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08-24-2022 07:18 PM - edited 08-24-2022 07:19 PM
I have an HP Z620 workstation I got from a friend, that I would like to turn into a gaming PC. I have some questions about it before I turn it into a gaming PC. First question: What is the minimum amount of RAM it can support? Second question: What CPUs can it support that are better than Intel Xeon? What is the maximum amount of storage it can support? What is the name of the network card? I need a new one because there is no telling what was done on this PC. If there is any info on this, please let me know. Thanks.
08-24-2022 07:33 PM
@Chris_Spurlock2 , welcome to the Community.
Here is the Maintenance and Service Guide for your workstation. If you look at Pages 23 thru 29, HP Z620 Workstation components, I believe that you will find most of the answers to your questions. The only components that aren't listed are the Network Card and Hard Drive/Solid-state Drive (SSD). You should be able to get this information from the labels on the card and HDD/SSD. You should be able to install a HDD/SSD of at least 2 TB. This will be limited by the OS you are running.
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08-27-2022 12:20 PM - edited 08-27-2022 12:43 PM
Here is a link to the HP Z620 Support page; https://support.hp.com/gb-en/product/hp-z620-workstation/5225037
And a link to the latest HP Z620 Quickspecs; https://h30434.www3.hp.com/psg/attachments/psg/Business-PC-Workstation-POS/39756/1/HP%20Z620%20Quick...
Another nice HP utility, HP Performance Advisor; https://www.hp.com/us-en/workstations/performance-advisor.html
1. What is the minimum amount of RAM it can support? - 1x 4GB DRAM (use only HP Z620 qualified memory modules)
2. What CPUs can it support that are better than Intel Xeon? - The Z620 only supports specific Intel Xeon E5-16xx, or E5-26xx CPU's - refer to the Z620 quickspecs document for the certified CPU's. NOTE: Only motherboards with a 2013 boot block date support v2 CPU's and 1866MHz DRAM modules. CPU's not listed in the Z620 quickspecs will not boot!
3. What is the maximum amount of storage it can support? - These workstations support up to 5 SATA HDD's/SSD's. You can easily use 4TB drives, (when formatted GPT), and possibly larger - check on the forum.
4. What is the name of the network card? - The Z620 has dual network ports (one being AMT) on the motherboard. Please note that these Z620 workstations are designed to run 24/7, and built to much higher specifications than regular desktop PC's. You do not need to change the network card.
The HP forum is a great source of information for users new to these workstations. Please use the search bar to search for specific topics of interest.
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