cylix Posted February 2 Share Posted February 2 Need some help with a broken HP Z620 unit, i was gifted this workstation from a acquaintance because he knew i like PC tinkering. The unit is from his workplace, it got broken a while ago and was sitting around in some storage. He asked around and got an answer that the machine one day stopped working and when they stared again it didnt boot anymore and after some time the fans would start spinning at 100%. So i got i today and started looking at it and it has: 800 W PSU 2 Xeon Cpus e5 2690. 32 Gb DD3 1600, 4 GB x 8 Sticks - 4 sticks on Mainboard and 4 on that riser card where the 2nd CPU is located. BTW how cool is that riser card for a 2nd CPU. No GPU, and no HDDs, they took them out First think i tried was to test that PSU- so i got it out and did that BIST test like HP said, plug it in and see if its working and the fan started spinning and the LED turned Green - so i think its working like HP said, if led is turning green all is good? Can this maschine even Post without a GPU inside? Also i took of both Heatsinks and checked the paste and CPUS and here i found some red WTF spots on both CPUs, looks like corrosion, havent seen anytihing like that before? Is this normal for xeons? Everything looks ok, also i started the Workstation like this without GPU, HDD and its like he said. The blue light is turning on on the Mainboard and after 1 2 minutes the fans are starting to go very fast and loud. Anyone has experience with HP Workstations? I am a total newb with servers From what i heard is possible that the Mainboard is fried, i can get a cheap one from ebay so its no problem, also im looking at a cheap GPU aswell to test it. Some pics with the CPUS spots and also with the machine, its heavy as hell but very nice build, its a shame to go to the dumpster, i would love to repair it and upgrade it a little bit for cheap. Think with some upgrades it can still be useful 1 Lian Li O11Dynamic EVO| MSI MPG B650 Edge Wifi| AMD Ryzen 9 7900x| Lian Li Galahad 360 V2| Zotac 4090 AMP Extreme Airo| 32GB Kingston Renegade RGBZ 6000|Kingston KC3000 2TB, 2x Samsung 970 Evo 1TB| Corsair HX1500i |Samsung Odyssey G9 Neo Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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