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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION- PRODUCT CHANGE NOTIFICATION

Document ID: c04693528

Version: 1

HP Z Workstation series June 2015 Software Refresh (Windows 7) - PSG

Release date : 27-May-2015

Last updated : 29-May-2015

DETAILS OF CHANGE
Effective June 1, 2015, HP is changing the software configuration on HP Z workstations that come with Windows 7. The new software addition and updates are being made available for download from HP’s support Web site for owners of existing Z440, Z640, Z840, Z1 G2, Z230 Tower, and Z230 Small Form Factor Series workstations.

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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.
  • AMD FirePro Driver was updated to improve performance with various OpenGL applications, corrects a transparent line issue with newer versions of AutoCAD in certain configurations.
  • Intel Management Engine has been updated to improve silent install functionality and corrects an issue where uninstalling Intel Management Engine could still leave the SOL COM port marked as “in use”.
  • Intel RSTe was updated to fix possible hangs/BSOD while initializing or rebuilding RAID configurations with some SSDs.
  • Nvidia Quadro Professional Driver was updated to include support for additional graphics cards.
  • Foxit PhantomPDF Express adds new workflow to select the desired product and fixes an issue where words may be truncated in documents.
  • HP Hardware Diagnostics UEFI Added support for various chipsets and adds multi-processor filtering options.
  • HP Performance Advisor has been updated to add platform support and improve block diagram functionality.
  • HP Z440, Z640, and Z840 Series workstations BIOS v01.55 has the following enhancements added:
    • Fixes intermittent hang during POST
    • Fixes an issue where system would not boot to multi-disk USB devices
    • Fixes an issue where system would not boot to USB optical drive with Legacy OS
    • Fixes an issue where system would hang when changing F10 Setup language from English to other languages
    • Fixes an issue where boot order would change when SATA Controller Mode was changed between RAID and AHCI
    • Fixes an issue where Power LED would not blink with system in S3. Updates Intel Memory Reference Code to v1.13
    • Reduces boot times
    • Adds ability to set Administrator Password using Hp-repset
    • Improves fan speed settings to reduce thermal throttling of Z Turbo Drive
    • Adds support for Z Turbo Drive G2 (NVMe)
    • Adds ability to boot to a USB 3.0 drive connected to a USB 3.0 PCIe card
    • Improves F10 Setup user interface
    • Adds F10 and WMI settings to disable xHCI Controller
    • Adds F10 and WMI settings to disable PCIe Access Control Services (ACS) to improve PCIe performance for some configurations
    • Adds F10 and WMI settings to disable Isochronous Mode (Isoc) to improve memory performance for single processor systems in configurations that do not use Isochronous mode
    • Fixes an issue where System Diagnostic information was not available for disk drives connected to a SAS controller
  • HP Z1G2 Series workstations BIOS v01.41 has the following enhancements added:
    • Updates Haswell C0 CPU microcode to 0x1D
    • Updates Intel GOP driver to 5.5.1032
    • Updates Intel vBIOS to 5.5.1038
  • HP Z230 Small Form factor and Z230 Tower Series workstations BIOS v01.51 has the following enhancements added:
    • Updates Haswell C0 CPU microcode to 0x1D
    • Updates Intel GOP driver to 5.5.1032
    • Updates Intel vBIOS to 5.5.1038
IMPACT OF CHANGE
Intel RSTe was updated to fix possible hangs/BSOD while initializing or rebuilding RAID configurations with some SSDs.
Components affected:
  • AMD FirePro Windows Unified Driver Version 14.301.1014.1000 or later (HP Z230 series, Z440, Z640, and Z840 workstations only)
  • Intel Management Engine Version 10.0.31.1000 or later
  • Intel RSTe Version 4.2.0.1143 or later (Z440, Z640, and Z840 workstations only)
  • Nvidia Quadro Professional Graphics Driver Version: 9.18.13.4752 or later
  • Foxit Phantom PDF Express Version: 6.0.21.1021 or later
  • HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI Version 5.7.2.0 or later
  • HP Performance Advisor Software Version 1.7.7517.0 or later
  • BIOS Version 01.55 (HP Z440, Z640, and Z840 series workstations only)
  • BIOS Version 01.41 (HP Z1G2 Series workstations only)
  • BIOS Version 01.51 (HP Z230 Small Form Factor and Z230 Tower Series workstations only)

REVISION HISTORY : Version 1

DATE OF CHANGE

Effective date : 01-Jun-2015

Hardware platforms affected : HP Z1 G2 Workstation, HP Z230 Small Form Factor Workstation, HP Z230 Tower Workstation, HP Z440 Workstation, HP Z640 Workstation, HP Z840 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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