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  Products   Motherboards   Xeon Boards   [ X7DA8 ]
•Industry First Xeon Dual-Core Greencreek Workstation MainBoard

Key Features
1. Quad & Dual Core Intel® 64-bit Xeon®
    Support, 667 / 1066 / 1333MHz FSB
2. Intel® 5000X (Greencreek) Chipset
3. Up to 32GB 667/533MHz DDR2 ECC
    FB-DIMM (Fully Buffered DIMM)
4. Intel® (ESB2/Gilgal) 82563 Dual-port
    Gigabit Ethernet Controller
5. Adaptec AIC-7902 Dual Channel
    Ultra320 SCSI with Host
    RAID 0, 1, 10 Support
6. 6x SATAII Ports via ESB2 Controller
7. 1 (x16) & 1 (x4 in x16) PCI-Express,
    2x 64-bit 133/100MHz PCI-X,
    1x 64-bit 100MHz PCI-X,
    1x 32-bit PCI 33MHz
8. Zero-Channel RAID Support
9. Low Profile IPMI 2.0 (SIMLP) Slot

Links & Resources
Tested Memory List
Motherboard Manual
Update Your BIOS
Download the Latest Drivers and Utilities

RoHS 6/6

Product SKUs
  • X7DA8 (Standard Retail Pack)
  • X7DA8 (Bulk Pack)
Physical Stats
Form Factor
  • Extended ATX
  • 12" x 13.05" (30.5cm x 33.2cm)
  • Dual 771-pin LGA Sockets
  • Supports up to two Intel® 64-bit Xeon® processor(s) of the same
    type below:
    • Quad-Core Intel®
      5400/5300 sequence
      /Clovertown processor)

