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HP xw4600 Workstation - Removing and Replacing the Memory

Introduction

This document is provided to assist in removing and replacing the memory for the HP xw4600 Workstation.

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Minimum skill level

No hardware-specific training is required.

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Parts required

NOTE: Part numbers are subject to change.

The replacement part number will vary depending on the memory that is being replaced. If a part is listed as "Yes" under "Requires Return" then the defective part needs to be returned to HP. Click here for more information on returning parts to HP .

Description
Part Number
Requires Return
HP 512 MB (1 DIMM) memory module - DDR2-667 PC2-5300, ECC
392280-001 (Modified)
Yes
HP 512 MB SDRAM DIMM memory module - PC2-6400E DDR2-800 MHz, ECC
459341-001 (Modified)
Yes
HP 1 GB (1 DIMM) SDRAM DIMM memory module - PC2-6400E DDR2-800 MHz, ECC
459340-001 (Modified)
Yes
HP 1 GB (1 DIMM) memory module - DDR2-667 PC2-5300, ECC
392283-001 (Modified)
Yes
HP 2 GB (1 DIMM) SDRAM DIMM memory module - PC2-6400E DDR2-800 MHz, ECC
460277-001 (Modified)
Yes
NOTE: For customers in countries/regions with RoHS legislation* (e.g. EU, China, etc.) restricting the use of hazardous substances in electrical equipment. The use of the Original Spare part is regulated by RoHS legislation. If your unit contains a part that is labelled with the Modified Spare number, the Modified Spare must be ordered as the replacement part. If your unit contains a part that is labelled with the Original Spare number, please order the Original Spare as the replacement part. In this case either the Original Spare or the Modified Spare may be shipped which will not affect performance or functionality of the unit.

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Summary of instructions

To view a video demonstrating the procedure for removing the memory, click on the link below. Or use the product video listing on the HP Services Media Library , then select Memory from the menu on the upper left hand side of the screen.

Click here to view the memory removal video (right-click on the link to open in a new window/tab).

Memory removal

  1. Review the safety considerations before performing the steps listed below by clicking on the following link:

    Click here to view the precautions .

    CAUTION: Failure to comply with the precautions could result in damage to your product or loss of data.
    NOTE: To reduce the risk of personal injury from hot surfaces, allow the drives and the internal system components to cool before touching them.

    This computer uses PC2-4200 (533 MHz) or PC2-6400E (800 MHz) DIMMs. There are four DIMM sockets on the system board, with two sockets per channel. The sockets are labeled DIMM1, DIMM2, DIMM3, and DIMM4. Sockets DIMM1 and DIMM3 operate in memory channel 1. Sockets DIMM2 and DIMM24 operate in memory channel 2.

    If multiple DIMMs are installed in a workstation, they must be installed in pairs of the same size and type in each channel.

    If installing only one DIMM, install it in socket DIMM1. Install the first DIMM pair in sockets DIMM1 and DIMM3. Install the second DIMM pair in sockets DIMM2 and DIMM4.

  2. Power down the workstation and remove the power cord from the electrical outlet.

  3. Remove the access panel. Click here for instructions on removing the access panel .

  4. Push down and out on the memory socket latches to release the memory module.

  5. Pull the memory module up and out of the socket.

Memory replacement

  1. Ensure that the memory socket latches are pushed down and away from the memory socket.

  2. Match the notch on the memory module with the key in the memory socket.

  3. Push the module down firmly into the socket until the latches snap into place and the module is fully seated.

  4. Replace the access panel. Click here for instructions on replacing the access panel .

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Parts return

If your part requires return then click on the appropriate link below:

Click here for the defective parts return procedure for US .

Click here for the defective parts return procedure for Europe .

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