The information in this document, where applicable, supersedes specific contents of the hp workstation xw6000 hardware reference guide that is included with your system on the Documentation Library CD. This document includes information about:...
System board connectors (continued) CPU power connector CD-ROM audio connector Power button/LED connector Auxiliary audio connector Diskette drive connector Battery Primary ATA connector Password jumper SCSI connector CMOS reset switch Hood sensor connector PCI sockets Front USB connector Front audio connector Secondary ATA connector AGP socket Front chassis fan connector...
4. Remove any preinstalled screws from the system board around the second processor socket. 5. Open the second processor socket lever 1 fully (the full swing angle of the lever is approximately 135 degrees). 6. Line up the two keyed corners of the pins on the processor with the two keyed corners of the processor socket and install the processor 2 into the socket.
13. Reassemble the workstation and restore power. NOTE: A manual Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) upgrade is necessary when installing a second processor after the system has gone through the software unbundling process. If a second processor is installed prior to unbundling, a manual upgrade is not necessary. HP recommends that the software unbundling process be completed prior to installing additional components.
Each DIMM within a pair should be identical in technology. For example, you cannot mix a 256 MB 9-device DIMM with a 128MB 18-device DIMM on the same channel. NOTE: To identify which DIMM technology you are using, compare the memory size and number of DRAM components on the module.
Document Part Number: 301155-001 October 2002 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...
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Product Features Standard Configuration Features The HP workstation xw6000 is a minitower system that can be easily converted to a desktop. Features may vary depending on your model. For a complete listing of the hardware and software installed in your workstation, run Diagnostics for Windows or the INSPECT utility (available on some models).
Product Features System Board Components System board components 1 24-pin power supply connector 9 SCSI connector 2 Primary processor socket - Hood sensor connector 3 Secondary processor socket q Front USB connector 4 Rear system fan connectors w Secondary ATA connector 5 CPU power connector e Front chassis fan connector 6 Power button header...
Product Features System Board Components (Continued) System board components u Battery a Front audio connector i Password header s AGP Pro socket o CMOS reset switch d Secondary Processor Voltage Regulator Module (VRM) p Four PCI slots f Four DIMM sockets Hardware Reference Guide 1–5...
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.
Product Features 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 Component Function Ctrl key Used in combination with another key; its effect depends on the application software you are using.
Product Features Easy Access Keyboard (Continued) Component Function Editing keys Includes the following: Insert, Home, Page Up, Delete, End, and Page Down. ✎ Ctrl + Alt + Delete Holding down allows you to restart your computer. Num Lock light Indicates whether the Num Lock feature is on or off. Caps Lock light Indicates whether the Caps Lock feature is on or off.
Product Features 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.
Product Features 6. To release a drive from the 5.25-inch drive bay, slide the drivelock as shown. Carefully push the drive from the back of the unit until the drive casing can be grasped. Releasing the drives with the drivelock CAUTION: Do not hold the face plate while removing a drive.
Product Features 8. After placing the workstation in the desktop position, gently slide the drives back into the bay. Installing the drives CAUTION: The use of unnecessary force when installing the drive may Ä result in damage to the drive. ✎...
Product Features 10. Remove the subpanel 1 as described in “Removing the Bezel Blank” in Chapter 2, and reposition the subpanel 2 with the bezel blank in the proper orientation for the desktop configuration. CAUTION: Hold the subpanel straight when you pull it away from the Ä...
Product Features Changing from a Desktop to a Minitower Configuration To change from a desktop to a minitower configuration: 1. Shut down the operating system properly, then turn off the workstation and any external devices. 2. Disconnect the power cord from the grounded AC outlet, then disconnect the network cable and any external devices from the system.
Product Features 6. To release a drive from the 5.25-inch drive bay, press the drivelock as shown. Releasing the drives with the drivelock 7. While pressing the drivelock button, push the drive from the back of the unit until the drive casing can be grasped. CAUTION: Do not hold the face plate while removing a drive.
