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Spare parts for Z600, including motherboards

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Every once in a while a well meaning citizen moderator locks a thread in this HP-hosted but for-users-to-help-users forum when they see something about improving used HP workstations.

 

Of interest, there is actually a whole series of official HP web pages that provides such support.  You can find one form of these by searching Google via "Z600 spare parts", for example.  Let's say you had a HP Z600 version 1 early boot block date workstations with a motherboard that could not run the Xeon 5600 series processors that HP officially began support for only in the version 2 Z600 motherboards.

 

And lets say you were interested in finding the official HP part number for a replacement version 2 motherboard, and that you were willing to buy one of those and do the project of transplanting in this new motherboard.  If you did that search on Google the top result would be the official HP web page, and there would be two motherboards listed near the top, and the description would clearly define which the older version 1 motherboard was, and which the newer version 2 motherboard was.  As expected, the older version 1 has a lower number than the newer version 2:

 

System board (motherboard) - Intel Tylersburg-WS 2S platform, dual Tylersburg IOH, ICH10R controllers, 1333 MHz front side bus,    461439-001   (older, version 1)

 

System board (motherboard) - Intel Tylersburg-WS 1S platform, 1333 MHz front side bus (Rev. C2 chipset),   591184-001   (newer, version 2)

 

 

 

EDIT:  If you do the same search in Google for "Z400 spare parts" you'll see the corresponding official HP page, and the version 2 motherboard description there also discusses the presence of 6 memory sockets on that later motherboard.

 

 

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Re: Spare parts for Z600, including motherboards

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Oh, and here is a picture of the motherboard sticker for this later version 2 Z600 motherboard that can run the Xeon 5600 processors.  I virtually always only use the processors that HP officially supports, and these are listed in the later versions of the Z600 QuickSpecs, for example HERE.  Any of these processors that is rated at equal to or less than 95W max TDP will run fine under the usual smaller Z600 heatsink/fan, but the hotter ones (130W max TDP) will need the larger Performance heatsink/fan.  Remember that for almost all HP parts there are two part numbers for each.... the Spares part number, and the Assembly part number.  For this Z600 version 2 motherboard those are 591184-001 and 460840-003, respectively.

 

HP spare part sources will generally only show the SP#, but you can also search elsewhere under the AS# and you might luck out using that too:

 

Z600 Version 2 Motherboard.jpg

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SDH wrote:

Every once in a while a well meaning citizen moderator locks a thread in this HP-hosted but for-users-to-help-users forum when they see something about improving used HP workstations.

 

 


 

This I don't understand also. There are also instances of threads disappearing / being delated for no reason whatsoever - kind of discouraging.

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<sarcasm> Just buy a new workstation you slackers </sarcasm>

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