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Z400 X5690 W3690 Fastest Processors

Q: Z400 X5690 W3690 Fastest Processors

I'm working on a project to soup up the Z and have some results nbsp Mine came with a W quad core processor and I read in our forum here that this revision motherboard with the later boot block date from BIOS X5690 W3690 Z400 Processors Fastest and the memory slots can support running a X processor despite the fact that was never listed in any of the HP QuickSpecs for this workstation nbsp That processor is equipped for running in a two-processor workstation it has QPI links rather than just nbsp It also is said to be the fastest processor that will run in a Z outfitted with two processors and it also was never listed in the Z400 X5690 W3690 Fastest Processors HP QuickSpecs for the Z revision later generation motherboards nbsp It was listed by HP for the revision Z nbsp I can confirm that the X runs just fine in my revision Z Z400 X5690 W3690 Fastest Processors and have some advice on a less expensive eBay used processor that should give the exact same performance nbsp nbsp Some Z generalizations nbsp Most of them came with the higher capacity Performance - heatsink fans that can handle the W max TDP processors nbsp These are larger have x x mm fans and have instead of heat tubes built in nbsp Because the Z is a single processor workstation it is optimal to use a hexacore cores processor nbsp You want the fastest available processor clock speed that will run in that workstation GHz and you want the highest transport speed GT s QPI nbsp You want the largest cache MB SmartCache nbsp You want the FSB of the processor to be the highest possible so that if you have fast memory it will be allowed to run at its fastest speed and not held back by a slower FSB processor you want FSB for this nbsp You also would prefer a Xeon with only one sSpec code so you don't have to figure out what version is the latest there will be only version if there is only production sSpec code nbsp Never buy one that has a sSpec code that starts with a Q it will be a Qualification pre-release processor nbsp Prefer to buy from a US rather than China source unless there is a great deal from a proven good source and you don't mind waiting - weeks nbsp nbsp Update to the latest BIOS which is and came out nbsp The X with sSpec code SLBVX sells used on eBay right now about USD nbsp The equivalent single QPI link processor that is in the latest HP QuickSpecs document v is the W with sSpec code SLBW and it sells used on eBay now for about USD nbsp So buying that will save you about over the X for the same performance but you won't be able to shift that over to a two-processor Z setup later nbsp Here's some stats for the three processors discussed above nbsp W Xeon GHz SLBEV W max TDP cores GT s QPI MB SmartCache FSB eBayX Xeon GHz SLBVX W max TDP cores GT s QPI MB SmartCache FSB eBayW Xeon GHz SLBW W max TDP cores GT s QPI MB SmartCache FSB eBay nbsp The W performance scores below are from the same Z before and after the processor upgrade this morning and the video card scores shown will rise when I put in a faster GTX or Quadro card nbsp I tend to stick with the Intel series SSDs off eBay because they are SATA generation II SSDs and have been rock solid for me nbsp I like the GB version best which often will give me a drive score nbsp The maximum score for any subcategory shown is nbsp Here's a W Pro Windows Experience Index probe for my original processor nbsp nbsp nbsp Here's the same for the X and the W will produce the same scores nbsp nbsp nbsp
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A:Changing my z600 processor to my z400 processors - CPU upgra...

Hi, The z600 series of workstations support Intel Xeon Processor X5570 QC 2.93 GHz, 95W, 8M cache, 6.40GT/s QPI, DDR3 1333 MHz, HT, TurboIntel Xeon Processor X5560 QC 2.80 GHz, 95W, 8M cache, 6.40GT/s QPI, DDR3 1333 MHz, HT, TurboIntel Xeon Processor X5550 QC 2.66 GHz, 95W, 8M cache, 6.40GT/s QPI, DDR3 1333 MHz, HT, TurboIntel Xeon Processor E5540 QC 2.53 GHz, 80W, 8M cache, 5.86GT/s QPI, DDR3 1066 MHz, HT, TurboIntel Xeon Processor E5530 QC 2.40 GHz, 80W, 8M cache, 5.86GT/s QPI, DDR3 1066 MHz, HT, TurboIntel Xeon Processor E5520 QC 2.26 GHz, 80W, 8M cache, 5.86GT/s QPI, DDR3 1066 MHz, HT, TurboIntel Xeon Processor E5506 QC 2.13 GHz, 80W, 4M cache, 4.80GT/s QPI, DDR3 800 MHzIntel Xeon Processor E5504 QC 2.00 GHz, 80W, 4M cache, 4.80GT/s QPI, DDR3 800 MHzLooks like they support CPU's with 80W to 95W. The Intel Xeon W3550 has TDP 130W . I don't think this is going to work. Regards.
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A:Will HPZ800 take Intel Xeon X5690 CPU?

