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HP Z240 Tower Workstation Specifications

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Figure : HP Z240 Tower Workstation
Image: HP Z240 Tower Workstation

System board

System board form factor
ATX 24.89 x 24.38 mm (9.8 x 9.6 in)
Processor socket
Single LGA 1151
CPU bus speed
Memory expansion slots
4 DDR4 memory slots
Memory type supported
DDR4, UDIMM (unbuffered), ECC and non-ECC
Memory modes
Non-interleaved for single channel. Interleaved when both channels are populated.
Memory speed supported
2133MT/s DDR4
Memory protection
ECC available on data
Maximum memory
64 GB
Memory configuration
4GB, 8GB and 16GB non-ECC/4GB, 8GB and 16GB ECC unbuffered DIMMs are supported. ECC and non-ECC memory DIMMs cannot be mixed on the same system.
PCI express connectors
1 PCI Express Gen3 slot x 1 mechanical/ x 1 electrical (full height, full length)
1 PCI Express Gen3 slot x 16 mechanical/ x 16 electrical (full height, full length)
1 PCI Express Gen3 slot x 4 mechanical/ x 4 electrical (full height, full length)
1 PCI Express Gen3 slot x 16 mechanical/ x 4 electrical (full height, full length)
In the PCIe Gen3 (x 16 electrical/x 16 mechanical) slot, if it is not being used for a graphics card, only cards certified as After Market Options for this platform are supported.
PCI connectors (5 V)
1 (optional) PCI slot, full height, full length
Supported drive interfaces
Integrated (4) Serial ATA interfaces (6 Gb/s SATA). One port can optionally be used for eSATA. RAID 0 and 1 supported. Factory integrated RAID is Microsoft Windows only. RAID 5 is supported by Software XOR.
Serial Attached SCSI
Integrated RAID:
Requires identical hard drives (speeds, capacity, interface)
Integrated graphics:
Intel HD Graphics 530 (on Core i3/i5/i7-6xxx processors); Intel Integrated Graphics for Xeon processors
Based on Unified Memory Architecture (UMA) - a region of system memory is reserved and dedicated to the graphics display.
Support for Mic1 DVI-D and 2 DP 1.2 graphics ports integrated in motherboard; Supports up to three simultaneous displays across DP and DVI-D outputs.
1 DVI-D and 2 DP 1.2 graphics ports integrated in motherboard; Supports up to three simultaneous displays across DP and DVI-D outputs.
Maximum resolution supported on DVI- D ports: 1920 x 1200 at 60Hz
Maximum resolution supported on DP 1.2 ports: 3840x2160 at 60Hz
Network controller:
Integrated Ethernet PHY Connection I219LM. Management capabilities: WOL, PXE 2.1 and AMT 9
External SATA (eSATA):
External SATA (eSATA): 1 port eSATA capable (SATA 3) with optional eSATA after-market option cable kit
IDE connector:
Floppy connector:
1 internal header (requires optional serial port adapter kit)
2nd Serial:
1 internal header (optional parallel port adapter required)
HD integrated audio:
USB connectors
Front: 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 2.0 charging data port
Rear: 4 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0
Internal: 1 USB 3.0 and 3 USB 2.0 ports available as 2 separate 2 x 6 (3.0 x 1.2.0 x 1) and 1 x 6 (2.0 x 1) headers: supports 1 HP Internal USB port kits plus one USB 3.0 SD card reader
HD integrated audio
Flash ROM
CPU fan header
Chassis fan header
1 rear system chassis fan header
Front control panel/speaker header
CMOS battery holder - lithium
Integrated trusted platform module
Integrated TPM 1.2
The TPM module disabled where restricted by law, i.e. Russia
Power supply headers
Power switch, power LED and hard drive LED header
Clear password jumper
USB or PS/2
Operating voltage range
90-269 VAC
Maximum: 890 btu/hr (224 kcal/hr)
Rated voltage range
100-240 VAC
Rated line frequency
50-60 Hz
Operating line frequency range
47-66 Hz
Rated input current
6A at 100-240 V
Heat dissipation
Typical: 444 btu/hr (112 kcal/hr)
Maximum: 1484 btu/hr (374 kcal/hr)
Power supply fan
80 x 80 x 25 mm (3.1 x 3.1 x 0.98 in) 4-wire PWM
ENERGY STAR qualified (config dependent)
CECP compliant at 220V
FEMP standby power compliant
Yes, with wake-on-LAN disabled: < 2 W in 55 - power off
Built-in self test (BIST) LED
Surge tolerant full ranging power supply (withstands power surges up to 2000 V)
Hood lock header
ErP Lot 6- Tier 1 compliance at 230 V
ErP Lot 6- Tier 2 compliance at 230 V
Environmental requirements
Operating: 5° to 35° C (40° to 95° F)
Non-operating: -40° to 60° C (-40° to 140° F)
Operating: 10% to 90% (non-condensing)
Non-operating: 5% to 95%, 38.7° C (101.6° F) maximum wet bulb temperature
Maximum altitude:
Operating: 3,000 m (10,000 ft)
Non-operating: 9,100 m (30,000 ft)
Operating: 40 g, 2-3 ms, half-sine
Non-operating: 160 cm/s, 2-3 ms, half-sine. Square: 422 cm/s, 20 g
Operating random: 0.5g (rms), 5-300 Hz
Non-operating random: 2.0g (rms), 10-500 Hz
Above 1524 m (5,000 ft) altitude, maximum operating temperature is de-rated by 1.8° F (1° C) per 305 m (1000 ft) elevation increase.

