X8DTT-H+
X8DTT-HF+
X8DTT-HIBXF+
X8DTT-HIBQF+
USER’S MANUAL
Revision 1.0
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Preface
Preface
About This Manual
This manual is written for system integrators, PC technicians and knowledgeable PC
users. It provides information for the installation and use of the
X8DTT-H+
Series motherboard.
About This Motherboard
The
X8DTT-H+ Series motherboards support the Intel 5500 Series Processor platform and the QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) Technology, providing the next
generation point-to-point system interface, replacing the current Front Side Bus.
With the 5500 Series Processor built in, the X8DTT-H+/-HF+/-HIBXF+/-HIBQF+
offers substantial enhancement in system performance with increased bandwidth
and unprecedented scalability optimized for HPC/Cluster, high-end servers and
intensive application platforms. Please refer to our website (http://www.supermicro.
com/products/) for updates on supported processors. This product is intended to be
installed and serviced by professional technicians.
Manual Organization
Chapter 1 describes the features, specifications and performance of the motherboard and provides detailed information about the chipset.
Chapter 2 provides hardware installation instructions. Read this chapter when installing the processor, memory modules and other hardware components into the
system. If you encounter any problems, see Chapter 3, which describes troubleshooting procedures for video, memory and system setup stored in the CMOS.
Chapter 4 includes an introduction to BIOS and provides detailed information on
running the CMOS Setup utility.
Appendix A lists BIOS POST Error Codes.
Appendix B provides Software Installation Instructions.
Conventions Used in the Manual
Special attention should be given to the following symbols for proper installation
and to prevent product damage or bodily injury:
Warning: Important information given to ensure proper system installation
or to prevent damage to the components.
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Note: Additional Information given to differentiate various models or to
ensure correct system setup.
Contacting Supermicro
Headquarters
Address:
Super Micro Computer, Inc.
980 Rock Ave.
San Jose, CA 95131 U.S.A.
Tel:
+1 (408) 503-8000
Fax:
+1 (408) 503-8008
Email:
marketing@supermicro.com (General Information)
support@supermicro.com (Technical Support)
Website:
www.supermicro.com
Europe
Address:
Super Micro Computer B.V.
Het Sterrenbeeld 28, 5215 ML
's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Tel:
+31 (0) 73-6400390
Fax:
+31 (0) 73-6416525
Email:
sales@supermicro.nl (General Information)
support@supermicro.nl (Technical Support)
rma@supermicro.nl (Customer Support)
Asia-Pacific
Address:
Super Micro Computer, Inc.
4F, No. 232-1, Liancheng Rd.
Chung-Ho 235, Taipei County
Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel:
+886-(2) 8226-3990
Fax:
+886-(2) 8226-3991
Website:
www.supermicro.com.tw
Technical Support:
Email:
support@supermicro.com.tw
Tel:
886-2-8228-1366, ext.132 or 139
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
1-1
Overview ........................................................................................................ 1-1
Checklist .......................................................................................................... 1-1
Motherboard Features ................................................................................... 1-6
1-2
The 5500 Series Processor Platform .............................................................. 1-9
Main Features of the 5500 Series Processor and the 5520/5500 Chipset .... 1-9
1-3
Special Features ........................................................................................... 1-10
1-4
PC Health Monitoring .................................................................................... 1-10
1-5
ACPI Features................................................................................................1-11
1-6
Power Supply .................................................................................................1-11
1-7
Overview of the Winbond WPCM450 Controller .......................................... 1-12
Chapter 2 Installation
2-1
Static-Sensitive Devices .................................................................................. 2-1
Precautions ..................................................................................................... 2-1
Unpacking ....................................................................................................... 2-1
2-2
Motherboard Installation .................................................................................. 2-2
Tools Needed .................................................................................................. 2-2
Installation Instructions.................................................................................... 2-2
2-3
Processor and Heatsink Installation................................................................ 2-3
Installing a CPU Heatsink ............................................................................... 2-5
2-4
Memory Installation ........................................................................................ 2-7
2-5
Control Panel Connectors/IO Ports............................................................... 2-10
Back Panel Connectors/IO Ports .................................................................. 2-10
Back Panel Connector Pin Definitions ...........................................................2-11
Universal Serial Bus (USB) .......................................................................2-11
Ethernet Ports .......................................................................................... 2-12
Serial Ports ............................................................................................... 2-13
Video Connector ....................................................................................... 2-13
InfiniBand Connection (X8DTT-HF+/HIBXF+/HIBQF+) ............................ 2-14
Unit Identifier Switches............................................................................. 2-15
Front Panel Accessible Add-on Card Header (JF2) ..................................... 2-16
2-6
Connecting Cables ........................................................................................ 2-17
NMI Header .............................................................................................. 2-17
Internal Buzzer ......................................................................................... 2-17
IPMB I2C SMB (For X8DTT-HF+/HIBXF+/HIBQF+ only) ......................... 2-18
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Fan Header .............................................................................................. 2-18
System Reset ........................................................................................... 2-19
2-7
Jumper Settings ............................................................................................ 2-20
Explanation of Jumpers ................................................................................ 2-20
GLAN Enable/Disable .............................................................................. 2-20
CMOS Clear ............................................................................................. 2-21
Watch Dog Enable/Disable ...................................................................... 2-21
VGA Enable .............................................................................................. 2-22
2-8
Onboard Indicators........................................................................................ 2-23
GLAN LEDs .............................................................................................. 2-23
InfiniBand LED Indicators (LEB1/LEB2) (For the X8DTT-HF+/HIBXF+/
HIBQF+ Only) ........................................................................................... 2-24
Onboard Power LED ..................................................................... 2-24
BMC Activity LED (LE2) ........................................................................... 2-25
HDD/SATA LED (LE3) .............................................................................. 2-25
Rear UID LED (LE4)...................................................................... 2-26
2-9
Serial ATA and PCI-E Connections ............................................................... 2-27
PCI-Express x16 Gen. 2 Slot ................................................................... 2-27
Serial ATA Connections ............................................................................ 2-28
Chapter 3 Troubleshooting
3-1
Troubleshooting Procedures ........................................................................... 3-1
Before Power On ............................................................................................ 3-1
No Power ........................................................................................................ 3-1
No Video ......................................................................................................... 3-1
Losing the System’s Setup Configuration ....................................................... 3-2
Memory Errors ............................................................................................... 3-2
3-2
Technical Support Procedures ........................................................................ 3-2
3-3
Frequently Asked Questions ........................................................................... 3-3
3-4
Returning Merchandise for Service................................................................. 3-4
Chapter 4 BIOS
4-1
Introduction...................................................................................................... 4-1
4-2
Main Setup ...................................................................................................... 4-2
4-3
Advanced Setup Configurations...................................................................... 4-4
4-4
Security Settings ........................................................................................... 4-24
4-5
Boot Configuration ........................................................................................ 4-26
4-6
Exit ................................................................................................................ 4-27
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Appendix A BIOS Error Beep Codes
A-1
BIOS Error Beep Codes ................................................................................. A-1
Appendix B Software Installation Instructions
B-1
Installing Software Programs ......................................................................... B-1
B-2
Configuring Supero Doctor III ......................................................................... B-2
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 1
Introduction
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Overview
Checklist
Congratulations on purchasing your computer motherboard from an acknowledged
leader in the industry. Supermicro boards are designed with the utmost attention to
detail to provide you with the highest standards in quality and performance. Check
that the following items have all been included with your motherboard. If anything
listed here is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
The following items are included in the bulk package.