Product Features 9. After placing the workstation in the minitower position, gently slide the drives back into the bay. Installing the drives Ä CAUTION: The use of unnecessary force when installing the drives may damage the drives. ✎ In the minitower configuration, always place the diskette drive in the third bay from the top of the chassis to ensure proper drive clearance within the chassis.
Product Features 11. Remove the subpanel 1 as described in “Removing the Bezel Blank” in Chapter 2, and reposition the subpanel 2 with the bezel blank in the proper orientation for the minitower configuration. CAUTION: Hold the subpanel straight when you pull it away from the Ä...
Hardware Upgrades This chapter explains how to remove the workstation access panel and the front bezel. It also explains how to install the following hardware components: ■ Memory ■ Drives ■ Expansion boards ■ Processors ✎ 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 Ä 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.
Hardware Upgrades Removing the Workstation Access Panel To remove the workstation access panel: 1. Shut down the operating system properly, then turn off the workstation and any external devices. 2. Disconnect the power cord from the grounded AC outlet. 3. Loosen the two thumbscrews 1 as shown in the following illustration.
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. 2. Disconnect the power cord from the grounded AC outlet. 3. Remove the workstation access panel. See “Removing the Workstation Access Panel”...
Hardware Upgrades Installing Additional Memory Your workstation comes with Double Data Rate-Synchronous dynamic random access memory (DDR-SDRAM) dual inline memory modules (DIMMs). The memory sockets on the system board can be populated with industry-standard DIMMs. These sockets are populated with two preinstalled memory modules.
Hardware Upgrades DIMM Installation Guidelines WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury from hot surfaces, Å allow the internal system components to cool before touching. Å WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury when replacing or removing DIMMs, allow the module being removed from the DIMM socket sufficient time to cool.
Hardware Upgrades ■ Install DIMMs in pairs across both memory channels. Each DIMM socket populated with a DIMM on Channel A must be populated with an identical DIMM on Channel B. For examples of the correct configuration sequence, see the “DIMM Installation Configurations”...
Hardware Upgrades Installing DIMMs To install a DIMM: 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. 3. Locate the DIMM sockets. Ä...
Hardware Upgrades Installing Additional Drives This section provides a description of the drive bay components. Instructions for removing a bezel blank and how to install or remove a drive are also included. Drive Bay Components Your workstation supports up to five drive bays. Drive bays 1 through 3 are located on the front of the workstation.
Hardware Upgrades Minitower Drive Bay Positions ✎ Drive bay numbers are stamped on the chassis behind the front bezel. Identifying minitower drive bay components Minitower Drive Bay Components Drive Component 5.25-inch, half-height bay for optional drive. 5.25-inch, half-height bay for optional drive. A CD-ROM drive is shipped in bay 2.
Hardware Upgrades Desktop Drive Bay Positions Identifying desktop drive bay components Drive Bay Components Drive Component 3.5-inch, one-third height bay for hard drive. 3.5-inch, one-third height bay for hard drive. 3.5-inch, diskette drive mounted in the 5.25-inch, one-third height bay. 5.25-inch, half-height bay for optional drive.
Hardware Upgrades 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 these bay locations. Removing the Bezel Blank To remove the bezel blank: 1.
Hardware Upgrades 5. Gently pull the subpanel, with the bezel blank still secured, away from the front bezel. Remove the bezel blank from the subpanel. CAUTION: Hold the subpanel straight when you pull it away from the Ä front bezel. Pulling the subpanel away at an angle could damage the pins that align it within the front bezel.
Hardware Upgrades Locating the Hardware Screws Your workstation has extra guide screws stored behind the front bezel. Install these screws to ensure that the drive lines up correctly in the drive bay. Some options use M3 metric hardware. HP supplied metric screws are black.
Hardware Upgrades To install a hard drive into a 3.5-inch bay, see the following two illustrations. Installing a hard drive into a 3.5-inch hard drive bay Connecting the signal cable and power cable Hardware Reference Guide 2–15...
Hardware Upgrades 4. 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. 5. Reassemble the workstation. Installing a Hard Drive into a 5.25-Inch Drive Bay To install a 3.5-inch hard drive into a 5.25-inch, half-height drive bay, the drive must be housed in an adapter.
