Hardware Reference Guide Evo Workstation W8000 Document Part Number: 221474-002 September 2001 This guide is provided as a reference tool. The topics contained herein describe specific features and will assist you with installing additional components such as hard drives, memory, expansion boards, and processors.
1 Product Features Standard Configuration Features ... 1–1 Front Panel Components... 1–2 Rear Panel Components... 1–3 System Board Components... 1–4 Audio System... 1–6 Keyboard... 1–7 Easy Access Software ... 1–8 Windows Logo Key ... 1–9 Special Mouse Functions ... 1–10 Serial Number Location...
Contents Installing and Removing an Expansion Board ... 2–34 Identifying the PCI and AGP Sockets... 2–34 Installing an Expansion Board ... 2–35 Removing an Expansion Board... 2–37 Installing an Additional Processor ... 2–37 Upgrading a Processor ... 2–42 Preparing for a Processor Upgrade... 2–43 Removing an Existing Processor...
Standard Configuration Features Features of the Compaq Evo™ Workstation W8000 may vary depending on your model. For a complete listing of the hardware and software installed in your workstation, run the INSPECT utility described in the Troubleshooting Guide on the Reference Library Compaq Evo Workstation W8000 Hardware Reference Guide Hardware Reference Guide Product Features...
Product Features System Board Components Your Evo Workstation W8000 includes the following devices: You may change the settings for these devices in Windows under Settings → Control Panel. System board components Compaq Evo Workstation W8000 Hardware Reference Guide Hardware Reference Guide Integrated PCI-based audio Embedded Ethernet Network Interface Controller Dual-Channel SCSI controller...
Product Features Audio System Your workstation has an integrated audio solution that supports analog or digital external stereo speakers. The system is capable of autosensing the speaker type and outputting the correct signal. The autosensing is done by detecting if there is a mono jack plugged into the line-out connector.
Keyboard Your workstation ships with an Easy Access Keyboard. The following figure identifies the location of keyboard lights and special function keys. Easy Access Keyboard components Easy Access Keyboard Ref Component Ctrl key Windows Logo Key Alt key Application key* Easy Access keys Compaq Evo Workstation W8000 Hardware Reference Guide Hardware Reference Guide Function...
Web site (URL). Reprogramming the Easy Access Buttons The Easy Access Keyboard icon is located on the Windows desktop status bar. Refer to the Readme-user.txt file for instructions about reprogramming the Easy Access Buttons.
Easy Access Paper Icon Insert The paper icon insert functions as a visual aid in identifying the programmed destination of each Easy Access Button. Whenever you reprogram an Easy Access Button, use the Paper Insert Template document to select and print an icon that reflects the new button assignment.
Product Features Special Mouse Functions Most software applications support the use of a mouse. The functions assigned to each mouse button depend on the software applications you are using. Serial Number Location Each computer has a unique serial number located on the corner of the computer access panel and on the rear panel of the computer.
This chapter explains how to access the Evo Workstation W8000 by removing the workstation access panel and front bezel. It also explains how to install the following replacement hardware: Compaq recommends that you finish the setup procedures for the preinstalled software before you install any optional hardware or third-party devices that were not included with your workstation.
Hardware Upgrades CAUTION: Static electricity can damage the electronic components of the workstation or optional equipment. Before beginning these procedures, ensure that you are discharged of static electricity by briefly touching a grounded metal object. 1. Shut down the operating system properly, then turn off the workstation and any external devices.
Removing the Workstation Access Panel CAUTION: Never operate you workstation with the access panel removed. The access panel is required for proper cooling. To remove the workstation access panel 1. Shut down the operating system properly, then turn off the 2.
Hardware Upgrades Removing the Front Bezel To remove the front bezel: 1. Shut down the operating system properly, then turn off the workstation and any external devices. Disconnect the power cord from the grounded AC outlet. 2. Remove the workstation access panel. See “Removing the Workstation Access Panel”...
Installing Additional Memory The Evo Workstation W8000 has two Direct Rambus memory channels and uses Error Checking and Correcting (ECC) Direct Rambus Inline Memory Modules (RIMMS) Dual Direct Rambus memory channels operate on the following three principles: For more information on acceptable configurations, see “RIMM Installation Guidelines”...
