And so it begins... First AMD Ryzen AM4 server motherboard.

EffrafaxOfWug

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I'm still on 3.30 myself although there's been a couple of posts on the level1techs thread reporting success. ASRock-non-Rack's new AGESA BIOSes for other X470 boards came out a week or two back so I'd hope for a "stable" one for this board in a month or so.

The good thing about IPMI is that flashing a new or old version becomes very easy.
 

wojciii

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I'm using a recent version if TrueNAS core with this board.

I need some help with this board. This is actually the second board that I'm using. The first one stopped working suddenly without any explanation and would not post any more. :(

The replacement X470D4U2-2T worked very well for a while (2 weeks).

I now use 4 x KSM26ED8/16ME RAM and everything worked with 2 of the modules. I added two more identical modules and got a power off without anything in the logs after some time. I would like to determine the cause of this. I didn't do any overclocking and I'm using RAM which is listed in the Memory QVL for this board.

I'm using
BMC Firmware Version 1.80.00
BIOS Firmware Version P3.40
(PSP Firmware Version 0.13.0.2e
Microcode Version 08701021)

The above versions are the latest. I really don't want to use their beta versions.

I noticed that the logs from IPMI ("IPMI Event Log") had very little information about what went wrong. After the power off of the host, the host could not be powered off and on again and I had to power off the whole device.

How do you debug sudden power offs of the host? Which settings in BIOS should I verify that are disabled - anything related to power management that I should verify is disabled?

Any way of logging the state to another machine without using the KVM browser from IPMI (using a web browser)?

Thanks for any pointers. :)
 

soupyfrood

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Have you tried a new PSU? A power issue is my first thought, especially with a failed motherboard. You could try setting up serial output for the console so you could capture the output, but that may not show you anything.

In other news, I upgraded to the beta BIOS with no issues. Haven’t upgraded the CPU yet.
 

wojciii

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Have you tried a new PSU? A power issue is my first thought, especially with a failed motherboard. You could try setting up serial output for the console so you could capture the output, but that may not show you anything.

In other news, I upgraded to the beta BIOS with no issues. Haven’t upgraded the CPU yet.
I used a different PSU with the first board (which stopped working, the board not the PSU :)). I thought this was a bad PSU then and bought another one.
I have a Cooler Master MWE Gold V2 PSU.

I did a CMOS reset by removing the battery and I'm running a memory test now. :)

The serial output from the MB will be from the OS, right? So just some messages from FBSD?

I use a AMD Ryzen 5 3600X CPU. I enabled PCIe bifurcation as I use "ASUS Hyper M.2 x16 Gen 4 (PCIe 4.0/3.0)" to use an additonal 4 NVMe M.2 devices.

Anything else that I should set in BIOS settings?
 

soupyfrood

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To be clear, is the IPMI completely unresponsive as well? It should never go offline even when the OS crashes...