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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION- PRODUCT CHANGE NOTIFICATION

Document ID: c04274536

Version: 1

HP Z Series Workstations - Changes to HP's Windows 8.1 (64-bit) Software Offerings in May 2014

Release date : 02-May-2014

Last updated : 02-May-2014

DETAILS OF CHANGE
Effective May 1, 2014, HP is changing the software configuration on HP Z Series Workstations that come with Windows 8.1 Pro (64-bit). The new software additions and updates are being made available for download from HP’s support website for owners of existing HP Z1 G2, Z230 Small Form Factor, Z230 Tower, Z420, Z620, and Z820 Series Workstations.
HP Z1 G2 Series Workstations BIOS v01.13 has the following enhancements added:
  • Updated Intel Reference Code to v1.7.0
  • Added support for next-generation Intel Processors
HP Z420 and Z620 Series Workstations BIOS v03.69 has the following enhancements added:
  • Updated Intel MEBx to 8.0.0.0072
  • Added support for HP Z Turbo Drive PCIe-based SSD storage solution
  • Added support for Pseudo Target Row Refresh (pTRR) DIMM functionality
  • Added thermal support for NVIDIA Tesla K40
  • Added 30, 40, 50 and 60 second POST delay options
  • Set default MMIO assignment mode to “auto”
  • Added ability to assign 128 PCIe buses to PCIe devices in systems with a single CPU
  • Enabled automatic resource assignment above 4GB BAR size threshold and added F10 Option to enable manually forcing resource assignment
HP Z820 Series Workstations BIOS v03.69 has the following enhancements added:
  • Updated Intel MEBx to 8.0.0.0072
  • Added support for HP Z Turbo Drive PCIe-based SSD storage solution
  • Added support for Pseudo Target Row Refresh (pTRR) DIMM functionality
  • Added thermal support for NVIDIA Tesla K40
  • Added 30, 40, 50 and 60 second POST delay options
  • Set default MMIO assignment mode to “auto”
  • Added ability to assign 128 PCIe buses to PCIe devices in systems with a single CPU
  • Enabled automatic resource assignment above 4GB BAR size threshold and added F10 Option to enable manually forcing resource assignment
  • Added thermal support for Intel Xeon Phi 3120A
  • Added thermal support for 32GB LRDIMMs

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COMPONENT VERSION
There are several components. See components affected section below.
REASON FOR CHANGE
To update HP Z Series Workstation models with the latest component software.
IMPACT OF CHANGE
There is no known impact to the customer.
Components affected:
  • The following components have been updated:
    • NVIDIA Quadro Professional Driver with Audio version 332.50 or later
    • Realtek HD Audio Driver version 6.0.1.7161 or later (HP Z420, Z620, Z820, Z230 Tower and Z230 Small Form Factor Series Workstations only)
    • Intel ME Drivers version 9.5.24.1790 or later (HP Z1 G2, Z230 Tower and Z230 Small Form Factor Series Workstations only)
    • Intel ME Drivers version 9.5.21.1754 or later (HP Z420, Z620 and Z820 Series Workstations only)
    • Intel Rapid Storage Technology Enterprise Driver version 4.0.0.1040 or later (HP Z420, Z620 and Z820 Series Workstations only)
    • Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver version 13.0.0.1098 or later (HP Z1 G2, Z230 Tower and Z230 Small Form Factor Series Workstations only)
    • Intel WLAN Driver Windows 8.1 version 16.8.0.6 or later (HP Z1 G2 Series Workstations only)
    • Intel Bluetooth 4.0 Driver version 3.1.1311.400 or later (HP Z1 G2 Series Workstations only)
    • Intel Haswell Graphic Driver version 10.18.10.3496 or later (HP Z1 G2, Z230 Tower and Z230 Small Form Factor Series Workstations only)
    • HP Vision Diagnostics version 2.22.0 or later (HP Z420, Z620, and Z820 Series Workstations only)
    • HP Wireless Hotspot version 1.0.25.1 or later (HP Z1 G2 Series Workstations only)
    • HP Z420 and Z620 Series Workstations BIOS v03.69
    • HP Z820 Series Workstations BIOS v03.69
    • HP Z1 G2 Series Workstations BIOS v01.13

REVISION HISTORY : Version 1

DATE OF CHANGE

Effective date : 01-May-2014

Hardware platforms affected : HP Z1 G2 Workstation, HP Z230 Small Form Factor Workstation, HP Z230 Tower Workstation, HP Z420 Workstation, HP Z620 Workstation, HP Z820 Workstation

HP Inc. shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.The information provided is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind.To the extent permitted by law, neither HP or its affiliates, subcontractors or suppliers will be liable for incidental, special or consequential damages including downtime cost; lost profits; damages relating to the procurement of substitute products or services; or damages for loss of data, or software restorationThe information in this document is subject to change without notice.HP Inc. and the names of HP products referenced herein are trademarks of HP Inc. in the United States and other countries.Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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