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Packard Bell Ixtreme

Packard Bell Ixtreme
alaScore 83

116 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 reviews of Packard Bell Ixtreme. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and price. Many are negative about the reliability. There are some mixed comments about the size.

usability, price, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Packard Bell Ixtreme is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Packard Bell iXtreme X5620uk


Fast machine, incredibly easy to set up, good placing of USB ports, some at rear, some on top, some at front making them easily accessible, value for money, modern facade, speedy delivery. Perfect for general use.

Case vibrates incessantly, top DVD drive button doesn't work, photoframe doesn't work, mouse and keyboard bottom quality, no manual although not really necessary as everything is self explanatory, too much junk software installed, I cleared most of it...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review (

Packard Bell iXtreme i6525UK (Refurbished)


Easily installed, excelent condition, and reasonable price.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (

Packard Bell iXtreme i6525UK (Refurbished)


I like Packard Bell

Don't work propley

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (

Packard Bell iXtreme i6525UK (Refurbished)


Love the groovy design and awesome performance!

Instructions dont tell you to connect the wireles network card's aieral. If my 9 month old daughter hadnt found it and tried to eat it I may have thrown it away!

Nov, 2011

Consumer review (

Packard Bell iXtreme i6525UK (Refurbished)


Very quick and easy to set up even for none tech users.

No opportunity to upgrade the OS software at time of purchase. Minor point but the description did not state mouse and keyboard included, we purchased a mouse and keyboard separately and had to return it!

Nov, 2011

Consumer review (

Packard Bell iXtreme i6525UK (Refurbished)


Fast, good for CAD work I've found, love this machine!!

I didn't want Norton Antivirus and it's too well integrated into everything initially with the offer of a free trial - so a pain to get rid of!

Oct, 2011

Consumer review (

Packard Bell iXtreme i6525UK (Refurbished)


very quiet and quick

not enough software

Oct, 2011

Consumer review (

Packard Bell iXtreme i6525UK (Refurbished)


Good value

Missing part

Sep, 2011

Consumer review (

Packard Bell iXtreme i6525UK (Refurbished)


very fast system, windows 7 is great. once the games where loaded, the quality and speed was very good.

dvd player was slow when trying to install games.

Sep, 2011

Consumer review (

Packard Bell iXtreme i6525UK (Refurbished)


a very quiet running pc elegant looking .overall i am very pleased


Sep, 2011

Product Specifications

Today's intensive applications, like video editing, require the fastest processors available. ixtreme gives you a choice of top processors from Intel and AMD. ixtreme is extremely flexible. In addition to its incomparably rich collection of high-end features you can also add a number of powerful options, including an Ethernet card for broadband Internet access, a CD-RW drive, a TV-tuner card, PC-card slots and extra IEEE-1394 ports. If you're a power user, then ixtreme is your ticket to a richer Internet experience. Not only will you enjoy the best, most interactive Web content around, you can also create and publish your own content, including audio, movies and your own web site. To take advantage of the best audio quality, ixtreme offers Dolby Digital Sound and a RCA S/PDIF out. And as sound goes along with video, ixtreme comes with an S-Video output.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:256KB
Max Supported Size:256KB


Chassis Type:Desktop / Micro Tower / Midi Tower / Mini Tower / Tower
Colour of product:Black

Display (Projector)


Expansion slots

PCI Express x1 slots:1 / 3
PCI Express x16 slots:1


Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 1536 / 2048 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 5450 / AMD Radeon HD 5570 / AMD Radeon X300 LE / AMD Radeon X300 SE / NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GS / NVIDIA GeForce G210 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 230 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 320 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 330 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 420 / Nvidia GeForce GT 440 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 530 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 545 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064 / 0.128 / 0.256 / 1.024 / 1.535 / 2.048 / 2.815 / 3.327
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter:N / Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:733 / 850
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1350
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 2000 / No


Manufacturer:Packard Bell
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Packard Bell iXtreme


Chipset Type:VIA Apollo Pro133A
Data Bus Speed:133MHz


Internal Memory:0.5 / 1 / 12 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 3 x 2 / 4 x 2
Memory slots:4x DIMM




Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem


Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Ethernet LAN:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000 / 1000
Modem Speed:56
Type:Network adapter
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n

Optical Drive

DVD read speed:16
DVD write speed:Y
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray ROM / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Optical Storage

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed:N/A
Read Speed:12x
Write Speed:N/A

Optical Storage (2nd)

