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HP Pavilion Elite m9515y Desktop PC support

HP Pavilion Elite m9515y Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Release date


Country/region sold in

  • United States
  • Canada


Figure 1: Motherboard top view
Image of motherboard
  • Manufacturer: MSI
  • Form factor: micro-ATX-24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)
  • Chipset: AMD 780G
  • Memory sockets: 4 x DDR2
  • Front side bus speeds: Up to 5200MT/s (5.2 GT/s)
  • Processor socket: AM2+
  • Expansion Slots:
    • 1 PCI Express x16 graphics card slot
    • 3 PCI Express x1 slots
  • For more details, see Aspen motherboard specifications .


Figure 2: AMD Phenom logo
Image of Phenom logo
  • Operating speed: Up to 2.5 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4
  • Socket: AM2+
  • Bus speed: 3600 MHz HT3
Socket type: AM2+
TDP: 125 watt
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
  • Athlon X2 BE-2xxx (Brisbane) (AM2)
  • Athlon 64 X2 up to 6000+ with Dual Core (Brisbane) technology (AM2)
  • Athlon 64 X2 up to 6000+ with Dual Core (Winsor) technology (AM2)
  • AMD Phenom Triple-Core (Toliman) up to 8xxx series (AM2+)
  • AMD Phenom Quad-Core (Agena) up to 9950, (AM2+)


  • Amount: 8 GB
  • Speed: PC2-6400 MB/sec
  • Dual channel memory architecture
  • Four DDR2 SO-DIMM (240-pin) sockets
  • Supported DIMM types:
    • PC2-6400 (800 MHz)
    • PC2-5300 (667 MHz)
  • Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
  • Supports 4GB DDR2 DIMMs
  • Supports up to 16 GB on 64-bit PCs
  • Supports up to 4 GB* on 32-bit PCs
NOTE:*Actual available memory may be less

Video graphics

Figure 3: Video card
Image of video card
Figure 4: Ports
Image of video card bracket showing ports
1 - HDMI
2 - VGA
3 - DVI-I (single-link or dual-link)
  • Interface: PCI Express x16
  • Maximum resolution:
    • HDMI TV resolution: up to 1080p*
    • HDMI PC resolution: 2560x1600 at 60 Hz
    • DVI TV resolution: up to 1080p*
    • DVI PC resolution (dual-link): 2560x1600 at 60 Hz
    • DVI PC resolution (single-link): 1920x1200 at 60 Hz
    • VGA resolution: 2048x1536 at 85 Hz
      * Use NVIDIA software to optimize display
  • 768 MB onboard memory
  • Supports two displays at the same time*
    * 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 ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 (Supports DirectX® 10)
  • Supports concurrent use of dual displays connected to onboard DVI-D and VGA connectors.
  • Also supports PCI Express x16 graphics cards as independent graphics adapters.*


*Integrated audio is not available if a sound card is installed.
  • Audio CODEC: Realtek ALC888S
  • High Definition 8 channel audio
  • Supports one S/PDIF digital connection


Figure 5: TV Tuner card perspective view
 Image of TV tuner card
Figure 6: Ports
 Image of available ports on TV tuner card bracket
1 - Coaxial NTSC (TV In)
2 - Coaxial ATSC (ANT IN)
3 - S-Video in (S-Vid)
4 - Composite Video in
5 - Left audio in (L)
6 - Right audio in (R)
  • Interface: PCI Express x1
  • 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.
  • Built-in IR controller: Yes


  • Interface: Integrated into motherboard
  • Technology: Realtek RTL8111C
  • Data transfer speeds: up to 10/100 Mb/s
  • Transmission standards: 10-Base-T Ethernet
Figure 7: Wireless card - side view (embedded antenna version
Wireless card - side view
  • Interface type: PCI
  • Data transfer speeds: up to 54 Mbps
  • Transmission standards: 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Supported antenna connections: 2 (2 internal posts to connect an internal or extenal antenna)
  • Operating band: 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz dual band
  • Supported security protocols:
    • WPA
    • WEP

Hard drive

Figure 8: Hard drive
Image of hard drive
  • Size: 750 GB
  • Interface: SATA
  • Transfer rating: 3.0 Gb/sec
  • Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM

