I have a new R1208BB4GS9 server that I am building. Today I installed memory and CPUs and then tried to power up the system. The fans start to spin up and as they are really getting going, the system beeps 6 times. I never see any video. If I let it sit for a long time (several minutes) there will be a couple of clicks and then the system will beep 6 more times.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
I don't see a documented beep code with 6 beeps... Did it follow certain pattern? I mean long/short, high/low tone?
I'd start trouboeshooting with one CPU in slot 1 and one DIMM in A1. Check http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-033451.htm Processor Compatibility and https://serverconfigurator.intel.com/exalt/doc/S2400BBTHOL-Memory.pdf Memory Compatibility.
There is no pattern, it is six short beeps of the same tone. My processor and memory are both on the compatibility list and are what was recommended to me using the server configurator.
I did speak with tech support yesterday and I am being told that it is because my CPU is a Xeon E5-2403 and my memory is 1333mhz.