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m.2 ssd on hp z240 tower

Q: m.2 ssd on hp z240 tower

Hello, i just bought an hp z240 workstation (tower format).I'm trying to configure a transcend m.2 30GB drive. After installing it on the dedicate m.2 slot on the motherboard i can't see it in the bios and even in windows 7.the first drive is connected on sata0 (original 1tb hdd with win 7 installed on it)On bios settings the m.2 slot is enabled. any suggestion? Thank you
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A:HP Z240 Tower Compatible with GeForce GTX970

Greetings, The 400 power supply could be an issue. A stock GTX 970 lists a recommended 500 watt power supply. You have to verify the 10.1 inch to 10.5 inch card will fit in your chassis. You should have the required UEFI BIOS if the system is brand new and you have a PCIe x16 3.0 slot available on the system board. Cheers!
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So could any PC God give me some suggestion, please??
Is any PSU with the size of my tower or can I just simply install a bigger PSU which can still successfully power up the comptuer?

Thx in adance.

A:Power supply bigger than the tower - frustrated by HP PSU tower

If the power supply will physically fit your case, it should work fine with your computer. Will the extra 10mm interfere internally with anything inside the PC?
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A:Hooking old tower to new tower to retrieve old programs

This TCP/IP Home Networking and File Sharing Tutorial should get you started.
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Q: Z240

Hi Team, We are trying to install win7 on Z240 but due to some issue the SSD does not gets detected we have also tried installing Win7 via CD/USB but still no luck can someone help me regarding this issue.


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A:HP Z240 Workstation TPM PPI

Updating the System BIOS/Firmware seemed to solve this issue
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A:Graphics resolution on Z240

Update.  Problem solved. When I realized that the monitor in DVI mode was not being recognized as PNP, it pointed to the monitor as the problem. Installed new monitor, everythng works as it should. Evidently the VGA input to the old monitor functioned properly while the DVI portion was defective (card or cable connection). Dave6666
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A:z240, Linux and EDID

I would guess you would have better driver support through windows vs linux for drivers.
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nbsp HP Z Tower WorkstationProduct number L T AVTo update the Firmware I was provided this link by customer support http h www hp com hpsc swd public detail sp ts oid amp swItemId wk amp swEnvOid Using the link I was able Updating Firmware for Z240 to download and run sp exe nbsp Then Updating Firmware for Z240 a set of instructions appear as follows nbsp Another FWUpdLcl exe utility in the ME Flash Local-Win directory is designed to update the ME firmware within a -bit or -bit Windows environment from the Run box or a command prompt The ME can be updated by executing the following command FWUpdLcl exe -f BIN -generic Alternatively when running a -bit Windows environment use the command FWUpdLcl exe -f BIN nbsp nbsp -generic The ME Flash folder contains the binary update image to be used with the utility nbsp The update binary image and the Local-Win folder contents can be copied to any storage volume available within the Windows operating system nbsp nbsp Since I am using -bit Windows I assume I need to run the command nbsp FWUpdLcl exe -f BIN nbsp nbsp -generic nbsp My question is how do I complete this command i e how do I tell it which folder to look in to find the files nbsp Much thanks for any guidance nbsp nbsp

