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Dell PowerEdge T20 Systems
Owner's Manual
Regulatory Model: D13M
Regulatory Type: D13M001
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Notes, Cautions, and Warnings
NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the
problem.
WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.
© 2013 Dell Inc.
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Inc. Intel®, Pentium®, Xeon®, Core® and Celeron® are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. AMD®
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Microsoft®, Windows®, Windows Server®, Internet Explorer®, MS-DOS®, Windows Vista® and Active Directory® are either trademarks
or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Red Hat® and Red Hat®
Enterprise Linux® are registered trademarks of Red Hat, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Novell® and SUSE® are
registered trademarks of Novell Inc. in the United States and other countries. Oracle® is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation
and/or its affiliates. Citrix®, Xen®, XenServer® and XenMotion® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. in
the United States and/or other countries. VMware®, vMotion®, vCenter®, vCenter SRM™ and vSphere® are registered trademarks or
trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States or other countries. IBM® is a registered trademark of International Business Machines
Corporation.
2013 - 09
Rev. A00
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Contents
1 About Your System......................................................................................................................7
Front-Panel Features And Indicators....................................................................................................................... 7
Back-Panel Features And Indicators....................................................................................................................... 8
NIC Indicator Codes..................................................................................................................................................9
Power Indicator Codes For Power Supply..............................................................................................................10
Complete The Operating System Setup..................................................................................................................10
Supported Operating Systems......................................................................................................................... 10
Other Information You May Need...........................................................................................................................11
2 Using The System Setup And Boot Manager.......................................................................13
Choosing The System Boot Mode.......................................................................................................................... 13
Entering System Setup............................................................................................................................................14
Using The System Setup Navigation Keys.......................................................................................................14
Updating The BIOS ..........................................................................................................................................14
Responding To Error Messages.......................................................................................................................15
System Setup Options.............................................................................................................................................15
Boot Manager Screen............................................................................................................................................ 22
Using The Boot Manager Navigation Keys............................................................................................................ 23
System And Admin Password Features................................................................................................................. 23
Assigning A System Password And Admin Password.....................................................................................24
Deleting Or Changing An Existing System And Admin Password....................................................................24
Intel Active Management Technology ...................................................................................................................24
3 Installing System Components................................................................................................27
Recommended Tools.............................................................................................................................................. 27
Opening And Closing The System...........................................................................................................................27
Opening The System........................................................................................................................................ 27
Closing The System..........................................................................................................................................28
Bezel....................................................................................................................................................................... 28
Removing The Bezel.........................................................................................................................................28
Installing The Bezel..........................................................................................................................................29
Intrusion Switch......................................................................................................................................................29
Removing The Intrusion Switch....................................................................................................................... 30
Installing The Intrusion Switch........................................................................................................................ 30
Inside The System...................................................................................................................................................31
Thermal Sensor.......................................................................................................................................................32
Removing The Thermal Sensor........................................................................................................................ 32
Installing The Thermal Sensor......................................................................................................................... 32
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Power Switch..........................................................................................................................................................33
Removing The Power Switch...........................................................................................................................33
Installing The Power Switch............................................................................................................................ 34
Input/Output Panel..................................................................................................................................................34
Removing The Input/Output Panel................................................................................................................... 34
Installing The Input/Output Panel.....................................................................................................................35
Hard Drives.............................................................................................................................................................36
Removing The Hard-Drive Cage.......................................................................................................................36
Installing The Hard-Drive Cage........................................................................................................................37
Removing A 3.5 Inch Hard Drive From The Hard-Drive Cage...........................................................................37
Installing A 3.5 Inch Hard Drive In The Hard-Drive Cage.................................................................................38
Removing A 2.5 Inch Hard Drive From The Hard-Drive Cage...........................................................................39
Installing A 2.5 Inch Hard Drive In The Hard-Drive Cage.................................................................................40
Removing A 3.5 Inch Hard Drive From The Hard-Drive Bay.............................................................................41
Installing A 3.5 Inch Hard Drive In The Hard-Drive Bay...................................................................................42
Removing A Hard Drive From A Hard-Drive Carrier.........................................................................................43
Installing A Hard Drive Into A Hard-Drive Carrier............................................................................................43
Optical Drive........................................................................................................................................................... 43
Installing The Optical Drive..............................................................................................................................43
Removing The Optical Drive.............................................................................................................................45
System Memory......................................................................................................................................................46
General Memory Module Installation Guidelines............................................................................................ 47
Sample Memory Configurations.............................................................................................................................48
Removing Memory Modules............................................................................................................................ 48
Installing Memory Modules............................................................................................................................. 49
System Fan..............................................................................................................................................................50
Removing The System Fan............................................................................................................................... 50
Installing The System Fan................................................................................................................................ 51
Expansion Cards..................................................................................................................................................... 52
Expansion Card Installation Guidelines............................................................................................................52
Removing An Expansion Card.......................................................................................................................... 52
Installing An Expansion Card........................................................................................................................... 53
Processors..............................................................................................................................................................54
Removing The Processor................................................................................................................................. 54
Installing The Processor.................................................................................................................................. 56
Power Supply .........................................................................................................................................................57
Removing The Power Supply Unit....................................................................................................................57
Installing The Power Supply Unit.....................................................................................................................58
System Battery....................................................................................................................................................... 59
Replacing The System Battery.........................................................................................................................59
System Board..........................................................................................................................................................60
Removing The System Board...........................................................................................................................60
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Installing The System Board............................................................................................................................ 61
Entering The Service Tag After Replacing The System Board........................................................................ 62
4 Troubleshooting Your System.................................................................................................63
Safety First—For You And Your System................................................................................................................. 63
Power LED Diagnostics.......................................................................................................................................... 63
Memory Beep Code................................................................................................................................................64
Troubleshooting System Startup Failure................................................................................................................ 64
Troubleshooting External Connections...................................................................................................................64
Troubleshooting The Video Subsystem..................................................................................................................64
Troubleshooting A USB Device.............................................................................................................................. 64
Troubleshooting A Serial I/O Device...................................................................................................................... 65
Troubleshooting A NIC............................................................................................................................................65
Troubleshooting A Wet System..............................................................................................................................66
Troubleshooting A Damaged System..................................................................................................................... 66
Troubleshooting The System Battery..................................................................................................................... 67
Troubleshooting A Non-Redundant Power Supply.................................................................................................67
Troubleshooting Cooling Problems.........................................................................................................................67
Troubleshooting The System Fan........................................................................................................................... 68
Troubleshooting System Memory...........................................................................................................................68
Troubleshooting An Optical Drive...........................................................................................................................69
Troubleshooting A Hard Drive................................................................................................................................ 69
Troubleshooting Expansion Cards..........................................................................................................................70
Troubleshooting The Processor............................................................................................................................. 70
5 Using System Diagnostics.......................................................................................................71
Enhanced Pre-Boot System Assessment Diagnostics...........................................................................................71
System Diagnostic Controls............................................................................................................................. 71
6 Jumpers And Connectors........................................................................................................73
System Board Jumper Settings..............................................................................................................................73
System Board Connectors......................................................................................................................................73
Disabling A Forgotten Password............................................................................................................................ 74
7 Technical Specifications......................................................................................................... 77
Environmental Specifications.................................................................................................................................78
8 System Messages.....................................................................................................................81
Error Messages...................................................................................................................................................... 81
Warning Messages.................................................................................................................................................84
Alert Messages.......................................................................................................................................................84
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9 Getting Help................................................................................................................................85
Contacting Dell....................................................................................................................................................... 85
Locating Your System Service Tag.........................................................................................................................85
Documentation Feedback.......................................................................................................................................85
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About Your System
Front-Panel Features And Indicators
Figure 1. Front-Panel Features and Indicators
Item Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Icon Description
1 Power-on indicator, power
button
The power-on indicator lights when the system power is
on. The power button controls the power supply output to
the system.
