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HP Z400 Workstation
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

I just purchased a Z400 Workstation machine and would like to replace the existing Xeon W3530 with an i7 960 or 975. Will this work with just a BIOS update? If so, will the existing stock cooler need replacement to keep the i7 cool?

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The answer to your question is no.

 

The best you can run with your workstation, assuming it is the later version 2 type, is a X5690.

 

If you have one of the larger heatsink/fan coolers that were stock with most of the Z400s that will be fine to run the X5690 under.  That is a "Performance" heatsink/fan and you can see the smaller "Mainstream" version if you look at eBay for the large majority of Z600/Z800 heatsink/fan units.

 

Is it a version 1 or a version 2 Z400?  Read up in here about the boot block date that you can see in BIOS to tell the difference.  Or, with the Z400, if you have a v1 it will only have 4 memory slots but a v2 will have 6.

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The answer to your question is no.

 

The best you can run with your workstation, assuming it is the later version 2 type, is a X5690.

 

If you have one of the larger heatsink/fan coolers that were stock with most of the Z400s that will be fine to run the X5690 under.  That is a "Performance" heatsink/fan and you can see the smaller "Mainstream" version if you look at eBay for the large majority of Z600/Z800 heatsink/fan units.

 

Is it a version 1 or a version 2 Z400?  Read up in here about the boot block date that you can see in BIOS to tell the difference.  Or, with the Z400, if you have a v1 it will only have 4 memory slots but a v2 will have 6.

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