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HP Pavilion Elite HPE-198a Desktop PC support

HP Pavilion Elite HPE-198a Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Country/region sold in

  • Australia
  • New Zealand


Figure 1: Motherboard top view
Image of motherboard
  • Manufacturer: Pegatron
  • Form factor: microATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)
  • Chipset: Intel X58 Express
  • Memory sockets: 6 x DDR3
  • Front side bus speeds: 4.8 GT/s QPI
  • Processor socket: LGA1366
  • Expansion Slots:
    • 1 PCI Express x1 slot
    • 1 PCI Express x4 slot
  • For more details, see Truckee motherboard specifications .


Figure 2: Intel Core i7 logo
Image of Intel logo
  • Operating speed: 3.33 GHz (up to 3.6 GHz turbo)
  • Number of cores: 6
  • Socket: LGA1366
  • TDP: 130W
  • Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
    • Intel Core i7 9xx series (Bloomfield, includes Extreme Edition)


  • Amount: 12 GB
  • Speed: PC3-10600 MB/sec (message as PC3-8500)
  • Triple channel memory architecture
  • Six 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets
  • Supports PC3-8500 (DDR3-1066) DIMM types
  • Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
  • Supports 4 GB DDR3 DIMMs
  • Supports up to 24 GB on 64-bit PCs
  • Supports up to 4 GB* on 32-bit PCs
NOTE:*32-bit operating systems cannot address a full 4.0 GB of memory.

Video graphics

Figure 3: Video card
Image of video card
Figure 4: Ports
Image of video card bracket showing ports
1 - DisplayPort
2 - HDMI
3 - DVI (single-link)*
  • Interface: PCI Express 2.0 x16
  • 1 GB onboard memory
  • Notes:
    • This card occupies a single PCI Express x16 slot, and covers the adjacent slot. This means the adjacent slot is not available for another card because this card is extra wide.
    • This is not a retail GeForce graphics card, but a special HP version.
Motherboard does not contain onboard graphics hardware to display video. A video card must be installed.


*Integrated audio is not available if a sound card is installed.
  • Number of channels: 8
  • Audio CODEC: ALC888S
  • Maximum bit depth: up to 24-bit
  • Maximum sample rate: up to 192,000 Hz
  • Supports SPDIF digital


Figure 5: TV Tuner card top view
 Image of TV tuner card
Figure 6: Ports
 Image of available ports on TV tuner card bracket
1 - Coaxial DVB-T/PAL
2 - S-Video in (S-Vid)
3 - Left audio in (L)
4 - Right audio in (R)
  • Interface: PCI Express x1
  • Supported transmission standards:
    • DVB-T (digital)*
    • PAL (analog)
    * Requires an antenna
  • Either DVB-T or PAL signal is available. You cannot use both 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: Intel WG82567V
  • Data transfer speeds: 10/100/1000 Mb/s (Gigabit Ethernet) integrated LAN NOTE: Gigabit Ethernet is backwards compatible with 10/100 Mb/s network hardware.
  • Transmission standards:10-Base-T Ethernet
Figure 7: Wireless card - side view
Wireless card - side view
  • Interface type: PCI
  • Data transfer speeds: up to 300 Mbps
  • Transmission standards: 802.11 b/g/n
  • Supported antenna connections: Either 2 internal antennas or 1 external antenna
  • Operating band: 2.4 GHz to 2.5 GHz
  • Supported security protocols:
    • WPA
    • WEP

Hard drive

Figure 8: Hard drive
  • Size: 2 TB (2 x 1 TB drives)
  • 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

  • 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
    • SmartMedia
    • 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
Pocket Media Drive1
* Bays may be occupied by existing hardware.

Power Supply

460W power supply

I/O Ports

  • 1394: 1
  • USB: 2
  • Headphone: 1
  • Microphone: 1
Figure 10: Back I/O panel
1 - OPTICAL S/PDIF coaxial out port.
2 - SATA
3 - IEEE 1394 port.
4 - RJ45 Network (LAN)
5 - Center/Subwoofer port (yellow orange). This port connects the center/subwoofer speakers.
6 - Audio: Rear speaker out (black).
7 - Audio: Line in (light blue)
8 - Audio: Line out (lime)
9 - Audio: Microphone (pink)
10 - Audio: Side speaker out (gray)
11 - USB 2.0: 4

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
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
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • No
  • MediaSmart DVD Premium BD
  • Windows DVD Maker
  • CyberLink DVD Suite 6
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
Entertainment, Music & Games
  • HP MediaSmart Software Suite
  • MusicStation (Select models only)
  • Yes
  • No
  • Microsoft Works 9
  • Microsoft Office Ready
  • Windows Live Essentials
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Norton Internet Security 2010 (60-day security update subscription)
  • Yes
  • HP Hardware Diagnostic Tools
  • HP Help & Support Center
  • HP Support Assistant
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • HP Recovery Manager
  • No
Internet Solutions
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • No
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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