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H8QC8
Supermicro, Inc.

   
  A+ Products   Motherboards   [ H8QC8 ]
H8QC8
  • Best 4U Quad Opteron ServerBoard
  • Most Cost-Effective 4-way Dual Core Opteron

Key Features
1. Quad AMD® Opteron™ Support,
    (Dual Core Ready)
    1000 MHz HyperTransport Link
2. nVidia® nForce Pro 2200 (CK804)
    AMD8132 Chipset
3. Up to 32GB DDR400 SDRAM (or)
    Up to 64GB DDR333 SDRAM (or)
    Up to 64GB DDR266 SDRAM
4. Dual Gigabit (Intel 82546GB)
    Ethernet Controller
5. 2-Channel Ultra320 SCSI
6. 4 SATA ports
7. 2 PCI-Express x8,
    2 PCI-X 133/100MHz,
    2 PCI-X 100MHz
    1 HTX Connector Support via Riser Card
8. ATI Rage XL 8MB Graphics
9. 9 Fan support with Speed Control

 
Links & Resources
Tested Memory List
Motherboard Manual
Update Your BIOS
Download the Latest Drivers and Utilities
Product SKUs
MBD-H8QC8-O
  • H8QC8 (Standard Retail Pack)
MBD-H8QC8-B
  • H8QC8 (Bulk Pack)
 
Physical Stats
Form Factor
  • Proprietary
Dimensions
  • 16" x 13" (40.6 cm x 33.0 cm)
 
Processor/Chipset
CPU
  • Quad 940-pin ZIF Sockets
  • Supports four Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ 800 Series processor(s)
  • HyperTransport Link (1000MHz)
  • 1 HTX Connector Support via Riser Card
  • Only Quad-Processor Configurations Recommended
  • VRM x4
Chipset
  • nVidia nForce Pro 2200 (CK804)
  • AMD 8132 PCI-X Tunnel
 
System Memory
Memory Capacity
  • Four 184-pin DIMM sockets per processor memory bank
  • Four memory banks for 4 processors (Quad).
  • Supports up to 32 GB DDR 400 MHz memory or
  • Supports up to 64 GB DDR 333/266 MHz memory
  • Supports up to 64 GB registered ECC DDR for 4-way option
  • Single or Dual (recommended) channel memory support
  • Recommended that memory be populated equally in adjacent memory banks
Memory Type
  • DDR 400/333/266MHz buffered (registered) ECC SDRAM 72-bit, 184-pin gold-plated DIMMs
DIMM Sizes
  • 256 MB, 512 MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB**
Memory Voltage
  • 2.5 V only
Error Detection
  • Corrects single-bit errors
  • Detects double-bit errors (using ECC memory)
 
Expansion Slots
HyperTransport
  • 1 HTX Connector Support via Riser Card
PCI-Express
  • 2 PCI-e x8 slots (one using x16 slot)
PCI-X
  • 2 64-bit PCI-X 133/100MHz slots
  • 2 64-bit PCI-X 100MHz slots
  • Note: Quad Processors are required for correct PCI-X expansion slot operation
 
On-Board Devices
SCSI
  • Dual Ultra320 SCSI drives
  • Adaptec AIC-7902 Controller
SATA
  • nVidia nForce Pro 2200 SATA 3.0Gbps Controller
  • 4 SATA Ports
  • nVidia RAID 2.0
  • SATA RAID 0, 1, 0+1 support
Network Controllers
  • Dual Intel 82546GB Ethernet Controllers
  • Supports 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T, RJ45 output
IPMI
  • Support for Intelligent Platform Management Interface v.2.0
  • (Optional: AOC-IPMI20-E) Card not included
  • This board will not work with SIMSO card
Graphics
  • ATI Rage XL 8MB
Super I/O
  • Winbond 83627HF-AW
Clock Generator
  • CK804
Chassis ( Optimized for H8QC8)
4U
  • SC748S-R1000 (OEM only)
Important Chassis Notes
  • To ensure system stability, a 1000W (minimum) ATX power supply
    [8-pin (+12V), 8-pin (+12V) and 24-pin are required]
 
System BIOS
BIOS Type
  • 8Mb Flash EEPROM with AMI® BIOS
  • SST49LF080A
BIOS Features
  • Plug and Play (PnP)
  • PCI 2.2
  • DMI 2.3
  • ACPI 2.0
  • BIOS Rescue Hot Keys
  • USB Keyboard Support
  • SMBIOS 2.3
 
Input / Output
Serial ATA
  • Integrated SATA 3.0Gbps Controller
  • Four Serial ATA Connectors
  • Four SATA hard drives supported
IDE
  • Dual ATA 133/100 EIDE channels support up to four UDMA IDE devices
  • Supports UDMA Mode 5
  • Supports PIO Mode 4
  • Supports ATA 100 / 133
Floppy
  • 1 Floppy port; 1.44 MB, 2.88 MB support
LAN
  • 2 RJ45 LAN ports
USB
  • FUCI
  • Up to 4 USB Ports 2.0 Compliant, 1.1 Compatible
  • 2 rear ports
  • 1 internal header for 2 ports
VGA
  • 1 VGA port
Keyboard / Mouse
  • PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports
Serial Ports
  • 1 Fast UART 16550 serial port
  • 1 Header
Parallel Ports
  • 1 ECP / EPP parallel port
 
Management
Software
  • SIMSO (Supermicro Intelligent Management SO-DIMM) 2.0 Support
  • Super Doctor III
  • Watch Dog
Power Configurations
  • ACPI/API Power Management
  • Wake-On-LAN (WOL) header
  • Wake-On-Ring (WOR) header
  • Power-on mode control for AC power loss recovery
  • Keyboard WakeUp from Soft-Off
  • Internal/External modem remote ring-on
 
PC Health Monitoring
CPU
  • Monitors CPU Core Voltages +5V, ±12V & VBAT
  • Up to 9 fan status
  • Supports System Management Utility
FAN
  • Total up to nine 3-pin fan headers
  • 9 Tachometer Monitoring
  • Status Monitor for Speed Control
  • Support 3-pin fans (without speed control)
  • Low Noise Fan Speed Control
  • Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) fan connector
Temperature
  • Monitoring for CPU and chassis environment
  • CPU Thermal Trip Support
  • Thermal Control for 9 Fan Connectors
  • I2C Temperature Sensing Logic
LED
  • CPU / System Overheat LED
  • Suspend-State Indicator LED
  • Fan Fail LED
Other Features
  • Chassis Intrusion Header
  • Chassis Intrusion Detection
 
OS Compatibility

• Please see our OS Compatibility Chart
 
Regulatory
FCC
  • Passed to meet FCC standard requirement
Retail Pack List
  Part Number Qty Description
H8QC8 MBD-H8QC8-O 1 H8QC8 Motherboard
Manual(s) MNL-H8QC8
CMNL-0669
-
1
Motherboard Manual for H8QC8
U320 SCSI Manual
Cables CBL-0010L
CBL-0022L
CBL-034L-U320
CBL-036L-03
CBL-0044L
1
1
1
1
4
I/O Cable
ATX Floppy Cable
LVD U320 SCSI Cable
ATA 100/133 IDE LP Cable
2ft. SATA Cable
Driver Disk CDR-A+NVDA 1 Version 1.0 (or newer) Chipset Driver CD
I/O Shield CSE-PT7L 1 Motherboard I/O Shield
Retention BKT-0004L
BKT-0005L
4
4
CPU Heat Sink Back Plate
CPU Heat Sink Back Plate

**4GB memory modules not fully tested due to limited availability
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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