Removing the Memory Expansion Board The memory modules are located on the memory expansion board. To remove the memory expansion board in order to install additional memory: 1. Shut down the operating system properly, then turn off the workstation and any external devices. Disconnect the power cord from the grounded AC outlet.
Hardware Upgrades 5. Remove the torx screw on the back of the metal slot cover that secures the memory expansion board to the memory expansion board socket. Removing the torx screw on the back of the metal slot cover Compaq Evo Workstation W8000 Hardware Reference Guide...
6. To release the memory expansion board, press downward on the plastic release latch the card guide. Releasing and removing the memory expansion board from the memory expansion board socket 7. Carefully remove the memory expansion board from the memory 8.
Hardware Upgrades RIMM Installation RIMM Installation Guidelines WARNING: To reduce the risk of personalinjury when replacing or removing RIMMs allow the module being removed from the RIMM socket sufficient time to cool before touching it. RIMM temperatures can reach 212°F (100°C). CAUTION: When handling a RIMM, do not touch any of the contacts.
The number of Direct RDRAM devices on a RIMM cannot be changed. CAUTION: The previous guidelines must be followed when installing RIMMs, or your workstation will not function. CAUTION: When handling a memory module, do not touch any of the contacts.
Hardware Upgrades Configurations for RIMM Installation When installing RIMMs on the memory expansion board, you must adhere to one of the following four configurations for optimal performance. CRIMMs must be installed in all unpopulated RIMM sockets on channels being used. Configuration 1: One Pair of RIMMs Location RIMM Sockets 1 and 2...
Configuration 3: Three Pairs of RIMMs Location RIMM Sockets 1 and 2 RIMM Sockets 3 and 4 RIMM Sockets 5 and 6 RIMM Sockets 7 and 8 Configuration 4: Four Pairs of RIMMs Location RIMM Sockets 1 and 2 RIMM Sockets 3 and 4 RIMM Sockets 5 and 6 RIMM Sockets 7 and 8 Installing RIMMs...
Hardware Upgrades CAUTION: Static electricity can damage the electronic components of the workstation or option boards. Before beginning these procedures, ensure that you are discharged of static electricity by briefly touching a grounded metal object Before installing additional RIMMs, read “RIMM Installation Guidelines”...
4. Install the RIMM: Installing a RIMM and a CRIMM 5. To reinstall the memory expansion board, see “Reinstalling the Memory Expansion Board” in this chapter. Compaq Evo Workstation W8000 Hardware Reference Guide a. Press outward on the two RIMM socket retainer latches b.
Hardware Upgrades Reinstalling the Memory Expansion Board To install a memory expansion board: 1. Place the memory expansion board into the memory expansion board socket. Locating the memory expansion board socket on the system board 2-16 Compaq Evo Workstation W8000 Hardware Reference Guide...
Installing a memory expansion board When installing a memory expansion board, press firmly on the board so that the whole connector seats properly in the memory expansion board socket. After you install the memory expansion board, make sure the board is engaged with the card guide.
Hardware Upgrades Securing the memory expansion board 3. Reassemble the workstation. The workstation automatically recognizes the additional memory. 2-18 Tighten the torx screw on the memory expansion board metal slot cover. Compaq Evo Workstation W8000 Hardware Reference Guide...
Installing Additional Drives This section provides a description of the drive bay components. Instructions for removing a bezel blank and for installing or removing a drive are also included. Drive Bay Components Your workstation supports up to seven drive bays. See the following list for a description of the drive bay components.
Hardware Upgrades Drive Bay Components Bay Drive Component Part of the removable hard drive cage. A 3.5-inch, third-height bay supports a 1.0- inch hard drive or a 1.6-inch hard drive. Part of the removable hard drive cage. A 3.5-inch, third-height bay supports a 1.0- inch hard drive.
Preparing for Drive Installation Remove the drive bezel blank before installing any removable media storage device, such as a tape drive, CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, or diskette drive, into an empty bay location. Removing the Bezel Blank To remove the bezel blank: Removing the bezel blank from the front bezel Compaq Evo Workstation W8000 Hardware Reference Guide Shut down the operating system properly, then turn off the...
