HP Pavilion a434n Desktop PC : Specs & Review

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Get features, specs and review of HP Pavilion a434n Desktop PC that includes HP configuration, performance, design manual, etc.

Now, the HP Pavilion a434n Desktop PC is available with maximum 4.0 GB RAM capacity as well as maximum of 1GB per slot in 4 memory slots. HP Pavilion a434n Desktop PC has PC3200 MB/sec supported speed. Read ahead the specification and review of HP Pavilion a434n Desktop PC.

HP Pavilion a434n Desktop PC : Specs & Review

HP Pavilion a434n Desktop PC supports Dual Channel DDR. It comes with 512 MB (2 x 256) installed RAM. You can upgrade your HP Pavilion a434n Computer up to a maximum of 4.0 GB RAM, the Computer has 4 sockets to install RAM that already has 512 MB (2 x 256) standard installed PC3200 DDR SDRAM DIMMs. In order to get the best performance of Computer, use the maximum amount of available RAM per slot for your system. Purchase HP Computer RAM, they offers lifetime warranty on all RAM Modules with an excelled customer support.

HP Pavilion a434n consists of HP configuration, performance, and design manual. All HP Pavilion Computer users can look for Pavilion a434n manuals on HP support site. HP Pavilion a434n manuals include technical, operations, maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, and also hardware specification guides.

The Pavilion a434n comes with a fixed retail price. It has 2.80GHz Intel Pentium 4 Socket 478 Serial ATA, Ultra ATA/100 PCI/AGP 160.0 GB Windows XP Home, Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2, and video memory shared with system memory.

HP Pavilion a434n Desktop PC Specification:

Product number: PC025A
Introduction date: 25-Feb-04
Country/region sold in: United States, Canada


Base processor and speed:

  • Pentium 4 / 2.80 GHz:
  • HyperThreading Technology
  • 800 MHz front side bus
  • mPGA478



Motherboard manufacturer:



  • RAM (installed): 512 MB (2 x 256)
  • Maximum allowed: 2 GB (4 x 512 MB) requires the replacement of the two 256 MB DIMMS
  • Speed supported: PC3200 MB/sec
  • Type: 184 pin, DDR SDRAM
  • DIMM slots: Four
  • Open slots: Two


  • Primary cache (L1): 8 KB data + 12,000uOps Trace
  • Secondary (L2): 512 KB

Hard drive:

  • 160 GB Ultra DMA
  • 7200 rpm

CD-ROM drive:

48x maximum speed

Multi-media drive:


Diskette drive:

1.44 MB (3.5-inch)

Video graphics:

Integrated on motherboard


  • Integrated AC’97
  • 6-channel configurable audio


Integrated 10/100Base-T Fast Ethernet interface


High-speed V.92 data/fax


MPEG2 for full-motion digital video

7-in-1 card:
7-in-1 digital media card reader supports the following cards:

  • SmartMedia
  • Memory Stick Pro
  • Compact Flash I/II
  • Memory Stick
  • IBM Micro Drive
  • MultiMediaCard
  • Secure Digital (SD)

External ports:

  • USB (2.0): Six (two front and four back)
  • IEEE 1394: Two (one front and one back)
  • 7-in-1 media card reader: Four slots (front)
  • Microphone: One (front)
  • Headphone: One (front)
  • Line-in: One (front)
  • Serial: One (back)
  • Parallel: One (back)
  • PS/2 Keyboard: One (back)
  • VGA Monitor: One (back)
  • Audio (line-in, line-out, microphone): One each (back)

Expansion slots:

  • PCI: Three (two available)
  • DIMM: Four (two available)
  • AGP 8x: One (available)

Drive bays:

  • 5.25-inch, external: Two (both occupied)
  • 3.5-inch, external: Two (both occupied)
  • 3.5-inch, internal: Two (one available)

Keyboard and mouse:

  • HP PS/2 Internet keyboard
  • Quebec keyboard kit (French Canada only)
  • HP PS/2 scroller mouse

Key to software:

  • cd/dvd = media included in box
  • eng = English only, even in French Canada
  • fc = only available in French Canada
  • nfc = not available in French Canada

Operating System:

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


  • RecordNow 6.5
  • WinDVD SE 4.0 (with optional 5.1 upgrade)

Entertainment, Music, and Games:

  • MusicMatch Jukebox 8.0 (nfc)
  • MusicMatch Jukebox 7.1 (fc)
  • RealOne Player
  • Microsoft Plus Digital Media Edition (nfc)
  • Wild Tangent Game Channel (nfc)
  • ATI multimedia cent applications (CD/DVD) (nfc)

Imaging, Photography, Video, and Film:

  • HP Organize (nfc)
  • HP Image Zone Plus
  • ArcDoft ShowBiz 2 (IEEE 1394)

Education and Reference:

  • MSN Encarta Plus (nfc)
  • Encarta Encyclopedia 2004 Standard Edition (cd/dvd) (fc)

Productivity and Finance:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Microsoft Money 2004 (cd/dvd)(nfc)
  • Microsoft Office Student and Teacher Edition (60-day trial) and Works 7.0 (cd/dvd)
  • Quicken New User Edition 2004 (nfc)
  • TurboTax 2003 offer desktop icon
  • myhpclub (nfc)

HP Recovery:

  • Microsoft System Restore
  • Application Recovery program
  • System Recovery program
  • Recovery CD/DVD Creator
  • Software Repair Wizard
  • Recovery Software Suite:
  • Recovery Tools CD

Service and Support:

  • Backweb Client
  • Safety and Comfort Guide
  • Help & Support center (fc)
  • Help & Support Center/HP Instant Support (nfc)
  • Desktop Web-based registration

PC Security:

  • Norton AntiVirus 2004
  • Norton Personal Firewall 2003
  • Security and backup splash page (nfc)

Utility, Maintenance, and Performance:

  • 7-in-1 card reader utility
  • Owner services icon and HTML page
  • PC Doctor

ISP Signup:

  • Yahoo (nfc)
  • Easy Internet Signup
  • MSN 8.0 (nfc)
  • DigiTerra (nfc)
  • AOL
  • CompuServe (nfc)


  • Hardware Troubleshooting: 1 year from date of purchase, 24 hour/7 days a week
  • Software Defective Media Replacement: 30 days (on media shipped in the box)
  • Self Repair (kits): 1 year from date of purchase
  • Software Application Support: 30 days (upgraded to 90 days upon PC registration), 24 hour/7 days a week
  • Parts and Labor: 1 year from date of purchase
  • Return to HP or to an Authorized Service Provider: 1 year from date of purchase

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