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XPC Quick Installation Guide (i-series)

Basic PC installation (i-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 HD rack mount screws and remove.

(4) Unfasten the optical drive rack mount screws. Slide the rack backwards, then lift it out of the case.

(5) Disconnect the fan power cable. (6) Unscrew the thermal 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) Place the thermal module on top of the CPU die.

(11) Fasten the thermal module’s screws.

(12) Connect the fan power cable to header 1. (13) Install DDR. Open the DIMM latches. Align the RAM and insert vertically. Close latches.

(14) Place the optical drive in the rack. Fasten the four side screws.

(15) Slide the optical drive into the chassis. (16) Open the drive door. Check the alignment of the eject button with the eject mechanism.
(17) Press the eject button to check. If poorly aligned, adjust the control rod to suit. (18) Plug the optical drive and power cable into the optical drive. Refasten screws. (19) Place the HDD in the rack and secure with screws from the side. Repeat as appropriate.
(20) Place the rack back in the chassis. Refasten screws. (21) Connect the IDE/Serial ATA cable and power connector to the HDD.

(22) Install expansion card. Unscrew the back panel expansion slot bracket.

(23) Lift and remove the PEG/PCI back panel bracket and put the bracket aside. (24) Install expansion card and secure bracket. (25) If applicable connect the 4 pin power connector to the PCI Express Graphics Card
(26) Close the cover. (27) Refasten the screws.

(28) Finished!

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