•
One (1) Supermicro Mainboard
•
One (1) Supermicro CD containing drivers and utilities
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X8DTT-H+/-HF+/-HIBXF+/-HIBQF+ Motherboard Image
Model Variations (Differences between X8DTT-H+ models)
X8DTT-H+
/-HF+
/-HIBXF+
/-HIBQF+
IPMI 2.0 w/ KVM
Over LAN
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
InfiniBand
Connection
No
No
Yes
Yes
DDR IB
No
No
Yes
Yes
QDR IB
No
No
No
Yes
Note: The drawings and pictures shown in this manual were based on the
latest PCB Revision available at the time of publishing of the manual. The
motherboard you’ve received may or may not look exactly the same as
the graphics shown in the manual.
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X8DTT-H+/-HF+/-HIBXF+/-HIBQF+ Motherboard Layout
VGA
LEB2
LEB1
LE4
COM1
LAN1
LAN2
USB0/1
LE2
InfinBand
JSPK1
JBMC1
JWD
JRST1
JNMI1
SW1
IPMI_LAN
Connector
PHY
Winbond
InfiniBand
CTRL
LAN CTRL1
LAN CTRL2
Slot 1 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JUSB2
JPG1
JLPC80
JPL2
JPL1
IPMB
WPCM450
JBT1
CLEAR
CMOS
Intel ICH10R
South Bridge
BIOS
Intel 5520 (IOH-36D)
Intel 5500 (IOH-24D)
(For OEM only)
Battery
JBAT1
X8DTT-H+
Rev. 1.3
P2 DIMM3B
P2 DIMM3A
P2 DIMM2A
P2 DIMM2B
P2 DIMM1B
P2 DIMM1A
CPU2
FAN1
P1 DIMM1B
P1 DIMM1A
P1 DIMM2A
P1 DIMM2B
P1 DIMM3B
FP CTRL JF2
P1 DIMM3A
I-SATA1
CPU1
JPEN1
PWR Supply
1
LE1 LE3
Notes:
1. Jumpers not indicated are for test purposes only. For more information on
jumpers or components, refer to Chapter 2.
2. " " indicates the location of Pin 1.
3. When LE1 LED is on, the onboard power connection is on. Make sure to
unplug the power cables before removing or installing components.
4. To use Hot-swap support on the 827 chassis, connect a cable to pins 2~3 on
JPEN1. Close pins 1~2 of JPEN1 with a cap to use regular PWR setting.
5. To avoid overheating, be sure to provide adequate airflow to the system.
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VGA
LEB2
LEB1
LE4
COM1
LAN1
LAN2
USB0/1
LE2
InfinBand
JSPK1
JBMC1
JWD
JRST1
JNMI1
SW1
IPMI_LAN
Connector
PHY
Winbond
InfiniBand
CTRL
LAN CTRL1
LAN CTRL2
Slot 1 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JUSB2
JPG1
JLPC80
JPL2
JPL1
IPMB
WPCM450
JBT1
CLEAR
CMOS
Intel ICH10R
South Bridge
BIOS
Intel 5520 (IOH-36D)
Intel 5500 (IOH-24D)
(For OEM only)
Battery
JBAT1
X8DTT-H+
Rev. 1.3
P2 DIMM3B
P2 DIMM3A
P2 DIMM2A
P2 DIMM1A
P2 DIMM2B
P2 DIMM1B
CPU2
FAN1
P1 DIMM1B
P1 DIMM2B
P1 DIMM1A
P1 DIMM2A
P1 DIMM3B
P1 DIMM3A
FP CTRL JF2
I-SATA1
CPU1
JPEN1
PWR Supply
1
LE1 LE3
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Quick Reference (See Chapter 2 for Details)
Jumper
Description
Default Setting
JBT1
CMOS Clear
(See Section 2-8)
JPG1
VGA Enable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPL1/JPL2
LAN1/2 Enable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JWD
Watch Dog
Pins 1-2 (Reset)
Connector
Description
COM1
COM1 Serial Port
FAN 1
Cooling Fan Header
InfiniBand
InfiniBand Connector (X8DTT-HIBXF+/-HIBQF+)
IPMB
IPMB Header (X8DTT-HF+/-HIBXF+/-HIBQF+)
JF2
SMC Proprietary Slot for Power, FP Control & I-SATA
Connections (See Page 2-16)
JNMI1
NMI (Non-Maskable Interrupt) Header
JRST1
Alarm Reset Header
JSPK1
Internal Speaker/Buzzer Header
LAN1/2
Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) Ports
(IPMI dedicated) LAN
LAN (RJ45) Port for IPMI 2.0 (X8DTT-HF+/-HIBXF+/HIBQF+)
Slot 1
PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot
SW1
Unit Identifier Switch
USB 0/1
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Ports 0/1
USB 2/3 (JUSB2)
Front Accessible USB connections
VGA
Video Port
LED
Description
LE1
Onboard Standby PWR warning LED Indicator
LE2
BMC Heartbeat LED Indicator
LE3
HDD/SATA LED Indicator
LE4
(Rear) Unit Identifier (UID) LED Indicator
LEB1
InfiniBand Link LED (X8DTT-HIBXF+/-HIBQF+)
LEB2
InfiniBand Activity LED (X8DTT-HIBXF+/-HIBQF+)
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Motherboard Features
CPU
•
Two Intel® 5500 Series (LGA 1366) processors with each processor supporting
two full-width Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) links with a total of up to 51.2
GT/s Data Transfer Rate supported (6.4 GT/s per direction)
Memory
•
Twelve 240-pin DIMM sockets support up to 96 GB of DDR3 Registered ECC
or 24 GB of Unbuffered ECC/Non-ECC 1333/1066/800 MHz Memory (with max.
