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HP xw8600 Workstation - Removing and Replacing the 16 DIMM Memory Riser Assembly

This section describes how to remove and install a 16 DIMM memory riser assembly.
Removing a 16 DIMM memory riser assembly
The following steps describe how to remove a 16 DIMM memory riser assembly.
  1. Remove the memory duct assembly by loosening the assembly thumb screws (1), and then removing the assembly from the chassis (2) as shown in the following figure.
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  2. Disconnect the memory card power cable from the power connector on each memory card as shown in the following figure.
      note:
    Push in on the latch, and then pull up on the connector.
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  3. Remove the memory riser cards from the card cage by grasping each card at its corners and pulling straight up.
    There is no need to unlatch the system board connectors when removing the riser cards.
  4. Pull up on the card guide to remove it from the chassis as shown in the following figure.
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  5. Disconnect the memory riser cable from power supply cable P18 as shown in the following figure.
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Installing a 16 DIMM memory riser assembly
  note:
The 16 DIMM memory riser supports 2-GB, 4-GB, and 8-GB DIMMs. For a description of the supported memory modules, see Supported memory riser memory module configurations.
The following steps describe how to install a 16 DIMM memory riser card.
  caution:
To use a memory riser assembly, your workstation must be equipped with a 1050W power supply and high performance processor heatsinks.
  1. Connect the memory riser cable to power supply cable P18 as shown in the following figure.
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  2. Open all memory slot latches as shown in the following figure.
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  3. Install the memory riser card guide into memory slots 2, 4, 6, and 8 in the workstation chassis. Align the card guide, and then press it securely into the slots as shown in the following figure.
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  4. Install the memory DIMMs in the memory riser cards as shown in the following figure.
    Begin installing DIMMs in the lower-most slots, nearest the system board.
    Use the same number and type of DIMMs in each riser.
    Figure :
  5. Install blank memory riser fillers in all unused slots on the riser board.
  6. Install the loaded memory riser cards in the riser card cage as shown in the following figure.
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  7. Install the memory riser card power cable by connecting each memory card power cable connector into the power connector on a memory card as shown.
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  8. Insert the memory riser card power cable into the notch on the riser card guide as shown in the following figure.
    Figure :
  9. As shown in the following figure, install the memory fan/duct assembly by placing the rear of the assembly under the chassis lip, lowering it into the chassis (1), and then securing the assembly thumbscrews (2).
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