Hardware Upgrades Removing and Replacing the Removable Hard Drive Cage Drive bays 1 through 3 are located in the removable hard drive cage. This section provides information on how to remove and install the hard drive cage. Removing the Removable Hard Drive Cage To remove the removable hard drive cage 1.
Replacing the Removable Hard Drive Cage To replace the removable hard drive cage, reverse the steps in the previous section. Removing the Cooling Shield A cooling shield covers bays 5 and 6 to provide proper cooling and EMI protection. The cooling shield must be removed before installing a hard drive in either of these bay locations.
Hardware Upgrades Removing a cooling shield 5. Replace the cooling shield after the drive is installed in the bay. To replace the cooling shield, reverse the previous procedure. 2-24 Compaq Evo Workstation W8000 Hardware Reference Guide...
Locating the Hardware Screws A total of 17 extra hardware screws are provided on the side of the air plenum. The top group of 8 screws are standard 6-32 × 3/16-inch long screws and are for installing the hard drives. The bottom group of 9 screws are metric M-3 ×...
Hardware Upgrades Installing a Drive Installing a hard Drive in Bays 5 and 6 Drive bays 5 and 6 can be configured with either 1.0-inch or 1.6-inch hard drives. Other than using different screw holes, the installation for both drives is basically the same. CAUTION: Use only 3/16-inch guide screws.
3. Remove the front bezel. See “Removing the Front Bezel” in this 4. Remove the cooling shield. See “Removing the Cooling Shield” 5. To install a hard drive in bay 5 or bay 6 see the following four Installing a hard drive in the hard drive adapter Use only 3/16-inch long screws for both the adapter screws 1 and the guide screw 2.
Connecting the UATA signal cable and power cable 6. Connect the opposite ends of the cables to the appropriate system 7. Reassemble the workstation. Reverse the previous procedures to remove a hard drive from bay 5 or bay 6. Compaq Evo Workstation W8000 Hardware Reference Guide board connectors.
Hardware Upgrades Installing a Hard Drive in the Removable Hard Drive Cage (Bays 1 to 3) The removable hard drive cage canbe configured with up to three 1.0-inch hard drives or two 1.6-inch hard drives. Other than using different screw holes, the installation for both types of drives is basically the same.
5. Install the screws into the drive cage. See the following illustration for screw locations. Locating the hard drive screw holes Compaq Evo Workstation W8000 Hardware Reference Guide 1.0-inch drive 1.6-inch drive 1.0-inch drive 1.0-inch or 1.6-inch drive Hardware Upgrades 2-31...
Hardware Upgrades 6. To install an optional hard drive in the removable hard drive Installing a hard drive in bay 2 CAUTION: Use only standard 6-32x3/16-inch guide screws. Longer screws can damage the internal components of the drive. Reinstalling the removable hard drive cage. 2-32 cage, see the following three illustrations.
Connecting the SCSI signal cables and power cables 7. Connect the ends of the cables to the appropriate system board connectors. To locate the appropriate drive connectors, see “System Board Components” in Chapter 1. 8. Reassemble the workstation. Reverse the previous procedure to remove a drive from the removable hard drive cage Compaq Evo Workstation W8000 Hardware Reference Guide Hardware Upgrades...
Hardware Upgrades Installing and Removing an Expansion Board This section provides instructions for installing and removing PCI and AGP expansion boards. Identifying the PCI and AGP Sockets This workstation contains one AGP socket and six PCI sockets. The following illustration identifies the physical locations of these sockets.
Installing an Expansion Board To install an expansion board: 1. Shut down the operating system properly, then turn off the workstation and any external devices. Disconnect the power cord from the grounded AC outlet. 2. Remove the workstation access panel. See “Removing the Workstation Access Panel”...
Hardware Upgrades 5. Slide the expansion board into the socket. Press firmly on the If you are installing a full-length expansion board, make sure to engage the card guide. AGP Pro Specifications allow an AGP expansion board (with additional components or PCI expansion boards attached) to occupy up to two adjacent PCI sockets on your workstation system board.