According to the Z800 data sheet, the X5690 is supported. This is a high power Xeon and has a max TDP of 130W so you need a high capacity heatsink with these hot CPU's. I believe not all heatsinks are the same... Others may be able to specify exact part numbers..
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What are the hardware limitations of Windows 7 64 bit ?

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From next start Windows 8 ran into trouble and within a day or two of using this desktop stopped responding, happened for all operating systems where I selected maximum number of processors shown in 'Msconfig'.
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Q: Z400 PC

I have a HP Z400 PC with an error meesage: Driver stopped v 275.89. I thought it was my monitor. I replaced the monitor. Same error. What could be my problem? The error message continues: Nivida windows kernel mode..driver 275.89.

A:Z400 PC

I have a HP Z400 PC with an error meesage: Driver stopped v 275.89. I thought it was my monitor. I replaced the monitor. Same error. What could be my problem? The error message continues: Nivida windows kernel mode..driver 275.89.That appears to be an HP workstation and the driver dates from November 2011 (assuming Win 7 Pro 32-bit). See here for other OS and drivers: HP Z400 operating systems and driversIt could be an indication that the drivers are corrupt in which case you would need to uninstall/reinstall the graphics drivers again. You can download them from the same site after selecting your OS. But I had a similar message on a Sony Vaio notebook not so long ago and without doing anything, the system recovered of its own accord. I'd suggest monitoring the situation for the time being at least.
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A:Z400 with Non-ECC memory?

Tiebreaker wrote:Can anyone please confirm if the Z400 (2nd gen) can use Non-ECC memory? The official HP specs only list unbuffered ECC memory as being approved - but I can't find anywhere where it specifically states that Non-ECC memory is NOT approved.Hi, That's the answer Regards.
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I just added 2 x 4GB Ram in it.
The following document says I can add 4GB 4GB 2GB 2GB = 12GB Ram in my system.

But the problem is the confusion on memory slots.

The CPU box says memory slots are in order

1 4 2 5 3 6

and when I open the HP Support Assistant it says
1 2 3 4 5 6

You will better understand from the image given below

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A:Z400 NO Bios where can i get it from

Hi Gabipen,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
I?m sorry to hear that the computer is not booting to Windows after trying to partition the Hard Drive within Windows, this might have corrupted the operating System installed in the computer. I suggest you to perform the Flee-Power and BIOS reset. Below are the steps to check and resolve the issue:

Remove the battery and any other peripheral device connected to the computer.
Hold the power button for 10-15 seconds and then connect only the AC Adapter and try to turn ON the computer.
If the issue persists even after performing Flee Power then resetting BIOS to its defaults should resolve the issue
To access BIOS menu turn OFF the computer and press NOVO button which is located at the left hand side of the computer.
Then to reset the BIOS to its defaults click on ?F9? Key and select YES.
Now Click on ?F10? Key to safe the changes that are done in BIOS, restart the computer and check if the issue is resolved.

 Hope this helps!!!
Do post us back for further queries.
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar

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A:HP Z400 workstation - Windows 7

Hi Gutz, and welcome. You could try to remove the infection as you already did before and then clean temp files with Temp File Cleaner:Double click on TFC.exe to run the programClick on Start button to begin cleaning processTFC will close all running programs, and if ask you to restart computer allow it scan your pc with ESET Online Scanner following this steps:Disable your Antivirus and other security softwareHold down Control and click on the above link to open ESET Online Scanner in a new windowClick the buttonFor alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)Click on to download the ESET Smart Installer and Save it to your desktopDouble click on the icon on your desktopCheck Click Accept any security warnings from your browserUnder scan settings, check and Uncheck Remove found threatsClick Advanced settings and select:Scan potentially unwanted applicationsScan for potentially unsafe applicationsEnable Anti-Stealth technologyESET will download updates and install itself, then begin the scan. Please be patient as this can take some time.When the scan completes, push Click , and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScanClick Click and then use Security Check, saving it to your Desktop and:Double-click SecurityCheck.exeFollow the on screen instructions inside of the black boxsave checkup.txt to your desktopRember to re enable all the protections that you have disabled and include the contents of the reports in your reply.
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A:Z400 Aftermarket Upgrades