4 GB of Registered ECC and 2 GB of Unbuffered memory per DIMM slot.) (See
Section in Chapter 2 for DIMM Slot Population. Be sure to check the recommended memory listed posted on our website @www.supermicro.com.)
Chipset
•
Intel 5500/5520 chipset, including: the 5500/5520 (IOH-24D/IOH-36D) and the
ICH10R (South Bridge).
Note: the 5500 chipset (IOH-24D) is available on the X8DTT-H+/-HF+
only.
Expansion Slot
•
One PCI-E x16 Gen. 2.0 slot (Slot 1)
BIOS
•
•
32 Mb AMI SPI Flash ROM
ACPI 1.0/2.0/3.0, Plug and Play (PnP), and USB Keyboard support
PC Health Monitoring
•
Onboard voltage monitors for CPU1 VCore, CPU2 VCore, +5Vin, 12Vcc (V),
VP1 DIMM, VP2 DIMM, +3.3Vcc (V), and Battery Voltage
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Fan status monitor with firmware control
CPU/chassis temperature monitors
I2C temperature sensing logic
SDDC support
Platform Environment Control Interface (PECI) ready
CPU fan auto-off in sleep mode
CPU slow-down on temperature overheat
Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) Fan Control
CPU thermal trip support for processor protection, power LED
Power-up mode control for recovery from AC power loss
Auto-switching voltage regulator for CPU cores
System overheat/Fan Fail LED Indicator and control
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•
System resource alert via Supero Doctor III
ACPI Features
•
•
•
•
Slow blinking LED for suspend state indicator
Main switch override mechanism
ACPI Power Management
Keyboard Wakeup from Soft-off
Onboard I/O
•
Intel ICH10R supports six SATA ports (with RAID0, RAID1, RAID10, RAID5
supported in the Windows OS Environment and RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10 supported for the Linux OS)
•
Winbond WPCM450 BMC (Baseboard Management Controller) supports IPMI
2.0 with KVM support (For the X8DTT-HF+/-HIBXF+/-HIBQF+ only)
•
Dual Intel 82574 Dual-LAN Gigabit Ethernet Controllers support dual Giga-bit
LAN ports
•
Onboard PHY Chip supports IPMI dedicated LAN (For the X8DTT-HF+/HIBXF+/-HIBQF+ only)
•
•
•
One COM port
•
Super I/O: Winbond W83527HG
InfiniBand Connector (For the X8DTT-HIBXF+/-HIBQF+ only)
Up to four USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus) connections (2 Rear USB Ports and
1 Type A Header w/2 USB connections supported)
Other
•
•
Console redirection
Onboard Fan Speed Control by Thermal Management via BIOS
CD/Diskette Utilities
•
BIOS flash upgrade utility and device drivers
Dimensions
•
Proprietary 16.64" (L) x 6.80" (W) (422.66 mm x 172.72 mm)
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D
B PROCESSOR#0
CSI
PROCESSOR#1
E
C
F
Port1
MT25408
Connect-X IB
PCI-E Gen2/DDR or QDR
(For 36D Only)
Port0
Ports
IOH
3,4
5520/5500
36-D/24-D
Port1
Intel
82574
Intel
Port 2
E
F
82574
Ports (*Note: Ports 4,5,6
5,6
are for 36-D only)
Ports
ESI CLINK
7,8,9,10
PCI-E x8 In X4 Slot
PCI-E
x16 Slot
DMI
PE 5
PE
4-1
CLINK
SPI
AT25
DF321
ICH10R
AD17
PCI IRQC
LPC
REQ1
GNT1
DDR II
D
RJ45
B
DDR3 DIMM
A
DDR3 DIMM
DDR3 DIMM
#1
#2
#2
QSFP
#1
#2
A
C
#1
#2
#2
RJ45
#1
#1
DDR3 DIMM
#1
Winbond
BMC/VGA
6 SATA
Hotswap Connector
LPCIO W83527
ACPI
KBC
RMII
VGA CONN
RTL8201N PHY
Dedicated LAN
System Block Diagram
Note 1: This is a general block diagram. Please see the previous Motherboard Features pages for details on the features of each motherboard.
Note 2: Intel 5500 (IOH-24D) is available for OEM only.
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The 5500 Series Processor Platform
Built upon the functionality and the capability of the 5500 Series Processor
platform, the X8DTT-H+/-HF+/-HIBXF+/-HIBQF+ motherboard provides the performance and feature set required for dual-processor-based systems optimized
for intensive applications, High Performance Computing (HPC)/Cluster server
platforms. The 5500 Series Processor platform consists of the 5500 Series (LGA
1366) processor, the 5520/5500 (IOH-36D/IOH-24D) IO Hub, and the ICH10R
(South Bridge). With the Intel QuickPath interconnect (QPI) controller built in, the
5500 Series Processor platform is the first dual-processing platform that offers the
next generation point-to-point system interconnect interface to replace the current
Front Side Bus Technology, substantially enhancing system performance by utilizing serial link interconnections, allowing for increased bandwidth and scalability.
The IOH connects to each processor through an independent QPI (QuickPath
interconnect) link. Each link consists of 20 pairs of unidirectional differential lanes
for transmission and receiving in addition to a differential forwarded clock. A fullwidth QPI link pair provides 84 signals. Each processor supports two QuickPath
links, one going to the other processor and the other to the 5520/5500 IOH.
The 5520/5500 IOH supports up to 36/24 PCI Express Gen2 lanes peer-to-peer
read and write transactions. The ICH10R provides multiple PCI-Express SATA
and USB connections.
In addition, the 5500 Series Processor platform also offers a wide range of
RAS (Reliability, Availability and Serviceability) features. These features include
memory interface ECC, x4/x8 Single Device Data Correction (SDDC), Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC), parity protection, out-of-band register access via SMBus,
memory mirroring, and Hot-plug support on the PCI-Express Interface.
Note: Intel 5500 (IOH-24D) is available for OEM only.
