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HP Pavilion Media Center m8277c Desktop PC support

HP Pavilion Media Center m8277c Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Product number

GN689AA

Release date

11-Sep-2007

Country/region sold in

  • US
  • Canada

Motherboard

Figure 1: Motherboard top view
Image of motherboard
  • Manufacturer: Asus
  • Form factor: uATX
  • Chipset: Intel G33
  • Memory sockets: 4 x DDR2
  • Front side bus speeds: 1333, 1066, and 800 Mhz
  • Processor socket: 775
  • Expansion Slots:
    • 1 PCI Express x16
    • 2 PCI Express x1
    • 1 PCI
  • For more details, see Berkeley motherboard specifications .

Processor

Figure 2: Intel Core 2 Duo logo
Image of Core 2 Duo logo
  • Operating speed: Up to 2.66 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2
  • Socket: 775
  • Bus speed: 1333 MHz
Socket type: 775
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6xx0 with Quad Core technology up to Q6600 (Kentsfield)
  • Core 2 Duo E6x00 up to E6850 or E6700 (Conroe)
  • Core 2 Duo E4x00 up to E4400 (Conroe)

Memory

  • Amount: 2 GB
  • Speed: PC2-5300 MB/sec
  • Dual channel memory architecture
  • Four 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
  • Supported DIMM types:
    • DDR2-800
    • DDR2-667
  • Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
  • Supports 2 GB DDR2 DIMMs
  • Supports 8 GB on 64 bit PCs
  • Supports 4 GB* on 32 bit PCs
NOTE:*Actual available memory may be less

Video graphics

Figure 3: Video card (full size)
Image of video card
Figure 4: Video card (low profile)
Image of video card
Figure 5: Ports (full-size bracket)
Image of video card bracket showing ports
1 - S-Video*
2 - HDMI
3 - DVI-I (dual-link)**
Figure 6: Ports (low-profile bracket)
Image of video card bracket showing ports
1 - HDMI
2 - DVI-I (dual-link)**
* Composite Video using SV-to-CV adapter
** VGA using included DVI-to-VGA adapter
  • Interface: PCI Express x16
  • Maximum resolution:
    • HDMI TV resolution: up to 1080p*
    • HDMI PC resolution: 1920x1200 at 60 Hz
    • DVI TV resolution: up to 1080p*
    • DVI PC resolution (dual-link): 2560x1600 at 60 Hz
    • VGA resolution: 2048x1536 at 85 Hz
    • S-Video TV resolution: up to 480i*
      * Use NVIDIA software to optimize display
  • 256 MB onboard memory
  • Supports two displays at the same time*
    * On the full-size version, two of the three ports are usable at any one time
  • Supports HDCP
*Integrated video is not available if a graphics card is installed
  • Integrated graphics using Intel GMA 3100
  • Also supports PCI Express x16 graphics cards*

Sound/Audio

*Integrated audio is not available if a sound card is installed.
  • High Definition 7.1 channel audio
  • Audio CODEC: Realtek ALC888S

TV-Tuner

Figure 7: TV Tuner card top view
 Image of TV tuner card
Figure 8: Ports
 Image of available ports on TV tuner card bracket
1 - FM Radio
2 - Coaxial NTSC (analog TV in)
3 - Coaxial ATSC (digital TV in)
4 - S-Video in (S-Vid)
5 - Left audio in (L)
6 - Right audio in (R)
  • Interface: PCI Express x1
  • Supported transmission standards:
    • Supported transmission standards:
      • ATSC (digital)*
      • NTSC (analog)
      * Requires an antenna
    • Both ATSC and NTSC connections can be used at the same time.
    • A 10-pin header on the card provides additional S-Video, composite video, and audio inputs for multimedia connections on the front of some PC cases.

Networking

  • Interface: Integrated into motherboard
  • Technology: Intel 825662DC
  • Data transfer speeds: up to 10/100 Mb/s
  • Transmission standards:10-Base-T Ethernet
Figure 9: Modem card side view
 Image of modem card
  • Interface: PCI-e 1.1
  • Data transfer speeds: up to 56 kbps for V.92 connections*
  • Transmission standards: V.92, V.90, V.44, V.34*
    * Features must supported by the ISP at time of connection.

