[solved] Supermicro X9SRi-F does not boot, but has IPMI

GreenApples

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Hi,

I just got a Supermicro X9SRi-F, and am using a Xeon E5-2670 with it. My problem is that when I turn it on, the fans spin, and I can access IPMI, but there is no VGA output and as far as I can tell it doesn't boot (IPMI can't read temp or other stats). No beep codes happen.

Any ideas?
 

nico1304

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Hi, I was also facing similar issues. (no boot, no screen output, no beep, IPMI working, I've got 5VDC/12VDC at the molex plugs).
When digging a bit further, my Mobo looks like having issues with the RAM modules.
Slots 1A, 2A, 2B can only be used with 8GB modules, if I load anything onto 3A, 3B, 4A and 4C the Mobo does not boot.
Slot 1B is somehow accepting the RAM module, but does not recognize it into the BIOS.
ATM, I am trying to check if any combination of memory modules versus slot occupancy makes any difference, but nope. Until now, it simply fails. I keep performing some more.
Also, the boot time is extremely slow, it takes several seconds before hearing the first beep and then starting seeing some output on the screen.
 

nico1304

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So, I may have found out the issue I have.
The memory modules I have are Samsung 8GB M393B2G70DH0-CH9 and the SuperMicro seems to require M393B2G70BH0-CH9.
Apparently, I had misread the requirements and got misled.
So, it is running with 3*8GB on slots A1, B1 and B2. Do not quite understand why though.
Will try to find other memory modules elsewhere and then update here accordingly.
 

GreenApples

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I've read about other people who've had problems because they were using a V2 CPU, which the BIOS on the X9SRi-F doesn't support out of the box, but I bought a V1 CPU, so that should be fine in theory. Of course one can never be entirely sure as I did get it off Ebay.
 

GreenApples

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Issue resolved. There were some extra standoffs in my case that were touching the back of the motherboard, causing a short somewhere. Luckily in my case removing them fixed the problem.
 

nico1304

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Sorry for the delay in response - my baby girl finally decided to show up :)
I also had found the PDF were position 10 is a revision indicator, which I also believe should make no difference what-so-ever.
I've mailed the US support directly (living in France), guys have responded (rather quickly I must say) I should use the "lab tested memory modules" instead of the reconditionned ones.
Still they have recommended to open a case with them so they could track this down (even though the MB is EOL). I have a form based issue with their support website, still waiting for their reply.