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New system with supermicro X7DBE-0 motherboard often wont show biosscreen or boot up

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by markm75, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. markm75

    markm75 Guest

    I just received a new Rev2 X7DBE-O motherboard, I also flashed it with
    the latest bios from supermicro(these problems were occurring before
    and after the flash)..

    Here is what I have running on the board as of now:
    Controller card for all harddrives (sataII 500gb Seagate 32mb drives):
    areca arc-1231ML 12 port pci-e x8.
    Memory: KVR667D2D8F5/2G x 4 sets (8gb total)
    CPU: Two: Xeon DP Quad Core E5420 (harpertown 2.5 GHZ 80W) with
    heatsink / fan; 12MB cache
    Chasis: Supermicro SC826TQ-R800LPB

    The problem:

    Often, when I turn the system on, it wont boot up, there is no beeps
    to indicate a problem either.. I see the lights flashing on the unit,
    but no screen or bios appears.. if I shut it down and turn it back on,
    it always comes back on so far.

    IE: Ill be in remotely to the system, I'll do a remote desktop
    shutdown.. it goes to reboot.. I wait a few minutes.. attempt to ping
    it from another machine.. it doesn't ping.. if I then go into the
    server room, I see it is on, but cant get the screen to come on..

    Any thoughts on what I can do to fix this issue? Or could it be a
    faulty motherboard?

    (Supermicro tech support is out till mid next week).. looking for
    someone who may have had this happen with some ideas for now...

    markm75, Dec 29, 2007
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  2. I have similar problems with my new system. Often a cold start is
    required, a reboot will fail. The missing BIOS logo suggests to me an
    bug in the graphics card, or in some other device on the bus.

    A BIOS update fails with the strange message: cannot find XXX.EXE, which
    resides just in the actual directory. On my old system the exe starts
    fine, and exits after something like a "wrong version" error message.
    Can I use some Linux to update the BIOS?

    Hans-Peter Diettrich, Dec 29, 2007
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  3. What PSU, make/model?

    Michael Hawes, Feb 4, 2008
  4. markm75

    markm75 Guest

    In my case its this chasis with dual 800watt PSU's: SC826TQ-R800LPB

    markm75, Feb 4, 2008
  5. PSU?

    The machine is a Medion PC6610, no motherboard documentation available.

    Hans-Peter Diettrich, Feb 4, 2008
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