      up to 3.16 GHz
    • Dual-Core Intel®
      Xeon®Processor 5200/5100/5000
      sequence (Wolfdale
      /Woodcrest/Dempsey processor)
      up to 3.40 GHz
System Bus
  • 1333 / 1066 / 667 MHz system bus
Operating System Software
  • Supports 64-bit Operating Systems
  • Supports 32-bit Operating Systems
System Memory
Memory Capacity
  • Eight 240-pin DIMM sockets
  • Supports up to 32 GB 667 / 533MHz DDR2 ECC FB-DIMM memory
  • Dual branch memory bus
  • Memory must be populated in pairs
  • Memory Mirroring supported
Memory Type
  • 667 / 533MHz FB-DIMM (Fully Buffered DIMM) DDR2 ECC SDRAM 72-bit, 240-pin gold-plated DIMMs
DIMM Sizes
  • 512 MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB
Memory Voltage
  • 1.8V only
  • 1.5V(AMB)
Error Detection
  • Corrects single-bit errors
  • Detects double-bit errors (using ECC memory)
  • Supports Intel® x4 and x8 Single Device Data Correction (SDDC)
On-Board Devices
  • Intel® 5000X (GreenCreek) chipset
  • MCH + PXH-V + ESB2
  • Intel ESB2 SATAII Controller
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support (Windows Only)
  • RAID 0, 1, 10 support (Linux)
  • Adaptec AIC-7902 Controller
  • Dual-Channel Ultra320 SCSI
  • Host RAID 0, 1, 10 support (only for 4 drives)
  • Support for Zero-Channel RAID
  • SCSI RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
  • Optional: (Card NOT included)
  • Support for Intelligent Platform Management Interface v.2.0
  • 200-pin IPMI slot (SIMLP)
  • (Optional: AOC-SIMLP-B)
  • (Optional: AOC-SIMLP-3) with 3rd LAN support
  • NOTE: KVM-over-LAN not supported - there is no DVO signal to the IPMI slot
Network Controllers
  • Intel® (ESB2/Gilgal) 82563EB Dual-Port Gigabit Ethernet Controller
  • Supports 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T, RJ45 output
  • Intel® I/OAT support for fast, scaleable, and reliable networking
Super I/O
  • Winbond 83627HF chip
Clock Generator
  • CK410B chip
Input / Output
Serial ATA
  • Six Serial ATA ports
  • Six SATA hard drives supported
  • Single EIDE channel supports up to two UDMA IDE devices(IDE-M, IDE-S) including CF card
  • Supports UDMA Mode 5, PIO Mode 4, and ATA/100
  • Compact Flash (40-pin connector, IDE 1, single channel) slot
  • 1 Floppy controller; 1.44 MB, 2.88 MB
  • 2x RJ45 LAN ports
  • 4x USB rear ports
  • 1x USB internal header
  • 6 total USB ports, 2.0 Compliant / 1.1 Compliant
  • AC97 Audio
Keyboard / Mouse
  • PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports
Serial Port / Header
  • 1 Fast UART 16550 serial port
  • 1 Fast UART 16550 serial header
Parallel Port
  • 1 ECP / EEP parallel port
Chassis ( Optimized for X7DA8 )
2U Chassis
3U Chassis
Tower / 4U Rackmount
Important Chassis Notes
  • To ensure system stability, a 500W (minimum) ATX power supply
    [4-pin (+12V), 8-pin (+12V) and 24-pin are required]
Expansion Slots
  • 1 (x16) PCI-e slot
  • 1 (x4) PCI-e (using x16) slot
  • 2x 64-bit 133/100MHz PCI-X (3.3V) slots
  • 1x 64-bit 100MHz PCI-X (3.3V) slot
  • 1x 32-bit 33MHz PCI (5V) slot
System BIOS
  • 8Mb Flash EEPROM with Phoenix® BIOS
BIOS Features
  • Plug and Play (PnP)
  • SMBIOS 2.3
  • DMI 2.1
  • PCI 2.2
  • ACPI 1.0
  • PCI-X 1.0
  • USB Keyboard support
  • Hardware BIOS Virus protection
  • Optional IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) v2.0
  • SuperDoctor® III
  • Watch Dog
  • NMI
Power Configurations
  • ACPI Power Management
  • Wake-On-Ring (WOR) header
  • Wake-On-LAN (WOL) header
  • Power-on mode for AC power recovery
  • Internal/External modem remote ring-on
PC Health Monitoring
  • Monitors for CPU Cores, +1.8V, +3.3V, +5V, -12V & +5V Standby, VBAT
  • CPU Core 5-Phase-switching voltage regulator with auto-sense from 0.8375V-1.60V
  • Total of eight 4-pin fans
  • 8x fans with status monitoring
  • Status monitor for speed control
  • Support 3-pin fans
  • Low noise fan speed control
  • Monitoring for CPU and chassis, environment
  • CPU thermal trip support
  • PSU I2C temperature sensing logic
  • Thermal Monitor 2 (TM2) support
  • CPU / System Overheat LED
Other Features
  • Chassis intrusion detection
  • Chassis intrusion header
Operating Environment / Compliance

RoHS 6/6
Environmental Spec.
  • Operating Temperature: 10°to 35°C (50°to 95°F)
  • Non-operating Temperature: -40°to 70°C (-40°to 158°F)
  • Operating Relative Humidity: 8% to 90% (non-condensing)
  • Non-operating Relative Humidity: 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
OS Compatibility

• Please see our OS Compatibility Chart
  • Class B
Parts List
  Part Number Qty Description
X7DA8 MBD-X7DA8-O 1 X7DA8 Motherboard
Manual(s) MNL-0831
Motherboard Manual for X7DA8
Ultra 320 SCSI Manual
I/O Cables CBL-0022L
ATX Floppy Cable
LVD, Ultra320 SCSI Cable
ATA 66/100 IDE LP Cable
2ft. Amphenol, SATA Cable
Driver Disk CDR-X7 1 Version 1.01 CD or later
I/O Shield CSE-PT53L REV. B 1 Motherboard I/O Shield

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