Main Features of the 5500 Series Processor and the
5520/5500 Chipset
•
•
•
•
Four processor cores in each processor with 8MB shared cache among cores
Two full-width Intel QuickPath interconnect links, up to 6.4 GT/s of data transfer
rate in each direction
Virtualization Technology, Integrated Management Engine supported
Point-to-point cache coherent interconnect, Fast/narrow unidirectional links, and
Concurrent bi-directional traffic
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Special Features
Recovery from AC Power Loss
BIOS provides a setting for you to determine how the system will respond when AC
power is lost and then restored to the system. You can choose for the system to
remain powered off (in which case you must press the power switch to turn it back
on) or for it to automatically return to a power- on state. See the Advanced BIOS
Setup section to change this setting. The default setting is Last State.
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PC Health Monitoring
This section describes the PC health monitoring features of the X8DTT-H+/-HF+/HIBXF+/-HIBQF+. All have an onboard System Hardware Monitor chip that supports PC health monitoring. An onboard voltage monitor will scan these onboard
voltages continuously: CPU1 VCore, CPU2 VCore, +5Vin, 12Vcc (V), VP1 DIMM,
VP2 DIMM, +3.3Vcc (V), and Battery Voltage. Once a voltage becomes unstable,
a warning is given or an error message is sent to the screen. Users can adjust the
voltage thresholds to define the sensitivity of the voltage monitor.
Fan Status Monitor with Firmware Control
The PC health monitor can check the RPM status of the cooling fans. The onboard
CPU and chassis fans are controlled by Thermal Management via BIOS (under
Hardware Monitoring in the Advanced Setting).
Environmental Temperature Control
The thermal control sensor monitors the CPU temperature in real time and will turn
on the thermal control fan whenever the CPU temperature exceeds a user-defined
threshold. The overheat circuitry runs independently from the CPU. Once it detects
that the CPU temperature is too high, it will automatically turn on the thermal fan
control to prevent any overheat damage to the CPU. The onboard chassis thermal
circuitry can monitor the overall system temperature and alert users when the chassis temperature is too high.
To avoid possible system overheating, please be sure to provide adequate
airflow to your system.
System Resource Alert
This feature is available when used with Supero Doctor III in the Windows OS
environment or used with Supero Doctor II in Linux. Supero Doctor is used to
notify the user of certain system events. For example, you can also configure
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Supero Doctor to provide you with warnings when the system temperature, CPU
temperatures, voltages and fan speeds go beyond a pre-defined range.
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ACPI Features
ACPI stands for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface. The ACPI specification defines a flexible and abstract hardware interface that provides a standard
way to integrate power management features throughout a PC system, including
its hardware, operating system and application software. This enables the system
to automatically turn on and off peripherals such as CD-ROMs, network cards, hard
disk drives and printers.
In addition to enabling operating system-directed power management, ACPI
provides a generic system event mechanism for Plug and Play and an operating
system-independent interface for configuration control. ACPI leverages the Plug
and Play BIOS data structures while providing a processor architecture-independent
implementation that is compatible with Windows XP/Windows 2003/Windows 2008/
Windows Vista Operating Systems.
Slow Blinking LED for Suspend-State Indicator
When the CPU goes into a suspend state, the chassis power LED will start blinking
to indicate that the CPU is in suspend mode. When the user presses any key, the
CPU will wake-up and the LED will automatically stop blinking and remain on.
Main Switch Override Mechanism
When an ATX power supply is used, the power button can function as a system
suspend button to make the system enter a SoftOff state. The monitor will be
suspended and the hard drive will spin down. Pressing the power button again
will cause the whole system to wake-up. During the SoftOff state, the ATX power
supply provides power to keep the required circuitry in the system "alive." In case
the system malfunctions and you want to turn off the power, just press and hold
the power button for 4 seconds. This option can be set in the Power section of the
BIOS Setup routine.
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Power Supply
As with all computer products, a stable power source is necessary for proper and
reliable operation. It is even more important for processors that have high CPU
clock rates.
It is strongly recommended that you use a high quality power supply that meets ATX
power supply Specification 2.02 or above. It must also be SSI compliant (For more
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information, please refer to the website at http://www.ssiforum.org/). Additionally, in
areas where noisy power transmission is present, you may choose to install a line
filter to shield the computer from noise. It is recommended that you also install a
power surge protector to help avoid problems caused by power surges.
Note: The X8DTT-H+/-HF+/-HIBXF+/-HIBQF+ supports proprietary power
connectors. Please refer to Page 2-16 for detailed information on power
supply for the motherboard.
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Overview of the Winbond WPCM450 Controller
The Winbond WPCM450, a Baseboard Management Controller (BMC), supports
the 2D/VGA-compatible Graphics Core with the PCI interface, Virtual Media, and
Keyboard/Video/Mouse (KVM) Redirection modules.
The WPCM450 BMC interfaces with the host system via a PCI interface to communicate with the graphics core. It supports USB 2.0 and 1.1 for remote keyboard/
mouse/virtual media emulation. It also provides LPC interface to control Super IO
functions. The WPCM450 is connected to the network via an external Ethernet
PHY module.
The WPCM450 communicates with onboard components via six SMBus interfaces,
fan control, Platform Environment Control Interface (PECI) buses.
Note: For more information on IPMI configuration, please refer to the
Embedded IPMI User's Guide posted on our website @ http://www.supermicro.com/support/manuals/.
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Chapter 2
Installation
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Static-Sensitive Devices
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. To prevent damage to your system board, it is important to handle it very carefully. The following
measures are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from ESD.
Precautions
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
•
Touch a grounded metal object before removing the board from the antistatic
bag.
•
Handle the board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral
chips, memory modules or gold contacts.
•
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
•
Put the motherboard and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not
in use.
•
For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the motherboard.
•
Use only the correct type of onboard CMOS battery as specified by the
manufacturer. Do not install the onboard battery upside down to avoid possible
explosion.
Unpacking
The motherboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid static damage. When
unpacking the board, make sure the person handling it is static protected.
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Motherboard Installation
All motherboards have standard mounting holes to fit different types of chassis.
Make sure that the locations of all the mounting holes for both motherboard and
chassis match. Although a chassis may have both plastic and metal mounting
fasteners, metal ones are highly recommended because they ground the motherboard to the chassis. Make sure that the metal standoffs click in or are screwed in
tightly. Then use a screwdriver to secure the motherboard onto the motherboard
tray. Note: Some components are very close to the mounting holes. Please take
precautionary measures to prevent damage to these components when installing
the motherboard to the chassis.
