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HP Pavilion Elite HPE-510Y Review – Desktop PC

February 21st, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

People are nowadays running behind notebooks and netbooks for their improved portability. There are still many people quite reluctant stop their love for powerful desktop PCs. Desktop PCs are always good at offering best performance with extended longevity. Notebooks never have this kind of ability. The computer giant HP still producing many powerful desktop PCs for their reputed customers and this time they have come up another outstanding desktop PC as HPE-510Y. This desktop is powered through AMD Phenom II X6 1055T and motherboard is N-Alvorix-RS880-uATX (Alvorix). It is powerful machine comes with 8GB RAM, 1.5TB hard drive and integrated graphics with ATI Radeon 4200. Its optical drive has Blu-ray disc too. This is a powerful machine for rich software applications, latest games and entertainment.

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor Details:

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T processor, that powers HP Pavilion Elite HPE-510Y is a hex-core processor and clocked at 2.8 GHz. There is AMD Turbo technology in this processor. AMD Phenom II X6 series processors are alaways famous for carrying AMD 8-series chipsets, and ATI Radeon HD 58XX series graphics cards. It has locked multiplier along with out of the box speeds. This means, the processor is clocked at 2.8 GHz along with a 3.3 GHz Turbo Clock. Here, CPU always keeps three or more cores idle and then processor can use Turbo Core technology to boost the active three cores to 3.3 GHz. This kind of ability will offer more improved performance for the machine. It has 128Kb of L1 Cache, 512KB of L2 cache and 6MB of L3 Cache.


  • This is a powerful machine for running dense applications and games.
  • Its hard drive is huge with a capacity of 1.5 TB.
  • It has integrated ALC888S-VD audio.
  • Its optical drive got Blu-ray disc player.
  • It has 15-in-1 card reader.
  • It comes with a remote for controlling media center.
  • It has Wi-Fi capability.
  • It has TV Tuner too.
  • Priced reasonably when compared with powerful features.


  • Little expensive when compared with notebooks.
  • No Bluetooth.



HP Pavilion Elite HPE-510Y is powered through AMD Phenom II X6 1055T processor. It is clocked at 2.8GHz and got total 6 numbers of cores. Its socket is AM3 with a  Bus Speed of 4000 MHz HT3. Its TDP rating is 125W.


This machine’s mother board is N-Alvorix-RS880-uATX (Alvorix). Its chipset is AMD 785G and memory socket is 4 X DDR3. Its Front Side bus speeds at 1333/1066/800MHz.

System memory:

HP Pavilion Elite HPE-510Y is arranged with 8GB DDR 3 RAM. This is the maximum capacity to hold the RAM for this desktop PC.

Hard Drive:

This desktop PC comes with 1.5 TB capacity SATA hard drive. This hard drive rotates at 5400 rpm and its transfer rate is 3.0Gb/sec.


HP Pavilion Elite HPE-510Y comes with integrated graphics through ATI Radeon 4200. Also, there is one additional AMD RadeonHD 6570 graphics card with 1GB onboard memory. Here, either integrated or the PCI Express x16 slots are usable at one time and cannot be used concurrently.

TV Tuner:

This desktop PC comes with a TV tuner facility of Hauppauge ATSC/NTSC/QAM/TV Tuner.


This desktop PC comes with an integrated ALC888s-VD audio. It has 8 channels and maximum sample rate is up to 192,000Hz. It can support one SPDIF digital connection too.


This desktop comes with 10-Base-T LAN for wired connectivity needs. There 802.11 Wireless b/g/n PCI-E, MiniCard to meet the wireless connectivity needs.

Optical drive:

HP Pavilion Elite HPE-510Y comes with a SuperMulti Blu-Ray player with LightScribe technology.

Memory card Reader:

This desktop PC is credited with one 15-in-1 memory card reader.

Computer Case:

The computer case of this desktop PC is Mid-Size ATX.

I/O Ports:

Front I/O ports are as below:

  • USB: 1
  • Headphone: 1
  • Microphone: 1
  • S-Video: 1
  • Composite video: 1
  • Stereo Left/Right: 1

Back I/O ports are as below:

1 – One electrical S/PDIF Output

2 – One VGA port

3 – Four USB 2.0 ports

4 – One RJ45 10/100 Mb/s LAN

5 – Center/Subwoofer-out (yellow – orange)

6 – Rear speaker-out (black)

7 – Line-in (light blue)

8 – Line-out (lime)

9 – Mic-in (pink)

10 – Side speaker-out (gray)

11 – One DVI-D port.

Input Devices:

HP Pavilion Elite HPE-510Y comes with one HP USB keyboard and HP USB optical mouse as input devices.


  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
  • HP MediaSmart DVD
  • CyberLink DVD Suite
  • HP Games
  • HP MediaSmart Software Suite
  • PDF Complete Special Edition
  • Norton Internet Security 2011 (60-day security update subscription)
  • HP Vision Diagnostic Tools
  • HP Help & Support Center
  • HP Support Assistant

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  1. jim martin
    April 6th, 2011 at 14:01 | #1

    Im having nothing but trouble with this machine. Switched it out once already and the new replacement seems worse than the old one. I just got it restarted after it crashed. Had to start in safe mode and everything. still don’t know why its being so bad. I don’t go to scetchy sites and have not loaded much on it. I just tried tom read a dvdr and it just froze up and when i hard rebooted it, it would not come back. I got it up in safe mode, and then eventually got it in regular mode. But over all it just seems so slow and does not respond well. I don’t know if its the hardware config. or windows 7? But so far my exp. is pretty shitty with this thing.