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XPC Quick Installation Guide (G-series)

Basic PC installation (G-series)

Setting up an XPC is a relatively simple operation.
The procedure takes approximately 20 minutes and follows the basic pattern:

  1. Install the processor
  2. Install RAM
  3. Install Storage devices
  4. Install graphic card (if applicable)
  5. Install an Operating System
Attention Always remove the power cable before opening the case !

Before you begin

Check that you have: Prepared the necessary compatible components and marked them off against the checklist below. Acquainted yourself with the bundled accessory package.

Component Checklist
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Optical Drive
Graphic Card (if applicable)

Tools Checklist

Phillips screwdriver
Thermal grease (included in the box)

(1) Unscrew the three thumbscrews.

(2) Slide the cover backwards then lift to remove. (3) Unfasten the rack mount screws. Slide the rack backwards, then lift it out of the case.

(4) For G serie, unscrew and remove the front bay covers.

(5) Unfasten the ICE fan thumbscrews on the back of the chassis. (6) Disconnect the fan power cable. Unscrew the ICE heat-pipe module and remove.
(7a) Pentium 4 installation. Unlock and raise the socket lever. Remove the protective cover. (8a) Align the CPU according to the above diagram. Close the cover and lock with lever. (7b) AMD Athlon 64 installation. Raise the socket lever to 90°.
(8b) Align the CPU according to the above diagram. Gently insert. Return the lever to the horizontal. (9) Apply an even layer of thermal paste to the surface of the CPU. (10) Install the ICE module. Refasten the screws. Attach the cables (header 1). Replace the fan duct.

(11) Install DDR. Open the DIMM latches. Align the RAM and insert vertically. Close latches.

(12) Place HDD(s) in the rack and secure with screws from the side. If applicable, install FDD in appropriate bay. (13) Attach cables to the mother board. Place the rack back in the chassis. Refasten screws.

(14) Connect the IDE/SATA cable and power connector to the HDD(s).

(15) Connect the FDD cable and power connector to the Floppy drive. (16) Slide the optical drive into the chassis.
(17) Open the drive door. Check the alignment of the eject button with the eject mechanism. Press the eject button to check. (18) If poorly aligned, adjust the control rod to suit. If successful, jump to step 23. (19) You may find that it still does not align. In this case, you will need to change rod as follows: Remove the front panel USB cable.
(20) Unlock the four chips. Remove the front panel. (21) Remove the 1.2 mm control rod. Take out the 1.8 mm control rod from the accessory box and insert it in the slot as show.

(22) Connect the USB cable. Reattach the front panel. Check the alignment and adjust if necessary.

(23) Fasten the four side screws. Plug the optical drive and power cable into the optical drive. (24) Install expansion card. Unscrew the back panel expansion slot bracket. (25) Install expansion card and secure bracket. Connect power connectors as appropriate.
(26) Close the cover and refasten the screws. (27) Attach the front feet to the base of the chassis.

(28) Finished!

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