Hardware Upgrades 4. Remove four of the guide screws from behind the front bezel on the workstation chassis. See “Locating the Hardware Screws” in this chapter. 5. Secure the drive to the hard drive adapter by installing the four guide screws into the drive as shown in the following illustration.
Hardware Upgrades 6. Install the adapter in the drive bay by sliding it into the front of the drive cage. The drivelock automatically secures the adapter when the drivelock snaps into place. Connecting the signal and power cables 7. Connect the opposite end of the cables to the appropriate system board connectors.
Hardware Upgrades Removing a Drive ✎ If you are replacing the Ultra ATA hard drive in your workstation with a SCSI hard drive, you will need a multimode LVD SCSI cable option kit. Complete the following steps to remove a drive: 1.
Hardware Upgrades 4. Disconnect the drive power and signal cables. If the drive is a CD-ROM drive, disconnect the audio connector. 5. Release the drivelock. ❏ If the drive is in the minitower position, slide the drivelock to release the drive in the drive bay. Releasing a drive with the drivelock 2–20 Hardware Reference Guide...
Hardware Upgrades ❏ If the drive is in the desktop position, press the drivelock button to release the drive in the drive bay. Releasing the drives with the drivelock button 6. While releasing the drivelock, push from the back of the drives until the drive casing can be grasped from the front of the workstation.
Hardware Upgrades Installing and Removing an Expansion Board This section provides instructions for installing and removing PCI and AGP expansion boards. Identifying the AGP and PCI Sockets Your workstation contains one Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) socket and four 32-bit, 33-MHz Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) sockets.
Hardware Upgrades 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 board so that the whole connector seats properly in the socket. ✎ If installing an AGP expansion board, the board must have an ATX bracket. Installing an expansion board 6.
Hardware Upgrades Installing an Additional Processor You can upgrade your workstation to a multiprocessor system. When you install a second processor, it must be the same speed, cache size, and type as the existing processor. WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury from hot surfaces, Å...
Hardware Upgrades 4. Remove the air baffle: a. Gently pull up on the air baffle until it comes loose from the fan assembly. b. Lift the air baffle out of the chassis. Removing the air baffle 2–26 Hardware Reference Guide...
Hardware Upgrades 5. Install the second processor (refer to the illustration on the following page): a. Open the secondary processor socket lever 1 fully (the full swing angle of the lever is approximately 135 degrees). CAUTION: Processor pins are delicate and bend easily. Use extreme Ä...
Hardware Upgrades e. Place the thermal grease on the bottom of the heatsink before setting the heatsink on top of the processor. ✎ Your workstation may come preinstalled with screws around the second processor area where the new heatsink will attach. Remove these screws before installing the new heatsink.
Hardware Upgrades 6. Reinstall the air baffle: a. Carefully lower the air baffle into the chassis over the heatsinks. b. Gently press down on the air baffle until it fits into the fan assembly. CAUTION: The air baffle is essential to proper cooling of the processors. Ä...
Hardware Upgrades 7. Reassemble the workstation and connect the power cord to the grounded AC outlet. When replacing the workstation access panel, be sure to tighten both thumbscrews. The air baffle is held in place when the workstation access panel is secured. ✎...
Hardware Upgrades Hardware Components Required To upgrade your processor, contact your authorized service provider to purchase the necessary hardware option kit. This kit contains the following items: ■ Processor ■ Alcohol swab ■ Heatsink with thermal grease 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:...
Hardware Upgrades 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 Ä result in damage to the processor, because it may prematurely pull the heatsink and processor assembly out of the processor socket.
Hardware Upgrades 4. Remove the air baffle: a. Gently pull up on the air baffle until it comes loose from the fan assembly. b. Lift the air baffle out of the chassis. Removing the air baffle 5. Ensure that the heatsink is warm to the touch. CAUTION: Lifting the heatsink straight up while it is in a cold state can Ä...
