HP Media Center m8517c Specs

HP Media Center m8517c Specs (desktop) including CPU speed, bus speed, LAN or WLAN, power supply, sound, memory specs, RAM, hard drive, dimensions, video specs, motherboard, socket type, USB ports and expansion slots available.

These RAM, cpu, video, memory, WLAN specs, power and/or battery specs, and all other computer HP desktop specs are for informational purposes only. Please do not blame me for any inaccuracies as this info was supplied to me by the OEM in the first place. If I’m wrong, they’re wrong 😉

Product number
Introduction date
Bundle information
The m8517c-b desktop PC bundle (part number KQ506AA) includes:
  • m8517c Desktop PC, part number KQ505AA
  • w2408h 24″ lcd wide-screen monitor with integrated speakers
Base processor
Core 2 Quad Q6600 (K) 2.4 GHz (95W)
  • 1066 MHz front side bus
  • Socket 775
Intel G33 Express
  • Manufacturer: Asus
  • Motherboard Name: IPIBL-LB
  • HP/Compaq motherboard name: Benicia-GL8E
Component Attributes
Memory Installed 5 GB
Maximum allowed 8 GB (4 x 2 GB) (64-bit OS)4 GB* (4 x 1 GB) (32-bit OS)

*Actual available memory may be less

Speed supported PC2-6400 MB/sec
Type 240 pin, DDR2 SDRAM
Hard drive
  • 750 GB SATA 3G (3.0 Gb/sec)
  • 7200 rpm
16X DVD(+/-)R/RW 12X RAM (+/-)R DL LightScribe SATA drive
  • 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
Function Maximum speed
DVD-RAM Up to 12X
DVD-R DL Write Once Up to 8X
DVD+R DL Write Once Up to 8X
DVD+R Write Once Up to 16X
DVD+RW Rewritable Up to 8X
DVD-R Write Once Up to 16X
DVD-RW Rewritable Up to 6X
DVD ROM Read Up to 16X
CD-R Write Once Up to 40X
CD-RW Rewritable Up to 32X
CD-ROM Read Up to 40X
56K bps data/fax modem
Video Graphics
Integrated graphics
Integrated High Definition audio
  • Realtek ALC 888S chipset
  • Supports up to 8 audio channels
Network (LAN)
Integrated 10/100/1000 Base-T networking interface
Memory card reader
  • Supports the following cards:
    • Compact Flash I
    • Compact Flash II
    • IBM Microdrive
    • Secure Digital (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)
External I/O ports
I/O ports on the front panel
Port type Quantity
15-in-1 (4 slot) One
1394 One
Headphone One
Microphone One
I/O ports on the back panel
Port type Quantity
PS2 (keyboard, mouse) Two (one each)
USB Four
1394a One
SPDIF out (coaxial) One
SPDIF in One
Audio (side speaker out, rear speaker out, center speaker out, line-in, line-out, microphone) One Each
Expansion slots
Slot type Quantity
PCI One (None available)
PCI Express x16 One (One available)
PCI Express x1 Two (Two available)
Drive bays
Bay type Quantity
5.25″ Two (One available)
3.5″ Two (One available)
Personal Media Drive One (One available)
Keyboard and mouse
  • HP wireless keyboard
  • Quebec Keyboard Kit (French Canada only)
  • HP wireless mouse/receiver set
Software Category Software Title
Operating System
  • Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Media Center (64-bit) with Vista Service Pack 1