Your W3505 is already a 130W processor, so you have the Performance fan.  Shift over to either the W3680 (search eBay for SLBV2, and you'll find some now at 93.50 USD).  Or, if you want to go from 3.33 to 3.46 GHz speed spend the extra and get the W3690 for about 145.00 off eBay.  That is a psychological thing.... you won't be able to tell the difference in the real world, and all the other main features are identical. The ultimate would be the X5690, which has a single sSpec code of SLBVX, and on eBay used is going now for about 245.00 USD.  I got mine recently with careful shopping for 220.00, but the Revision 1 Z400 cost me only 100.00 plus shipping.  I needed to do this test..... I have posted in here on adding a USB3.0 HP Texas Instruments card.... make sure it goes into a PCIe Gen II slot so bus speed will let it get to USB3.0 max speed.  My post includes info on the HP 5.25 to 3.5 adapter that will let you place my favorite Akasa front interface into that and mount it below your optical drive in the spare bay up top.  I included into on the correct Molex brand 4-wire peripheral to SATA power adapter that I get from to fit that card perfectly.  You end up with 4 USB3 slots, 2 rear/2 front. Here are some links on that process: Here Here and Here   You have the SSD..... Gen II vs Gen III is not really an issue..... stick with plugging that straight into the SATA port 0 on the motherboard.  Dump all SAS.   I've posted here on how to drop your boot times dramatically.... read up on that.  Use the forum's search box above to find these things.   I added a 40x40x20mm Northbridge fan, 4-wire HP version, from a xw6600 motherboard.  Mine is screwed atop the normal silver Northbridge heatsink fins, and there would be several ways to attach that.  The fan blows up away from the motherboard pulling cooler air in through the heatsink from below.  The same fan is used on the Z600 Northbridge.  There is a spare motherboard standard PWM white header near there, and I added an in-line Noctua 4-wire LNA to drop its speed (which I do for all the HP Northbridge fans).  That adds to the length overall and lets the fan plug reach the motherboard header.  The RPM speeds now show up in the temp/rpm section of the Z400 BIOS as a memory cooling fan.  So, the original header appears to have been intended for a memory cooler, but it is perfect for the Northbridge cooling.  The speeds of either of those 2 processors would boost the heat at the Northbridge, and that was my solution (but probably that is not really needed).  I don't know if HP ever did a similar things for some high end Z400s, but seeing that fan used on the xw6600 and Z600 inspired me to add that to this Z400.  You can get those fans with the proper HP wiring by searching eBay, and from China where they were all made.  That specifically is the Delta EFB0412HD -7R49, and that modifier at the end designates the HP 4-wire PWM controlled version.   You want all 6 memory slots filled by identical 2 or 4 GB sticks, with 1333 memory speeds to take best advantage of the HP memory engineering and the fact that they'll be able to run at that speed with those processors. The HP PCIe supplemental power 6-wire cable provides significantly more power than the ATX 75W max standard..... I don't see an issue there for your video card needs, within reason.  Your net pow... Read more
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A:Highest End Z400 Build

Hi, I don't know where do your get its specs but the following document for the whole series;    Regards.
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Is it hardware or software problem? 


hi lisheng,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
First Try doing a Power Drain.
Then Open Device Manager and open the Human Interface Devices
  Uninstall all that starts with HID- then restart the system See if the problem will go away
If still the same I would consider this as a hardware Issue
You can contact Lenovo Technical Support here
Best Regards
Solid Cruver

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To isolate fastest is to have another battery to use or charging the original battery on a known working compatible laptop.
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Al parecer tienes un error en la partición de recuperación del sistema,Salvo que creases discos de recuperación o USB en su día,no va ser posible volver a hacer que funcione,tendrías que solicitar a lenovo nuevos discos de recuperación de tu sistema y modelo de equipo.
Como obtener discos de recuperación:
Spanish to English translation...
Apparently you have an error in the recovery partition system , except that creases recovery discs or USB in your day , it will be possible again to make it work, you should apply to lenovo new recovery discs of your system and model equipment.
How to obtain recovery discs:
Mod's Edit: Google translated for the benefit of English readers. 

Haga clic en la estrella para decir gracias, Por favor marque si resuelve su problema.No trabajo para LENOVO soy usuario voluntario.
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You might look through the BIOS flash upgrades on the Gigabyte site. They often increase the processor speed it will support with BIOS upgrades. I know Abit has a description of what each update does so I imagine yours does as well.

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Which is the fastest browser ? :

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Where do I get K-Meleon ? :


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A:Fastest web browser?

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Moka :hotbounce

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ok update I think I found it.

so in other words this board will take ????
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