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HP Z620 Workstation
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

i have hp 620 workstation with dual e5-2690 processors and i installed aorus gefoce gtx1080 TI extreme edition i have 2 questions please

 

1- can i upgrade the 2 processors with a higher 2011 intel processors ?

2- i cant find a compatible liquid cooling system with the pc i have .. is there any liquid cooling system for the GPU or the processors compatible with this pc ?

 

thanks in advance

 

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Hi m-magdy,

 

If you have a 2013 boot block date your Z620 will support both the E5-16xx V2 or E5-26xx V2 processors. The V2 Xeon processors support 1866MHz memory and will either be faster or have more CPU cores than the V1 Xeon CPU equivalent.

 

If you have an earlier boot block date (i.e. 2011) then you are limited to the V1 Xeon CPU's. Your current E5-2690 v1 CPU's have the best performance (single threaded and CPU score) of all the 'dual CPU cofiguration' compatible HZ Z620 Xeon v1 CPU's.

 

Please check your boot block date in your BIOS and report back. For a complete list of compatible CPU's then google and download the latest HP Z620 quickspecs.

 

With regards to CPU and GPU cooling then HP does not provide any bespoke water cooling solutions for the Z620. However, one of the forum members (BambiBoomZ) has successfully fitted a HP Z420 liquid cooler into his Z620. Here's a link.  Unfortunately, this will only work for a single CPU configuration due to the size of the HP Z420 CPU solution.

 

Personally, I made a bespoke liquid cooling system for my CPU and GTX1080Ti in my HP Z620;

 

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I have both my Xeon E5-1680 V2 (OC to 4.7GHz) and GTX 1080Ti liquid cooled. You can locate an after market water block from Alphacool? (As I did).

 

HP Z620 - Liquid Cooled E5-1680v2 @4.7GHz / 64GB Hynix PC3-14900R 1866MHz / GTX1080Ti FE 11GB / Quadro P2000 5GB / Samsung 256GB PCIe M.2 256GB AHCI / Passmark 9.0 Rating = 7147 / CPU 17461 / 2D 1019 / 3D 14464 / Mem 3153 / Disk 15451 / Single Threaded 2551
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thank you for your replies

but my pc has dual cpus ( the 2nd cpu comes in a chip that is installled like the pic)

any other solution to have the cpu and gpu water cooled ?

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Unfortunately, adding liquid cooling to the HP Z620 is not so straight forward, but if you're determined enough, it can be done. You can easily buy an after-market GPU water block for the GTX1080Ti as I did from the likes of Alphacool. (FYI - they have after-market kits (front and back) for most Nvidia cards including some Quadro cards).

 

You may be interested in my previous mod when I converted a Quadro M2090 to liquid cooling and installed it successfully in my Z620. I ran this with a Quadro K4200 and dual E5-2690 v1 CPU's. If your unsure or don't want to modify the chassis then you can always feed the hoses through an empty PCI slot on the rear of te chassis (as per my current GTX1080Ti).

 

Here's the link.

 

Since you are running at stock CPU speeds, i.e. you are not overclocking, then your CPU's won't require liquid cooling. I'm liquid cooling my E5-1680 v2 CPU because I have it overclocked to 4.7GHz to max out it's single threaded performance. I'm an engineer by profession so modding is in my nature and I like to see how far I can max out performance.

HP Z620 - Liquid Cooled E5-1680v2 @4.7GHz / 64GB Hynix PC3-14900R 1866MHz / GTX1080Ti FE 11GB / Quadro P2000 5GB / Samsung 256GB PCIe M.2 256GB AHCI / Passmark 9.0 Rating = 7147 / CPU 17461 / 2D 1019 / 3D 14464 / Mem 3153 / Disk 15451 / Single Threaded 2551
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the HP 620 as almost no free space when using dual cpu's and not much space when not using the second cpu riser card

 

due to the limited space hp does not offer a liquid cooling option for this model, and if you tried to make a custom one from scratch, it would be expensive and the radatior and cooling fans would need to somehow be attached to the outside of the case since there is no room inside

 

 

as for the faster cpu's are you looking for,  no there is no faster  for your system as far as i know

 

the 2690 is the fastest 8 core  @  3.80   and the 4 core 2687W is also the same speed

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