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system halts when booting from USB drive with 64bit system [migrated]

Hi I battle with the troubles lately. x58-ud5 rev1; i7-920, 12GB RAM; system start halts with error code 50h when bootable USB drive inserted with 64bit system Description: During upgrade from ...
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What does “disti 5 pack” mean in the context of Intel's server boards? [closed]

I've just ordered a motherboard for a new server I'm building. It's description says "INTEL DBS2600CP4 BOARD S2600CP4 DISTI 5 PACK BOARD". However, since I had previous issues with Amazon's ...
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Can I safely mix RAM (ECC) sizes in a server board?

I have a server (actually used as workstation) with a Supermicro X8DA6 motherboard, with 2 installed Intel X5650 processors. It uses ECC RAM. It currently has 6 Kingston KVR1333D3D8R9S/4GHB dimms ...
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Can you put different CPUs in a dual-cpu motherboard?

I have an ASUS KCMA-D8 motherboard with two Socket C32 CPU sockets. Only one is used right now. Can if put a different (better) CPU in the other socket and have the motherboard use both? Or do ...
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Adding second RAID controller to a motherboard with onboard RAID controller [closed]

One of our server ASUS M4N78AM motherboard that comes with an onboard RAID controller. We have already utilised it and are running out of space. Would it be possible to install an additional RAID ...
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Choosing a Server Chassis based on Server Board's Requirements [closed]

I'm a newcomer in the world of assembling servers from ground up. First of all, I can choose a server board based on my needs. Then, the getting the following components are pretty much ...
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False flag multibit errors on highest populated DIMM socket on second CPU of Sunfire x2200. Faulty CPU or faulty motherboard?

I'm testing 2GB ECC Registered DIMMs in a Sunfire x2200. Recently the system event log (SEL) began logging Multibit Errors on the highest populated DIMM socket on CPU1. With 8 DIMMs on CPU1, the SEL ...
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Intel SSB temperature sensor

I have an Intel server motherboard that is reporting an issue with the SSB temperature sensor. I have searched for the acronym but cannot find a definition. What does SSB stand for?
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Consumer level motherboards that play nicely with large numbers of drives [closed]

I currently have a system with 25 hard drives - 24 for data and one for OS. This machine is built on a budget, featuring a cheap Gigabyte motherboard (GA-990FXA-D3), a four port LSI SAS controller, a ...
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Can a properly wired reset switch fail to reboot a frozen system?

Context: We rent unmanaged server hardware. The hoster's web dashboard offers a "automatic hardware reset" command (next to a "send ctrl-alt-del" command), but it fails to reboot the machine when the ...
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SAS disk and intel motherboard

What kind of Cable shall I use to connect [ http://www.amazon.com/SAS-Enterprise-Hard-Drive-WD1001FYYG/dp/B0090UELTW ] and server board: http://ark.intel.com/products/56334/intel-server-board-s2600cp4 ...
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Options for SATA ports on motherboard for Files server [closed]

I am planning to build a big file server. (Windows or FreeNAS). I need at lease 300T of space. what options do I have to RAID all disks together? I mean on physical level what kind of connection ...
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Can't find fan speed setting on Supermicro X9DRW

I have one Supermicro server with a X9DRW board, BIOS v1.0a, that does not seem to have any way of controlling fan speed. I've looked through the entire BIOS, including the usual location of ...
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Is it possible to put an 8000 series socket-F Opteron into a dual-socket motherboard?

