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HP Vectra XW Familiarization Manual

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Familiarization Guide
This guide is for experienced technicians who have already
completed the HP Vectra computer family training course.
In particular, it assumes that the reader is already familiar
with the HP Vectra XU 6/xxx PC, upon which the
HP Vectra XW PC Workstations are based.
This document serves as a self-paced training guide,
designed to train you for repair of the computer, and only
contains repair-specific information. For information on the
installation of accessories, see the User's Guide and the
online documents that are supplied with the computer.
HP Vectra XW PC Workstation Family
HP Vectra XW

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  • Page 1 HP Vectra computer family training course. In particular, it assumes that the reader is already familiar with the HP Vectra XU 6/xxx PC, upon which the HP Vectra XW PC Workstations are based. This document serves as a self-paced training guide, designed to train you for repair of the computer, and only contains repair-specific information.
  • Page 2 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 New Features and Overview The HP Vectra XW PC Workstations are based upon the HP Vectra XU 6/ xxx PC. The main new features are: 3D Graphics all models Controller Board CD-ROM Drive some models Windows NT 4.0 WS preloaded on...
  • Page 4: External Features

    Display connector on AccelGraph- ics 3D graphics board System Board Connectors and Switches The same system board is used on each member of the HP Vectra XW PC Workstation family as was used on the HP Vectra XU 6/xxx PC.
  • Page 5: Hp Integrated Opengl Interface Board

    HP Integrated OpenGL Interface Board OpenGL is a graphics language for describing three-dimensional objects. The HP Integrated OpenGL Interface board has a processor that executes OpenGL 3D graphics instructions autonomously of the main processor. AccelPRO installed on the HP Vectra XW 6/xxx...
  • Page 6 VGA mode, and hardware 3D acceleration will not be usable. Platform HP Vectra XW 6/xxx The OpenGL interface drivers for Windows NT 3.51 must be installed, from the HP Vectra XW/XU Drivers and Documentation CD-ROM, when the operating system is installed. HP Vectra XW 6/xxx Series U1 The Windows NT 4.0 WS operating system is preloaded, and the OpenGL drivers are preloaded with it.
  • Page 7 OpenGL Drivers For the HP Vectra XW Series W1, the configuration can be checked on the NT display properties menu.
  • Page 8 • When installing a second processor, in models that are supplied with a single processor, make sure that it is of the same type as the first. • The processors are bound to be of the same speed since HP only offers 200 MHz Pentium Pro processors for use in these models.
  • Page 9: Installing Main Memory Modules

    • Memory can be upgraded in increments of 32 MB, 64 MB or 128 MB (by installing pairs of 16 MB, 32 MB or 64 MB modules). • Always install a pair of identical modules. • HP does not support models in which the user has installed non-HP memory modules. Initial Configuration...
  • Page 10 Installing Main Memory Modules Initial Configuration Banks may be filled in any order. Any banks which are occupied must always be filled with a pair of modules of identical capacity, type and speed. Different banks can be occupied by different capacities of modules, such as a pair of 64 MB modules, a pair of 16 MB modules, an empty bank, and a bank of 32 MB...
  • Page 11: Complete The Questionnaire To Check Your Understanding

    D2 is empty. d Memory sockets C1 and C2 are empty. e There is a pair of non-HP memory modules in bank A. f An 850 MB IDE hard disk drive has been fitted in the lowest front-ac- cess shelf, and has been connected to the spare grey IDE socket.
  • Page 12 Complete the Questionnaire to Check Your Understanding 4 The D5200N is an HP Vectra XW 6/xxx Series W1 PC Workstation with a single 200 MHz Pentium Pro processor containing 256 KB of level-2 cache memory. What opportunities are available for upgrading the processing capability of this computer? a Installing a second 200 MHz, 256 KB, Pentium Pro processor.
  • Page 13: Answers And Explanations

    1 What could be the source of the computer’s failure to operate properly? a It has been fitted with a second Pentium Pro processor that was not ordered from HP. Non-HP parts are not supported. c There is a 32 MB ECC memory module in memory socket D1, but socket D2 is empty.
  • Page 14 Although it is possible for the client to have swapped covers between computers in similar packages (HP Vectra XW/XU/VT 6/xxx, Series U1/ W1/none), this is not supported by HP. The label on the side should be a reliable source of information describing the computer.
  • Page 15 Answers and Explanations...
  • Page 16 Paper not bleached with chlorine. Manual Part Number D5200-90901 Printed in France - 05/97...

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