Hard drive

Figure 10: Hard drive
  • Size: 400 GB
  • Interface: SATA
  • Transfer rating: 3.0 Gb/sec
  • Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM

CD/DVD disc drive

Figure 11: Optical Drive
Image of the optical drive
  • Interface: SATA
  • Data buffer memory: 2 MB
  • Maximum storage capacity: 8.5 GB
  • 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
FunctionMaximum speed
DVD-RAMup to 12x
DVD+R DL write once up to 8x
DVD-R DL write onceup to 8x
DVD+R write onceup to 16x
DVD+RW rewriteableup to 8x
DVD-R write onceup to 16x
DVD-RW rewriteableup to 6x
DVD-ROM readup to 16x
CDR write onceup to 40x
CDRW rewriteableup to 32x
CDROM readup to 40x

Memory Card Reader

Figure 12: View of memory card reader
Image of card reader
Supports the following cards:
  • Compact Flash I
  • Compact Flash II
  • IBM Microdrive
  • Memory Stick (MS)
  • Memory Stick Duo
  • Memory Stick Pro (PRO)
  • Memory Stick Pro Duo
  • MultiMediaCard (MMC)
  • MultiMediaCard Mobile (MMC mobile)
  • MultiMediaCard Plus (MMC plus)
  • Reduced size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC)
  • Secure Digital (SD)
  • Secure Digital miniSD (Mini)
  • SmartMedia
  • xD Picture Card (xD)

Computer Case

Bay Total Bays*
13.33 cm (5.25 inch) 2
8.89 cm (3.5 inch) 1
Personal Media Drive 1
* Bays may be occupied by existing hardware.

Power Supply

300W power supply

I/O Ports

  • USB: 2
  • 1394: 1
  • Headphone: 1
  • Microphone: 1
  • Audio L-R: 1
  • S-video in: 1
  • Composite video in: 1
Figure 13: Back I/O panel
1 - PS/2 mouse (green)
2 - Coaxial SPDIF Out
3 - RJ-45 Network (LAN)
4 - Audio: Rear Speaker Out (black)
5 - Audio: Center/Subwoofer (yellow orange)
6 - Audio: Line In (light blue)
7 - Audio: Line Out (lime)
8 - Audio: Microphone (pink)
9 - Audio: Side Speaker Out (gray)
10 - USB 2.0: 4
11 - IEEE 1394a
12 - Video Graphics Adapter
13 - Coaxial SPDIF In
14 - PS/2 keyboard (purple)

Keyboard, mouse and input devices

Figure 14: Top view of keyboard
Image of keyboard
  • Interface: USB
    • Volume up
    • Volume down
    • Mute
      * Buttons are not configurable
    • Sleep
    • HP Club
    • Internet (web)
    • Email
    • Search
    • Info
    • Eject 1
    • Eject 2
    • Burn CD/DVD
    • Previous
    • Play/pause
    • Stop
    • Info
A keyboard kit for French Canada to enhance the keyboard experience when using this computer with the French language.
Figure 15: Top view of mouse
Image of mouse
  • Interface: USB wireless connection (with receiver)
  • Buttons: left, right, and clickable scroll wheel
Figure 16: View of remote control
Image of remote control
  • Infrared remote control
  • External IR receiver
  • Compatible with Windows Media Center

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.
Software CategorySoftware TitleSupported by HP Application Recovery
Operating System
  • Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)
  • Windows Media Center
  • No
  • No
CD/CD-RW/DVD/DVD+RW
  • Windows Movie Maker & Windows DVD Maker
  • Roxio Creator 9 Basic
  • Roxio MyDVD 9 Basic
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
Entertainment, Music & Games
  • Rhapsody (not available in French Canada)
  • My HP Games (not available in French Canada)
  • Yes
  • Yes
Productivity
  • Adobe Reader
  • Microsoft Works 8
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 Trial
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
Imaging, Photography, Video & Film
  • HP Photosmart Essential 2
  • muvee autoProducer Basic
  • Yes
  • Yes
Security
  • Norton Internet Security 2007 (60-day security update subscription)
  • Yes
Support
  • HP Total Care Advisor (not available in French Canada)
  • HP Hardware Diagnostic Tools
  • Help & Support Center
  • Online documentation
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
Recovery
  • HP Recovery Manager
  • Recovery Disc Creator
  • No
  • No
Internet Solutions
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Yahoo toolbar
  • ISP offers
  • No
  • No
  • No
HP Partner offers (may vary)
  • Snapfish PictureMover (US only)
  • Yes
NOTE: This support document provides specifications and component images that reflect the original design intention for all PCs of this model. Under certain circumstances, a factory or service provider may install a component that meets or exceeds the listed specification and/or appears different than the image shown.