Removing an Expansion Board Reverse the steps in the previous section to remove an expansion board. When reversing these steps: Be sure to store the board in antistatic packaging. Install an expansion slot cover to close the open slot. Installing an Additional Processor You can upgrade your workstation to a multiprocessor system.
Hardware Upgrades 5. Remove the air baffle: Removing the air baffle 2-38 a. Grasp the air baffle at both ends. b. Rotate the end of the air baffle in an upward direction c. Pull the air baffle tab out of the front fan bracket d.
6. Install the second processor: CAUTION: If only one processor is installed and you are replacing that processor, be sure to install the processor in the primary processor socket or your workstation will not function. CAUTION: Processor pins are delicate and bend easily. Use extreme care when placing the processor in the socket.
Hardware Upgrades 7. Install the Voltage Regulator Module (VRM): CAUTION: You must install a Compaq approved VRM board when installing a second processor. Using a VRM board that is incompatible with the primary VRM board may severely or permanently damage the system board.
8. Reinstall the air baffle: CAUTION: The air baffle is essential to proper cooling of the processors. Without it, the processors will slow down to avoid overheating. Air flows across the processors from front to back. The front fan moves air over the processors while the back fan pulls the air out of the chassis.
Hardware Upgrades CAUTION: If only one processor is installed and you are replacing that processor, be sure to install the processor in the primary processor socket or your workstation will not function. 10. Reinstall the memory expansion board. See “Reinstalling the 11.
Upgrading a Processor You can upgrade your workstation by replacing an existing processor with a faster processor. Before replacing an existing processor, you will need to purchase the necessary hardware option kit. Follow the guidelines and procedures provided in the following sections to upgrade your processor.
Hardware Upgrades Guidelines for Separating the Heatsink/Processor Assembly Before upgrading your workstation with a new processor, the following sequential events must take place in order to remove the existing heatsink and processor assembly: 1. The heatsink and processor assembly need to be heated to an optimum temperature to break the compound bonding them together.
Heatsink Warm-Up Time Minimal warm-up time is required to generate enough heat to soften the compound holding the heatsink to the cold processor. CAUTION: Lifting the heatsink straight up while it is in a cold state can result in damage to the processor, because it may prematurely pull the heatsink and processor assembly out of the processor socket.
Hardware Upgrades 4. Disconnect the cables from the hard drive and move them away from the processor area. 5. Remove the air baffle: a. Grasp the end of the air baffle seated at the rear of the chassis. b. Rotate the end of the baffle in an upward direction c.
7. Remove the heatsink: Twisting and lifting the heatsink off the processor CAUTION: Lifting the heatsink straight up while it is in a cold state can result in damage to the processor, because it may prematurely pull the heatsink and processor assembly out of the processor socket. If this should occur, you will need to open the processor socket, by lifting up on the processor retention lever, before attempting to install the new processor.
Hardware Upgrades 8. Remove the processor: Removing the processor Installing a New Processor To install a new processor, see the “Installing an Additional Processor” section in this chapter. Disabling Onboard Devices Before installing an option, you may have to disable another component such as: For example, if you add a sound card, you might need to disable the Soundblaster device on the system board to prevent conflicts.
Evo Workstation W8000 Component Dimensions Height Width Depth Approximate Weight Power Supply Operating Voltage Range Rated Voltage Range Rated Line Frequency Temperature Operating Shipping Humidity (noncondensing) Operating Nonoperating Maximum Altitude (unpressurized) Operating Nonoperating Power Output Rated Input Current (maximum) Heat Dissipation (maximum) Compa Evo Workstation W8000 Hardware Reference Guide Specifications U.S.
Using the Cable-Select Feature with Ultra ATA Devices Selected models of the Evo Workstation W8000 have an internal Ultra ATA hard drive installed. The configuration of the drive employs a cable-select feature that identifies the drive as device 0 (primary drive) or device 1 (secondary drive). Device 1 is the drive connected to the cable’s middle connector.
Guidelines for Installing Ultra ATA Devices When installing additional Ultra ATA drives, follow these guidelines: UATA-100 cable If using multiple Ultra ATA devices, Compaq recommends that the devices be split between the primary and secondary Ultra ATA channels for optimum performance. Use an additional Ultra ATA cable to connect the additional device(s) to the system board.