Read Speed:32x
Rewrite Speed:4x
Write Speed:8x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition

Other features

Audio drivers:Realtek ALC 888S
Audio input:1
BIOS password: Yes
Built-in Camera: No
CD rewrite speed:8
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition\n / Windows 7 / Windows XP Home Edition
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Cooling type:Active
Dimensions (WxDxH):Y
Diskette drive:1.44
Diskette drive memory:1.44
Display:CRT / LCD / LCD FT500 0.29mm 250cd/m² / LCD FT700 0.297mm 250cd/m² / TFT / Viseo 220 DX
DVD rewrite speed:16 / Y
Expansion slots:2 x PCI,\n1 x PCI-Express x1,\n1 x PCI-Express x16
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:ATI / Intel, NVIDIA / nVidia
Hard disk average seek time:7200
Hard disk interface (group 1):SATA
Interface:4x USB 2.0 /2xFireWire/IEEE 1394 / PS2 muis /PS2 multimedia toetsenbord / 4x USB 2.0, FireWire/IEEE 1394 2x / USB, FireWare
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Networking features:10/100 Mb / 10/100 MB Ethernet / 10/100 MB netwerk aansluiting / Ethernet/Fast Ethernet / Ethernet/Fast Ethernet(10/100 MBit ) / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
Power requirements:220 - 240V / 220-240V
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
TV tuner integrated: No
Video in:ATI RADEON 9550 + TV-out / ATI RADEON X600 Pro PCI-Express + TV-out
Weight:12 / 18

Packaging Content

Bundled software:- Iomega Automatic Backup Pro software (PC)\n- Dantz Retrospect (MAC) / - Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition;\n- Power Cinema;\n- Record Now 7;\n- NewDJ SE;\n- Sonic My DVD LE;\n- Pinnacle Studio 9 Quickstart;\n- Ulead Photo Impact XL SE;\n- Steinberg My MP3 Pro OEM SE;\n- Need For Speed Underground;\n- Prince Of Persia Sands Of Time;\n- Microsoft Works 7.0;\n- Microsoft Word 2002;\n- Microsoft Encarta 2004;\n- Norton Internet Security 2004. / 84 ESC, 95 PCL5c, 80 PCL6, 17 PS3, 7 ESC, 5 PCL5c, 1 PCL6 / Adobe Photoshop Elements 6, Nero 8 Essentials, PowerDVD 9, Microsoft Works 9, Magic Desktop, Norton Internet Security 2009 / Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 NL\nNorton Internet Security 2009\nNero 8 essentials NL\nMicrosoft Works 9.0 / Adobe Photoshop Elements 7\nNero 9\nMicrosoft Works 9 / Adobe Photoshop Elements 7\nNero 9\nMicrosoft Works 9\n / DiMAGE Master Lite\nKodak EasyShare Software / Power Cinema \n Record Now 7 \n NewDJ SE \n Sonic My DVD \n Pinnacle Studio 9 Quickstart \n Ulead Photo Impact XL SE \n Steinberg My MP3 Pro OEM SE \n Need For Speed Underground \n Prince Of Persia Sands Of Time \n Microsoft Works 7.0 \n Microsoft Word 2002 \n Microsoft Encarta 2004 \n Norton Internet Security 2004\n / Power Cinema \nRecord Now 7 \nNewDJ SE \nSonic My DVD \nPinnacle Studio 9 Quickstart \nUlead Photo Impact XL SE \nSteinberg My MP3 Pro OEM SE \nNeed For Speed Underground \nPrince Of Persia Sands Of Time \nMicrosoft Works 7.0 \nMicrosoft Word 2002 \nMicrosoft Encarta 2004 \nNorton Internet Security 2004 / Sid Meier's Civilization III, Downtown Run, Scrabble, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, Photo Explorer 7.0 SE, Photo Express 4.0 SE, PowerDVD XP 4.0, Record Now DX, Music & Video Maker G6 OEM, NewDJ, Microsoft Works Suite 2003, Norton Internet Security 2003, EasyCrypto Deluxe, Magic Desktop
Display brightness:300
Display diagonal:38.1 / 43.2 / 48.3 / 54.6
Display included:No / Yes
Display Resolution:1024 x 768 / 1280 x 1024 / 1920 x 1080
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Keyboard Included:Y
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Touchscreen: No