NOTE: On ACPI-compliant operating systems, turning
off the system using the power button causes the
system to perform a graceful shutdown before power
to the system is turned off.
2 Optical drive (optional) One optional slim SATA DVD-ROM drive or DVD+/-RW
drive.
3 Headphone connector Allows you to connect a headphone to the system.
4 Microphone connector Allows you to connect a microphone to the system.
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Item Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Icon Description
5 USB connectors (2) Allows you to connect USB devices to the system. The
ports are USB 3.0 compliant.
6 USB connectors (2) Allows you to connect USB devices to the system. The
ports are USB 2.0 compliant.
7 Hard drive indicator Indicates the hard drive activity.
Back-Panel Features And Indicators
Figure 2. Back-Panel Features and Indicators
Item Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Icon Description
1 AC power supply status
indicator
Indicates power supply activity.
2 Self-diagnostic button Indicates the health status of the non-redundant power
supply.
3 Power supply One 290 W non-redundant AC power supply.
4 PS/2 mouse connector Allows you to connect a PS/2 mouse to the system.
5 PS/2 keyboard connector Allows you to connect a PS/2 keyboard to the system.
6 Display ports (2) Allow you to connect other external display devices to the
system.
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Item Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Icon Description
7 USB connectors (2) Allow you to connect USB devices to the system. The
ports are USB 3.0 compliant.
8 Video connector Allows you to connect a VGA display to the system.
9 Line-out connector Allows you to connect other output devices to the system.
10 Line-in/microphone
connector
Allows you to connect other external audio devices to the
system.
11 Expansion card slots (4) Allow you to connect up to three full-height PCIe
expansion cards and one full-height PCI expansion card.
12 Security-cable slot Allows you to connect a cable lock to the system.
13 Padlock ring Locks the cover release latch.
14 Ethernet connector One integrated 10/100/1000 Mbps NIC connector.
15 USB connectors (4) Allow you to connect USB devices to the system. The
ports are USB 2.0 compliant.
16 Serial connector Allows you to connect a serial device to the system.
NIC Indicator Codes
Figure 3. NIC Indicator Codes
1. link indicator
2. activity indicator
Indicator Indicator Code
Link integrity light on
integrated network
adapter
Green — a good 10 Mbps connection exists between the network and the system.
Green — a good 100 Mbps connection exists between the network and the system.
Orange — a good 1000 Mbps connection exists between the network and the system.
Off (no light) — the system is not detecting a physical connection to the network.
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Indicator Indicator Code
Network activity light
on integrated
network adapter
Yellow light — A blinking yellow light indicates that network activity is present.
Power Indicator Codes For Power Supply
Press the self-diagnostic button to perform a quick health check on the non-redundant power supply of the system.
Diagnostic Indicator
Pattern
Condition
Not lit Power is not connected or power supply is faulty.
Green A valid power source is connected to the power supply and the power supply is operational.
Figure 4. Power Supply Status Indicator and Self-Diagnostic Button
1. AC power supply status indicator
2. self-diagnostic button
Complete The Operating System Setup
To install an operating system for the first time, see the installation and configuration documentation for your operating
system. Be sure that the operating system is installed before installing hardware or software not purchased with the
system.
Supported Operating Systems
The following operating systems are supported:
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012
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• Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 and later
NOTE: For latest information on supported operating systems, see dell.com/ossupport.
Other Information You May Need
WARNING: See the safety and regulatory information that shipped with your system. Warranty information may be
included within this document or as a separate document.
• The Owner’s Manual provides information about system features and describes how to troubleshoot the system
and install or replace system components. This document is available online at www.dell.com/
poweredgemanuals.
• Any media that ships with your system that provides documentation and tools for configuring and managing your
system, including those pertaining to the operating system, system management software, system updates, and
system components that you purchased with your system.
• For latest information on supported operating systems, see dell.com/ossupport.
NOTE: Always check for updates on dell.com/support/manuals and read the updates first because they often
supersede information in other documents.
NOTE: When upgrading your system, it is recommended that you download and install the latest BIOS, driver, and
systems management firmware on your system from dell.com/support.
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Using The System Setup And Boot Manager
System Setup enables you to manage your system hardware and specify BIOS-level options.
The following keystrokes provide access to system features during startup:
Keystroke Description
<F2> Enters the System Setup.
<F12> Enters the Boot Manager.
From the System Setup, you can:
• Change the NVRAM settings after you add or remove hardware
• View the system hardware configuration
• Enable or disable integrated devices
• Set performance and power management thresholds
• Manage system security
From the Boot Manager, you can:
• Verify the boot mode and the secure boot status
• Select a one-time boot device
• Perform hardware diagnostics
• Configure the Intel Management Engine BIOS Extension
• Update the BIOS
Choosing The System Boot Mode
System Setup enables you to specify the boot mode for installing your operating system:
• Legacy boot mode (the default) is the standard BIOS-level boot interface.
• Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) boot mode is an enhanced 64-bit boot interface based on UEFI
specifications that overlays the system BIOS.
In System Setup, select boot mode in the Boot List Option field of the Boot Sequence screen. Once you specify the boot
mode, the system boots in the specified boot mode and then proceeds to install your operating system from that mode.
Thereafter, you must boot the system in the same boot mode (Legacy or UEFI) to access the installed operating system.
Trying to boot the operating system from the other boot mode will cause the system to halt at startup.
NOTE: Operating systems must be UEFI-compatible to be installed from the UEFI boot mode. DOS and 32-bit
operating systems do not support UEFI and can only be installed from the Legacy boot mode.
NOTE: For the latest information on supported operating systems, go to dell.com/ossupport.
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Entering System Setup
1. Turn on or restart your system.
2. Press <F2>.
If your operating system begins to load before you press <F2>, allow the system to finish booting, and then restart
your system and try again.
Using The System Setup Navigation Keys
Key Description
Up arrow Moves to the previous field.
Down arrow Moves to the next field.
<Enter> Allows you to type in a value in the selected field (if applicable) or follow the link in the field.
Spacebar Expands or collapses a drop-down list, if applicable.
<Tab> Moves to the next focus area.
NOTE: For the standard graphics browser only.
<Esc> Moves to the previous page till you view the main screen. Pressing <Esc> in the main screen
exits the Boot Manager and proceeds with system boot.
NOTE: For most of the options, any changes that you make are recorded but do not take effect until you restart the
system.
Updating The BIOS
It is recommended to update your BIOS (system setup), on replacing the system board or if an update is available.
