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HP Z820 Workstation
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
Product: HP Z820 Workstation
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-Bit)

Hello,

bit of a novice but learning all the time as this has become my pastime since retirement.

I have a z820 should I update the bios, from J63 Vo3. 69 ?

to the latest version? I have read in some cases they intended to brick ?

also I have a duel board and would like to upgrade to two CPU as I only have one

what is the max CPU this board will support Boot Block 03/06/2013

thank you.

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Hi.

Your workstation is a UEFI PC and installing the updated BIOS is very unlikely to cause any issues. Back in the days of pre UEFI PCs your concern would have definitely been valid.

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03729992

 

The web page at the hyperlink below this line shows compatible processors for your workstation garnered from thousands of other owner of the very same PC.

https://www.userbenchmark.com/System/HP-Z820-Workstation/764

 

An old thread in the forum discusses the Boot Block issue.

From HP's @Dan_WGBU   "If the BIOS boot block date is 03/06/2013, the Z620 supports the E5-26xx V2 CPUs and the older versions (Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge)."

 

The thread is a good read considering what you are doing in regard to your workstation.

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktops-Archive-Read-Only/Z620-upgrade-to-E5-2640-V2-CPU/td-p/5053539

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erico
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Hi.

Your workstation is a UEFI PC and installing the updated BIOS is very unlikely to cause any issues. Back in the days of pre UEFI PCs your concern would have definitely been valid.

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03729992

 

The web page at the hyperlink below this line shows compatible processors for your workstation garnered from thousands of other owner of the very same PC.

https://www.userbenchmark.com/System/HP-Z820-Workstation/764

 

An old thread in the forum discusses the Boot Block issue.

From HP's @Dan_WGBU   "If the BIOS boot block date is 03/06/2013, the Z620 supports the E5-26xx V2 CPUs and the older versions (Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge)."

 

The thread is a good read considering what you are doing in regard to your workstation.

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktops-Archive-Read-Only/Z620-upgrade-to-E5-2640-V2-CPU/td-p/5053539

Don't forget to click on the green Accept as Solution button if I helped you solve your issue.
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Thank you very much for the advice sir.

I can now proceed with my upgrade ambitions.

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@Stairmaster 

You're welcome!

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