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Step 1-Preparing For Component Installation; Removing Components - HP Xw4600 - Workstation - 2 GB RAM Installation Manual

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Step 1—Preparing for component installation
NOTE:
Workstation models vary. All illustrations are examples only.
Download and install updates
1.
Check for available system BIOS updates specified for your HP workstation model and operating
system at http://www.hp.com/go/workstationsupport.
2.
Install the system BIOS updates, if available.
Accessing the internal components of the workstation
1.
If you need help preparing the workstation for this installation, consult the removal and replacement
procedures in the service guide for your workstation at
workstation_manuals.
NOTE:
Guide on the Documentation and Diagnostics CD that shipped with your workstation.
2.
Power down the workstation, and then disconnect the power cord.
3.
Power down all external devices, and then disconnect them from the workstation.
4.
Remove the side access panel.

Removing components

1.
If present, remove the card support to enable access to the expansion slots and system board
connectors.
2.
Select an appropriate PCIe expansion slot. For optimum performance, HP recommends installing
the card in a PCIe-x8 or x16 expansion slot on the system board. The card can be installed in a
PCIe-x4 expansion slot, but performance is reduced.
NOTE:
panel.
Figure 1
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For the HP
Workstation series, these procedures are also available in the User
To identify an available PCIe expansion slot, see the service label on the side access
Removing the expansion slot cover
http://www.hp.com/support/
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