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19889 Will X8SIL-F motherboard with i3 process work with 32gb of RDIMM ECC? 01/02/2015
19710 I have X8SIL-V which is working fine with SATA HDD. After connecting 500GB SAS HDD to the X8SIL-V board I am unable see SAS HDD in BIOS or BOOT option or unable to install windows OS by either selecting IDE/RAID/AHCI in BIOS. 11/21/2014
19488 We have your X8SIL system. We tried to configure onboard RAID, but don’t see such option to do so. Are you getting a defective board? 10/16/2014
18589 The MB is X8SIL-F; Intel Xeon 3450 & Memory Modules 4GB DDR3 PC3L 10600R (HMT351R7CFR8A-H9) ; the BIOS is R1.2a.
We upgraded memory modules with 8GB DDR3 PC3L 10600R (HMT31GR7CFR4A-H9) and system can't boot up (No Display). Any idea?
05/02/2014
17906 On X8SIL-F using i3-540 processor and using CentOS 6.4, an error message "Your BIOS is broken; DMAR reported at address fed93000 returns all ones!" is seen during startup. This was seen even after upgrading to latest BIOS R1.2a.

Is this a BIOS bug?
01/21/2014
17314 I had Super Micro 5016i-MR server purchased from you awhile back. I am trying to revamp the server to support a new RAID configuration (the server was initially setup with one SATA Drive). In browsing through your online manual, it states it supports RAID and I have gone through the BIOS and made sure that the SATA settings are setup correctly. Unfortunately, the only options I have to set are SATA or AHCI, but there is no RAID option as indicated in the server manual. 10/25/2013
17145 Can you help me to confirm if this chassis 813MTQ-R400CB:
http://www.supermicro.com/products/chassis/1u/813/SC813MTQ-R400C.cfm?parts=SHOW
would be compatible with X8SIL-F:
http://www.supermicro.com/xeon_3400/motherboard/x8sil.cfm?ipmi=y:
I saw from X8SIL-F optimized chassis list there are few 813MTQ::
CSE-813MTQ-280C :
CSE-813MTQ-520C
10/03/2013
17048 We would like to know if there is some kind of way to read out the power consumption/draw via IPMI for the following Supermicro boards:

- Supermicro X9SCI/X9SCA
- Supermicro X8DTT-H
- Supermicro X8SIE
- Supermicro PDSMU
- Supermicro X8DTU
- Supermicro X8STI
- Supermicro X8SIL
- Supermicro X7DWU
- Supermicro PDSMI+

If so, how we can access them.
If not, is there are any other (recommended) ways to retrieve the power consumption (we would like to monitor them via a combo of Nagios/Graphite).
09/18/2013
16784 We have your X8SIL-F system. It sometimes reboot itself randomly. The only thing we noticed is that, around the time of reboot, IPMI logs error "OEM 0#x12 SEL", what does it indicate? 08/13/2013
16641 We have several X8SIL-F with 1U 4 bay Supermicro system( not sure about model ), and we recently see some automatic shutdown/power off. Noticed every time right before that happens, we see in IPMI log it gives error( impitool sel ): Type: OEM# 0x12 One of them is with older IPMI firmware, but another one is already with 2.66, but still gives that error, what that error mean? 07/22/2013
16078 Does motherboard X8SIL support RAID function? 04/26/2013
15939 I am using X8SIL mother board and I cannot create any onboard raid. Why? 04/05/2013
15828 I'm getting a CPU overheating error on X8SIL-F that is causing system not to boot. The System temp is showing 99C and the CPU temp is showing "Over heat". I unplugged the server overnight and it seemed to work fine for an hour or so. Then it started to beep. What could be causing this? 03/21/2013
15543 We install SATA 6Gb 12 pcs in to the configuration below. But only 11pcs HDD can be recognized. How to make all 12 pcs HDD being recognized? CHASSIS : CSE-826E1-R800LPB BACKPLANE : BPN-SAS-826EL1 M/B : X8SIL-F RAID CARD : Adaptec ASR-5445 (FW 18252) HDD : SATA 6Gb/s Hitachi HUA723020ALA640 *12pcs 01/31/2013
14765 Did X8SIL-F motherboard support 1.35V memory? If not, why does 1.35V memory show up in your memory compatible list? 08/31/2012
14683 I've got a supermicro x8sil-f motherboard mounted in a chassis which dont have connector for chassis intrusion. The machine alarms beep randomly. I've tried putting a jumper on the chassis intrusion pins but it's still red. any ideas? I had the chassis fans connected to a regular molex > fan splitter. 08/13/2012
14677 I have X8SIL with BIOS v1.2 (X8SIL1.819) from the website, but I cannot enter BIOS when I pressed "Delete" key by USB keyboard; PS/2 keyboard works ok. Do you have any fix for the problem? 08/13/2012
14668 Can I use the Xeon E3-1220 V2 processor on the X8SIL motherboard? 08/10/2012
14600 Does the X8SIL motherboard have any hardware encryption feature? 07/27/2012
14578 When we install a PCI-8164 card to PCI slot on X9SCA, then system is not able to get power on. And system is working well if without PCI-8164 add-on card. Any idea? 07/24/2012

Most popular FAQs

1. I have a supermicro server, that stops at boot, with the msg SYSTEM INITIALIZING with BA code at the right.
2. There is an issue. When we are generating the component rating of the system it shows UNRATED for all the components (Please see the attachment for better idea), while a normal system shows their components rating by using same methods.