Locations of Mounting Holes
Tools Needed
1. Phillips Screwdriver
2. Pan head #6 screws
X8DTT-H+
Rev. 1.3
Installation Instructions
1. Install the IO shield into the chassis.
2. Locate the mounting holes on the motherboard. Refer to the layout above for mounting hole locations.
3. Locate the matching mounting holes on the
chassis. Align the mounting holes on the
motherboard against the mounting holes on
the chassis.
4. Install standoffs in the chassis as needed.
5. Install the motherboard into the chassis carefully to avoid damage to motherboard components.
Warning: To avoid damaging the motherboard and its components, please
do not apply any force greater than 8 lb/sq.in (8 lbs. per square inch) when
installing a screw into a mounting hole.
6. Insert a Pan head #6 screw into a mounting hole on the motherboard and its
matching mounting hole on the chassis, using a Phillips screwdriver.
7. Repeat Step 4 to insert #6 screws to all mounting holes.
8. Make sure that the motherboard is securely placed on the chassis.
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Processor and Heatsink Installation
When handling the processor package, avoid placing direct pressure on
!
the label area of the fan.
Notes:
1. Always connect the power cord last and always remove it before adding, removing or changing any hardware components. Make sure that you install the
processor into the CPU socket before you install the CPU heatsink.
2. Make sure to install the motherboard into the chassis before you install the
CPU heatsink and heatsink fans.
3. When purchasing a motherboard without a 5500 Series processor preinstalled, make sure that the CPU socket plastic cap is in place, and none of
the CPU socket pins are bent; otherwise, contact the retailer immediately.
4. Refer to the MB Features Section for more details on CPU support.
Installing an LGA 1366 Processor
1. Press the socket clip to release
the load plate, which covers the
CPU socket, from its locking
position.
Socket Clip
Load Plate
2. Gently lift the socket clip to
open the load plate.
Plastic Cap
3. Hold the plastic cap at its north
and south center edges to remove it from the CPU socket.
Hold the north & south edges of
the plastic cap to remove it
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your thumb and the index finger,
hold the CPU at the north and south
center edges.
5. Align the CPU key, the semi-circle
cutout, against the socket key, the
CPU Socket CPU
4. After removing the plastic cap, using
notch below the gold color dot on
are aligned, carefully lower the CPU
straight down into the socket. (Do
not rub the CPU against the surface
of the socket or its pins to avoid
damaging the CPU or the socket.)
7. With the CPU inside the socket, inspect the four corners of the CPU to
make sure that the CPU is properly
installed.
8. Once the CPU is securely seated
on the socket, lower the CPU load
plate to the socket.
CPU Keys
6. Once both the CPU and the socket
Socket Keys
the side of the socket.
9. Use your thumb to gently push the
socket clip down to the clip lock.
Load Plate
Warning: Please save the plastic cap. The motherboard must
be shipped with the plastic cap
properly installed to protect the
CPU socket pins. Shipment
without the plastic cap properly
installed will cause damage to
the socket pins.
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Installing a CPU Heatsink
1. Do not apply any thermal
grease to the heatsink or the
CPU die because the required
amount has already been applied.
Screw#1
Screw#2
2. Place the heatsink on top of the
CPU so that the four mounting
holes are aligned with those on
the retention mechanism.
Screw#1
Install Screw#1
3. Install two diagonal screws (ie
the #1 and the #2 screws) and
tighten them until just snug (-do
not fully tighten the screws to
avoid possible damage to the
CPU.)
4. Finish the installation by fully
tightening all four screws.
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Removing the Heatsink
Warning: We do not recommend that the CPU or the heatsink be removed. However, if you do need to remove the heatsink, please follow
the instructions below to uninstall the heatsink and prevent damage to
the CPU or other components.
1. Unplug the power cord from the
power supply.
2. Disconnect the heatsink fan
wires from the CPU fan header.
3. Using a screwdriver, loosen and
remove the heatsink screws
from the motherboard in the sequence as show in the picture
on the right.
Using a screwdriver to
remove Screw#1
4. Hold the heatsink as shown
in the picture on the right and
gently wriggle the heatsink to
loosen it from the CPU. (Do not
use excessive force when wriggling the heatsink.)
Remove Screw#2
5. Once the heatsink is loosened,
remove it from the CPU socket.
6. To reinstall the CPU and the
heatsink, clean the surface of
the CPU and the heatsink to get
rid of the old thermal grease.
Reapply the proper amount of
thermal grease on the surface
before reinstalling them on the
motherboard.
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Memory Installation
Note: Check the Supermicro website for recommended memory modules.
CAUTION
Exercise extreme care when installing or removing DIMM
modules to prevent any possible damage. Also note that the
memory is interleaved to improve performance (See step 1).
DIMM Installation
1. Insert the desired number of DIMMs into the memory slots, starting with
P1-DIMM 1A. For best memory performance, please install memory modules
of the same type and same speed on the memory slots as indicated on the
tables below. (See the Memory Installation Table Below.)
2. Insert each DIMM module vertically into its slot. Pay attention to the notch
along the bottom of the module to prevent inserting the DIMM module incorrectly.
3. Gently press down on the DIMM module until it snaps into place in the slot.
Repeat for all modules.
Memory Population for Optimal Performance
-For a motherboard with One CPU (CPU1) installed
Branch 0
3 DIMMs
P1 DIMM1A
6 DIMMs
P1 DIMM1A
Branch 1
Branch 2
P1 DIMM2A
P1 DIMM1B
P1 DIMM2A
P1 DIMM3A
P1 DIMM2B
P1 DIMM3A
P1 DIMM3B
Memory Population for Optimal Performance
-For a motherboard with One CPU (CPU2) installed
Branch 0
3 DIMMs
P2 DIMM1A
6 DIMMs
P2 DIMM1A
Branch 1
Branch 2
P2 DIMM2A
P2 DIMM1B
P2 DIMM2A
P2 DIMM3A
P2 DIMM2B
P2 DIMM3A
P2 DIMM3B
Memory Population for Optimal Performance
-For a motherboard with Two CPUs installed
CPU1
Branch 0
6 DIMMs
1A
12
DIMMs
1A
Branch 1
2A
1B
2A
CPU2
Branch 3
3A
2B
3A
Branch 0
1A
3B
2-7
1A
Branch 1
2A
1B
2A
Branch 3
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Memory Support
The X8DTT-H+ Series motherboard supports up to 96 GB of Registered ECC or
24 GB of Unbuffered ECC/Non-ECC DDR3 1333 MHz/1066 MHz/800 MHz in 12
DIMMs (with max. 4 GB of Registered ECC and 2 GB of Unbuffered memory per
DIMM slot.).
