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06-27-2018 07:12 AM
I have a Z820 with the following parts:
System board (motherboard) assembly - Supports 2S/DDR3 1333 MHz memory (Patsberg) - For Windows 8 Professional
Intel Xeon Eight-Core E5-2640 v2 64-bit processor - 2.0 GHz (Ivy Bridge Romley-EP, 20MB Level-3 cache size, Intel QPI Speed 6.4 GT/s, 95 W TDP (Thermal Design Power), Socket 2011/LGA2011)
Hynix 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3 PC3-14900 1866MHz
So my plan is to buy a second "Xeon Eight-Core E5-2640 v2 64-bit processor - 2.0 GHz" and double the RAM.
I can't find a manual of the motherboard...
What do I have to consider?
BIOS setting? Jumper on Mainboard? Power supply Watt?
Thanks for any information!
06-27-2018 07:44 AM
you might want to try google using keywords "HP z820 service manual"
also, the z820 has two diffrent heatsinks the stock one for low power cpu's and the optional 130 watt cooler for the high performance cpu's since your cpu is 95 watt either will do, but if possible look for the 133 watt one
also the cooling shroud has a space for the second cpu cooling fan. if your shroud lacks this look at the sec link
the case also has a slot for a second cooling fan
06-28-2018 02:42 AM
Thanks a lot for your help!
I found a lot of manuals, FAQs and technical support stuff. But no single one about "how to install a second cpu". But let's see. I will buy the cpu, the suggested heat sink and identical RAM and put it all into my Z820.
I hope that it will work. And otherwise I hope it will give me some peep-signals 🙂
06-28-2018 06:50 AM
while made for the z820 it also applies to the z800