1. Restart the system.
2. Go to dell.com/support.
3. If you do not have your system's Service Tag or Express Service Code:
4. Enter the Service Tag or Express Service Code and click Submit.
NOTE: To locate the Service Tag, click Where is my Service Tag?
NOTE: If you cannot find your Service Tag, click Detect Service Tag. Proceed with the instructions on screen.
5. If you are unable to locate or find the Service Tag, click the product category of your system.
6. Choose the product type from the list.
7. Select your system model and the product support page of your system is displayed.
8. Click Drivers & Downloads.
9. On the Drivers and Downloads screen, under the Operating System drop-down list, select BIOS.
10. Identify the latest BIOS file and click Download File.
11. Select your preferred download method in the Please select your download method below window and click
Download File.
The File Download window is displayed.
12. Click Save to save the file on your system.
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13. Click Run to install the updated BIOS settings on your system.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Responding To Error Messages
If an error message is displayed while the system is booting, make a note of the message. For more information, see
System Messages.
NOTE: After installing a memory upgrade, it is normal for your system to display a message the first time you start
your system.
System Setup Options
NOTE: Depending on the system and its installed devices, the items listed in this section may or may not .
Table 1. General
Option Description
System Information Displays the following information:
• System Information — Displays BIOS Version, Service Tag, Asset Tag,
Ownership Tag, Ownership Date, Manufacture Date, and the Express Service
Code.
• Memory Information — Displays Memory Installed, Memory Available,
Memory Speed, Memory Channels Mode, Memory Technology, DIMM 1 Size,
DIMM 2 Size, DIMM 3 Size, and DIMM 4 Size.
• PCI Information — Displays SLOT1, SLOT2, SLOT3, and SLOT4.
• Processor Information — Displays Processor Type, Core Count, Processor
ID, Current Clock Speed, Maximum Clock Speed, Processor L2 Cache,
Processor L3 Cache, HT Capable, and 64-Bit Technology.
• Device Information — Displays SATA-0, SATA-1, SATA-2, SATA-3, LOM MAC
Address, Audio Controller, and Video Controller.
Boot Sequence Boot Sequence — Allows you to specify the order in which the system attempts to
find an operating system. The options are:
• Diskette drive
• STXXXXXX / STXXXXXX
• USB storage device
• CD/DVD/CD-RW drive
• Onboard NIC
Boot List Option — Allows you to choose or change the boot mode for installing your
operating system. The options are:
• Legacy
• UEFI
NOTE: If you boot the system to the BIOS boot mode after installing an operating
system with UEFI boot mode, the system does not respond. You must boot to the
same boot mode in which you installed the operating system.
Advanced Boot Options Enable Legacy Option ROMs — This option is enabled by default.
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Option Description
Date/Time Allows you to set the date and time. Changes to the system date and time take effect
immediately.
Table 2. System Configuration
Option Description
Integrated NIC Allows you to enable or disable the integrated network card. You can set the
integrated NIC to:
• Disabled
• Enabled
• Enabled w/PXE (this option is enabled by default)
• Enable UEFI Network Stack
NOTE: Depending on the system and the devices installed, the items listed in this
section may or may not be displayed.
Serial Port Allows you to define the serial port settings. You can set the serial port to:
• Disabled
• COM1
• COM2
• COM3
• COM4
NOTE: The operating system may allocate resources even though the setting is
disabled.
SATA Operation Allows you to configure the operating mode of the integrated hard-drive controller.
• Disabled — The SATA controllers are hidden.
• ATA — SATA is configured for ATA mode.
• AHCI — SATA is configured for AHCI mode.
• RAID ON — SATA is configured to support RAID mode.
Drives Allows you to enable or disable the various on-board drives:
• SATA-0
• SATA-1
• SATA-2
• SATA-3
SMART Reporting This field controls if the hard drive errors for the integrated drives are reported during
system startup. This technology is part of the SMART (Self Monitoring Analysis and
Reporting Technology) specification.
• Enable SMART Reporting — This option is disabled by default.
USB Configuration This field configures the integrated USB controller. If Boot Support is enabled, the
system is allowed to boot any type of USB mass storage devices (HDD, memory key,
floppy).
If the USB port is enabled, the device attached to this port is enabled and available
for the operating system.
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Option Description
If the USB port is disabled, the operating system cannot see any device attached to
this port.
The options for USB configuration may differ based on the form factors:
• Enable Boot Support
• Enable Front USB 2.0 Ports
• Enable USB 3.0 Ports
• Enable Rear–Left Dual USB 2.0 Ports
• Enable Rear–Right Dual USB 2.0 Ports (this option is enabled by default)
NOTE: USB keyboard and mouse always work in the BIOS setup irrespective of
these settings.
Audio Allows you to enable or disable the integrated audio controller.
• Enable Audio — This option is enabled by default.
Miscellaneous Devices Allows you to enable or disable various on-board devices.
• Enable PCI Slot — This option is enabled by default.
Table 3. Security
Option Description
Admin Password This field lets you set, change, or delete the administrator (admin) password
(sometimes called the setup password). The Admin Password enables several
security features.
1. Enter the old password.
2. Enter the new password.
3. Confirm the new password.
The password is not set by default.
System Password This field lets you set, change, or delete the system password (previously called the
primary password). The System Password enables several security features.
1. Enter the old password.
2. Enter the new password.
3. Confirm the new password.
The password is not set by default.
Internal HDD_0 Password This option lets you set, change, or delete the password on the system's internal hard
disk drive. The Internal HDD_0 Password enables several security features.
1. Enter the old password.
2. Enter the new password.
3. Confirm the new password.
The drive does not have a password set by default.
Strong Password Enable strong password — This option is disabled by default.
Password Configuration This field controls the minimum and maximum number of characters allowed for the
admin and system passwords.
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Option Description
• Admin Password Min
• Admin Password Max
• System Password Min
• System Password Max
Password Bypass Allows you to bypass the System Password and the internal HDD password prompts
during a system restart.
• Disabled — Always prompt for the system and internal HDD password when
they are set. This option is disabled by default.
• Reboot Bypass — Bypass the password prompts on restarts (warm boots).
NOTE: The system always prompts for the system and internal HDD passwords
when powered on from the off state (a cold boot). Also, the system always
prompts for passwords on any module bay HDDs that may be present.
Password Change Allows you to determine whether changes to the system and hard disk passwords are
permitted when an administrator password is set.
• Allow Non-Admin Password Changes — This option is enabled by default.
TPM Security This option lets you control whether the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) in the system
is enabled and visible to the operating system.
TPM Security — This option is disabled by default.
When the TPM Security option is enabled, it displays the following advanced options:
• TPM ACPI Support
• TPM PPI Deprovision Override
• Clear
• TPM PPI Provision Override
NOTE: Activation, deactivation, and clear options are not affected if you load the
setup program's default values. Changes to the TPM Security option take effect
immediately.
Computrace(R) This field lets you activate or disable the BIOS module interface of the optional
Computrace Service from Absolute Software.
• Deactivate — This option is disabled by default.
• Disable
• Activate
Chassis Intrusion Allows you to enable or disable the chassis intrusion alert.
