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Q: Z600 with dual X5680 CPU

Hey there! I got a later spec Z600 WS here that came with dual X5650 (TDP 95W).I made a good deal and got two X5680 (TDP 130W), and tryed to install those to the WS.System tells me, that the CPU installed needs too much power, and the System got halted. Is it a Problem with the Heatsink, because of the fact, it is to small (for TDP <95W), or is itrealy the mainboard, that just can't take the X5680 Xeons?I googled a lot and found some Z600 running on those CPUs, so what's the deal? I already tryed to bridge Pin 1 and 5 of the Heatsink-Fan Connector to simulate a Performance Heatsink,just to test if it would boot, but that did'nt work.

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A: Z600 with dual X5680 CPU

First, I don't see your new processor type listed in the latest QuickSpec for the Z600 I looked up this morning..... version 51, which lists your current X5650 but not the X5680. There is a hot X5647 listed (at 130W max TDP) but the other higher performance processors are all 95W. So, there must have been a 130W cooling option for the Z600, and I'd presume it is the same as used for the Z800 (see below). Also, the Z600 must be able to provide 130W to each of its two processor sockets. I checked with the Z800 QuickSpecs (v56) and don't see the X5680 listed there either. The latest QuickSpecs, however, often do not list all processors that were listed previously. The now-unlisted ones will still work, and you can go back through the HP QuickSpec archives for your Z600 to see if the X5680 was ever officially listed. If it was then it surely should work. A HP engineer I trust fully has let me know that there are some cases in which a processor that was never officially listed will work. Let's just say that will be a rare exception. Maybe you have found one of those processors? The X5680 processor has only one sSpec code, SLBV5, and can be bought new now from Intel for $1663.00 each. On eBay you can buy that processor today for about $200.00 each, USD, used. It is encouraging that you can get to the point of boot that the motherboard rejects your heatsink/fan combination, because my experience with truly non-listed processors is that they won't even get to that level. Flat zero progression into boot. So, I'd buy one of the "Performance" heatsink/fans from eBay, and the Alan guys there have almost 450 in stock at a fair price, new. That is a US source, and I have bought from them in the past many times, with never a problem. Buy one for about $50 and test with that and a single X5680 in place. The wiring trick..... that jumper wire should work if HP is using the same motherboard sensing method for detecting presence of a performance heatsink/fan as was used in the xw8600, but who knows? This performance boost is worth spending $50.00 more on at this stage of the game to get an official Performance heatsink/fan to experiment with. For example, perhaps HP added to the motherboard the ability to detect the larger 92x92x15mm heatsink fan rather than the regular heatsink's 80x80x15mm fan. Take a look at this link, for more details on the Performance heatsink/fan that I believe you need. Those have been available on eBay for a fair price, new and you can find that via searching for part numbers 463991-001 and 535588-001: Z800 Performance heatsink larger fan Here's a picture of the performance heatsink/larger fan for the Z800, and likely exactly what you need for your Z600 project. All my references indicate these are identical, but the Z400 performance fan is different. Note how this heatsink/fan is shifted leftward on its mounting plate, when viewed from front (the fan side). The Z400 performance heatsink/fan is not shifted leftwards because it is a single socket motherboard and has a fair amount of room around it on both right and left sides. Thus, the performance Z400 heatsink/fan will not fit on the primary socket of a Z600 but this one below will. The performance Z400 heatsink/fan will however fit on the secondary socket of a Z600 with a little bending down of its rear air deflector plate at its bottom. You can see pictures of that Z400 performance heatsink/fan elsewhere in the forum. I'd make sure you have the latest BIOS installed, and also confirm in BIOS that you have the latest revision of the motherboard by checking the boot block date. It sounds like you'll have already done all that. If one of those X5680 processors works then the other will too, assuming you have two good processors. You'd just need to buy another of those Performance heatsink/fans. Finally, if you get this to work please do contribute back to the forum by letting us all know what happened. Thanks

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A:Dual AMD W7000 for 8 monitors - No support from AMD

Ok so if I am reading correctly this is the card you purchased correct?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814195118

Now then, you have two of these running in one machine im assuming X-Fired together so you can output on 8 displays. So the way im reading this (please correct my if im wrong) you have 8 display port adapters going to 8 different monitors (Display port to HDMI, DVI, or what?).