A:Updating Firmware for Z240

When you run HP service packs, they will expand and place their contents under an own directory within C:\swsetup.Specifically in your case, if you run sp74202.exe, you should see a new directory C:\swsetup\SP74202 has been created with the contents of the service pack within. Alternatively you can use 7-zip to peek inside the service pack exe without running it since the exe is a self extracting zip file that runs the installer once decompressed  In any case, a newer ME update exists here but i'd first apply the latest system firmware update available here. When looking at the HP service pack links above, it's good practice to selectively click each "Description", "Enhancements", "Installation Instructions" "Release Notes" "Fixes" and "Revision History" tabs and read the information (some of it is repetative but you'll soon learn where to focus your attension). The contents of these tabs contain important and relevant information on what has been improved, fixed, which system it's for, how to install the update, etc. And if a previously installed SP is not listed in the "revision history" tab, that release may have been pulled by HP due to some fauly behaviour or other issue! Pay particular attension to the prerequisits as in some instances firmware updates have to be stepped (that is you can't always simply apply the latest). And if you read such boaring stuff, the system firmware (BIOS) Installation Instructions tab would have given you a clue where the sp files are expanded to  Have you tried simply enter the command (as specified) via a command prompt window but changing directories to where the FWUpdLcl.exe file is located? Just keep in mind that sp74202 is the initial ME firmware release so nothing sould update  So best to apply the latest system firmware (BIOS), then the ME firmware, then maybe the latest ME software (under chipset drivers). Best to bookmark this page which lists all the downloads for your z240 Windows 10 64bit tower system so check it out periodically.
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A:z240 sff USB driver missing

Hi: Please post the hardware ID for the USB controller that needs the driver. To find the hardware ID, go to the device manager and click on the device needing the driver. Then click on the Details tab at the top of the device window. Now you will see a Property drop down list, and it will be set to Device Description. Drop down on that list, and select the 2nd item (Hardware ID's). Post the top string of characters that you see in the window.
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A:Z240 POST Message disable?

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A:Adding drives to HP Z240 SFF with a Z Turbo drive

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A:Unable to Install windows 7 on HP Z240 SFF Workstation

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A:PCI Serial Port Driver for HP Z240 VEN_8086 DEV_A13D

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A:z240 boot issue with dual monitor setup

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A:High Definition Audio Device has Yellow Flag on HP z240

Hi: Do you have the same issue with the same hardware ID? If not, please post the hardware ID for the HDA device that needs the driver. I only see W10 graphics driver for the nvidia graphics adapter.
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System Price : $269.00

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A:New SSD for old tower?

Well there are three issues I see;
1 Your mb only has sata 2 ports and that will limit or throttle the speed of a modern ssd. It will still be a HUGE improvement over a mech hard disk however you will be somewhat limited.
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I was fixing someone's computer. (Win XP). All of a sudden this computer crashed. While I wasn't there. This person called Gateway (the maker of their computer). They said it was most likely a short in the tower. Does anyone know of symptoms the computer would be experiencing if this was a short in the tower. (Before the actual crash, her computer was giving the same error message and it had been happening for over a year now). Thanks.

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i have a yr old desktop hp humming tower pc pc with mb of mem recently added motherboard is a trigem have celeron processer ghz i have two fans inside case first one is cpu fan the other fan is inclose inside its own case inside the pc tower and blows hot air outside the pc through the back below that is a vent the sides of pc tower have vents but are small the pc tower is sitting on two sm bricks that allow air to flow underneath it i have the pc tower in a desk cabinet with the door on the front that can be open which i have open when pc is on the back of the cabinet is open pc tower humming so air can escape and so i can hook up wires to pc i also have made sm pc tower humming vents in both sides of desk cabinet to allow for cross ventlation thus my problem i still notice a humming from pc at times when visiting gaming sites not the poker sites but sites like teagames com mousebreaker com etc i usually download sm size games under mb but don t play them everyday what i notice is when i do play these games after a while i notice pc get noiser and right side of tower gets a little warm to the touch leaving site pc quiets down and tower cools off but i still notice faint humming noise coming from pc almost have to put ear to tower to hear it any ideas or thoughs on a possible solution would be big help nbsp

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I have just had a phone call from me girlfriend. Her pc tower is not turning on when she presses the ON button on the front of the pc. She has unplugged all units, inc printer, monitor and scanner. Then plugged them back in, the tower is the only thing that is still not working. Now the printer is not working either.

