VOGONS


First post, by Intel486dx33

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t

I call it the "Diesel"
Its BIG, Powerful and will plow thru just about anything.

The HP z800 is one of the best computers HP ever designed.
With its beautiful case and stainless steal side panels.
A tool less case with everything you need for a Windows XP or Win-7 computer.
It is flat on top so it is stackable and its handles made it easy to move around.

Windows XP was released in 2001 and its end of life was in 2014. This HP computer was released 2009.
HP provided drivers for this computer to make it fully supported in Windows XP, Vista, Win-7, Win-8, and Worked with Win10. ( Also supported in Linux and Solaris x86 )
Its the PC equivalent to the 2010-2012 ( 12-core Mac Pro ).

It you had this computer back in 2009 you would have been fully satisfied with its Windows XP performance.
In Windows XP it performs Very Stable, Reliable, and Resilient. I never had this computer crash in WinXP.

Specs:
Motherboard = HP Dual FCLGA1366
CPU - Dual x5670 Xeon ( total of 12-cores, 24-threads )
Memory - DDR3-1333 up to 288gb ( this one only had 48gb )
CPU Cooling - Optional HP Liquid cooled ( think this was among one of the first computers for consumers with liquid CPU cooling ),

Quick Spec Sheet:
http://www.dectrader.com/pdf/quickspecs/13278 … a/13278_na.html

Attachments

  • HP_Z800_2.jpg
    Filename
    HP_Z800_2.jpg
    File size
    250.08 KiB
    Views
    680 views
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception
  • DSCN0204.JPG
    Filename
    DSCN0204.JPG
    File size
    1.31 MiB
    Views
    680 views
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception
  • DSCN0201.JPG
    Filename
    DSCN0201.JPG
    File size
    1.66 MiB
    Views
    680 views
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception
  • COU-003.jpg
    Filename
    COU-003.jpg
    File size
    126.76 KiB
    Views
    680 views
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception
  • board_large.jpg
    Filename
    board_large.jpg
    File size
    1.43 MiB
    Views
    680 views
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception
Last edited by Intel486dx33 on 2022-07-15, 20:00. Edited 9 times in total.

Reply 1 of 13, by Intel486dx33

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t

More Photos

Attachments

  • s-l1600 (2).jpg
    Filename
    s-l1600 (2).jpg
    File size
    253.99 KiB
    Views
    677 views
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception
  • s-l1600 (6).jpg
    Filename
    s-l1600 (6).jpg
    File size
    156.44 KiB
    Views
    678 views
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception
  • s-l1600 (8).jpg
    Filename
    s-l1600 (8).jpg
    File size
    280.37 KiB
    Views
    679 views
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception
  • s-l1600 (7).jpg
    Filename
    s-l1600 (7).jpg
    File size
    449.87 KiB
    Views
    679 views
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception
  • s-l1600 (5).jpg
    Filename
    s-l1600 (5).jpg
    File size
    253.97 KiB
    Views
    679 views
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception

Reply 2 of 13, by Intel486dx33

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t

More Photos

Attachments

  • 0092.jpg
    Filename
    0092.jpg
    File size
    88.46 KiB
    Views
    658 views
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception
  • 0091.jpg
    Filename
    0091.jpg
    File size
    80.87 KiB
    Views
    658 views
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception
  • s-l1600 (4).jpg
    Filename
    s-l1600 (4).jpg
    File size
    128.94 KiB
    Views
    668 views
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception
  • s-l1600 (1).jpg
    Filename
    s-l1600 (1).jpg
    File size
    105.71 KiB
    Views
    668 views
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception
  • Geekbench.jpg
    Filename
    Geekbench.jpg
    File size
    24.61 KiB
    Views
    668 views
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception

Reply 3 of 13, by Errius

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t

My current daily driver is very similar: Re: What is your everyday driver ?

I went with the X5687 instead of a six-core CPU because speed is more important than multitasking capability (and this mobo doesn't support overclocking)

And yes, it runs Windows XP very well.

Attachments

  • DSC_0004 (19).JPG
    Filename
    DSC_0004 (19).JPG
    File size
    946.82 KiB
    Views
    610 views
    File license
    Public domain
  • DSC_0013 (2).JPG
    Filename
    DSC_0013 (2).JPG
    File size
    434.08 KiB
    Views
    615 views
    File license
    Public domain

Protagonist: Robot

Reply 4 of 13, by Intel486dx33

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t

Yes, paired with a GTX 960 makes for a very good WinXP Gaming computer.

Attachments

Reply 5 of 13, by pentiumspeed

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t

4 modules per CPU is not optimal and will hurt the performance, you should be filled 3 modules per CPU for single channel mode (slower) or 6 per CPU to get dual channel mode working correctly.

Cheers,

Great Northern aka Canada.

Reply 6 of 13, by Errius

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t

Another machine with similar specs is the Dell PowerEdge T710

The HP and Dell machines both use the Intel 5520 chipset, while my Supermicro uses the 5500.

http://www1.la.dell.com/content/products/prod … rp1&l=en&s=corp

Protagonist: Robot

Reply 8 of 13, by Intel486dx33

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t

Some things I did not like about this HP z800 computer.

1) You have to use a PS2 keyboard to enter the bios.
2) Limited Sata 3.0 ports
3) Does not support Nvme drives
4) Only supports Sata and ACHI ssd drives.
5) To get Sata 6.0 you have to use a PCIe ssd adapter and plug into the PCIe slot.

Attachments

Last edited by Intel486dx33 on 2022-07-18, 06:54. Edited 2 times in total.

Reply 9 of 13, by Errius

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t

Well yes, it's from 2009. (Same year that SATA 3 became a thing.) You have lots of PCIe slots though, so no problem.

I put a SAS controller in mine because the case hard drive backplane supports both SATA and SAS, and there are lots of ex-server SAS HDDs available on fleabay for cheap.

Protagonist: Robot

Reply 10 of 13, by chrismeyer6

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t

I have a proliant ML350 G6 which is similar and I just used a pci-3 adapter and have nvme drives that way not a big deal considering the sheer number of slots. The ps2 keyboard thing is kinda of a pain so I just keep one connected and stored on the rest shelf of my desk.

Reply 12 of 13, by H3nrik V!

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie
pentiumspeed wrote on 2022-07-14, 23:32:

4 modules per CPU is not optimal and will hurt the performance, you should be filled 3 modules per CPU for single channel mode (slower) or 6 per CPU to get dual channel mode working correctly.

Cheers,

Wouldn't that be 3 or 6 per cpu to get tripple channel mode?

Or I wonder if these specifications apply here as well https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/suppo … -kits.html#flex

Please use the "quote" option if asking questions to what I write - it will really up the chances of me noticing 😀

Reply 13 of 13, by Intel486dx33

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t

I don’t remember how many memory sticks are installed but it was a total of 48gb. ( HP ECC RAM ).
And this computer was very stable. Never had any memory problems.
I wanted to add more RAM but never had the need to.
This computer Hardly ever used more than 24gb of RAM.
It idles at 0%-to-3% CPU utilization and only uses 4gb RAM on Idle.
With the PCIe Sata SSD this really helps the computer use less RAM and Disk caching.
Even today in Modern computers 8gb. thru 16gb. is enough for 95% of the software you will run on the computer.
16gb. Of RAM is Still the Sweetspot for the Amount of RAM a New computer should have.

Attachments