Exactly what it says on the Tin. I have a dual-socket, socket-F motherboard in which I am looking to put two high-end quad-core Opterons, but the 2000 series are nearly double the price of the 8000 ...
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Hardware to send a restart signal to a desktop motherboard

Have a cluster of desktop computers that are used to process data. Sometimes they crash and it would be nice of we could send a signal to the motherboards on them to restart the machine if we stop ...
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Determining the type of motherboard in a server

I was wondering if I could get some advice from the community. I am trying to identify a type of motherboard used in this particular product: LINK TO PRODUCT Does anyone know what type of ...
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hp DL380 G4 won't boot with disk plugged into front USB

We outgrew a few older external USB backup drives, and purchased WD My Passport 1 TB USB 3.0 drives to replace them. When they are plugged into the front of our G4, it will blink forever after the ...
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SSD head / cylinder / cluster details

A customer of ours makes industrial robots that run on very old, but stable, hardware and software. The only bottleneck has always been the hard drive in these moving machines. Due to constant ...
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Processor support on Intel S4600LH2/S4600LT2 Family

I'm looking into getting one of these boards, and they say that they're compatible with the Xeon e5 family. Is it possible to use Intel i series processors on them? I have a lot of i3 chips laying ...
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Can FCLGA2011-based motherboards support PCI 3.0 on Ivy Bridge and quad channel memory?

This is not a shopping question. I want to know if my basis for technical dependencies is correct. In other words, I should investigate CPU support for certain features before getting lost in a ...
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ESXi 4.0.0 with ASUS M5A78L-M LX Motherboard isn't seeing the onboard NIC [closed]

I just put a new ASUS M5A78L-M LX Motherboard into my server and it's working well but VMWare doesn't seem to be seeing the onboard NIC. I saw somewhere that ESXI 5.0 supports the onboard NIC but I ...
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X7DWN+ 14GB Memory Fitted - 10GB Detected by BIOS

We have a Supermicro X7DWN+ motherboard with two Xeon L5420 CPU's installed. There is a total of 14GB memory installed, however the BIOS is only seeing 10GB. The memory has been tested in another ...
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Bit flipping - detection and reasons

About a week ago I experienced one very interesting situation. I had a workstation - old desktop with Asus P5LD2 motherboard and 4 x 1 GB non-registered DDR2 Kingston memory. That same machine was a ...
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Motherboard rejects identical hard drive, one works the other doesn't

I have an interesting situation. I have a Dell XS23-SB server that has four blades in it. The blades use Supermicro X7DWT motherboards, and interface with the sata drives through a backplane. I took ...
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Export BIOS Settings

I'd like to be able to export the BIOS settings for systems with SuperMicro H8SCM-F motherboards. I need to be able to process the results programmatically, so text output is ideal. What sort of ...
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Can there be created a different firmware for mother boards different than DOS [closed]

Maybe this is a dumb question but is something I need to know. All laptops, computers, etc that i've used until today runs DOS as bios firmware... So I was wondering if there is motherboards running ...
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server not recognising all the ram

I have supermicro X7DB8 motherboard. I have put in 16GB ram 2GB in each slot. It only recognizes 8GB. I know all the ram works because it was working in a different server. If I put 4GB RAM it only ...
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Video card does not work in server [closed]

I want to install a video card into a server. When it is inserted, server does not boot up and there is no video signal coming from video card. 4 LEDs at the back of the motherboard show pattern ...
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I am trying to upgrade a SR2400SYSD2 server with a more current motherboard [closed]

Can the Intel SR2400SYSD2 2u be upgraded with a more current motherboard. In other words, is there a 2U motherboard that will fit in the SR2400SYSD2 chassis?
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ECC vs Non-ECC memory

I am looking for memory for SUPERMICRO MBD-X8DAH+-F-O Dual LGA 1366 (http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/qpi/5500/x8dah_-f.cfm). Basically, I am looking for the difference between ECC and ...
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Do all LGA 1155 Motherboards work with all LGA 1155 CPUs?

Hardware is an area that I have very little competence in. I've recently been tasked with the creation of a new server for the company I work for. I've priced out a motherboard and CPU for the ...
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Consumer grade motherboard features for ESXi server [closed]

Overview I'm planning to build an ESXi server on consumer hardware for a home lab. I'm hoping to get some recommendations on important features for a consumer grade motherboard. Details I've only ...
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What are the advantages of getting an expensive server? [closed]

Server CPUs cost multiple times more than Desktop CPUs; so do Motherboards and PSUs. What are the advantages of getting a server system rather than a desktop system? Stability can be one, but what ...
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intel server motherboard S5520HC not booting

This server was working fine when we took it out the rack, now it seems lifeless. I have tried all the normal checks, booted off one cpu, changed memory. When you put power to the board, it turns on ...
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How do I upgrade the BIOS to boot the motherboard when the CPU is not suported?

