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Familiarization Guide
This guide is for experienced technicians who have already
completed the HP Kayak PC family training course. It assumes that
the reader is already familiar with the different HP Kayak models.
However, before reading this guide, you should first read the HP
Kayak XU Series 0441 PC Workstation Familiarization Guide. It will
give you an overall description of the hardware and software options
that are also available on the HP Kayak XW Series 0480 PC
Workstation
This document is a self-paced familiarization guide containing infor-
mation that is specific only to the repair of the HP Kayak XW Series
0480 PC Workstation.
For information on the installation of accessories, refer to the paper
User's Guide and the online documents that are supplied with the PC.
HP Kayak XW Series 0480
PC Workstation
To access the HP World-Wide Web
support site:
http://www.hp.com/go/kayaksupport

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  • Page 1 HP Kayak XW Series 0480 PC Workstation This document is a self-paced familiarization guide containing infor- mation that is specific only to the repair of the HP Kayak XW Series 0480 PC Workstation. For information on the installation of accessories, refer to the paper User’s Guide and the online documents that are supplied with the PC.
  • Page 2: Notice

    Notice The information contained in this document is subject to change without notice. Hewlett-Packard makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this material, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Hewlett-Packard shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Notice........... . HP Kayak PC Workstation Overview......
  • Page 4 English...
  • Page 5: Hp Kayak Pc Workstation Overview

    HP VISUALIZE fx6 AGP Video SGRAM video memory. The Controllers SDRAM texture memory. The HP VISUALIZE fx6 has two connectors on the board, one for the AGP slot and the other for the PCI slot. HP Kayak PC Workstation Overview Features ®...
  • Page 6 HP Kayak PC Workstation Overview Component All models have 6 slots: 1 AGP, 4 PCI, 1 combination ISA/PCI. Support for WOL compatible LAN boards. Accessory I PCI slot (slot 4) used for the LAN/Ultra-Wide SCSI board with RPO capability. Board Slots 1 AGP slot used for the Video Adapter.
  • Page 7: Before Reading This Familiarization Guide

    HP Kayak XW Series 0480 PC Workstation. The only major difference between these two models is the video controller. The HP Kayak XW Series 0480 model is supplied with an HP VISUALIZE fx6 AGP video controller, while the HP Kayak XU Series 0441 model contains the ELSA GLoria Synergy AGP video controller.
  • Page 8: The Hp Visualize Fx6 Texture Module Accessory

    The HP VISUALIZE fx6 Texture Module Accessory The HP VISUALIZE fx6 Texture Module Accessory The HP Kayak XW Series 0480 model contains an HP VISUALIZE fx6 video board with 18 MB of SGRAM installed memory. An additional 32 MB of SDRAM texture memory can be added by installing a texture module.
  • Page 9: Removing And Reinstalling The Visualize Fx6 Video Board

    PC workstation. NOTE Due to the size of the HP VISUALIZE fx6 board, it could prove to be quite difficult to remove. Do not try to force it when removing it from the connectors, but remove it gently. If you do encounter any problems, check that there isn’t anything that could be blocking it (for example, cables near...
  • Page 10: Installing And Configuring The Hp Visualize Fx6 Driver

    Installing and Configuring the HP VISUALIZE fx6 Driver Installing and Configuring the HP VISUALIZE fx6 Driver An OpenGL video driver is available for HP VISUALIZE fx6 video board for use under Windows NT4.0 only. Without the appropriate drivers, the PC Workstation will only operate in VGA mode, meaning that the 3D hardware accessory will not be available.
  • Page 11: Configuring The Visualize Fx6 Opengl Driver

    Select the application to be used in the Options tab For further information about advanced configurations, refer to the HP VISUALIZE fx6 Configuration and Troubleshooting Guide on the HP World Wide Web site: http//www.hp.com/go/kayaksupport Installing and Configuring the HP VISUALIZE fx6 Driver...
  • Page 12: Troubleshooting

    This utility can be used only when Windows NT in VGA mode is running and the HP VISUALIZE fx6 OpenGL driver is installed. It provides a good level of confidence in the video hardware in situations such as intermittent system hangs or unusual graphics behavior on the screen.
  • Page 13: Verifying The Hp Visualize Fx6 Agp Connector

    AGP accessory slot on the system board. Due to the weight of the HP VISUALIZE fx6 video board, it is possible that the AGP connector has moved out of its socket during transport. As...
  • Page 14: Mixing Hp Visualize Opengl Drivers

    (number 1) that is different. They are not compatible, and cannot be mixed. When downloading an OpenGL driver from the HP World Wide Web site, ensure that you have selected the driver that is appropriate for the video board.
  • Page 15: Using Hp Visualize Fx6 Diagnostic Utility

    AGP slot. Moreover, the complex tests required for the fx6 video board are too large to be included in DiagTools. To test the HP VISUALIZE fx6 video board, use the diagnostics utility that has been developed for this board. Refer to Utility”...
  • Page 16: Identifying Video Boards On An Hp Kayak Xw

    Identifying Video Boards on an HP Kayak XW How can I identify the difference between an HP VISUALIZE fx6 video board and an HP VISUALIZE fx4 on the HP Kayak XW PC Workstations? The HP VISUALIZE fx6 video board has the following main hardware differences: video board panel, strengthening bracket, and a support bracket.
  • Page 17: Complete The Questionnaire To Check Your Understanding

    1 How can I check if the texture memory module is installed? a Visually check the HP VISUALIZE fx6 video board to see if the texture memory module is installed. b Check the Display Properties dialog box to see if texture module is installed.
  • Page 18 Complete the Questionnaire to Check Your Understanding 5 How can I tell the difference between the HP VISUALIZE fx6 video board and the HP VISUALIZE fx4 video board? a The rear panel is different. b Check the part number of the video board.
  • Page 19: Answers And Explanations

    3 Which of the following statements about drivers is (are) correct? a The most recent drivers are available on the HP World Wide Web site: http//www.hp.com/go/kayaksupport (refer to d Online help is available for the options in the video driver applet...
  • Page 20 Answers and Explanations 5 How can I tell the difference between the HP VISUALIZE fx6 video board and the HP VISUALIZE fx4 video board? a The rear panel is different. Also, on the HP VISUALISE fx6 video board, there is a strengthening bracket which does not exist on the HP VISUALIZE fx4 video board.
  • Page 21: Electrostatic Discharge Warning

    Electrostatic Discharge Warning Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) can damage processors, memory, hard disk drives, accessory boards and other components. The ESD package is conductive and is easy to recognize from its label. Before installing or replacing a component: 1 Do not take the new component out of its ESD package before connecting your wrist strap and ESD mat to a suitable earthed point.
  • Page 22 Manual Part Number: D6796-90901...

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