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idata
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S1200BTL does not start up‎

Hello

Appreciate your help with the following issue:

Hardware:

Motherboard S1200BTL

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

Bryan

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idata
Community Manager
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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

> processors.

 

Hope this helps!

 

idata
Community Manager
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Hi,

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.

SL

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