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HP Z400 Gen2 Configuration Manuallines

Avid single quad-core cpu workstation, 6 dimm/embedded 1394a firewire version, media composer/newscutter.
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1.) HP Z400 AVID Qualified System Specification:
Z400 Operating System choices:
Z400 Hardware Configuration
Qualified CPU
1.) Single Intel® Quad-Core Xeon® W3550 Processor @ 3.06GHz 8MB cache / 1066MHz memory
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NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800 1GB PCI-E video board
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320GB SATA-II 3Gb/s 7200RPM Hard Disk Drive
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Memory: (3 supported configurations)
a.) Memory: 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 ECC memory –
(Requires three 2GB DIMMs,
2GB memory modules must be installed in the following memory slots:
CPU0-DIMM1, CPU0-DIMM3, CPU0-DIMM5
b.) Memory: 12GB (6 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 ECC memory –
(Requires six 2GB DIMMs,
2GB memory modules must be installed in the following memory slots:
CPU0-DIMM1, CPU0-DIMM2, CPU0-DIMM3, CPU0-DIMM4, CPU0-DIMM5, CPU0-DIMM6
c.)
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Memory: 6GB (6 x1GB) DDR3 1333 ECC memory –
(Requires six 1GB DIMMs,
1GB memory modules must be installed in the following memory slots:
CPU0-DIMM1, CPU0-DIMM2, CPU0-DIMM3, CPU0-DIMM4, CPU0-DIMM5, CPU0-DIMM6
***
This Config has the disadvantage that it cannot be expanded, the existing 1GB modules would all
need to be removed and replaced with 2GB modules
Avid Configuration Guidelines
HP Z400 Single Quad-Core CPU Workstation
Gen2 Z400 – ( 6 DIMM / Embedded 1394a Firewire version )
Media Composer / Newscutter
Microsoft® Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition (SP1 / SP2)
Microsoft® Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition (SP1 / SP2)
Microsoft® Windows XP Professional 32-bit Edition (SP2 / SP3)
DIMM sizes cannot be mixed
DIMM sizes cannot be mixed
Z400 Gen2 (6-DIMM / Embedded 1394a Firewire version) Rev A Guide
DIMM sizes cannot be mixed
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Joe Conforti
– Avid Technology – March 5th