• Disable
• Enable — This option is enabled by default.
• On-Silent
Once a chassis intrusion has been detected, the system will add the chassis intrusion
alert into the BIOS events at each cold/warm boot. The following option will then be
displayed:
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Option Description
• Clear Intrusion Warning — This option allows you to acknowledge and clear
the intrusion status.
Processor XD Support Allows you to enable or disable the execute disable mode of the processor.
• Enable processor XD Support — This option is enabled by default.
OROM Keyboard Access Allows you to determine if you access the Option Read Only Memory (OROM)
configuration screens via hotkeys during boot. These settings prevent access to the
Intel RAID (CTRL+I) or Intel Management Engine BIOS Extension (CTRL+P/F12).
• Enable — User may enter OROM configuration screens via the hotkey.
• One-Time Enable — User can enter the OROM configuration screens via the
hotkeys during the next boot. After the boot, the setting will revert to disabled.
• Disable — User cannot enter the OROM configuration screens via the hotkey.
The OROM Keyboard Access option is set to Enable by default.
Admin Setup Lockout Allows you to enable or disable the option to enter setup when an admin password is
set.
• Enable Admin Setup Lockout — This option is not set by default.
Table 4. Secure Boot
Option Description
Secure Boot Enable Allows you to enable or disable Secure Boot feature.
• Disable
• Enable
NOTE: For Secure Boot to be enabled the system has to be in the UEFI boot mode
and the Enable Legacy Option ROMs needs to be turned off.
Expert Key Management Allows you to manipulate the security key databases only if the system is in Custom
Mode. The Enable Custom Mode option is disabled by default. The options are:
• PK
• KEK
• db
• dbx
If you enable the Custom Mode, the relevant options for PK, KEK, db, and dbx are
displayed. The options are:
• Save to File — Saves the key to a user-selected file.
• Replace from File — Replaces the current key with a key from a user-
selected file.
• Append from File — Adds a key to the current database from a user-selected
file.
• Delete — Deletes the selected key.
• Reset All Keys — Resets to default setting.
• Delete All Keys — Deletes all the keys.
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Option Description
NOTE: If you disable the Custom Mode, all the changes will be erased and the
keys will restore to default settings.
Table 5. Performance
Option Description
Multi Core Support Specifies whether the processor will have one or all cores enabled. The performance
of some applications will improve with the additional cores.
• All — Enabled by default.
• 1
• 2
Intel SpeedStep Allows you to enable or disable the Intel SpeedStep mode of the processor. This
option is enabled by default.
C States Control Allows you to enable or disable the additional processor sleep states. This option is
enabled by default.
Limit CPUID Value This field limits the maximum value the processor standard CPUID function will
support.
• Enable CPUID Limit — This option is disabled by default.
NOTE: Some operating systems will not complete installation when the maximum
CPUID function is greater than three.
Intel TurboBoost Allows you to enable or disable Intel TurboBoost mode of the processor.
• Disabled — Does not allow the Intel TurboBoost driver to increase the
performance state of the processor above the standard performance.
• Enabled — Allows the Intel TurboBoost driver to increase the performance of
the processor or graphics processor.
Hyper-Thread Control Allows you to enable or disable the Hyper-Threading technology. This option is
enabled by default.
Table 6. Power Management
Option Description
AC Recovery Specifies how the system will respond when AC power is applied after an AC power
loss. You can set the AC Recovery to:
• Power Off
• Power On
• Last Power State
Auto On Time This option sets the time of the day when you would like the system to turn on
automatically. Time is kept in standard 12-hour format (hour:minutes:seconds). The
startup time can be changed by typing the values in the time and A.M./P.M. fields.
• Disabled — The system will not automatically power up.
• Every Day — The system will power up every day at the time you specified
above.
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Option Description
• Weekdays — The system will power up Monday through Friday at the time
you specified above.
• Select Days — The system will power up on days selected above at the time
you specified above.
NOTE: This feature does not work if you turn off your system using the switch on
a power strip or surge protector or if Auto Power is set to disabled.
Deep Sleep Control Allows you to define the controls when Deep Sleep is enabled.
• Disabled
• Enabled in S5 only
• Enabled in S4 and S5
This option is disabled by default.
Fan Control Override Controls the speed of the system fan. This option is disabled by default.
NOTE: When enabled, the fan runs at full speed.
USB Wake Support This option allows you to enable USB devices to wake the system from standby.
• Enable USB Wake Support — This option is disabled by default.
Wake on LAN This option allows the system to power up from the off state when triggered by a
special LAN signal. Wakeup from the Standby state is unaffected by this setting and
must be enabled in the operating system. This feature only works when the system is
connected to AC power supply. The options differ based on the form factor.
• Disabled — Does not allow the system to power on by special LAN signals
when it receives a wakeup signal from the LAN or wireless LAN.
• LAN Only — Allows the system to be powered on by special LAN signals.
• LAN with PXE Boot — Allows the system to be powered on by special LAN or
PXE bootsignals.
This option is disabled by default.
Block Sleep This option lets you block entering to sleep (S3 state) in operating system
environment.
• Block Sleep (S3 state) — This option is disabled by default.
Table 7. POST Behavior
Option Description
Numlock LED Specifies if the NumLock function can be enabled when the system boots. This option
is enabled by default.
Keyboard Errors Specifies whether keyboard related errors are reported when it boots. This option is
enabled by default.
MEBx Hotkeys Specifies whether the MEBx Hotkey function should be enabled when the system
boots.
• Enable MEBx Hotkey — This option is enabled by default.
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Table 8. Virtualization Support
Option Description
Virtualization This option specifies whether a Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) can utilize the
additional hardware capabilities provided by Intel Virtualization technology.
• Enable Intel Virtualization Technology — This option is enabled by default.
VT for Direct I/O Enables or disables the VMM from utilizing the additional hardware capabilities
provided by Intel Virtualization technology for direct I/O.
• Enable Intel Virtualization Technology for Direct I/O — This option is enabled
by default.
NOTE: This is supported only on Intel Xeon processor-based systems.
Trusted Execution This option specifies whether a Measured Virtual Machine Monitor (MVMM) can
utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by Intel Trusted Execution
technology. The TPM virtualization technology and virtualization technology for direct
I/O must be enabled to use this feature.
• Trusted Execution — This option is disabled by default.
NOTE: This is supported only on Intel Xeon processor-based systems.
Table 9. Maintenance
Option Description
Service Tag Displays the service tag of your system.
Asset Tag Allows you to create a system asset tag if an asset tag is not already set. This option
is not set by default.
SERR Messages Controls the SERR message mechanism. This option is not set by default. Some
graphics cards require that the SERR message mechanism be disabled.
Table 10. System Logs
Option Description
BIOS events Displays the system event log and allows you to clear the log.
• Clear Log
Boot Manager Screen
Option Description
LEGACY/UEFI BOOT Allows you to select a one-time boot device from bootable devices list.
OTHER OPTIONS
BIOS Setup Enters System Setup.
BIOS Flash Update Allows you to update the BIOS from the USB drive with the released BIOS file. This
option is for advanced users.
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Option Description
1. Download the BIOS file from dell.com/support. For more information, see
Updating The BIOS.
