Appreciate your help with the following issue:
CPU - Xeon E3 1200 3.1GHZ
GSkill Ram - 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Model F3-10666CL9Q-32GBXL
Hard Drives - Western Digital WD2002FAEX
I have built many desktop machines but this is my first server based system so I may be lacking some necessary knowledge with this configuration.
During first start-up, the bios will not show up on the screen. As a matter of fact the monitor signals not receiving any signals.
The system starts and then re-starts after few minutes again.
The AUX power cable is not connected.
Actually, this third power cable for a mobo is a bit of a mistery for me. Moreover, no information can be found regarding this third power cable.
I assume it may be the issue.
I have found little helpful info online as of yet on the LED codes. When running the leds are 0010 0010 for LED's c thru j the Status LED flashed amber 5 times after the system shuts down and 2 times when it restarts
I'm putting this in an Aluminum Desktop case with lots of fans for ventilation. All of my fans run directly from the powersupply and I did notice that a flashing amber status LED refers to not enough fans plugged into the MB. I did for a test plug in several fans to the MB see if the system would boot. I received the same result and have the same problem
Any help is greatly appreciated
I'm having a similar problem and found a thread (/thread/29904 http://communities.intel.com/thread/29904) with some interesting information:
> See the notes in the http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-032414.htm Tested processor list. As for the
> Server Configurator, you may notice there are two
> versions of S1200BTL - S1200BTL and S1200BTLR.
> The "R" means refresh, indicates support for V2
Hope this helps!
Is the E3 a v1 or v2 ?.
The v2 is not supported on an S1200BTL out of the box. The board needs updating to the latest firmware for v2 compatibility and to do that you will need a processor on the S1200BTL cpu compatibility list (E3 v1 / i3 / Gxxx).
Not sure on your diagnostic code as the diagnostic LED code I received with an unsupported processor was 01011001 (warning was amber).
The P/S AUX power cable is not required. I have an S1200BTL with an E3-1230 v1 running using a Seasonic 620W PSU which does not have the right connector for the P/S AUX power board connection. Just for reference, the S1200BTL quick start user guide is http://download.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/g20164002_s1200btl_qsug_back.pdf here.
The tech product specification for the S1200BTL is http://download.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/s1200bt/G13326-003_S1200BT_TPS_v1_0.pdf here (pdf). The tech product specification for the S1200BTLR is http://download.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/g13326004_s1200bt_tps_r2_0.pdf here.