Physical security and serviceability

Access panel
Tool-less, except for the processor heatsink.
Optical drive
Hard drives
Expansion cards
Processor socket
Tool-less, except for the processor heatsink
Green user touch points
Yes, on tool-less internal chassis mechanisms
Color-coordinated cables and connectors
System board
Dual color power and HD LED on front of computer
Configuration record SW
Over-temp warning on screen
Restore CD/DVD set
Consists of an operating system DVD (OSDVD) and a driver DVD (DRDVD). OSDVD restores the original operating system. DRDVD will provide all drivers for the system. The DRDVD may also contain applications that originally shipped with the system for optional installation. Applications can also be obtained from OSDVD and DRDVD are orderable with the system and available from HP Support.
Dual function front power switch
Yes, causes a fail-safe power off when held for 4 seconds
Padlock support
Yes (optional): locks side cover and secures chassis from theft
0.22 in diameter padlock loop at rear of system
Cable lock support
Yes, Kensington Cable Lock (optional): Locks side cover and secures chassis from theft 3 mm x 7 mm slot at rear of system
Universal chassis clamp lock support
Yes (optional): Locks side cover and locks cables to chassis. Secures chassis from theft and allows multiple units to be chained together when used with optional cable Threaded feature at rear of system
Solenoid lock and hood sensor
Yes (optional)
The Solenoid Hood Lock eliminates the need for a physical key by making the chassis lockable through software and a password. You can also lock and unlock the chassis remotely over the network. The sensor kit detects when the access panel has been removed.
Rear port control cover
Yes, locks rear IO cables to prevent cable theft
Serial, parallel, USB, audio, network, enable/disable port control
Yes, enables or disables serial, USB, audio, and network ports
Removable media write/boot control
Yes, prevents ability to boot from removable media on supported devices (and can disable writes to media)
Power-on password
Yes, prevents an unauthorized person from booting up the workstation
Setup password
Yes, prevents an unauthorized person from changing the workstation configuration
3.3 V aux power LED on system PCA
NIC LEDs (integrated) (green and amber)
CPUs and heatsinks
A T-15 Torx or flat blade screwdriver is needed to remove the CPU heatsink before the CPU can be removed. CPU removal is tool-less
Power supply diagnostic LED
Front power button
Yes, ACPI multi-function
Front power LED
Front hard drive activity LED
Yes, white
Front ODD activity LED
Internal speaker
System/emergency ROM flash recovery
Recovers corrupted system BIOS.
Cooling solutions
92 x 92 x 25 mm 4-wire PWM (non-serviceable)
Power supply fans
92 x 92 x 25 mm 4-wire PWM (non-serviceable)
CPU heatsink fan
Mainstream (<= 65 W; 92 mm x 92 mm x 52.5 mm
Chassis fan
Memory heatsink fan
Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface (ACPI). Allows the system to wake from a low power mode and controls system power consumption, making it possible to place individual cards and peripherals in a low-power or powered-off state without affecting other elements of the system
HP PC hardware diagnostics UEFI
HP PC Hardware Diagnostics (UEFI) enables hardware level testing outside the operating system on many components. The diagnostics can be invoked by pressing F2 at POST, and is available as a download from HP Support.
Access panel key lock
ACPI-ready hardware
Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface (ACPI):
Allows the system to wake from a low power mode.
Controls system power consumption, making it possible to place individual cards and peripherals in a low-power or powered-off state without affecting other elements of the system.
Integrated chassis handles
Rear recessed handle; optional optical bay front handle available.
Power supply
Requires T15 Torx or flat blade screwdriver
PCI card retention
Yes, rear (all), middle (optional), front (full-length cards with extender)
Flash ROM
Diagnostic power switch LED on board
Clear password jumper
Clear CMOS button
DIMM connectors


