  • eng = English only, even in French Canada
  • fc = only available in French Canada
  • nfc = not available in French Canada
Software titles that shipped with PC
Software CategorySoftware Title
Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Service Packs
  • RecordNow 6.5
  • WinDVD SE 4.0 (With optional 5.1 upgrade)
Entertainment, Music, and Games
  • iTunes 4.2 (with Quicktime) (nfc)
  • MUSICMATCH Jukebox 8.0
  • RealOne Player
  • Wild Tangent Game Channel (nfc)
  • Microsoft Plus Digital Media Edition (nfc)
Imaging, Photography, Video, and Film
  • Adobe Photoshop Album (Starter Edition) (nfc)
  • WinDVD Creator 2
Education and Reference
  • MSN Encarta Plus (nfc)
  • Encarta Encyclopedia 2004 Standard Edition (cd/dvd) (FC)
Productivity and Finance
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Trial HTML page launcher (nfc)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Microsoft Works with Office Student and Teacher Edition 2003 trial and Money 2004 combo CD (nfc)
  • Microsoft Works 7.0 with Office Student and Teacher Edition 2003 Trial CD (fc)
  • Quicken New User Edition 2004 (nfc)
HP Recovery
  • Microsoft System Restore
  • Software Repair Wizard
  • Recovery Software Suite
Service and Support
  • Backweb Client
  • Help & Support center (fc)
  • Help & Support Center/HP Instant Support (nfc)
  • Safety and Comfort Guide
  • Desktop Web-based registration
PC Security
  • Norton AntiVirus 2004 (60-day LiveUpdate subscription)
  • Norton Personal Firewall 2003
  • Security and backup splash page (nfc)
Utility, Maintenance, and Performance
  • PC Doctor
  • HP Organize (nfc)
  • IntelliMover Data Transfer demo (nfc)
  • Owner services icon and HTML page
ISP Signup
  • Easy Internet Signup
  • AOL
  • MSN 8.0 (nfc)
  • Yahoo (nfc)
  • DigiTerra (nfc)
  • CompuServe (nfc)


Standard warranty included with purchase
Warranty TypeWarranty Duration
Parts and LaborOne year from date of purchase
Technical Telephone AssistanceOne year from date of purchase

24 hour/7 days a week
Software Application Support30 days (upgraded to 90 days upon PC registration)

24 hour/7 days a week
Software Defective Media Replacement30 days (on media shipped in the box)
Self Repair (kits)One year from date of purchase
Return to HP or to an Authorized Service ProviderOne year from date of purchase
HP Pavilion a562n Desktop PC

HP Support forums

Find solutions and collaborate with others on the HP Support Forum
HP.comHP on FacebookHP on TwitterHP on YouTubeHP on Linked InHP on FlickrHP on Google+