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HP Pavilion Elite e9140f Desktop PC support

HP Pavilion Elite e9140f Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Country/region sold in

  • United States
  • Canada


Figure 1: Motherboard top view
Image of motherboard
  • Manufacturer: Pegatron
  • Form factor: Micro-ATX: 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)
  • Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 9100
  • Memory sockets: 4 x DDR3
  • Front side bus speeds: 5200MT/s (5.2 GT/s)
  • Processor socket: AM3
  • Expansion Slots:
    • 1 PCI Express x16 slot for graphics card
    • 3 PCI Express x1 slots
  • For more details, see Violet3 motherboard specifications .


Figure 2: AMD Phenom II X4 logo
Image of AMD logo
  • Operating speed: Up to 2.8 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4
  • Socket: AM3/AM2+
  • Bus speed: 4000 MHz HT3
Socket type: AM3
TDP: 95 watt
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades
  • AMD Phenom II X4 9xx/9xxe/8xx Quad-Core (Deneb)
  • AMD Phenom II X3 7xx/7xxe Triple-Core (Heka)
  • AMD Phenom II X2 5xx (Callisto)
  • AMD Athlon X4 6xx/6xxe (Propus)
  • AMD Athlon X3 4xx/4xxe (Rana)
  • AMD Athlon X2 2xx/2xxe (Regor)


  • Amount: 8 GB
  • Speed: PC3-10600 MB/sec (message as PC3-8500)
  • Dual channel memory architecture
  • Four DDR3 DIMM (240-pin) sockets
  • Supported DIMM types:
    • PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333)
    • PC3-8500 (DDR3-1066)
  • Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
  • Supports 4GB DDR3 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 lessDue to AMD limitation, DDR3-1333 modules will run at 1066 MHz if three or more modules are installed.

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 at 60 Hz*
    • HDMI PC resolution: 1920x1200 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 and 1920x1440 at 60 Hz
      * Use ATI Catalyst Control Center software to optimize display
  • 1 GB onboard memory
  • Supports Blu-ray up to 1080p
  • Supports two displays at the same time*
    * Two of the three ports are usable at any one time
  • Supports HDCP
  • Up to 256MB dedicated (dynamic memory as allocated by Vista)
  • Integrated graphics using nVidia GeForce 9100
  • Supports concurrent use of dual displays connected to onboard DVI 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 RTL8201N
  • 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: 1 TB
  • Interface: SATA
  • Rotational Speed: 5400 RPM

CD/DVD disc drive

Figure 9: 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 12x
DVD-R DL write onceup to 12x
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
FunctionMaximum speed
BD-ROM read speedUp to 4x
DVD-ROM read speedUp to 8x
CD-ROM read speedUp to 32x

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: 40 cm (15.75 inches)
  • Width: 17.78 cm (7 inches)
  • Length: 43.18 cm (17 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

300W power supply

I/O Ports

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

Keyboard, mouse and input devices

Figure 11: Top view of keyboard
Image of keyboard
  • Interface: wireless USB dongle
    • Height: 28.94 mm (1.1 inch)
    • Width: 160.11 mm (6.3 inches)
    • Length: 439.89 mm (17.3 inches)
    • Volume up
    • Volume down
    • Mute
      * Buttons are not configurable
    • Sleep
    • Chapter back
    • Play/pause
    • Stop
    • Chapter forward
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
Image of mouse
  • Interface: wireless USB dongle
  • Buttons: left, right, and clickable scroll wheel
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
  • Yes
  • No
  • 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
  • Norton Internet Security 2009 (60-day security update subscription)
  • Yes
  • HP Advisor
  • HP Hardware Diagnostic Tools
  • Help & Support Center
  • HP Easy Backup
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • 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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