Dell PowerEdge C8220 Build and Questions

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  1. IvanO

    IvanO New Member

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    Your dump didn't work for me, but I was able to use it to make a BIOS from the update from the official Dell site! I attach the dump file!
    W6W6G
    c8220 dump.zip
     
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  2. IvanO

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    Now for some reason it hangs on the message: configuring memory done...
    I changed the processor, memory, discrete graphics card, the result is the same.
    Can anyone come across such a problem?
     
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  3. xorira

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    Yes, I removed the cmos battery, installed the" jmefw1" jumper, then "biosrecovery", after that the launch is true
     
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  4. IvanO

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    jumper bios recovery need to be put together with jumper jmefw1?
     
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  5. IvanO

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    SATA controller is missing as I understand it, are the two connectors near the hub just conclusions? how to implement sata?
     
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  6. boborjan

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    I am about to buy one of these boards. There are two questions I could not find answer to in this topic:
    1) what is the approx boot time (to OS start) of these boards? (I am asking this as I am using a LGA1366 server board that needs ~ 1-2 minutes for pre-POST and POST - I find this somewhat annoying for a desktop)
    2) Can anyone confirm if boards marked CNW04 support E5-26xxV2 CPUs? Or only V1?
    many thanks for the info
     
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  7. IvanO

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    The latest bios supports V2! Before the launch of 40 seconds, you need to wait, but I have a W6W6G.
     
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  8. boborjan

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    Thanks for the quick reply! Hm I wonder if v2 processor support depends only on BIOS version then.(?)
    I tried to gather info on onboard SATA as well: W6W6G reportedly does not support onboard SATA. CNW04 and 083N0 reportedly does. Any info on TDN55 and 9N44V? I read most posts here but it is not that obvious to connect people with board versions :|
    Thanks again, Viktor.
     
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  9. xorira

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    9n44v works well with 2x e5-2680v2
     
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  10. boborjan

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    What about the onboard SATA? Does that work as well? Or do you need the extra panel?
     
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  11. JodgAwesome

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    Hey guys, been browsing this thread for a while as I wanted to build my own server/workstation for rendering, game servers, off site file hosting, and other stuff. My plan was to go with 2x E5-2680 a C8220 MB(actually a C6220, more on that later), 32GB of ECC DDR3-1333 RAM & some storage. After reading literally everything on this thread I decided to buy the parts & build this thing! Im happy to say after a few days of configuration & mainly waiting on extra parts, i've gotten it up & running & benchmarked! I still need to install the GPU, finish cable management & build a case, but this is a great milestone for me!

    All in all this cost me only around $300 as a friend gave me a GTX560 GPU, 1TB HDD, & a 500W PSU. For the cost im really happy with the performance as my current tests have shown it slightly beating my Ryzen 7 1700x desktop which totals at about $1000. The motherboard I bought was advertised as a C8220 W6W6G however when I received it the BIOS said it was a C6220, which after updating the bios to 2.5.6 I can confirm. As mentioned by many others the onboard SATA ports do not work & I even tried the @Wictar front panel connector pin short & that didn't do anything. To be fair I didnt short the pins, I jumped them with a 220Ohm resistor as I didn't want to burn anything, so who knows maybe it would work shorted, but im not trying it lol. Do note however that Wictar does have a different motherboard version so that's probably why it didn't work for me. Because the onboard Sata ports do not work I bought a PCIe to Sata Card off Amazon for $14, but its capping my SSD at about ~350MB/s so I bought the PowerEdge Rear Backplane card so I can use those Sata ports.

    To get power to the board I simply bought the same Amazon Patch Cable as @drabadue mentioned on page 1 and connected it straight up. I haven't done the 12VSB mod &or the PS-ON mod, but when I do I will post about it. I installed the relevant I350 ethernet drivers for my board from HERE & got the updated BIOS from HERE. While the BIOS installer doesn't say it works with Windows 10, it opened and installed fine for me. The AST2300 onboard graphics does have a website with drivers, I could not figure out how to install them and I didnt invest much time into it as im going to use an external GPU anyways. Also for controlling the fans I took the $10 fan controller out of my desktop as I dont use it and im going to install it into the case I build for this thing.

    I've only ran a few benchmarks so far, but the performance is impressive;

    PassMark:
    Score on my Ryzen 7 1700x Build with a GTX 1070:
    Rating: 4,290
    CPU Mark: 16,172
    Memory Mark: 1,951

    Score on Dual 2680's (No GPU)
    Rating: 3,572 (Lower due to no GPU)
    CPU Mark: 16,483
    Memory Mark: 2,027
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    My DIY Fusion 360 Render Benchmarks:

    File #1 Somewhat Complex Render:
    Ryzen 1700x: 40 seconds
    Dual E5-2680: 33 seconds

    File #2 Complex (Lots of objects & surfaces) Render:
    Ryzen 1700x: 1m 43 seconds
    Dual E5-2680: 1m 23 seconds

    Finally HERE is a link to an Imgur gallery with all the images I have so far!
     
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  12. JodgAwesome

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    Update #1:

    Modified the ATX Patch Cable & added a 5VSB to 12V boost converter. Also cut the wire that shorted the green ATX pin to ground and soldered it to the PS_ON pin on the motherboard. Both mods worked great and windows can now shut down properly. Still haven't had time to get GPU working, but will post about it when I do.

    Imgur Images!
     
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  13. Vit K

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    Could you confirm that your W6W6G run V2 CPU? Can you make photos of MB and BIOS? My MB does not boot with V2.
     
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  14. Markess

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    Hi all, I've been following this thread for a while and was thinking of jumping in. I have an opportunity to get a board locally, its a 0083N0 model.

    My goal is to do some experimenting with enclosure design and get some experience with virtualization. No need for a GPU or other expansion cards, but would want the onboard SAS and SATA to work. I think, based on what I read from @drabadue back on page 10 of the thread, that this model will do that? ( https://forums.servethehome.com/ind...build-and-questions.11292/page-10#post-131298 )

    Any other pitfalls for this model (0083N0) to know about?

    Thanks!
     
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