I should have checked SuperMicro's FAQ first. There is a question about this board with a similar LSI RAID card and CentOS 5.5. A simple BIOS upgrade to v1.1a fixed my problem. I added a comment to SuperMicro's FAQ, hope this helps anyone else with a similar issue.I just replaced my fileserver's X8SIL-F + X3440 with an X9SCL+-F and E3-1230. Only the board and CPU changed, everything else remained the same, including an IBM m1015 HBA. The new board does its POST without any issue; likewise, the IBM m1015 also makes it through it's POST/BIOS init. However, when I boot into the operating system, it hangs with constant PCI errors (wasn't able to get a screen shot). If I remove the m1015, it boots fine. I've tried different PCIe slots and different m1015 cards, no luck. Operating system is CentOS 6.0 (same as RedHat Enterprise Linux [RHEL]). Seems like an odd issue, since the card worked just fine with the old motherboard.
I don't have a closeup picture of the changed part (although see below) and it would be a little hard to get one at the moment, but it's an obvious power IC labeled U 15, located behind the VRM heatsink on the left (the orientation I use is that the "back" of the motherboard is the edge with the external connections (USB, VGA, Ethernet, etc.)).Great info. Happen to have any pictures of the part change or the duct tape?
Not bad for a machine room, too loud to share an office with. Much quieter than having the central blower do all the work with a passive heat sink, which is said to cause vibration issues.How loud are those blowers?
???That extra space in the 512 looks promising.
That extra space would provide extra room for things like SATA connectors that run parallel to the motherboard PCB. The 502L is too small for that. Does the 512 have a removable I/O shield? From the pictures it looks similar to the 502L with a fixed I/O shield.I suppose you could stick an SDD or two in there, but otherwise this maxes it out with one AOC and two 2.5 in hard drives. What are you thinking of?
Well, it's 4 inches deeper to accommodate the blower; not sure what you mean by "SATA connectors that run parallel to the motherboard PCB" (I keep asking for specifics because I've got a spare 512 in my hands so if I can visualize what you'd like to do I could tell you if it would likely work).That extra space would provide extra room for things like SATA connectors that run parallel to the motherboard PCB. The 502L is too small for that. Does the 512 have a removable I/O shield? From the pictures it looks similar to the 502L with a fixed I/O shield.
Your question made me curious, so I thought I'd test it. I have a system with an X9SCL that wasn't currently in use. BIOS version is 2.3 (6/12/2018). I installed what I had on hand, an i5-3475S and 24GB of Unbuffered DDR3 1600mhz.I know is a very old thread, but I know many of you have used this board and have a lot more information on it than just what is in this thread so far. I just recently started working with the one I have and it seems that the cpu limitations excluding the i5 and i7 can be eliminated by using non-ecc memory as long as you are on bios 2+. I'm curious how far someone has maxed this system out.
I got mine with an i3-2120 in it and 8gb of ram and am curious what the upgrade path might look like today. Thank you in advance for any assistance!