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Hi, anybody could help me out, i had spend lots of hours to looking for exactly quickspec for hp z420 Boot Block Date: 12/28/2011. i cant find the spec i needed!!!" most of them v2, v3,v4.....

 

 

i'm awake of this CPU are v1 to know if any cpu upgrade for v1???.... 

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@justsimple88, welcome to the forum.

 

Here is the Maintenance and Service Guide for the workstation.  On Page 21, it tells the processors that are compatible with the motherboard; 

 

Intel Series C602 chipset:

 

Support for the Intel Xeon Processor E5-1600 Series and E5-2600 Series, including processors up to 150 W

● Integrated 4-channel memory controller

● Microarchitecture improvements

● Large L3 cache for superior performance

● Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) connects processors and I/O controller with speeds up to 8 GT/s HP Liquid Cooling option is available for all Z420 processors a nd is required on the E5-2687W processor model.

 

The Guide will have any other information that you need, also.

 

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@justsimple88, welcome to the forum.

 

Here is the Maintenance and Service Guide for the workstation.  On Page 21, it tells the processors that are compatible with the motherboard; 

 

Intel Series C602 chipset:

 

Support for the Intel Xeon Processor E5-1600 Series and E5-2600 Series, including processors up to 150 W

● Integrated 4-channel memory controller

● Microarchitecture improvements

● Large L3 cache for superior performance

● Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) connects processors and I/O controller with speeds up to 8 GT/s HP Liquid Cooling option is available for all Z420 processors a nd is required on the E5-2687W processor model.

 

The Guide will have any other information that you need, also.

 

Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

 






I am not an HP Employee!!

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okay thank you i will let you know if i got any problem... 

 

 

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could you help me find more detail what series on xeon will actually working on hp z420. save my time to find to right lists. 

 

another question....... if v2 cpu will work on hp z420 v1? or need bios need update? i   dont want waste on my money to spend wrong it really older pc 

 

 

 

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Read this post,  HERE.

 

You understand that you have a v1 Z420 rather than a v2 Z420 with the newer of the two boot block dates of 3/6/13.

 

Yours can only run the processors listed in the earlier QuickSpecs for the Z420..... download a bunch of those and when you see processors that are Intel V2 you'll know you can't run those.  Processors listed in the early QuickSpecs may not be listed in the later ones but they'll still work.

 

Your heatsink/fan can run the cooler or hotter running processors, which is nice.

 

There are lots of posts in here about upgrading the Z620 to faster processors and you'll be able to get perspective from those posts..... 

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