2. Save the BIOS file on a USB drive (FAT32).
3. Press <F12> while powering up the system to select the BIOS Flash Update.
4. Insert the USB drive into the USB port.
5. Select the BIOS file and proceed to the update.
Diagnostics Allows you to enter the System Diagnostics. For more information, see Using
System Diagnostics.
Intel Management
Engine BIOS Extension
Allows you to configure Intel MEBX.
Change Boot Mode
Settings
Allows you to change the boot mode (Legacy/UEFI).
NOTE: If you boot the system to the BIOS boot mode after installing an
operating system from the UEFI Boot Manager, the system hangs. The reverse
is also true. You must boot to the same boot mode in which you installed the
operating system.
Using The Boot Manager Navigation Keys
Key Description
Up arrow Moves to the previous field.
Down arrow Moves to the next field.
<Enter> Allows you to type in a value in the selected field (if applicable) or follow the link in the field.
<Esc> Moves to the previous page till you view the main screen. Pressing <Esc> in the main screen
exits the Boot Manager and proceeds with system boot.
NOTE: For most of the options, any changes that you make are recorded but do not take effect until you restart the
system.
System And Admin Password Features
You can create a system password and a admin password to secure your system. To create a system and admin
password, the password jumper must be set to enabled. For more information on the password jumper settings, see
System Board Jumper Settings.
System password This is the password that you must enter before you boot your system.
Admin password This is the password that you must enter to access and make changes to the BIOS or UEFI
settings of your system.
CAUTION: The password features provide a basic level of security for the data on your system.
CAUTION: Anyone can access the data stored on your system if the system is running and unattended.
NOTE: Your system is shipped with the system and admin password feature disabled.
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Assigning A System Password And Admin Password
You can assign a new System Password and/or Admin Password or change an existing System Password and/or Admin
Password only when Password Status is Unlocked. If the Password Status is Locked, you cannot change the System
Password.
NOTE: If the password jumper is disabled, the existing System Password and admin Password is deleted. You do
not need to provide the system password to log on to the system.
To enter the System Setup, press <F2> immediately after a power-on or reboot.
1. In the System BIOS or System Setup screen, select Security and press <Enter>.
The Security screen is displayed.
2. Select System Password , enter your system password, and press <Enter> or <Tab>.
Use the following guidelines to assign the system password:
– A password can have up to 32 characters.
– The password can contain the numbers 0 through 9.
– Only the following special characters are allowed: space, (”), (+), (,), (-), (.), (/), (;), ([), (\), (]), (`).
3. Re-enter the system password that you entered earlier and click OK.
4. Select Admin Password, enter your system password and press <Enter> or <Tab>.
A message prompts you to retype the admin password.
5. Re-enter the admin password that you entered earlier and click OK.
6. Press <Esc> and a message prompts you to save the changes.
7. Press <Y> to save the changes and exit from the System Setup.
The system reboots.
Deleting Or Changing An Existing System And Admin Password
Ensure that the Password Status is Unlocked (in the System Setup) before attempting to delete or change the existing
System and/or admin password. You cannot delete or change an existing System or admin password, if the Password
Status is Locked.
To enter System Setup, press <F2> immediately after a power-on or reboot.
1. In the System BIOS or System Setup screen, select Security and press <Enter>.
The Security screen is displayed.
2. Select System Password, alter or delete the existing system password and press <Enter> or <Tab>.
3. Select Admin Password, alter or delete the existing admin password and press <Enter> or <Tab>.
NOTE: If you change the system and/or admin password, re-enter the new password when promoted. If you
delete the system and/or admin password, confirm the deletion when promoted.
4. Press <Esc> and a message prompts you to save the changes.
5. Press <Y> to save the changes and exit from the System Setup.
The system reboots.
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) enables you to remotely manage, diagnose, and repair the managed server.
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NOTE: Intel AMT is supported only on Intel Xeon processor-based systems.
It provides the following features:
• Allows you to discover devices even while the system is powered off.
• With out-of-band management capabilities, you can remotely remediate and recover systems after OS failures.
• Blocks incoming threats and infected clients before they affect the network.
• Provides remote hardware and software asset tracking.
For more information on Intel AMT, see www.intel.com/amt.
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Installing System Components
Recommended Tools
You may need the following items to perform the procedures in this section:
• #1 and #2 Phillips screwdrivers
• Wrist grounding strap connected to ground
Opening And Closing The System
WARNING: Whenever you need to lift the system, get others to assist you. To avoid injury, do not attempt to lift the
system by yourself.
WARNING: Opening or removing the system cover when the system is on may expose you to a risk of electric
shock.
NOTE: It is recommended that you always use a static mat and static strap while working on components in the
interior of the system.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
CAUTION: Do not operate the system without the cover for a duration exceeding five minutes.
Opening The System
1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2. Lay the system on its side, on a flat and stable surface.
3. Lift the cover release latch and remove the cover away from the system.
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Figure 5. Opening and Closing the System
1. slots
2. tabs
3. system cover
4. cover release latch
Closing The System
1. Ensure that all internal cables are connected and placed out of the way and that no tools or extra parts are left
inside the system.
2. Align the tabs on the system cover with the corresponding slots on the system chassis.
3. Lower the system cover onto the chassis until it clicks into place.
4. Place the system upright on a flat, stable surface.
5. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
Bezel
Removing The Bezel
1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2. Lay the system on its side, on a flat and stable surface.
3. Open the system.
4. Lift the retention clips located at the edge of the bezel.
5. Rotate the bezel away from the system to release the tabs on the bottom of the bezel.
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Figure 6. Removing and Installing the Bezel
1. retention clips (4)
2. bezel
Installing The Bezel
1. Insert the bezel tabs into the bezel tab slots in the chassis.
2. Press the bezel into the chassis until the bezel locks into place.
3. Close the system.
4. Place the system upright on a flat, stable surface.
Intrusion Switch
The chassis intrusion switch detects any intrusion into the interior of your system and provides an indication of the
same. This switch is activated as soon as the system cover is removed and access is made to the interior of your
system.
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Removing The Intrusion Switch
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2. Lay the system on its side, on a flat and stable surface.
3. Open the system.
4. Disconnect the intrusion-switch cable from the system board.
5. Slide the intrusion switch and push it out of the intrusion-switch slot.
Figure 7. Removing and Installing the Intrusion Switch
1. intrusion-switch slot
2. intrusion switch
3. intrusion-switch cable
Installing The Intrusion Switch
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2. Lay the system on its side, on a flat and stable surface.
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3. Open the system.
4. Insert the intrusion switch into the intrusion switch slot and slide it to secure it.
5. Connect the intrusion switch cable to the system board.
6. Close the system.
Inside The System
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
Figure 8. Inside the System
1. hard drive
2. hard-drive bay
3. system board
4. heat-sink assembly
5. expansion-card latch
6. system fan
7. power supply unit
8. hard-drive cage
9. hard-drive cage latch
10. power switch
11. I/O panel
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Thermal Sensor
Removing The Thermal Sensor
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2. Lay the system on its side, on a flat and stable surface.