Audio output channels:5.1 / 7.1
Audio system:7.1 (8 kanaals) geluid / Creative Live 5.1 / Diamond Storm 2+1 (subwoofer) / Diamond Storm 2+1 (subwoofer) / Soundblaster compatible / HD / HDA / HDA 7.1 / RealteK ALC 888S HD 7.1 / Soundblaster Compatible
Motherboard chipset:Intel H57 / Intel H57 Express / Intel H67
Product Type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:6 x USB 2.0;\n2 x IEEE 1394/FireWire;\n1 x analoge jack, in;\n1 x analoge jack, out;\n1 x digitale SPDIF RCA aansluitingen;\n1 x 9 in 1 (XD Cards) memory cardreader;\n1 x IEEE 802.11b/g WIFI;\n1 x S-VHS;\n1 x TV/Radio Tuner met teletekst en afstandsbediening. / 6x USB 2.0 \nFireWire/IEEE 1394 2x\n
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:1 / 2
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:10 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 8
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1 / 3


Power consumption (typical):250
Power Supply:250


Bus type:DMI / FSB
Clock Speed:1GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 28 / 31 / 34 / 7.5 / 8 / 9
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Installed Qty:1
L2 Cache:2
L3 Cache:6
Max Supported Qty:1
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 456 / 582 / 774
Number of Processors Installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing Die size:164 / 286 / 296 / 81
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.2 / 3.33 / 3.4 / 3.46 / 3.8
Processor cache:0.512, 4 / 1, 6 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Clarkdale / Kentsfield / Lynnfield / Sandy Bridge / Yorkfield
Processor core voltage (AC):0.85 – 1.5
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / AMD Athlon / Intel Core i3 / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7 / Intel Core i7-xxx / Intel Pentium 4 / Intel® Core™2 Quad
Processor frequency:2.13 / 2.167 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8 / 2.93 / 3 / 3.066 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor front side bus:1066 / 1333 / 533 / 800
Processor lithography:32 / 45 / 65
Processor Model:3000+ / I3-530 / I3-540 / I3-550 / i5-2300 / i5-2400 / i5-2500 / I5-650 / I5-750 / I5-760 / i7-2600 / I7-860 / Q6600 / Q8300 / Q9400
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Quad Q6000 series / Intel Core 2 Quad Q8000 series / Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 series for Desktop / Intel Core i3-500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-2300 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-2400 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-2500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-600 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-2600 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-800 Desktop series
Processor Socket:LGA775 + AM2/2+ / Socket H (LGA 1156) / Socket H2 (LGA 1155) / Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B1 / C2 / D2 / G0 / K0 / R0
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Tcase:71.4 / 72.6 / 72.7 / B3=62.2; G0=71
Thermal Design Power (TDP):73 / 95 / 95, 105
Type:Pentium III

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / 2 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:29765 / 52209 / 52213 / i5-2300 / I5-750 / i7-2600
Processor code:SLB6B / SLBUD / SLGUR / SR00B / SR00D
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes


Installed Size:256MB
Max Supported Size:768MB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:- Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition;\n- Power Cinema;\n- Record Now 7;\n- NewDJ SE;\n- Sonic My DVD LE;\n- Pinnacle Studio 9 Quickstart;\n- Ulead Photo Impact XL SE;\n- Steinberg My MP3 Pro OEM SE;\n- Need For Speed Underground;\n- Prince Of Persia Sands Of Time;\n- Microsoft Works 7.0;\n- Microsoft Word 2002;\n- Microsoft Encarta 2004;\n- Norton Internet Security 2004. / Power Cinema \nRecord Now 7 \nNewDJ SE \nSonic My DVD \nPinnacle Studio 9 Quickstart \nUlead Photo Impact XL SE \nSteinberg My MP3 Pro OEM SE \nNeed For Speed Underground \nPrince Of Persia Sands Of Time \nMicrosoft Works 7.0 \nMicrosoft Word 2002 \nMicrosoft Encarta 2004 \nNorton Internet Security 2004
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows Vista Home Premium
Trial software:Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007 / Norton Internet Security 2010


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, CF+, Memory Stick (MS), miniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / CF, MMC, MS Pro, xD
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 1500 / 2000 / 640
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 120 / 1500 / 200 / 2000 / 250 / 500 / 640 / 750 / 80

Storage Controller

RAID Level: None

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy/3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:ATA-66

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:60GB
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:32MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS
Interface Type:AGP

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:39 / 41
Height :40 / 41
Weight:10 / 12 / 18
Width:18 / 19