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Hello!

I have a hp z600 first version.

For some time now, many times when I turn on the computer, the fans go to maximum power and it does not show any image or give error codes.

Does anyone have any idea what is going on?

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Yes... that usually means the motherboard is going bad.

 

That's the bad news. The good news is that the version 2 motherboards for the Z600 are quite different and quite better than the version 1. Personally, I'd buy a v2 Z600 used motherboard off eBay and swap that in. That takes me about 1/2 hour but if you're not experienced it might take an hour to be careful. It is pretty easy to do, and then you can run faster processors, faster memory, and get back to it being normal.

 

If you choose to do that let us know and I can add in how to be certain you are getting a v2 motherboard from just looking at the eBay ads. We recently went over here in the forum using 16GB memory in these Z600 v2s, costing about 10-11.00 USD/stick currently off eBay (specific retired server memory, recycled). Also, these can run a HP USB3 card, and can run the most recent W11 version, 22H2, Moment 2. We've pretty much moved on to the ZX40 and ZX G4 families of workstations, but I keep some ZX00 v2 workstations going here just to show how well they still do, costing beans.

 

If you're not good with your hands you could have a local computer shop do the work for you...

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Thanks for your answer.

This weekend I will try to clean and reset the cables.

 

These machines are old and I think there are options like the Z640 or z820 that I think can be viable for another 2 or 3 years for reasonable prices.

 

Again, thanks for everything!!

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