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04-13-2020 02:33 PM
I upgraded my HP Z800 Workstation (FF825AV) with matching CPU Xenon X5670, replaced 18 GB memory, (6 x 3GB) with 48GB, (12 x 4 GB), each CPU 24 GB. Have upgraded BIOS per HP installation instruction and I have BIOS version v03.61, the Boot Block Date is 11/10/09. After installation, the computer failed to boot no beep sound, but a few second after starting the fans go full bore other than that I get blank screen.
I have tried each CPU separately and work fine as a single CPU but when both are installed it don't boot.
I will thank any help that I can get.
04-14-2020 11:05 PM
are these retail or ES/QL sample cpu's
if each cpu works in socket 0 and neither works in socket 1 and if RETAIL cpu's then you most likely have a bad motherboard
the only other test you can try is to get 2 of the cheapest 56 series cpu's and try them to see if it is indeed the motherboard
04-15-2020 04:15 AM
Yes they were retail CPUs, thank you so much for taking your time to help; greatly appreciate it, I had a hunch something must be wrong with the motherboard since it did not work when I split the 6 sticks of 3 GB memory providing 9 GB for each CPU. I wasted $80 buying 48 GB memory assuming it would work on even rather odd mem configuration. I will think about getting another motherboard, the additional CPU fan (new), the matching processors and memory cost me $300, I would have been better off to buy used one for some $500.
04-15-2020 04:38 PM
the z800 unlike other systems uses TRIPLE channel memory and is populated in groups of three (not 2 or 4)
please look at the memory load order found on the side cover or at the link below