BIOS 32-bit Services
Standard BIOS 32-bit Service Directory Proposal v 0.4
PCI 3.0 support
Full BIOS support for PCI Express through industry standard interfaces
ATAPI Removable Media Device BIOS Specification Version 1.0
BIOS Boot Specification v 1.01
Provides more control over how and from what devices the workstation will boot
WMI support
WMI is Microsoft's implementation of Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) for Windows. WMI is fully compliant with the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) Common Information Model (CIM) and WBEM specifications
BIOS power on
Users can define a specific day-of-week and time for the system to power on
ROM based computer setup utility (F10)
Review and customize system configuration settings controlled by the BIOS
System/emergency ROM flash recovery with video
Recovers system BIOS in corrupted Flash ROM
Replicated setup
Saves BIOS settings to USB flash device in human readable file. Repsetup.exe utility can then replicate these settings on machines being deployed without entering Computer Configuration Utility (F10 Setup)
System Management BIOS 2.7.1, for system management information
Boot control
Disables the ability to boot from removable media on supported devices
Memory change alert
Alerts management console if memory is removed or changed
Makes it possible to place individual cards and peripherals in a low-power or powered-off state without affecting other elements of the system. Supports ACPI 4.0 for full compatibility with 64-bit operating systems.
Thermal alert
Monitors the temperature state within the chassis.
Three modes:
  • NORMAL - normal temperature ranges
  • ALERTED - excessive temperatures are detected, raises a flag so action can be taken to avoid shutdown or provide for a smoother system shutdown.
  • SHUTDOWN - excessive temperatures are encountered. Automatically shuts down the computer without warning before hardware component damage occurs.
Remote ROM flash
Provides secure, fail-safe ROM image management from a central network console.
Updates can be performed before starting the OS
Updates can be periodically scheduled
ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface)
Allows the system to enter and resume from low power modes (sleep states)
Enables an operating system to control system power consumption based on the dynamic workload
Makes it possible to place individual cards and peripherals in a low-power or powered-off state without affecting other elements of the system
Supports ACPI 4.0 for full compatibility with 64-bit operating systems.
Ownership tag
A user-defined string stored in non-volatile memory that is displayed in the BIOS splash screen.
Remote wakeup/remote shutdown
System administrators can power on, restart, and power off a client computer from a remote location
ASF 2.0 compliant
Instantly available PC (suspend to RAM - ACPI sleep state S3)
Allows for very low power consumption with quick resume time
Remote system installation via F12 (PXE 2.1) (Remote Boot from Server)
Allows a new or existing system to boot over the network and download software, including the operating system
ROM revision levels
Reports the system BIOS revision level in Computer Configuration Utility (F10 Setup). Version is available through an industry standard interface (SMBIOS) so that management SW applications can use and report this information
System board revision level
Allows management SW to read revision level of the system board
Revision level is digitally encoded into the HW and cannot be modified
Start-up diagnostics (power-on self-test)
Assesses system health at boot time with selectable levels of testing
Auto setup when new hardware installed
System automatically detects addition of new hardware.
Keyboard-less operation
The system can be booted without a keyboard
Localized ROM setup
Common BIOS image supports System Configuration Utility (F10 Setup) menus in 12 languages with local keyboard mappings
Asset tag
Enables the user or IT administrator to set a unique tag string in non-volatile memory
Per-slot control
Allows I/O slot parameters (option ROM enable/disable) to be configured individually
Adaptive cooling
Control parameters are set according to detected hardware configuration for optimal acoustics
Pre-boot diagnostics
(Pre-video) critical errors are reported via beeps and blinks on the power LED
Intel Active Management Technology (AMT)
AMT 11.0; allows workstation status to be monitored on a remote console
Digitally and cryptographically signed BIOS
Helps to prevent the installation of unauthorized versions of a BIOS (a rogue BIOS) from a virus, malware, or other code that could lead to compromised system security, data access, physical service, or even system board replacement
Master boot record protection
A feature in the HP BIOS that prevents changes and/or infections to the Master Boot Record. Useful in protecting from viruses
Boot block emergency recovery mode (BIOS Recovery)
The HP BIOS offers a write-protected boot block ROM that provides recovery from a failed flashing of the computer BIOS. This special recovery mode prevents the system from becoming unusable or "bricked" when a BIOS update is interrupted
Industry standard
Revision supported by the BIOS
UEFI specification revision
UEFI 2.4.0
Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface, Version 4.0
Alert Standard Format Specification, Version 2.0
AT Attachment 6 with Packet Interface (ATA/ATAPI-6), Revision 3b
CD Boot
"El Torito" Bootable CD-ROM Format Specification Version 1.0
Enhanced Disk Drive Specification Version 1.1
BIOS Enhanced Disk Drive Specification Version 3.0
PCI Local Bus Specification, Revision 2.3
PCI Power Management Specification, Revision 1.1
PCI Firmware Specification, Revision 3.0
PCI express
PCI Express Base Specification, Revision 2.0
PCI Express Base Specification, Revision 3.0
POST Memory Manager Specification, Version 1.01
Serial ATA Specification, Revision 1.0a
-Serial ATAII: Extensions to Serial ATA 1.0, Revision 1.0a
Serial ATAII Cables and Connectors Volume 2 Gold
SATA-IO SATA Revision 3.0 Specification
PC SDRAM Serial Presence Detect (SPD) Specification, Revision 1.2B
Trusted Computing Group TPM Specification Version 1.2
Universal Serial Bus Revision 1.1 Specification
Universal Serial Bus Revision 2.0 Specification
Universal Serial Bus Revision 3.0 Specification