Note: memory speed support depends on the type of CPU used on the
motherboard.
DIMM Module Population Configuration
For memory to work properly, follow the tables below for memory installation:
RDIMM (Registered DIMM) Population Table
DIMM
Slots per
Channel
DIMMs
Populated
per Channel
DIMM Type (Reg.=
Registered)
Speeds (in MHz)
Ranks per DIMM
(any combination;
SR=Single Rank,
DR=Dual Rank,
QR=Quad Rank)
2
1
Reg. DDR3 ECC
800,1066,1333
SR or DR
2
1
Reg. DDR3 ECC
800,1066
QR
2
2
Reg. DDR3 ECC
800,1066
Mixing SR, DR
2
2
Reg. DDR3 ECC
800
Mixing SR, DR,QR
UDIMM (Unbuffered DIMM) Population Table
DIMM
Slots per
Channel
DIMMs
Populated
per Channel
DIMM Type
(Unb.= Unbuffered)
Speeds (in
MHz)
Ranks per DIMM
(Mixing: any
combination;
SR=Single Rank,
DR=Dual Rank)
2
1
Unb. ECC/NON-ECC DDR3
800,1066,1333
SR or DR
2
2
Unb. ECC/NON-ECC DDR3
800,1066
Mixing SR, DR
Note 1: Due to OS limitations, some operating systems may not show
more than 4 GB of memory.
Note 2: Due to memory allocation to system devices, the amount of memory that remains available for operational use will be reduced when 4 GB
of RAM is used. The reduction in memory availability is disproportional.
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Possible System Memory Allocation & Availability
System Device
Size
Physical Memory Available
(4 GB Total System Memory)
Firmware Hub flash memory (System BIOS)
1 MB
3.99 GB
Local APIC
4 KB
3.99 GB
Area Reserved for the chipset
2 MB
3.99 GB
I/O APIC (4 Kbytes)
4 KB
3.99 GB
PCI Enumeration Area 1
256 MB
3.76 GB
PCI Express (256 MB)
256 MB
3.51 GB
PCI Enumeration Area 2 (if needed) -Aligned on 256-M
boundary-
512 MB
3.01 GB
VGA Memory
16 MB
2.85 GB
TSEG
1 MB
2.84 GB
Memory available for the OS & other applications
2.84 GB
Installing and Removing DIMMs
DIMM DDR3
Notch
Notch
Release
Tab
Note: Notch
should align
with the
receptive point
on the slot
Release
Tab
X8DTT-H+
Rev. 1.3
To Install: Insert module vertically and
press down until it snaps into place. Pay
attention to the alignment notch at the
bottom.
3
Release Tab
Release Tab
To Remove:
Use your thumbs to gently push the release tabs near both ends of the module.
This should release it from the slot.
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Control Panel Connectors/IO Ports
The I/O ports are color coded in conformance with the PC 99 specification. See
the picture below for the colors and locations of the various I/O ports.
Back Panel Connectors/IO Ports
Back Panel Connectors
1. USB 0
2. USB 1
3. IPMI_Dedicated LAN (X8DTT-HF+/HIBXF+/-HIBQF+ models)
4. LAN 1
X8DTT-H+
Rev. 1.3
5. LAN 2
6. COM Port 1
7. VGA (Blue)
8. InfiniBand (X8DTT-HIBXF+/-HIBQF+
models)
9. UID Switch
3
2
4
5
6
7
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Back Panel Connector Pin Definitions
Universal Serial Bus (USB)
Back Panel USB 0/1
Pin Definitions
Two Universal Serial Bus ports (USB
0/1) are located on the I/O back panel.
In addition, another two USB connections: USB 2/3 are located at JUSB2
to provide front chassis access. Connect USB cables to these USB ports/
Pin# Definition
Pin#
Definition
1
+5V
5
+5V
2
USB_PN1
6
USB_PN0
3
USB_PP1
7
USB_PP0
4
Ground
8
Ground
headers to use USB connections.
(USB cables are not included). See
the tables on the right for pin definitions.
Front Panel USB 2/3
Pin Definitions
USB 2
Pin #
Definition
USB 3
Pin #
Definition
1
+5V
6
+5V
2
USB_PN2
7
USB_PN3
3
USB_PP2
8
USB_PP3
4
Ground
9
Ground
5
No Connection
10
Key
1. USB 0
2. USB 1
3. USB 2/3
3
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Ethernet Ports
LAN Ports
Pin Definition
Two Ethernet ports are located next to
the USB 0/1 on the IO Backplane. In
Pin# Definition
1
P2V5SB
10
SGND
2
TD0+
11
Act LED
3
TD0-
12
P3V3SB
4
TD1+
13
Link 100 LED
(Yellow, +3V3SB)
5
TD1-
14
Link 1000 LED
(Yellow, +3V3SB)
is for the X8DTT-HF+/-
6
TD2+
15
Ground
HIBXF+/-HIBQF+ only.
7
TD2-
16
Ground
8
TD3+
17
Ground
9
TD3-
88
Ground
addition, an IPMI Dedicated LAN is located above the USB ports 0/1. These
ports accept RJ45 type cables.
Notes:
1. The IPMI Dedicated LAN
2. Please refer to the LED
Indicator Section for LAN
LED information.
(NC: No Connection)
1. LAN1
2. LAN2
3. IPMI dedicated LAN
(For the X8DTT-HF+/HIBXF+/-HIBQF+ only)
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Rev. 1.3
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1
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Serial Ports
Serial Port Pin Definitions
(COM1)
A COM Port is located on the IO
Backplane. See the table on the right
for pin definitions.
Pin #
Definition
Pin #
Definition
1
CDC
6
DSR
2
RXD
7
RTS
3
TXD
8
CTS
4
DTR
9
RI
5
Ground
Video Connector
A Video (VGA) connector is located
next to the COM Port on the IO
backplane. This connector is used
to provide video and CRT display.
Refer to the board layout below for
the location.
