Intel 8124m board compatibility

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nevee

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Hi, it's great that I found this thread, maybe someone could help me.
I bought two Xeons 8222CL (205W) B1 50657. I can't get it work with Gigabyte C621-WD12 (F7 bios), but in many forum I read that this board will work with custom oem vendors Xeons. Even on sellers sites on ebay and aliexpress they saying these Xeons will work. I know that motherboard is ok, but when I put 8222CLs only red led light shows up and nothing else. Do you have some experience with this mb model or any ideas how to resolve this issue? Thanks in advance for your help!
 

nevee

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I made a comparison (see picture below) of F7 and F8 bios. They both have the same microcodes and CPUID revisions. Do you think that this upgrade can make it works?

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RolloZ170

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I made a comparison (see picture below) of F7 and F8 bios. They both have the same microcodes and CPUID revisions. Do you think that this upgrade can make it works?

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it is not a Microcode issue. but gigabyte made some improvement in the last revisions of all motherboards.
the 8222CL is a confidential OEM CPU.
 

nevee

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rev 1.0. I can see on Gigabyte website there was no another revisions. Is that correct?
 

RolloZ170

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rev 1.0. I can see on Gigabyte website there was no another revisions. Is that correct?
i don't know. i asked my supplier of cpu for compatibility 8222CL on a C621-WD12. i have to wait for the reply.
the ASRock Rack EP2C621D12 WS is confirmed to support the 8222CL, but that helps you not much for now...
 

nevee

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Ok, I will do that upgrade. I have to borrow any working cpu first, because Gigabyte has no such any feature like bios flashback.
 

nevee

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Ok, works done, bios upgraded to F8. Same scenario - after change CPU to 8222CL immediately red led (SIO_LED1) shows up. Even the q-code 7-segment display remain dark. I attached two photos below.
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nevee

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Do you mean VRM controller firmware upgrade? Ok but if I tell them that I'm trying to run 8222CL CPU they will probably say that is not supported CPU.
 

RolloZ170

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Do you mean VRM controller firmware upgrade? Ok but if I tell them that I'm trying to run 8222CL CPU they will probably say that is not supported CPU.
there is a table inside the VRM controller chip.
this upgrade is required if you want to run 165W TDP 2nd Gen CPU on a supermicro X11SRM for example. you can make supermicro x11DPi-N make to run 240W CPU by upgrading the VRM chip(no BIOS changes).
In case they say the CPU is not supported tell them you buy a ASRock Rack board instead, LOL.
 

RolloZ170

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Ok but if I tell them that I'm trying to run 8222CL CPU they will probably say that is not supported CPU.
you have not more options. the support list is always an incomplete list.
can you be sure the 8222CL are not DOA ?
 

nevee

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As you said, there are no other options. I'll ask Gigabyte and let know here what they said. It will probably take a few days for wait to their answer. I'm not a hundred percent sure if these Xeons are alive, but I bought them from a company in California. I asked the seller twice, and he said that they are brand new and tested. Of course he may lie, but he sold more of these cpus and no one gave him bad opinion. I have a one another option to test, because my friend has a server platform which could manage these cpus, so I'll ask him for such opportunity.
I really appreciate your help.
I'll back here later with some news.
 
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