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  • Page 1 This Config has the disadvantage that it cannot be expanded, the existing 1GB modules would all need to be removed and replaced with 2GB modules Page 1 of 17 Joe Conforti – Avid Technology – March 5th Z400 Gen2 (6-DIMM / Embedded 1394a Firewire version) Rev A Guide...
  • Page 2 Not Supported - Microsoft® Windows XP 64-bit (any version) Not Supported - Microsoft® Windows Vista 32-bit (any version) Page 2 of 17 Joe Conforti – Avid Technology – March 5th Z400 Gen2 (6-DIMM / Embedded 1394a Firewire version) Rev A Guide...
  • Page 3 3.) Qualified Avid Editing Applications and Hardware Supported on the HP Z400 workstation: AVID qualified Hardware / Shared Storage Qualified / Supported by Operating System Minimum AVID Version S/W Vista 64-bit WinXP 32-bit Vista 64-bit WinXP 32-bit Media Composer v3.5.4 Media Composer v3.5.9...
  • Page 4 FC-41ES. Earlier revisions (A, B and C) of the FC-41ES may demonstrate compatibility issues when used with the Z400 including not being recognized by the Z400 CPU. Page 4 of 17 Joe Conforti – Avid Technology – March 5th Z400 Gen2 (6-DIMM / Embedded 1394a Firewire version) Rev A Guide...
  • Page 5 1) StarTech PEX1394B3 (AVID P/N 7030-30029-01) http://www.startech.com/item/PEX1394B3-2b-1a-PCI-Express-1394-FireWire-Adapter-Card.aspx 2) Dynex DX-PCI2PF http://www.dynexproducts.com/pc-729-2-dynex-2-port-firewire-800-and-1-port-firewire-400-pcie-adapter.aspx 3) Point Grey Research FWB-PCIE-01 http://www.ptgrey.com/products/firepro/adapters/FWB-PCIE/PCIe_1394b_card_datasheet.pdf Page 5 of 17 Joe Conforti – Avid Technology – March 5th Z400 Gen2 (6-DIMM / Embedded 1394a Firewire version) Rev A Guide...
  • Page 6 AVID 1394 DNA (Adrenaline / Mojo) must connect here (any of the 3 connections can be used) Page 6 of 17 Joe Conforti – Avid Technology – March 5th Z400 Gen2 (6-DIMM / Embedded 1394a Firewire version) Rev A Guide...
  • Page 7 Embedded 1394a controllerof the Gen2 Z400 does not have any 1394 ports on the rear of the chassis. (This 1394 connection cannot be used for 1394 DNA Adrenaline / 1394 Mojo support) Page 7 of 17 Joe Conforti – Avid Technology – March 5th Z400 Gen2 (6-DIMM / Embedded 1394a Firewire version) Rev A Guide...
  • Page 8 7.) HP Z400 I/O Slot Layout HP Z400 Slot Layout Page 8 of 17 Joe Conforti – Avid Technology – March 5th Z400 Gen2 (6-DIMM / Embedded 1394a Firewire version) Rev A Guide...
  • Page 9 Newscutter 7.5.9 version software. Running the passive version DX HIB with prior software releases may result in instability. Page 9 of 17 Joe Conforti – Avid Technology – March 5th Z400 Gen2 (6-DIMM / Embedded 1394a Firewire version) Rev A Guide...
  • Page 10 3. Set MWAIT-Aware OS – Disable 4. Set Idle Power Savings – Normal During boot up press F10 at the HP splash screen to invoke Set Up. Select the Advanced tab Select Processors. <Enter> Select Hyper-Threading Default setting is Disable ...
  • Page 11 The previously qualified 169.47 Nvidia driver released with previous versions of Avid editing applications does not support the new generation FX3800 video card used in the Z400 CPU. Page 11 of 17 Joe Conforti – Avid Technology – March 5th Z400 Gen2 (6-DIMM / Embedded 1394a Firewire version) Rev A Guide...
  • Page 12 “Display-Port-to-VGA” adapters are available from the following 3 party manufacturer’s: http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF06c/A10-51210-64265-3965876-64265-3895841-3895842-3895844.html http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Cables/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&cs=19&sku=330-4685 http://www.siig.com/ViewProduct.aspx?pn=CB-DP0082-S1 Page 12 of 17 Joe Conforti – Avid Technology – March 5th Z400 Gen2 (6-DIMM / Embedded 1394a Firewire version) Rev A Guide...
  • Page 13 G.) Serial Port Deck Control: The HP Z400 workstation does not have an embedded serial port. Serial port deck control can be established via two methods (both of which have been qualified by Avid and will maintain frame accuracy in Avid environments) 1.
  • Page 14 Select “Disabled” using [Page Up] / [Page Down] Press “ESC” Press “ESC” Select 4 – Save Parameters and Exit Page 14 of 17 Joe Conforti – Avid Technology – March 5th Z400 Gen2 (6-DIMM / Embedded 1394a Firewire version) Rev A Guide...
  • Page 15 Go to device manager and select each instance of the device named Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter which will be used for ISIS connectivity. Select performance options and then select Properties. Page 15 of 17 Joe Conforti – Avid Technology – March 5th Z400 Gen2 (6-DIMM / Embedded 1394a Firewire version) Rev A Guide...
  • Page 16 Perform this for each instance of the device named “Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter” which will be used for ISIS connectivity. Disable the windows firewall: Page 16 of 17 Joe Conforti – Avid Technology – March 5th Z400 Gen2 (6-DIMM / Embedded 1394a Firewire version) Rev A Guide...
  • Page 17 Joe Conforti Initial Public Release of the Z400 Gen2 (6-DIMM / Embedded 1394a Firewire) Avid config guide Page 17 of 17 Joe Conforti – Avid Technology – March 5th Z400 Gen2 (6-DIMM / Embedded 1394a Firewire version) Rev A Guide...

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