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03-09-2018 02:38 PM
I need help finding out the name of the motherboard as I plan to upgrade my computer does anyone know? I have looked in the quickspecs and couldn't find it.
03-09-2018 03:30 PM - edited 03-09-2018 03:34 PM
I couldn't find anything with name of motherboard. .but the Maintenance Manual lists compatible hardware upgrades.
Chipset-Intel PCH 3450:
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03-09-2018 04:02 PM
Here is what I found, but some hyperlinks may not be active:
which states that it takes (expensive) ECC RAM, up to four sticks, up to 4GB per stick.
Are you really sure that you want to do any upgrades on this "antique" system?
03-12-2018 09:59 AM
> Should I not do upgrades?
I think that your update options will be very expensive, and probably will not provide a significant boost in performance. Also, updating an "antique" system can only be amortized over 2 or 3 years -- after that, you'll probably need to replace the motherboard.
Start with a modern motherboard, supporting:
- much more than 16GB of RAM,
- quad-core & six-core & eight-core processors,
- "high-end" PCI-E graphic adapter cards,
- SSD devices transfering data at 6 Gbit/second speed,
and you'll be much happier for the next 5 years.
03-12-2018 11:25 AM - edited 03-12-2018 11:27 AM
@mdklassen thats the thing I can't get a moderen graphics card because it is in a sff case thats why I wanted to know the motherboard because then I can find a case for the board since the i/o is on the left instead of the right, right where the graphics card slot is for moderen cases my card slots and i/o are reversed for moderen cases. For right now for a graphics card I have an AMD Radeon HD 7570 and want to upgrade it.
05-14-2019 09:23 AM - edited 05-14-2019 09:23 AM
DDR-3 ECC ram (which is what the z200 uses) is expensive only if bought new from a retailer if you buy used ram from a seller on ebay, you can get a money back warranty from most major memory resellers
DDR-3 ECC ram is being dumped on the market as Data centers, and other users of this ram type (DDR3) have moved on to DDR4 type ram
you can buy 64GB of DDR3 ECC or non ECC ram quite cheaply on ebay
The HP Z200 Workstation takes the PC3-8500/10600 DDR3 SDRAM DIMM 240pin memory Memory
ram speed is dependant on the CPU model installed, however you can use 13333 speed as it will step down to 10600
here's a example ebay link for 16GB (4 four GB modules ECC type) for 29.00 US dollars