SCSI Devices This section contains information relating to SCSI device guidelines and installation. Guidelines for Using SCSI Devices When installing and operating SCSI devices, follow these guidelines: Compaq Evo Workstation W8000 Hardware Reference Guide A single Ultra SCSI controller supports up to seven SCSI devices per channel.
For additional information about optional SCSI devices, refer to the documentation included with the device or contact your Compaq authorized dealer, reseller, or service provider. CAUTION: Do not route cables near the air intake to the power supply. Cables routed in this manner can block airflow to the power supply, causing it to overheat.
Guidelines for Installing SCSI Devices If you mix Ultra ATA and SCSI hard drives in the same system, the Ultra ATA drive will be the boot drive unless the boot order is changed in the F10 Setup. When replacing a hard drive, the replacement drive should be of the same type as the drive being removed.
Using a SCSI Cable Selected models of the Evo Workstation W8000 ship with a multimode SCSI cable that supports Low Voltage Differential (LVD) or single-ended devices (UATA models do not have the SCSI cable). The Evo Workstation W8000 ships with a LVD cable that supports up to five SCSI devices.
Using SCSISelect with SCSI Devices The SCSI host adapter includes the SCSISelect utility to configure the host adapter and to run SCSI disk utilities. To run the SCSISelect utility: A menu displays with the following options: For additional information about configuring POST message display status, refer to the Computer Setup Guide on the Reference Library CD.
Replacing the Battery The battery that comes with your computer provides power to the real-time clock and has a lifetime of about three to five years. When replacing the battery, use an equivalent 3-volt lithium coin cell battery. A replacement battery may be purchased at your local retailer or from the Compaq.com Web site.
Battery Replacement To replace the battery: 1. Shut down the operating system properly, turn off the computer and any external devices, disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet, and remove the computer cover or access panel. It may be necessary to remove an expansion card to gain access to the battery.
4. Slide the replacement battery into position, positive side up. The 5. Replace any expansion boards you removed. 6. Replace the computer cover or access panel. 7. Plug in and turn on the computer. 8. Reset the date and time, your passwords, and any special system Compaq Evo Workstation W8000 Hardware Reference Guide battery holder automatically secures the battery in the proper position.
Installing a Cable Lock The cable lock is an optional device used to help secure the workstation. Because of differences between chassis, the slot may be located in a different position than shown. Securing the workstation 1. Separate the pieces of the security bracket by bending the metal Compaq Evo Workstation W8000 Hardware Reference Guide Security Lock Provisions where the three pieces join.
Security Lock Provisions 2. Insert the tang (tongue) of the narrow bracket into the slot on the 3. Cover the screw with the flat bracket. 4. Install a lock (not provided) in the security bracket to control chassis, and slide the U-shaped security bracket between the tang and the system unit cover.
A discharge of static electricity from a finger or other conductor may damage system boards or other static-sensitive devices. This type of damage may reduce the life expectancy of the device. Preventing Electrostatic Damage To prevent electrostatic damage, observe the following precautions: Compaq Evo Workstation W8000 Hardware Reference Guide Electrostatic Discharge Avoid hand contact by transporting and storing products in...
Electrostatic Discharge Grounding Methods Several methods for grounding are available. Use one or more of the following methods when handling or installing electrostatic-sensitive parts: If you do not have any of the suggested equipment for proper grounding or if you need for more information about static electricity, contact your Compaq authorized dealer, reseller, or service provider.
Never restrict the airflow into the computer by blocking the front vents or air intake. Do not place the keyboard, with the keyboard feet down, directly against the front of a unit that is in a desktop configuration because this also restricts airflow.
Routine Computer Care and Shipping Preparation CD-ROM Drive Precautions Be sure to observe the following guidelines while operating or cleaning your CD-ROM drive. Operation Cleaning Safety If any object or liquid falls into the drive, immediately unplug the computer and have it checked by an authorized Compaq service provider.
Shipping Preparation Follow these suggestions when preparing to ship your computer: 1. Back up the hard drive files onto PD discs, tape cartridges, or The hard drive locks automatically when the system power is turned off. 2. Remove and store any program diskettes that are located in the 3.