Updating bios compaq evo

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In most cases two sockets were populated with Intel Xeon X5670 CPUs, hex core devices with 12Mb of cache memory. I looked around and noticed that HP were doing a very similar board with two sockets and, crucially, it was packaged up into what looked like a normal PC tower case.

We ran Redhat Enterprise Linux on them and they were, and still are, extremely fast linux servers that could operate as physical boxes in our production environment or virtuals in development. And it was very expensive, much too expensive to justify forking out for one. You can now pick up a brand new replacement motherboard for an HP Z800 on ebay for £100. Excitement quickly turned into a daunting realisation that I may have bitten off more than I could chew. It will not fit into any ‘normal’ PC case, not even an EATX tower case. There’s a separate power connector for the memory banks with a proprietary connector. Clearly this is a server motherboard adapted only slightly to fit into HP’s proprietary case with HP’s proprietary power supply and cooling system.

We need to start with a case for this thing and like I said, even the largest ‘normal’ tower case will be too small. There aren’t many of these and the one I chose was the Nanoxia Deep Silence 6.

The output amperage has to be the same as on the original adapter or higher, but not lower.

When you plug the AC adapter the power LED and the battery charge LED light up.

After that plug the AC adapter ans try starting the laptop again. Try installing the memory module into the other slot (if it’s available).

If you have two memory modules installed, try removing them one by one and start the laptop just with one memory module installed.

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