1. COM Port
2. VGA Port
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InfiniBand Connection (X8DTT-HF+/
HIBXF+/HIBQF+)
The onboard InfiniBand connector is
InfiniBand
Pin Definitions
Pin #
Definition
Pin #
Definition
S1
Input Pair0:Pos S9
erboard. This switch is primarily used for
High-performance computing. See the
S2
Input Pair0:Neg S10 Output Pair3:Neg
S3
Input Pair1:Pos S11 Output Pair2:Pos
table on the right for pin definitions.
S4
Input Pair1:Neg S12 Output Pair2:Neg
S5
Input Pair2:Pos S13 Output Pair1:Pos
S6
Input Pair2:Neg S14 Output Pair1:Neg
S7
Input Pair3:Pos S15 Output Pair0:Pos
S8
Input Pair3:Neg S16 Output Pair0:Neg
Output Pair3:Pos
InfiniBand Ground Pins
(G1~G9) Pin Definitions
G9
G8
G7
G6
G5
G4
G3
G2
G1
S1
S2
S3
S4
S5
S6
S7
S8
S9
S10
S11
S12
S13
S14
S15
S16
located on the backplane on the moth-
Pin#
G1~G9
Definitions
Ground
1. InfiniBand
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Unit Identifier Switches
UID Switch
Two Unit Identifier (UID) Switches and LED
Indicators are located on the motherboard.
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground
The Front Panel UID Switch is located at Pin
2
Ground
16 on JF2. The Rear UID Switch is located at
3
Button In
SW1 next to the InfiniBand Connector. The
Front Panel UID LED is located at Pin 17 of
4
Ground
JF2, and the Rear UID LED is located at LE4.
UID Switches & LEDs
When you press a UID switch on the front panel
Description
Location
or on the back panel, both Rear UID LED and
Front Panel UID LED Indicators will be turned
FP Switch
Pin 16 on JF2
Rear Switch
SW1
on. Press the UID switch again to turn off both
LED Indicators. These UID Indicators provide
easy identification of a system unit that may be
in need of service. See the table on the right
for pin definitions.
FP UID LED
(Blue LED)
Pin 17 on JF2
Rear UID LED
LE4
Note: UID LED is supported by the
physical switch or the BMC. When it
is controlled by the physical switch, it
will stay solid. When it is controlled by
the BMC, it will blink.
3
1. Rear UID Switch
2. FP UID Switch & FP UID LED
3. Rear UID Switch & Rear UID
LED
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Front Panel Accessible Add-on Card Header (JF2)
JF2 Add-on card header provides front access to the power supply, Serial ATA and
Front Panel Control connections for the X8DTT-H+ Series motherboard. Plug an
Add-On card into this header to use the functions indicated above. This header is
designed specifically for Supermicro-proprietary add-on cards.
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Connecting Cables
NMI Header
NMI Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The non-maskable interrupt header is located
at JNMI1. Refer to the table on the right for
pin definitions.
Internal Buzzer
The Internal Buzzer, located at JSPK1, can be
used to provide audible alarms for various beep
codes. See the table on the right for pin definitions. Refer to the layout below for the locations
of the Internal Speaker/Buzzer.
VGA
LEB2
LEB1
LE4
A
B LE2
InfinBand
JSPK1
Definition
1
Control
2
Ground
Internal Buzzer
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definitions
Pin 1
Pos. (+)
Beep In
Pin 2
Neg. (-)
Alarm Speaker
COM1
LAN1
LAN2
USB0/1
JBMC1
JWD
JRST1
JNMI1
SW1
Pin#
IPMI_LAN
Connector
PHY
Winbond
InfiniBand
CTRL
LAN CTRL1
LAN CTRL2
B. Internal Speaker
Slot 1 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JUSB2
JPG1
JLPC80
A. NMI Header
JPL2
JPL1
IPMB
WPCM450
JBT1
CLEAR
CMOS
Intel ICH10R
South Bridge
BIOS
Intel 5520 (IOH-36D)
Intel 5500 (IOH-24D)
(For OEM only)
Battery
JBAT1
X8DTT-H+
Rev. 1.3
P2 DIMM3B
P2 DIMM3A
P2 DIMM2A
P2 DIMM2B
P2 DIMM1B
P2 DIMM1A
CPU2
FAN1
P1 DIMM1B
P1 DIMM1A
P1 DIMM2A
P1 DIMM2B
P1 DIMM3B
FP CTRL JF2
P1 DIMM3A
I-SATA1
CPU1
JPEN1
PWR Supply
1
LE1 LE3
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IPMB I2C SMB (For X8DTT-HF+/HIBXF+/
SMB Header
Pin Definitions
HIBQF+ only)
Pin#
Definition
1
Data
appropriate cable here to use the IPMB I2C
2
Ground
connection on your system.
3
Clock
4
No Connection
A System Management Bus header for the
IPMI slot is located at IPMB. Connect the
Fan Header
The X8DTT-H+ Series motherboard has a
cooling fan on the motherboard. This 4-pin fan
header is backward compatible with the traditional 3-pin fan. However, fan speed control is
only available for a 4-pin fan. The fan speeds
are controlled by Thermal Management via
Hardware Monitoring in the Advanced Setting
in the BIOS. (The Default setting is Disabled.)
See the table on the right for pin definitions.
VGA
LEB2
LEB1
LE4
LAN1
LAN2
JSPK1
PHY
Winbond
InfiniBand
CTRL
LAN CTRL1
JPL1
JPL2
A
IPMB
WPCM450
Ground
2
+12V
3
Tachometer
4
PWR Modulation
B. Fan 1
LAN CTRL2
Slot 1 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JUSB2
JPG1
JLPC80
JBT1
CLEAR
CMOS
BIOS
Intel 5520 (IOH-36D)
Intel 5500 (IOH-24D)
(For OEM only)
Battery
JBAT1
X8DTT-H+
Rev. 1.3
P2 DIMM3B
P2 DIMM3A
P2 DIMM2A
P2 DIMM2B
P2 DIMM1B
P2 DIMM1A
CPU2
1
A. IPMB (For X8DTT-HF+/
HIBXF+/HIBQF+ only)
IPMI_LAN
Connector
Intel ICH10R
South Bridge
Definition
USB0/1
JBMC1
JRST1
JNMI1
JWD
InfinBand
Pin#
COM1
LE2
SW1
Fan Header
Pin Definitions
FAN1
B
P1 DIMM1B
P1 DIMM2A
P1 DIMM2B
P1 DIMM1A
P1 DIMM3B
FP CTRL JF2
P1 DIMM3A
I-SATA1
CPU1
JPEN1
PWR Supply
1
LE1 LE3
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System Reset
System Reset
Pin Definition
A System Reset header is located at JRST1
on the motherboard. Connect a cable to this
header to provide system reset support for
the motherboard. Refer to the layout below
Pin Setting
Definition
Pin 1
Signal
Pin 2
Ground
for the location.