So I have a Tyan S8225 motherboard with a Valencia (Opteron 4200) CPU. Two of us have tried everything. We have even swapped the whole motherboard, Power supply, memory, even a different CPU (still ...
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“remote management module” and “active management technology”: What is the difference?

I am considering the following motherboard: http://ark.intel.com/products/56334/NULL?wapkw=intel+s2600cp4+ssi+eeb This motherboard includes support for an Intel Remote Management Module ...
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Can RDIMM RAM be used in UDIMM-only motherboards?

I built a small server for internal use. By mistake I bought 16GB of registered RAM. The system now does not boot, I can only hear 1 long beep followed by 2 short beeps. The specification list of my ...
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Asus z8na mother board. Do the two cpus need to be the same?

I have a asus z8na motherboard, with one E5504 cpu atm. Can i put an E5506 next to it or should the two cpus be identical?
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Server RAID 1 Cannot rebuilt, cannot boot into Windows

My office's server has failed recently after a power outage (we have no UPS). It turned out that it will not even boot into Windows (not even safe mode). The server was running in RAID 1 consisting a ...
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Intel Server Board: Ethernet MT connection vs PM connection

What's the difference between an MT ethernet connection and a PM ethernet connection? Intel server board has two ethernet ports that are named in that manner.
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heatsink holder on motherboard cracked [closed]

I have an old Dell Poweredge 830 server. I just moved about 250 miles, and in that process broke something in the server. After some issues with the CPU fan not slowing down I realized that one of ...
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Is it possible to use server PCIe cards/PCIe RAID controller on desktop motherboard?

I've found myself in possession of a MSI 785GT-E63 motherboard. I need to put a PCIe x8 RAID controller on it, but the x16 PCIe slot is certainly originally intended for graphics cards. Would putting ...
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Can I simply replace old rackmount motherboard with another motherboard?

I have a 1U rackmount server lying around with an old Pentium 4 motherboard (Super Micro P8SCi). To upgrade this server (on a small budget), can I keep the case/chassis and simply replace the ...
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Are there any good (hopefully free) hardware diagnostic utilities available?

A diag utility that runs from CD or USB would be my preference. I'm having some trouble with a desktop PC that I support, and I haven't been able to figure out what is going on with it. I used ...
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Why does a motherboards maximum memory change from UDIMM to RDIMM

Why does a motherboard like a SuperMicro MBD-X8DTH-6F-O support 24gb of unbuffered memory but also support 192gb of registered memory?
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How do I update my Bios on an Intel S5500BC motherboard?

So i've just received an Intel S5500BC motherboard in an Intel chassis. I'm not sure how to upgrade the BIOS in it. First of all I have Windows 2008 R2 (SP1) installed. So I thought I might try ...
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Xeon sockets and interoperability (upgrading)

So it looks like for the most part Xeon motheboard sockets are fairly standardized. If I order a new server with a Xeon proc would I be able to expect to upgrade to any processor in the Xeon family ...
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Which motherboards support ECC RAM and USB 3.0?

I'm gathering specs to build a highly reliable file server, somewhat future proof for the next 3-5 years. The component I'm starting with is the motherboard. Are there motherboards that have been ...
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2U rack hardware, budget but stable, what to buy? [closed]

So, I'm tasked with helping buy motherboard/CPU/ram for a 2U server, that will be brought in luggage to China. The requirements are that the hardware is reliable/stable (read: long lasting) at the ...
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PCI-E HBA on only PCI-E x16 slot on motherboard?

I read a post maybe last week that said you can't put a HBA card on the only x16 slot on motherboard that doesn't have onboard video. Is there any truth to this? I have a Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3/e6400 ...