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Try disabling eyefinity and running every monitor as an independent display.
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A:Dual graphics card showing up as N/a DXdiag

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the main problem is as you can see in the pic below is everything is n/a and there are no driver details either. Could this cuase slight graphics problems when playing games and such?

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also not sure if it installed correctly as it shows up like this in device manager
 

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NVIDIA NVS 310




Specifications:

# of Connectors - 2
DisplayPort - 2
Single-Link DVI-D - 2 (using DisplayPort to SL-DVI Cable Adaptor)
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Hocknose said:





So my question is what part of the card is having the issue, is it the GPU or is it the VRAM or even both?Click to expand...

Both. Although you're still only gaming on one screen so the slowdown shouldn't be too severe (watching videos isn't that GPU intensive). There's many programs out there which lets you check your GPU activity and VRAM usage in programs, personally I use MSI Afterburner.

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So I wanted to know will my system support it.I know the mobo im going to buy will support it.Click to expand...

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Confused

I'm sorry to bother you folks again, but I noticed that my question had 55 views but no replies. Did I perhaps give incorrect or confusing information, or maybe posted my question in the wrong forum? I tried looking at some of the other similar questions asked, but none seemed to help with my question.

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GinaPA said:





I am torn between buying one of two Acer laptops. Both have almost identical features--RAM, HD, webcam, 6-cell battery, memory card reader, and are the same price--$499.00 (on sale); but the processors seem to be the big difference, and I would like to know which one you folks feel I should go with.

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I am most likely confused, but that's why I can here. XD
 

A:Dual core or triple core?

A dual core 2.8ghz would be two 2.8ghz cores, and a triple core 2.8ghz would be three 2.8ghz cores. if you have the extra $10 go for it.
 

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A:Dual Nvidia or ATI?

Performance is with the SLI nvidia setup by a large margin. Whether that margin is going to be noticeable depends on the screen resolution you're gaming at.

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A:Dual channel vs tri-channel

Hey Tortured,
to the public at large Intels Tri channel memory bandwidth goes unused as not a whole lot takes advantage of it, and most users would not realize a tangible difference. Doing graphic design is one of the exceptions though, and you would probably see a substantial gain from it.
 

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jeff
 

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3 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1066 MHz; expandable to 8 GB)
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The other has:
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I know some people who say they run duel cards, It seems to be a very good thing. But I have heard of them only running 2 of the same, Not 2 different ones.
 

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A:A problem running dual displays in Windows XP Home

hmm; normally VGA and HDMI outputs are not the way to setup dual monitors.
More typically, the GPU has two VGA connections OR it uses a Y-cable where
the staff of the Y connects to the VGA and each leg of the Y attaches to a different monitor
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I am running Windows 7 and Windows 7 recognizes both as Monitors.

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A:Can't set up Sony LCD as dual monitor

Make sure you are using the right resolution for your SONY Bravia.
 

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A:Dual monitor sound issue

Are there any sound settings in the Nvidia control panel? Are you running the latest video drivers from the Nvidia support website? Do you see any yellow exclamation marks in the Device Manager? If so, you may have what's called a IRQ (Interrupt Request) conflict
 

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e661fgm mobo
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I wouldn't wanna have to buy a new mobo to use a dual core..

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A:Upgrade to a dual core, socket 775

You wouldn't be able to run the latest Core2Duos.

The motherboard doesn't have enough power phases to deal with them.

For true confirmation, why not call Acer and see what's the most powerful CPU you can pop in there?
 

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A:Dual boot XP and Windows 7 with two hard drives

Look here
 

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A:Dual Nvidia 8800 GT SLI overclocking

I would use EVGA precision (sorry, no link atm) and just...overclock?
SLI doesn't make any difference except temperature wise. Also you can individually control the graphics cards, but thats not necessary. Just keep temperatures in check.

With the 8800gt, you could easily reach 650 (my suggestion is to just leave the shader clock in check with the core speed, I believe EVGA precision will do this by default), and just inch on from there while watching temps and stress testing with games or something.
 

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A:Dual Monitor Attempt

Never mind, I plugged monitor 1 to DVI-D and monitor 2 to VGA?
 

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