Any help would be appreciated thanks

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Hi all I am about one? CPU I cooling the or tower Should my old OEM use to start my computer upgrade and have a question The AMD FX- Vishera GHz GHz Turbo Socket AM W Six-Core Desktop Processor I am using came with a cooling tower in the box http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E It s not nearly as big as the one I purchased Should I use my old CPU cooling tower or the OEM one? for my previous iteration back in It s a Rosewill RCX-Z mm Ball CPU Cooler http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item Should I use my old CPU cooling tower or the OEM one? N E My question is should I go with the new smaller one or remove clean and re-use my Rosewill cooler on this CPU It has seen almost continuous use since I built it in but I am not an overclocker and most use is light I do occasionally use it for gaming but not extensively I am certain the Rosewill has far greater cooling capacity but I don t know about the longevity I might expect to get out of it Should I use my old CPU cooling tower or the OEM one? It s still very quiet and seems to be perfect in every way so far I am on a budget so would prefer not to buy a new aftermarket one but rather choose between the two I currently have available PS my computer case has a side fan in addition to the big one on the back of the case Any thoughts would be appreciated nbsp

A:Should I use my old CPU cooling tower or the OEM one?

if u read the comments in the newegg link for the Vishera alot of people are saying the stock heatsink probably use the rosewill cooler if it is quiet and works well.......... and i wouldn't worry about longevity, u can always replace the fan on it if and when it fails
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Hi there, Not sure if this is the right forum for this question......

But basically i wanna upgrade my desktop PC. I don't need Monitor, keyboard, printer etc i just wanna buy a new Tower and plug it straight in.

Now does anyone know of any good websites i could look at, prefably in the UK as thats where i live.

Also just a bit of advise regarding 32 bit & 64 bit, what exactly does this mean and where on the PC spec is it shown?

Many Thanks

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I don't know if this is the right forum for it but...

I was wondering if there is any problem with placing a subwoofer on top of my PC? It's a pretty small sub and doesn't vibrate so much but I was just wondering if anyone knows of any problems with this?

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I'm hearin' a new song in my case... It's a Dell Dim 2400, 4 y/o, P4, to which I've just added two HD's, and two [in-spec] ramsticks.

No operational problems; just the buzz/hum sound. It's not rhythmic, or regular. Does it when idling, or photo editing.

And nothing shows in tasman... I'm thinkin' it's my original HD, although it does NOT make the same sound as a HD that's busy - like defragin', or a crash from an app that's wrong. Just a buzz, or hum.

Any ideas?


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Do I need repair?
The tower case gets hot enough to make you "OUCH" when touched

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Hi for the past few days I have been hearing sounds coming from my tower. I just had it cleaned about 2 months ago, so I don't think it is could be dust built up on the fan. It sounds like it is trying to load a disk, but there isn't on in the slot where you put one. Any help would be great.

Thank you,

A:Tower sounds

Describe the sound better. Is it a clicking? A beep? A drives clicking sounds bad.
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Was looking for advice on running two monitors/Screens in separate rooms off of one tower..
Should I try to get two video cards, or is there a successful way to have a Split like VGA cable to run to two separate rooms, from one tower/video card?

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About 6 months ago, i was moving furniture around in my room and whilst moving, my tower fell over and hit my carpet, and the case cracked. Ive been using my older tower for quite some time now. Ive deleted all viruses, spyware, addware...still didnt help. anyways to the point..I tried to hook up my other tower, which is alot better, but whenever i hook it up and turn it on, i get no reaction from the monitor. Ive tried unplugging and replugging it, and the dell symbol shows up on my monitor but then my monitor goes blank. Ive tried hitting f8 many times, but nothing comes up. Can anyone help me? Ive also opened my tower, cleared any dust, and all parts are connected as they should be.
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Hi...Lately, I have been getting noises in my tower when I run on line tests like Panda Active Scan and Window Security Trojan Scan that are like those that emergency vehicles make in Europe. It doesn't happen with Housecall antivirus or when I run Ad Aware se. Sometimes the same noise comes when I run Spybot 1.3. The noise stops at the end of the scan and no viruses are found. What can I do to stop this because it does get rather annoying?