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HP Pavilion Media Center a1324n Desktop PC support

HP Pavilion a1324n Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Product number

EL464AA

Introduction date

08-Jan-2006

Country/region sold in:

  • US
  • Canada

Hardware

Base processor

Pentium4 524 (P) HT 3.06 GHz
  • 533 MHz front side bus
  • Socket 775

Chipset

ATI Radeon Xpress 200 for Intel Processors

Motherboard

  • Manufacturer: ECS
  • Motherboard Name: RC410-M
  • HP/Compaq motherboard name: Asterope-GL8E

Memory

ComponentAttributes
Memory Installed1 GB (1 x 1 GB)
Maximum allowed2 GB (2 x 1 GB)
Speed supportedPC2-4200 MB/sec
Type240 pin, DDR2 SDRAM
DIMM slotsTwo
Open DIMM slotsOne

Hard drive

  • 300 GB SATA
  • 7200 rpm

16X DVD(+/-)R/RW (+/-)R 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
Port typeQuantity
DVD-R DL Write Once4X
DVD+R DL Write Once2.4X
DVD+R Write Once16X
DVD+RW Rewritable4X
DVD-R Write Once8X
DVD-RW Rewritable4X
DVD ROM Read16X
CD-R Write Once40X
CD-RW Rewritable24X
CD-ROM Read40X

DVD ROM

Maximum speed: 16X

Modem

PCI K56flex data/fax modem

Video Graphics

Integrated with up to 256 MB of allocated video memory

Sound/Audio

Integrated High Definition audio
  • Realtek ALC 883 chipset
  • Supports up to 8 audio channels
  • Dolby Pro Logic II compatible

Network (LAN)

Integrated 10/100 Base-T networking interface

Memory card reader

  • USB interface
  • 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) + 1 USBOne
1394One
USBTwo
HeadphoneOne
Line-inOne
MicrophoneOne
I/O ports on the back panel
Port typeQuantity
PS2 (keyboard, mouse)Two (one each)
VGAOne
ParallelOne
USBFour
1394One
LANOne
S-video out One
Audio (side speaker out, rear speaker out, center speaker out, line-in, line-out, microphone)One each

Expansion slots (available)

Slot typeQuantity
PCIThree (Two available)
PCI Express x16One (One available)
DIMM SlotsTwo (One available)

Drive bays (available)

Bay typeQuantity
5.25" externalTwo (None available)
3.5" externalTwo (One available)
3.5" internalOne (None available)

Keyboard and mouse

  • HP multimedia keyboard
  • Quebec Keyboard Kit (French Canada only)
  • HP PS/2 scroller mouse

Software

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.
Key to software:
  • cd/dvd= media included in box
  • 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 Media Center Edition 2005 with Update Rollup 2
  • Microsoft Service Pack 2
CD/CD-RW/DVD/DVD+RW
  • WinDVD 5 Player Basic (with optional 7.1 upgrade)
  • Sonic DigitalMedia Plus 7.04
  • Sonic MyDVD Plus 6.2
  • Sonic DigitalMedia Archive 2
Education & Reference
  • Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia 2005 Standard (fc)
  • MSN Encarta Standard (online) (nfc)
Entertainment, Music & Games
  • Real Player
  • My HP Games (nfc)
  • HP Games for media center (nfc)
Imaging, Photography, Video & Film
  • HP Image Zone 5
  • Image Zone for media center
  • Muvee autoProducer 4.5
  • Muvee autoProducer unplugged 1.2
Productivity & Finance
  • Adobe Reader
  • Microsoft Works 8.0
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Student Teacher Edition Trial
  • Microsoft Money 2005 (nfc)
  • Quicken New User Edition 2006 (nfc)
Security
  • Norton Internet Security 2005 AntiSpyware Edition (60-day security update subscription)
  • Norton Security Center
Utility, Maintenance & Performance
  • PC-Doctor 5 for Windows
Recovery
  • Microsoft system restore
  • HP Recovery Software Suite
  • Software Repair Wizard
Service & Support
  • HP Software Update
  • Updates from HP
  • Help & Support Center
  • Desktop Web-based registration
  • Online documentation
Internet Solutions
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Netscape browser (nfc)
  • Google toolbar
  • ISP offers
HP Partner offers
  • Snapfish
  • Rhapsody
  • TurboTax Online
  • Adobe Store
  • Symantec Security Check
  • NetSmartz
  • IntelliMover Data Transfer
  • @Backup Online Backup
  • SwapDrive Online File Sharing

Warranty

Standard warranty included with purchase
Warranty typeWarranty duration
Hardware parts and laborOne Year from date of purchase
Technical telephone assistanceOne Year from date of purchase
Recovery CD'sOne Year (recommend use of CD Creator to make CD set)
Software media replacement90 Days (on media shipped in box from factory)
Software application support90 Days
HP Pavilion Media Center a1324n Desktop PC

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