3. Open the system.
4. Disconnect the thermal-sensor connector from the system board.
5. Remove the thermal-sensor cable from the chassis clip.
6. Press the tabs on the thermal sensor and remove the thermal sensor from the chassis.
Figure 9. Removing and Installing the Thermal Sensor
1. thermal sensor
2. tabs (2)
3. chassis clip
4. thermal-sensor connector
Installing The Thermal Sensor
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2. Lay the system on its side, on a flat and stable surface.
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3. Open the system.
4. Align the tabs with the thermal-sensor slot on the chassis and secure the thermal sensor to the chassis.
5. Route the thermal-sensor cable through the chassis clip and connect the thermal-sensor connector to the system
board.
6. Close the system.
7. Place the system upright on a flat, stable surface.
8. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
Power Switch
Removing The Power Switch
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2. Lay the system on its side, on a flat and stable surface.
3. Open the system.
4. Remove the following components:
a) bezel
b) optical drive
For information on removing the optical drive, see Removing The Optical Drive.
5. Disconnect the power-switch cable from the system board.
6. Remove the power-switch cable from the chassis clip.
7. Remove the screw securing the power switch to the chassis.
8. Slide the power switch down to disengage it from the slot and slide out the power switch from the system.
Figure 10. Removing and Installing the Power Switch
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1. power switch
2. screw
Installing The Power Switch
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2. Lay the system on its side, on a flat and stable surface.
3. Open the system.
4. Slide the power switch through the slot on the front of the system and secure it to the system.
5. Route the power-switch cable through the chassis clip.
6. Connect the power-switch cable to the power-switch connector on the system board.
7. Install the following components:
a) optical drive
For information on installing the optical drive, see Installing The Optical Drive.
b) bezel
8. Close the system.
9. Place the system upright on a flat, stable surface.
10. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
Input/Output Panel
Removing The Input/Output Panel
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2. Lay the system on its side, on a flat and stable surface.
3. Open the system.
4. Remove the bezel.
5. Disconnect the I/O panel, data, and USB data cables from the system board.
6. Remove the I/O panel, data, and USB data cables from the chassis clip.
7. Remove the screw securing the I/O panel to the system.
8. Slide the I/O panel towards the front of the system to release it and pull the I/O panel along with its cable out of the
system.
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Figure 11. Removing and Installing the I/O Panel
1. I/O panel
2. screw
Installing The Input/Output Panel
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2. Lay the system on its side, on a flat and stable surface.
3. Open the system.
4. Insert the I/O panel into the slot on the front of the chassis.
5. Tighten the screw to secure the I/O panel to the chassis.
6. Route the I/O panel, data cable, and USB data cables through the chassis clip.
7. Connect the I/O panel, data cable, and USB data cables to the system board.
8. Install the bezel.
9. Close the system.
10. Place the system upright on a flat, stable surface.
11. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
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Hard Drives
CAUTION: Do not turn off or reboot your system while the hard drive is being formatted. Doing so can cause a hard
drive failure.
NOTE: Use only hard drives that have been tested and approved for use with your system.
NOTE: For installing more than four hard drives, you need an additional SATA controller card, SATA cables
(minimum 1.6 ft), and power extension cables.
NOTE: Use the vertical type SATA cables to connect hard drives in the hard-drive cage to avoid damaging the
connector pins. This is applicable for the 2.5 inch hard drives and optical drive.
NOTE: SATA cables that connect to the 3.5 inch hard drives in the hard-drive bay should be at a right angle to the
hard-drive bay or you will not be able to close the system.
Removing The Hard-Drive Cage
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2. Lay the system on its side, on a flat and stable surface.
3. Open the system.
4. If applicable, remove the power and data cables from the hard drives in the hard-drive cage.
5. Remove the bezel.
6. Slide and hold the hard-drive cage latch and pull the hard-drive cage out of the system.
Figure 12. Removing and Installing the Hard-Drive Cage
1. hard-drive cage
2. hard-drive cage latch
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Installing The Hard-Drive Cage
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2. Lay the system on its side, on a flat and stable surface.
3. Open the system.
4. Insert the hard-drive cage into the system until it clicks into place.
5. If applicable, connect the power and data cables to the hard drives and optical drive in the hard-drive cage.
6. Install the bezel.
7. Close the system.
8. Place the system upright on a flat, stable surface.
9. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
Removing A 3.5 Inch Hard Drive From The Hard-Drive Cage
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2. Lay the system on its side, on a flat and stable surface.
3. Open the system.
4. Remove the power and data cables from the hard drive in the hard-drive cage.
5. Remove the hard-drive cage.
For information on removing the hard-drive cage, see Removing The Hard-Drive Cage.
6. Press the retention clips inwards and pull the hard drive out of the hard-drive cage.
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Figure 13. Removing and Installing a 3.5 Inch Hard Drive From The Hard-Drive Cage
1. hard-drive cage
2. hard drive
3. retention clips (2)
Installing A 3.5 Inch Hard Drive In The Hard-Drive Cage
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2. Open the system.
3. Remove the hard-drive cage from the system.
For information on removing the hard-drive cage, see Removing The Hard-Drive Cage.
NOTE: If you have a 2.5 inch hard drive seated in the hard-drive cage, remove the power and data cables from
the hard drive.
4. Align the ridges of the hard-drive carrier with the grooves on the hard-drive cage.
5. Insert the hard drive into the hard-drive cage until it clicks into place.
6. Install the hard-drive cage into the system.
7. Connect the power and data cables to the hard drive.
NOTE: For information on cabling the hard drives, refer to the System Information Label on the system cover.
NOTE: SATA cables that connect to the 3.5 inch hard drives in the hard-drive cage should be at a right angle
to the hard-drive cage or you will not be able to close the system.
8. Close the system.
9. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
10. Reboot the system and press <F2> to enter the System Setup and ensure that the hard-drive controller is enabled.
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11. Exit the System Setup program and reboot the system.
12. Install any software required for the hard drive operation as described in the documentation for the hard drive.
Removing A 2.5 Inch Hard Drive From The Hard-Drive Cage
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
NOTE: If you install an optical drive you cannot install 2.5 inch hard drives.
1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2. Lay the system on its side, on a flat and stable surface.
3. Open the system.
4. Remove the power and data cables from the hard drive in the hard-drive cage.
5. Remove the hard-drive cage from the system.
For information on removing the hard-drive cage, see Removing The Hard-Drive Cage.
NOTE: If you have a 3.5 inch hard drive seated in the hard-drive cage:
a. Remove the power and data cables from the hard drive.
b. Remove the hard drive from the hard-drive cage.
For information on removing a 3.5 inch hard drive, see Removing A 3.5 Inch Hard Drive From The Hard-Drive
Cage.
6. Turn the hard-drive cage over and remove the screws securing the hard drive to the hard-drive cage.
Figure 14. Removing and Installing the Hard-Drive Screws
1. hard drive
2. hard-drive screw sockets (4)
3. hard-drive screw slots (2)
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4. hard-drive screws (4)
7. Turn the hard-drive cage.
8. Remove the screws on the sides of the hard-drive cage securing the hard drive to the hard-drive cage.
9. Lift and slide the hard drive out of the hard-drive cage.
Figure 15. Removing and Installing the 2.5 Inch Hard Drive
1. hard-drive/optical-drive slot
2. hard drive
3. hard-drive screws (8)
NOTE: The screws used to secure the hard drive to the hard-drive cage are available on the system
chassis as shown in callout 3.