Super Micro Workstation Configuration Details as below:-

Motherboard Supermicro X9DAI
Processor Xeon E5 2665 2.40 Ghz (Single CPU)
RAM 16 GB REG. DDR3 1600 Mhz.
HD 2TB Sata
Graphic Card Nvidia Quadro 600
OS Windows 7 -64 bit – Prof.

Please kindly provide the solution for the same ASAP.
3. I have X8DTH-iF motherboard with 2 E5450 processors and 32GB ECC reg memory. I use: 1) RevoDrive 3 as PCI-slot bootable drive (http://www.ocztechnology.com/ocz-revodrive-3-x2-pci-express-ssd.html) with Windows 7 ultimate (latest drivers), 2) ATI FirePro 3D graphic card (http://www.amd.com/US/PRODUCTS/WORKSTATION/GRAPHICS/ATI-FIREPRO-3D/V8800/Pages/v8800.aspx) (latest drivers), 3) Adaptec 6805 RAID controller (latest firmware and drivers). For some reason, these 3 devices do not work together. Any two of them work perfectly, but when I connect all 3, RevoDrive disappears from BIOS. What could be the issue? I tried to switch their places on PCI slots, it did not help.
4. How do I create a bootable USB stick?
5. I plug in 4GB of memory into my P8SAA board but Windows XP only shows 3GB of memory. Everything works fine but why does Windows shows only 3GB of memory?
6. How to flash iSCSI option ROM to AOC-SG-I4?
7. I have this server : http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/2u/6027/sys-6027r-trf.cfm?parts=show At the system initialization it hang with a post code “B7”. I try to search AMI bios post code on your web site but I don’t find them. Do you have a description list of AMI bios post code ? Do you know what means the post code “B7” ?
8. What's the difference between the 82579LM and 82574L chipsets for the upcoming of the socket type LGA1155 motherboard?
9. I noticed X8 DP series motherboard showing "ERST: Failed to get Error Log Address Range" message during the RHEL/CentOS 6.2,6.3 version while booting. What is this problem related to?
10. Does the FAQ below point to a dead-end?
http://www.supermicro.com/support/faqs/faq.cfm?faq=14480

I have a customer who purchased 5 HDS-FI785D-M01 Fusion cards, he thinks he is having a driver issue (I am getting third party information on this). I saw that it was an issue at one time anyway since it was posted but the link is dead.

Can you send me a direct link to these FusionIO drivers please…?
Also where can I get the manual for this?

Latest FAQs

1. I have the X10DRI-T, and when I have two GPUs installed, like the GTX980 and Quadro K6000, I get no video. (06/29/2015)
2. We want to upgrade our Supermicro Server and have problems to find the right memory-modules. Can you help us  or do you sell the necessary memory? We have a Supermicro X8DT3 with 2 x Intel CPU L5520 (2,27 GHz). Currently the server has 8 Modules of 4 GB (see picture of the current RAM module at the appendix) and we want to go up to 48 GB by adding 4 x 4 GB. (06/29/2015)
3. Can you tell me if this chassis has standoffs or mounting points to support a micro ATX motherboard? Specifically the X9SCM-F? Also, the rear 2x2.5" HDD tray is listed as optional, but the part number is not supplied. Is it included in the box or must it be purchased separately? If so, what is the part number? (06/29/2015)
4. Unfortunately nothing works, fans are always in full speed. It seems that I can easily change speed of CPU cooler (which is 4pin) but not 3pin external fans which are always in full speed mode. (06/29/2015)
5. I applied RMA for motherboard X9DRG-HF and the replacement I received is with PCB rev. 1.20 instead of my earlier board with PCB rev. 1.02. I would like to downgrade the BIOS on the replacement board to the earlier BIOS version that I had been using. Is there any concern? (06/29/2015)
6. What CPU heatsink do we use for X10DRH-CT installed in chassis 826BE16-R920LPB? (06/28/2015)
7. Which cable could we use to connect the onboard SATA controller on a X10DRW-iT to the backplane of a chassis 213AC-R920WB to support 4 SATA drives? (06/28/2015)
8. We have a system 5017C-MTF and installed the OS on the Intel RAID. Everything seems to be working fine. There are hard drives on the front blinking red with no indication of failures. What could cause this? (06/28/2015)
9. We have an LSI controller installed, AOC-S3108-H8iR. For some reason, after installing the OS, the reboot does not find the OS drive. It does not show in boot priority listings either. How can we fix this issue? (06/28/2015)
10. Is it possible to put an IVB CPU into the 6027AX-TRF-HFT1? (06/28/2015)

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