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S1200BTL LED Code error

idata
Employee
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Hi there,

I recently built a new server using the Intel S1200BTL motherboard with a Xeon E3 CPU.

On this board is a Adaptec 6805E RAID controller which has 4 Seagate Enterprise SAS drives,

The issue I am having from the get go is no boot / no display - nothing. The fans all spin but I get nothing from the system. I have tried disconnecting everything except one stick RAM, Front Panel and PSU but the same condition applies.

Looking at the LED Diagnostic I see:

OOOO XXXO and a little orange LED flashing

This would indicate 0xF1 code : PEIM which detected User recovery Condition (I think)

What is this and how can I fix it so I can boot the board? Nothing I try seems to work....

Can anyone give some advice?

Cheers

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Edward_Z_Intel
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From the LED pattern your board is in BIOS recovery mode. Can you check the BIOS recovery jumper at J1F3? It's between the PCH and SATA ports. It should have a jumper at pins 1-2 for normal operation.

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idata
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Thanks Edward,

Yes I have checked and double checked the position of the jumper and it is fine.

I have tried it on pins 2 and 3 as well but no change.

I would expect to see a BIOS screen or some output from the video though - currently nothing.

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Edward_Z_Intel
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What's the PBA# of your board, and what's the model of processor and memory you're using?

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idata
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PBA - E98681-352

Xeon E3-1230 3.3Ghz

Kingston KVR1333D3N9K3 2 x 4Gb (non ecc)

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Edward_Z_Intel
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Non-ECC memory is not supported. See http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-032418.htm Tested memory and hardware list.

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idata
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Thanks Edward,

I did have Kingston KVR1333D3S4R9S/4GI at the start but got 3 long beeps.

Seems I missed the supported memory as neither of the Kingston appears on the list.

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Edward_Z_Intel
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KVR1333D3S4R9S/4GI is registered DIMM, which is not supported either. You'll need unbuffered ECC DIMM.

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idata
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Thanks Edward - back to the drawing board for me I think :-)

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