Intel Active Management Technology (AMT)
An advanced set of remote management features and functionality which provides network administrators the latest and most effective tools to remotely discover, heal, and protect networked client systems regardless of the system's health or power state. AMT 11.0 includes the following advanced management functions:
  • Power management (on, off, standby, reset)
  • Hardware/software inventory (includes BIOS and firmware revisions
  • Hardware alerting
  • Agent presence
  • System defense filters
  • SOL (Serial Over LAN)
  • ME wake-on-LAN
  • DASH 1.1 compliance
  • IPv6 support
  • Fast call for help - a client inside or outside the firewall may initiate a call for help via BIOS screen, periodic connections, or alert triggered connection
  • Remote scheduled maintenance - pre-schedule when the PC connects to the IT or service provider console for maintenance. Remote PCs can get required patches, be inventoried, etc by connecting to their IT console or Service Provider when it's convenient
  • Remote alerts - automatically alert IT or service provider if issues arise
  • Access monitor - provides oversight into Intel AMT actions to support security requirements
  • PC alarm clock
  • Protected audio video path (PAVP)
  • Microsoft NAP support
  • Host base set-up and configuration
  • Management Engine (ME) firmware roll back
  • Enhanced KVM resolution (Up to 4K)
Intel vPro technology
The HP Z240 workstations support Intel vPro technology when purchased with a vPro technology capable CPU: Intel Xeon E3 processor family or 6th Generation Intel Core i5/i7 processors with Intel VT-d/VT-x and Intel TXT technology
Service, support, and warranty
Program to proactively communicate Product Change Notifications (PCNs) and customer advisories by email to customers, based on a user-defined profile.
PCNs provide advance notification of hardware and software changes to be implemented in the factory providing time to plan for transition.
Customer advisories provide concise, effective problem resolution, greatly reducing the need to call technical support


6th generation Intel Core processor family
Intel Core i7-6700 3.4 2133 4C CPU
Intel Core i7-6600 3.3 2133 4C CPU
Intel Core i7-6500 3.2 2133 4C CPU

Storage/hard drives


Optical and removable storage

Controller cards

Networking and communications

Physical features

Dimensions (W x H x D)
170 x 399 x 442 mm (6.7 x 15.7 x 17.4 in)
HP Cloud Recovery download tool (Cloud Recovery Client) is available under Software and Drivers section on the support page.