Trouble with ES Xeon

azaroth666

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so after getting linux mint on a live boot cd, getting it up and running, it seems to be all in order, just the damn thing wont get past Q-Code 19 on reboot! but it works, see all cores, totall ram, everythings seems fine.
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Q-Code 19 is a memory issue.
I suspect its something with your RAM not being on the QVL list and they haven't added the necessary codes into the BIOS.

Just on the off chance, do you have any PCIe cards plugged in besides a GPU ?
 

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I only have one GPU in. Ive ordered RAM that was picked by people on this board who know what they are talking about. I'm just eager to get it working
 

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Got the RAM in the mail that was recommended, tried it out, removed the battery and reset the BIOS, held the Memok button, booted in the BIOS no problem and upon reset, 19. Q-code 25, 41, and then 19. Still it just taunts me.
 

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rolled back the bios to the one that came with the boar, nothing. tried all the ram slots, nothing.
 

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The board was brand new, let's say it's the CPU, which ES Xeon is known to work on that board. Or could it be because I need to up date the chipset drivers and I can't because I can't boot into Windows.
 

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It will won't reboot. I get into Linux mint, everything works and runs, can't shut down and wont reboot. does anyone else have the asus x99 a-ii and is using an ES xeon? if so what one?
 
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can i use a usb dock to install wondows 10 onto the ssd from antoher computer? if so is it as easy as connecting the drive, insterting the disc and telling it where to install? its a blank SSD
 

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QHVK seems to qs which should be working quite good :/

Is the Ram on the compatibility list? have you tried single module ?
And I dont think its a speed problem per se so run it at 1866/2133 b/c thats what the cpu expects.

What other GPUs have you tested?
QHVK is not a QS. It's an early engineering sample. See his S-SPEC code and the actual CPU-Z screenshot. QK3G is a pre-QS/QS engineering sample and not the QHVK. Both ASUS and GIGABYTE X99 motherboards are particularly picky about V4 ES Xeons. QHVK is an L0 stepping while QK3G is an R0 (identical to production).
 
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Have you contacted ASUS ?
I have not contacted Asus yet
QHVK is not a QS. It's an early engineering sample. See his S-SPEC code and the actual CPU-Z screenshot. QK3G is a pre-QS/QS engineering sample and not the QHVK. Both ASUS and GIGABYTE X99 motherboards are particularly picky about V4 ES Xeons. QHVK is an L0 stepping while QK3G is an R0 (identical to production).
Does that mean there's a good chance its the CPU? What ES Xeon would work in that board? I don't mind ordering another one.
 
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I have not contacted Asus yet


Does that mean there's a good chance its the CPU? What ES Xeon would work in that board? I don't mind ordering another one.
Taken from this eBay link:

Intel Xeon E5-2630 v4 ES CPU 2.2GHz 10-Core 85W Max 3.1GHz QK3G Supports X99 MB | eBay

The item for sale is a genuine Intel Xeon E5-2630 v4 engineering sample (ES2) processor QK3G. It has the same stepping number (R0) as the production processor SR2R7, providing near identical features, specifications and hardware compatibility. Unlike other early engineering samples (with A0/A1/L0 stepping) of Broadwell-EP, this processor supports most LGA 2011-3 motherboards with latest BIOS releases, including Gigabyte and MSI X99 motherboards (Asus X99 boards are not supported).
Motherboards:

  • Intel: S2600CW/WT/TP/KP families
  • Supermicro: X10S series, X10D series, C7X99-OCE
  • Tyan: S562 series, S707 series, S708 series
  • Asus: Z10 series
  • Gigabyte: MU70, MW50/70 series, MD30/50/60/70/80 series, GA-X99 series
  • MSI: X99 series
  • ASRock: EPC612 series, X99 series
  • EVGA: X99 FTW K
So even though it is an R0 stepping for your ASUS X99 motherboard it needs to be a QS or production processor to work properly. The QK3G is an ES2 (I would call it a pre-QS due to stepping ) with identical stepping as production.