Hardware Upgrades 6. Remove the heatsink: a. Untighten the captive screws 1 . b. Twist the heatsink slightly 2 to break the compound that is holding it to the processor. c. Lift the heatsink off the processor 3 . Twisting and lifting the heatsink off the processor CAUTION: Lifting the heatsink straight up while it is in a cold state can Ä...
Hardware Upgrades 7. Remove the processor: a. Open the secondary processor socket lever 1 fully (the full swing angle of the lever is approximately 135 degrees). b. Lift the processor out of the processor socket 2 . Removing the processor Installing a New Processor To install a new processor, see the “Installing an Additional Processor”...
Specifications hp workstation xw6000 Component U.S. Metric Minitower Dimensions Height 17.65 in 44.83 cm Width 6.60 in 16.76 cm Depth 17.75 in 45.08 cm Desktop Dimensions Height 6.60 in 16.76 cm Width 17.65 in 44.83 cm Depth 17.11 in 43.46 cm...
Hard Drive Installation Using the Cable-Select Feature with Ultra ATA Devices Selected models of the HP workstation xw6000 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).
Hard Drive Installation Guidelines for Installing Ultra ATA Devices When installing additional Ultra ATA drives, follow these guidelines: ■ If using multiple Ultra ATA devices, HP 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 devices to the system board.
Hard Drive Installation SCSI Devices This section contains information relating to SCSI device guidelines and installation. Guidelines for Using SCSI Devices When installing and operating SCSI devices, you must follow these guidelines: ■ A single Ultra SCSI controller supports up to seven SCSI devices per channel.
Hard Drive Installation ■ Every SCSI chain or circuit must be terminated (closed) at both ends. Some system boards have both ends of the SCSI cable connected to, and terminated by, the system board. Termination can be accomplished through one of the following methods: ❏...
Hard Drive Installation 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.
The front drive bays are available for installing or connecting mass storage SCSI devices. Using a SCSI Cable Selected models of the HP workstation xw6000 ship with a multimode SCSI cable that supports Low Voltage Differential (LVD) or single-ended devices. The cable accommodates up to three SCSI devices in the front drive bay area (UATA models do not have the SCSI cable).
Hard Drive Installation 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: Ctrl + A ■ In Post Messages Enabled mode: Press when the Press <Ctrl><A>...
Battery Replacement 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 HP 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.
Battery Replacement 4. Slide the replacement battery into position, positive side up. The battery holder automatically secures the battery in the proper position. 5. Replace any expansion boards you have removed. 6. Replace the computer cover or access panel. 7. Plug in and turn on the computer. 8.
Security Lock Provisions Securing the Workstation Your workstation is designed to accept a lock 1 (not provided) to control access to the inside components. Your workstation is also designed with a cable lock slot 2 . An optional cable lock is available to help secure the workstation to a fixed object using this cable lock slot.
Electrostatic Discharge 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: ■...
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: ■ Use a wrist strap connected by a ground cord to a grounded workstation or computer chassis. Wrist straps are flexible straps with a minimum of 1 megohm +/-10 percent resistance in the ground cords.
Routine Computer Care and Shipping Preparation Routine Computer Care Follow these suggestions to take care of your computer and monitor: ■ Operate the computer on a sturdy, level surface. Leave a 3-inch (7.6-cm) clearance at the back of the system unit and above the monitor to permit the required 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 ■ Do not move the drive during operation. This may cause it to malfunction during reading. ■...
Routine Computer Care and Shipping Preparation Shipping Preparation Follow these suggestions when preparing to ship your computer: 1. Back up the hard drive files onto PD discs, tape cartridges, or diskettes. Be sure that the backup medium is not exposed to electrical or magnetic impulses while stored or in transit.
Index installation precautions 2–1 installation sequence 2–1 access panel, removing 2–3 rear panel 1–3 adapter, hard drive 2–16 configuration desktop 1–10 location 2–22 minitower 1–14 ATX bracket 2–24 cool-down time, processor 2–31 audio connectors 1–3 customer service 1–10 audio system 1–6 desktop configuration battery changing to minitower 1–14...