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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 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?
4.  How do I create a bootable USB stick?
5.  I have X8DTH-iF motherboard with 2 E5450 processors and 32GB ECC reg memory. I use: 1) RevoDrive 3 as PCI-slot bootable drive ( with Windows 7 ultimate (latest drivers), 2) ATI FirePro 3D graphic card ( (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.
6.  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?
7.  How to flash iSCSI option ROM to AOC-SG-I4?
8.  I have this server : 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” ?
9.  Which key is to be pressed to enter Bios when the machine is connected via serial console (Board X9SCL-F)? We already tried "DEL", "F4", "F11"... but no go.
10.  What's the difference between the 82579LM and 82574L chipsets for the upcoming of the socket type LGA1155 motherboard?

Latest FAQs

1.  Intel® AMT Critical Firmware Vulnerability
Are Supermicro systems impacted by the critical firmware vulnerability in certain systems that utilize Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT) – Intel ID INTEL-SA-00075
2.  I want to downgrade X9SCM-F IPMI FW from v3.15 to 2.38, why it pop-up below error?
Here is the command, "wupdate.exe -f xxxxx.bin -i lan -h BMC-IP -u ADMIN -p ADMIN -r n", please advise.
3.  How to remote connect to the IPMI typically from an SSH communication channel? (06/21/2017)
4.  How do I reboot server remotely? (06/21/2017)
5.  Please advise if below 2108 & 2208 based AOCs that support 512e HDDs.
- AOC-SAS2LP-H8iR (SAS2108)
- AOC-SAS2LP-H4iR (SAS2108)
- AOC-USAS2LP-H8iR (SAS2108)
- AOC-S2208L-H8iR (SAS2208)
6.  I am looking to see the exact height restrictions in the SYS-4028GR-TRT with a 4U limitation and installing 4x 1080 TI. (06/16/2017)
7.  What is the part number for SUPDERDOM 64GB?
8.  Would you like to know the meaning of our product SKUs? What is the difference between an X10DRD vs. an X10DRD-iNTP? (06/16/2017)
9.  I have an X8DT3 how do I create an array on my onboard LSI controller. <TABLE style="WIDTH: 202pt; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0> <COLGROUP> <COL style="WIDTH: 202pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 9837"> <TBODY> <TR style="HEIGHT: 38.25pt" height=51> <TD style="BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; HEIGHT: 38.25pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; WIDTH: 202pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=51><FONT size=2></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> (06/16/2017)
10.  Installing Superdoctor 5.4 on Windows 2016 server and it throws an exception "Windows ddl failed to load"? (06/16/2017)

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