Installing A 2.5 Inch Hard Drive In The Hard-Drive Cage
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2. Lay the system on its side, on a flat and stable surface.
3. Open the system.
4. Remove the power and data cables from the hard drive in the hard-drive cage.
5. Remove the hard-drive cage from the system.
For more information on removing the hard-drive cage, see Removing The Hard-Drive Cage.
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NOTE: If you have a 3.5 inch hard drive seated in the hard-drive cage:
a. Remove the power and data cables from the hard drive.
b. Remove the hard drive from the hard-drive cage.
For more information on removing a 3.5 inch hard drive, see Removing A 3.5 Inch Hard Drive From The Hard-
Drive Cage.
6. Slide the hard drive into the hard-drive slot.
7. Tighten the screws on the sides of the hard-drive cage to secure the hard drive.
8. Turn the hard-drive cage over and tighten the screws on the bottom of the hard-drive cage to secure the hard
drive.
9. Insert the hard-drive cage into the system.
10. Connect the power and data cables to the hard drive.
NOTE: For information on cabling the hard drives, refer to the System Information Label on the system cover.
NOTE: Use the vertical type SATA cables to connect hard drives in the hard-drive cage to avoid damaging the
connector pins. This is applicable for the 2.5 inch hard drives and optical drive.
11. Close the system.
12. Place the system upright on a flat, stable surface.
13. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
14. Reboot the system and press <F2> to enter the System Setup and ensure that the hard drive controller is enabled.
15. Exit the System Setup program and reboot the system.
16. Install any software required for the hard drive operation as described in the documentation for the hard drive.
Removing A 3.5 Inch Hard Drive From The Hard-Drive Bay
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2. Lay the system on its side, on a flat and stable surface.
3. Open the system.
4. Remove the power and data cables from the hard drive in the hard-drive bay.
5. Press the retention clips inwards and lift the hard drive from the hard-drive bay.
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Figure 16. Removing and Installing a 3.5 Inch Hard Drive from the Hard-Drive Bay
1. hard drive
2. hard-drive power cable
3. SATA cable
4. retention clips (2)
Installing A 3.5 Inch Hard Drive In The Hard-Drive Bay
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2. Lay the system on its side, on a flat and stable surface.
3. Open the system.
4. Align the ridges of the hard-drive carrier with the grooves on the hard-drive bay.
5. Insert the hard drive into the hard-drive bay until it clicks into place.
6. Connect the power and data cables to the hard drive.
NOTE: For information on cabling the hard drives, refer to the System Information Label on the system cover.
NOTE: SATA cables that connect to the 3.5 inch hard drives in the hard-drive bay should be at a right angle to
the hard-drive bay or you will not be able to close the system.
7. Close the system.
8. Place the system upright on a flat, stable surface.
9. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
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10. Reboot the system and press <F2> to enter the System Setup and ensure that the hard drive controller is enabled.
11. Exit the System Setup program and reboot the system.
12. Install any software required for the hard drive operation as described in the documentation for the hard drive.
Removing A Hard Drive From A Hard-Drive Carrier
Detach the hard-drive carrier from the hard drive by pushing out at the edges of the carrier and remove the hard drive.
Figure 17. Removing and Installing the Hard Drive From a Hard-Drive Carrier
1. hard drive
2. hard-drive carrier
Installing A Hard Drive Into A Hard-Drive Carrier
1. Align the screw holes on the hard drive with the screws on the hard-drive carrier.
2. Press the hard drive into the hard-drive carrier to secure it.
Optical Drive
Installing The Optical Drive
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
NOTE: If you install an optical drive, you cannot install 2.5 inch hard drives.
NOTE: For installing an optical drive and four hard drives, you need an additional power extension cable.
1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2. Lay the system on its side, on a flat and stable surface.
3. Open the system.
4. Remove the bezel.
For more information on removing the bezel, see Removing The Bezel.
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5. On the inside of the bezel, press the retention clip and remove the optical-drive blank.
Figure 18. Removing and Installing the Optical-Drive Blank From the Bezel
1. bezel
2. retention clip
3. optical-drive blank
6. Remove the hard-drive cage.
For information on removing the hard-drive cage, see Removing The Hard-Drive Cage.
7. Hold the tabs on the optical-drive filler and remove the optical-drive filler from the hard-drive cage.
Figure 19. Removing the Optical-Drive Filler
1. optical-drive/hard-drive slot 2. tabs (4)
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3. optical-drive filler
4. hard-drive screws (8)
5. optical-drive screws (2)
8. Slide the optical-drive into the optical-drive/hard-drive slot.
9. Tighten the screws on the back of the optical-drive/hard-drive slot to secure the optical drive.
Figure 20. Installing the Optical Drive Into the Optical-Drive/Hard-Drive Slot
1. screws (2)
2. optical-drive/hard-drive slot
3. optical drive
10. Insert the hard-drive cage into the system.
11. Connect the power and data cables to the optical drive and hard drives, if applicable.
NOTE: Use the vertical type SATA cables to connect hard drives in the hard-drive cage to avoid damaging the
connector pins. This is applicable for the 2.5 inch hard drives and optical drive.
12. Install the bezel.
For more information on installing the bezel, see Installing The Bezel.
13. Close the system.
14. Place the system upright on a flat, stable surface.
15. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
Removing The Optical Drive
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2. Lay the system on its side, on a flat and stable surface.
3. Open the system.
4. Remove the power and data cables from the optical drive and hard drives, if applicable.
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5. Remove the bezel.
For more information on removing the bezel, see Removing The Bezel.
6. Remove the hard-drive cage.
For more information on removing the hard-drive cage, see Removing The Hard-Drive Cage.
7. Remove the screws securing the optical drive to the optical-drive/hard-drive slot.
8. Slide the optical drive out of the optical-drive/hard-drive slot.
9. Install the optical-drive filler into the optical-drive/hard-drive slot.
10. Install the hard-drive cage into the system.
11. If applicable, connect the power and data cables to the hard drives in the hard-drive cage.
12. Install the optical-drive blank into the bezel.
13. Install the bezel.
For more information on installing the bezel, see Installing The Bezel.
14. Close the system.
15. Place the system upright on a flat, stable surface.
16. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
System Memory
Your system supports DDR3 unbuffered ECC DIMMs (ECC UDIMMs). It supports DDR3 and DDR3L voltage specifications.
NOTE: MT/s indicates DIMM speed in MegaTransfers per second.
Memory bus operating frequency can be 1600 MT/s and 1333 MT/s depending on:
• DIMM type (UDIMM)
• DIMM configuration (number of ranks)
• Maximum frequency of the DIMMs
• Number of DIMMs populated per channel
• DIMM operating voltage
• Maximum supported DIMM frequency of the processor
The system contains four memory sockets organized into two channels. In each channel, the release levers of the first
socket are marked white and the second socket black.
