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HP Pavilion w5040la Desktop PC support

HP Pavilion w5040la Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Introduction date


Country/region sold in

  • Bolivia
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • Venezuela


Base processor

Pentium4 520 (P) HT 2.8 GHz:
  • 800 MHz Front side bus
  • Socket LGA775


Intel 915GV


  • Manufacturer: Asus
  • Motherboard Name: PTGD-LA
  • HP motherboard name: Goldfish2-GL8E


Memory Installed512 MB (2 x 256)
Maximum allowed4 GB* (4 x 1GB) requires the replacement of the installed 256 MB DIMMs

*Actual available memory may be less
Speed supportedPC3200 MB/sec
Type184 pin, DDR SDRAM
DIMM slotsFour
Open DIMM slotsTwo

Hard drive

  • 160 GB SATA
  • 7200 rpm


One of the following (varies by country):
  • 15" TFT LCD flat panel monitor with integrated speakers
  • 17" TFT LCD flat panel monitor with integrated speakers
  • 19" TFT LCD flat panel monitor with HK Rock 2.0 Speakers

16x DVD(+/-)R/RW DL LightScribe drive

  • must use Double-Layer media discs in order to take advantage of the DL technology
  • must use LightScribe-enabled media discs and supporting software in order to take advantage of the LightScribe technology
DVD+R DL Write Once2.4X
DVD+R Write Once16X
DVD+RW Rewritable4X
DVD-R Write Once8X
DVD-RW Rewritable4X
CD-R Write Once40X
CD-RW Rewritable24X
CD-ROM Read40X

CD-ROM drive

Maximum speed: 48X


PCI K56flex data/fax modem

Video graphics

Integrated with up to 128 MB allocated video memory


TV tuner card with FM tuner and remote


Integrated High Definition audio
  • Realtek ALC 880 chipset
  • 8-channels for Full Dolby 5.1/6.1/7.1 surround sound support with Dolby Pro Logic IIx
  • Dolby 5.1

Network (LAN)

Integrated 10/100 Base-T networking interface

Memory 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
9-in-1 (4 slot)One
IEEE 1394One
USB (2.0)Two
I/O ports on the back panel
Port typeQuantity
PS/2 (keyboard, mouse)Two (one each)
VGA (monitor)One
USB (2.0)Four
IEEE 1394One
AudioOne each (line-in, line-out, microphone)

Expansion slots (total)

Slot typeQuantity
PCIThree (one available)
DIMM Four (two available)

Drive bays (total)

Bay typeQuantity
5.25-inch, externalTwo (occupied)
3.5-inch, internalOne (occupied)
Personal Media DriveOne (available)

Chassis accessories

  • Camera dock lid

Remote control

USB infrared receiver

Keyboard and mouse

  • HP wireless keyboard
  • HP premium wireless 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 XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Service Pack 2
  • WinDVD 5 Player Basic (with optional 7.1 upgrade)
  • RecordNow 7.22 w/Sonic Express Labeler
Education and Reference
  • Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia 2005 Standard (cd/dvd)
Entertainment, Music, and Games
  • iTunes 4.7 (w/Quicktime)
  • Real player
Imaging, Photography, Video, and Film
  • HP Image Zone Plus 4.5
  • InterVideo Home Theater 2.2
  • WinDVD Creator 2.5 w/InterVideo Disc Label
  • Muvee autoProducer 3.5MX w/capture DV
Productivity and Finance
  • Adobe Reader
  • MediaRing PC Phone
  • Microsoft Works 8.0 (cd/dvd)
PC Security
  • Norton Internet Security 2005 (1-year security update subscription)
Utility, Maintenance, and Performance
  • HP Organize
  • PC-Doctor
HP Recovery
  • Microsoft system restore
  • Recovery Software Suite
  • Software Repair Wizard
Service and Support
  • Updates from HP
  • Help & Support Center
  • Desktop Web-based registration
  • Online documentation
ISP Signup
  • Easy Internet Signup
  • ISP offers
HP Partner offers
  • Symantec Security Connection


Standard warranty included with purchase
Warranty typeWarranty duration
Hardware Parts and LaborOne year from date of purchase
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