CD/DVD disc drive

Figure 9: Optical Drive
Image of the optical drive
NOTE:This Blu-Ray Disc DVD drive introduces a player that reads Blu-ray Disc format enabling you to watch high-definition Blu-ray Disc movies. NOTE: This drive does not include high-definition write capability.
Formats/Disc typesWrite speedsRead speedsStorage capacity
Blu-ray Disc
BD-ROM SLNAup to 6Xup to 25 GB
BD-ROM DLNAup to 4.8Xup to 50 GB
BD-R SLnot supportedup to 6Xup to 25 GB
BD-R DLnot supportedup to 4.8X up to 50 GB
BD-RE SLnot supportedup to 2.3Xup to 25 GB
BD-RE DLnot supportedup to 2Xup to 50 GB
HD DVDnot supported
DVD-ROM SLNAup to 16Xup to 4.7 GB
DVD-ROM DLNAup to 8Xup to 8.5 GB
DVD+R SLup to 16Xup to 12Xup to 4.7 GB
DVD+R DLup to 4X up to 8Xup to 8.5 GB
DVD+RW SLup to 8Xup to 10Xup to 4.7 GB
DVD+RW DLnot supported
DVD-R SLup to 16Xup to 12Xup to 4.7 GB
DVD-R DLup to 4Xup to 8Xup to 8.5 GB
DVD-RW SLup to 6Xup to 10Xup to 4.7 GB
DVD-RW DLnot supported
DVD-RAMup to 5Xup to 5Xup to 4.7 GB
CDROMNAup to 40Xup to 700 MB
CDRup to 40Xup to 40Xup to 700 MB
CDRWup to 24Xup to 40Xup to 700 MB
CD-DANAup to 32Xup to 700 MB
Video CDNAup to 10Xup to 700 MB

Memory Card Reader

  • Contains passive infrared receiver
  • Supports the following cards:
    • CompactFlash I
    • CompactFlash II
    • IBM Microdrive
    • SecureDigital (SD)
    • mini-SD
    • MultiMediaCard (MMC)
    • Reduced size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC)
    • MultiMediaCard Plus (MMC plus)
    • MultiMediaCard Mobile (MMC mobile)
    • Memory Stick
    • Memory Stick Pro
    • Memory Stick Duo
    • Memory Stick Pro Duo
    • Memory Stick Pro Duo
    • xD-Picture Card (xD = extreme digital)

Computer Case

  • Height: 39.6 cm (15.6 inches)
  • Width: 18 cm (7.09 inches)
  • Length: 42.8 cm (16.85 inches)
Bay Total Bays*
13.33 cm (5.25 inch) 2
8.89 cm (3.5 inch) 3
Personal Media Drive1
Pocket Media Drive1
* Bays may be occupied by existing hardware.

Power Supply

350W power supply

I/O Ports

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

Keyboard, mouse and input devices

Figure 11: Top view of keyboard
Image of the keyboard
  • Interface Type: PS/2
  • Cable length: 2 meters (78.74 inches)
  • Special buttons:
      • HP Club: launches My HP Club Website
      • Internet: launches a Website like Yahoo
      • E-mail: launches a Website like Yahoo Mail
      • Search: launches an Internet search Website
      • Info: launches Help and Support application
      • Eject 1 and Eject 2
      • Burn CD/DVD: launches a CD/DVD record application (depends on application installed on the individual system)
      • Scan previous track
      • Play/pause
      • Scan next track
      • Stop
      • Volume control
      • Mute
A keyboard kit for French Canada to enhance the keyboard experience when using this computer with the French language.
Figure 12: Top view of mouse
HP PS/2 optical mouse
  • Interface: PS/2
  • Buttons: left (select), right (context menu), scroll wheel (scroll up/scroll down)
Figure 13: View of remote control
Image of remote control
  • Infrared remote control
  • IR expansion card with IR ports
  • Compatible with Windows Media Center
  • IR extender cable
  • IR Blaster cable


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 with Windows Media Center (64-bit) with Vista Service Pack 1
  • No
  • MediaSmart DVD Premium BD
  • Windows Movie Maker & Windows DVD Maker
  • CyberLink DVD Suite 6
  • LightScribe Template Labeler
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
Entertainment, Music & Games
  • My HP Games
  • HP MediaSmart Software Suite
  • No
  • Yes
  • Microsoft Works 9
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 Trial
  • Yes
  • No
Imaging, Photography, Video & Film
  • muvee Reveal Premium
  • Yes
  • Norton Internet Security 2009 (60-day security update subscription)
  • Yes
  • HP Total Care Advisor
  • HP Hardware Diagnostic Tools
  • Help & Support Center
  • HP Easy Backup
  • Online documentation
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • HP Recovery Manager
  • No
Internet Solutions
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • ISP offers
  • 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.
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