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Help with S5000VSA

EDurb
Novice
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Hi. I'm trying to build a new server using a S5000VSA and two L5408 processors and

a standard ATX power supply.

When I power it on, I get a solid amber light on the status LED after 30 seconds.

I believe that this means either bad power, or bad processors (?). I kind of need to know which.

Any ideas?

Thanks!!!

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idata
Community Manager
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Does the server power on? If so, have you updated to the latest firmware?

Also, depending on which chassis you use, solid amber might mean incorrect fan positioning on the motherboard.

Edward_Z_Intel
Employee
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Check the following link for hardware and firmware requirements to support Xeon processor 5400 series:

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-028540.htm http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-028540.htm

Also, the board requires a SSI 24-pin main power connector, and a SSI 8-pin 12V power connector.

EDurb
Novice
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Sorry for the delay in replying. The day job gets in the way

Yes the board powers on. The fans start (just to eliminate that as a potential part of the problem,

I have a fan plugged in on ALL the MB fan ports).

The status light flashes green for about 30 seconds, then goes solid amber. The TSP says:

BW/BIOS: Fatal Alarm. Post error/NMI event

 

FW Only: CPU/Terminator Missing, Fan, Temparature, Voltage, visible if fatal error causes a power down

The power supply has the the SSI 24 pin main connector, and the SSI 8 pin CPU connector.

What it doesn't have is the power supply "auxiliary signal connector" (I2C monitoring of the power supply).

So I'm assuming again that I have the wrong power supply, or the wrong CPUs. I could buy this:

http://www.buy.com/prod/intel-550w-power-supply-550w-intel-550w-power-supply-k74423-38573d/202791775... http://www.buy.com/prod/intel-550w-power-supply-550w-intel-550w-power-supply-k74423-38573d/202791775...

for $200, but don't have any idea if that would actually solve the problem (e.g. could be the CPUs).

Since I never get anything on the video monitor, I can't check firmware / BIOS versions. I WISH I could get that far

youtube video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqYwL2sweIU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqYwL2sweIU

Edward_Z_Intel
Employee
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What's the PBA# of your board?

EDurb
Novice
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EDurb
Novice
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Aaha. I was afraid of that. I got the CPUs, then bought this board to put them in. Bummer.

Thanks for the clarification!

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