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Figure 21. Memory Socket Locations
Memory channels are organized as follows:
• channel A: memory sockets 1 and 3
• channel B: memory sockets 2 and 4
The following table shows the memory populations and operating frequencies for the supported configurations.
DIMM Type DIMMs
Populated/
Channel
Operating Frequency (in MT/s) Maximum DIMM Rank/
Channel
1.5 V 1.35 V
UDIMM ECC 2 1333, 1600 1333, 1600 Dual rank
General Memory Module Installation Guidelines
NOTE: Memory configurations that fail to observe these guidelines can prevent your system from booting, hanging
during memory configuration, or operating with reduced memory
NOTE: This system supports only UDIMMs.
The following are the recommended guidelines for best performance:
• A maximum of two UDIMMs can be populated in a channel.
• Populate all sockets with white release tabs first, and then black.
• Populate the sockets by highest rank count in the following order — first in sockets with white release levers,
and then black.
• Memory modules of different sizes can be mixed only if other memory population rules are followed.
For example, 2 GB and 4 GB memory modules can be mixed.
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• If memory modules with different speeds are installed, they will operate at the speed of the slowest installed
memory module(s) or slower depending on system DIMM configuration.
Sample Memory Configurations
The following table shows sample memory configurations for a single processor configuration that follow the
appropriate memory guidelines stated in this section.
NOTE: 16 GB quad-rank RDIMMs are not supported.
NOTE: Minimum supported memory is 2 GB and maximum supported memory is 32 GB.
NOTE: 1R and 2R in the following tables indicate single- and dual-rank DIMMs respectively.
Table 11. Memory Configurations
System Capacity (in
GB)
DIMM Size (in GB) Number of DIMMs DIMM Rank,
Organization, and
Frequency
DIMM Slot Population
2 2 1 1R, x8, 1333 MT/s,1 1
1R, x8, 1600 MT/s
4 2 2 1R, x8, 1333 MT/s, 1, 2
1R, x8, 1600 MT/s
8 2 4 1R, x8, 1333 MT/s, 1, 2, 3, 4
1R, x8, 1600 MT/s
16 4 4 2R, x8, 1333 MT/s, 1, 2, 3, 4
2R, x8, 1600 MT/s
32 8 4 2R, x4, 1333 MT/s, 1, 2, 3, 4
2R, x4, 1600 MT/s
Removing Memory Modules
WARNING: The memory modules are hot to the touch for some time after the system has been powered down.
Allow time for the memory modules to cool before handling them. Handle the memory modules by the card edges
and avoid touching the components on the memory module.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2. Lay the system on its side, on a flat and stable surface.
3. Open the system.
4. Locate the appropriate memory module socket(s).
CAUTION: Handle each memory module only on either card edge, making sure not to touch the middle of the
memory module.
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5. Press down and out on the ejectors on each end of the socket until the memory module pops out of the socket.
Figure 22. Removing and Installing a Memory Module
1. memory module
2. memory-module socket ejectors (2)
3. alignment key
6. Close the system.
7. Place the system upright on a flat, stable surface.
8. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
Installing Memory Modules
WARNING: The memory modules are hot to the touch for some time after the system has been powered down.
Allow time for the memory modules to cool before handling them. Handle the memory modules by the card edges
and avoid touching the components on the memory module.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2. Lay the system on its side, on a flat and stable surface.
3. Open the system.
4. Locate the memory-module socket(s).
5. Press the ejectors on the memory module socket down and out to allow the memory module to be inserted into the
socket.
CAUTION: Handle each memory module only on either card edge, making sure not to touch the middle of the
memory module.
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6. Align the memory module's edge connector with the alignment key of the memory module socket, and insert the
memory module in the socket.
NOTE: The memory module socket has an alignment key that allows you to install the memory module in the
socket in only one way.
7. Press down on the memory module with your thumbs until the socket levers latch into a locked position.
When the memory module is properly seated in the socket, the levers on the memory module socket align with the
levers on the other sockets that have memory modules installed.
8. Repeat step 5 through step 7 of this procedure to install the remaining memory modules.
9. Close the system.
10. Place the system upright on a flat, stable surface.
11. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
12. Press <F2> to enter the System Setup, and check the memory settings.
The system should have already changed the value to reflect the newly installed memory.
13. If the value is incorrect, one or more of the memory modules may not be installed properly. Repeat step 5 through
step 7 of this procedure, checking to ensure that the memory modules are firmly seated in their sockets.
14. Run the appropriate diagnostic test.
For more information, see Using System Diagnostics.
System Fan
Your system supports one system fan.
Removing The System Fan
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
CAUTION: Never operate your system with the system fan removed. System can overheat and result in shutdown
of the system and loss of data.
CAUTION: Do not operate the system with the cover removed for a duration exceeding 5 minutes.
1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2. Lay the system on its side, on a flat and stable surface.
3. Open the system.
4. Disconnect the system fan power cable from the system board.
CAUTION: Do not remove or install the system fan by holding the blades.
5. Stretch the grommets securing the fan to the chassis to ease the removal of the fan.
6. Hold the system fan by the sides, slide it out.
7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to release all four sides of the system fan.
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Figure 23. Removing and Installing the System Fan
1. system fan
2. grommets (4)
3. system fan power cable
Installing The System Fan
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
CAUTION: Do not operate the system with the cover removed for a duration exceeding 5 minutes.
1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2. Lay the system on its side, on a flat and stable surface.
3. Hold the system fan by the sides with the cable end facing the bottom of the chassis.
4. Align the four grommets of the system fan with the four grooves on the sides of the system fan.
5. Pass the grommets through the corresponding grooves on the system fan.
6. Stretch the grommets and slide the system fan towards the chassis till it locks into place.
NOTE: Install the lower two grommets first.
CAUTION: Do not remove or install the system fan by holding the blades.
7. Connect the system fan power cable to the system fan connector on the system board.
8. Close the system.
9. Place the system upright on a flat, stable surface.
10. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
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Expansion Cards
Expansion Card Installation Guidelines
Table 12. Supported PCI Express Expansion Cards
Expansion Card Slot Processor Connection Height Length Link Width Slot Width
1 Processor Full Height Half Length x16 x16
2 Platform Controller Hub
(PCH)
Full Height Half Length x1 x1
4 Platform Controller Hub
(PCH)
Full Height Half Length x4 x16
NOTE: Only slot 1 supports Generation 2 and 3 PCIe expansion cards. Slots 2 and 4 support Generation 2 PCIe
expansion cards.
NOTE: The expansion cards are not hot-swappable.
NOTE: The power consumption of the PCIe expansion cards is less than 25 W.
Removing An Expansion Card
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2. Lay the system on its side, on a flat and stable surface.
3. Open the system.
4. Disconnect all the cables from the expansion card.
5. Holding the card by its edge, pull the card to disengage from the connector and lift the card out of the chassis.
If you are removing the card permanently, install a filler bracket in the empty card slot.
NOTE: Filler brackets must be installed over empty expansion-card slots to maintain FCC certification of the
system. The brackets also keep dust and dirt out of the system and aid in proper cooling and airflow inside the
system.
6. Push the expansion card latch toward the system until it clicks into place.
7. Close the system.
8. Place the system upright on a flat, stable surface.
9. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
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