VGA
LEB2
LEB1
LE4
COM1
LAN1
LAN2
USB0/1
LE2
InfinBand
JSPK1
JBMC1
JWD
JRST1
JNMI1
A
SW1
A. System Reset
IPMI_LAN
Connector
PHY
Winbond
InfiniBand
CTRL
LAN CTRL1
LAN CTRL2
Slot 1 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JUSB2
JPG1
JLPC80
JPL2
JPL1
IPMB
WPCM450
JBT1
CLEAR
CMOS
Intel ICH10R
South Bridge
BIOS
Intel 5520 (IOH-36D)
Intel 5500 (IOH-24D)
(For OEM only)
Battery
JBAT1
X8DTT-H+
Rev. 1.3
P2 DIMM3B
P2 DIMM3A
P2 DIMM2A
P2 DIMM2B
P2 DIMM1B
P2 DIMM1A
CPU2
FAN1
P1 DIMM1B
P1 DIMM1A
P1 DIMM2A
P1 DIMM2B
P1 DIMM3B
FP CTRL JF2
P1 DIMM3A
I-SATA1
CPU1
JPEN1
PWR Supply
1
LE1 LE3
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Jumper Settings
Connector
Pins
Explanation of Jumpers
To modify the operation of the motherboard,
Jumper
Cap
jumpers can be used to choose between optional
settings. Jumpers create shorts between two pins
to change the function of the connector. Pin 1 is
Setting
identified with a square solder pad on the printed
circuit board. See the motherboard layout pages for
jumper locations.
Note: On two pin jumpers, "Closed"
means the jumper is on and "Open"
means the jumper is off the pins.
Use JPL1/JPL2 to enable or disable GLAN Port 1
& GLAN Port 2 on the motherboard. See the table
on the right for jumper settings.
LEB2
LEB1
VGA
LAN1
USB0/1
LE2
JSPK1
JBMC1
JWD
JRST1
JNMI1
InfinBand
1
3
2
1
GLAN Enable
Jumper Settings
Pin#
Definition
1-2
Enabled (default)
2-3
Disabled
COM1
LAN2
SW1
2
Pin 1-2 short
GLAN Enable/Disable
LE4
3
IPMI_LAN
Connector
PHY
Winbond
InfiniBand
CTRL
LAN CTRL1
A
LAN CTRL2
A. GLAN Port 1 Enable
B
B. GLAN Port 2 Enable
Slot 1 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JUSB2
JPG1
JLPC80
JPL2
JPL1
IPMB
WPCM450
JBT1
CLEAR
CMOS
Intel ICH10R
South Bridge
BIOS
Intel 5520 (IOH-36D)
Intel 5500 (IOH-24D)
(For OEM only)
Battery
JBAT1
X8DTT-H+
Rev. 1.3
P2 DIMM3B
P2 DIMM3A
P2 DIMM2A
P2 DIMM2B
P2 DIMM1B
P2 DIMM1A
CPU2
FAN1
P1 DIMM1B
P1 DIMM2A
P1 DIMM2B
P1 DIMM1A
P1 DIMM3B
FP CTRL JF2
P1 DIMM3A
I-SATA1
CPU1
JPEN1
PWR Supply
1
LE1 LE3
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CMOS Clear
JBT1 is used to clear CMOS. Instead of pins, this "jumper" consists of contact pads
to prevent the accidental clearing of CMOS. To clear CMOS, use a metal object such
as a small screwdriver to touch both pads at the same time to short the connection.
Always remove the AC power cord from the system before clearing CMOS.
Note: For an ATX power supply, you must completely shut down the system, remove the AC power cord and then short JBT1 to clear CMOS.
Watch Dog
Jumper Settings
Watch Dog Enable/Disable
Watch Dog (JWD1) is a system monitor that
reboots the system when a software application hangs. Close Pins 1-2 to reset the system
if an application hangs. Close Pins 2-3 to
generate a non-maskable interrupt signal for
the application that hangs. See the table on
the right for jumper settings. Watch Dog must
also be enabled in the BIOS.
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Reset
(default)
Pins 2-3
NMI
Open
Disabled
A. Clear CMOS
VGA
LEB2
LEB1
B
LE4
COM1
LAN1
LAN2
JSPK1
JBMC1
JRST1
JNMI1
JWD
InfinBand
B. Watch Dog Enable
USB0/1
LE2
SW1
IPMI_LAN
Connector
PHY
Winbond
InfiniBand
CTRL
LAN CTRL1
LAN CTRL2
Slot 1 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JUSB2
JPG1
JLPC80
JPL2
JPL1
A
IPMB
WPCM450
JBT1
CLEAR
CMOS
Intel ICH10R
South Bridge
BIOS
Intel 5520 (IOH-36D)
Intel 5500 (IOH-24D)
(For OEM only)
Battery
JBAT1
X8DTT-H+
Rev. 1.3
P2 DIMM3B
P2 DIMM3A
P2 DIMM2A
P2 DIMM1B
P2 DIMM1A
P2 DIMM2B
CPU2
FAN1
P1 DIMM1B
P1 DIMM1A
P1 DIMM2A
P1 DIMM2B
P1 DIMM3B
FP CTRL JF2
P1 DIMM3A
I-SATA1
CPU1
JPEN1
PWR Supply
1
LE1 LE3
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VGA Enable
JPG1 allows you to enable or disable the
onboard VGA connection supported by the
onboard VGA Controller. The default position is
on pins 1 and 2 to enable VGA. See the table
VGA Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JPG1)
Both Jumpers
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
on the right for jumper settings.
VGA
LEB2
LEB1
LE4
COM1
LAN1
LAN2
USB0/1
LE2
InfinBand
JSPK1
JBMC1
JWD
JRST1
JNMI1
SW1
IPMI_LAN
A
Connector
Winbond
InfiniBand
CTRL
A. VGA Enable
PHY
LAN CTRL1
LAN CTRL2
Slot 1 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JUSB2
JPG1
JLPC80
JPL2
JPL1
IPMB
WPCM450
JBT1
CLEAR
CMOS
Intel ICH10R
South Bridge
BIOS
Intel 5520 (IOH-36D)
Intel 5500 (IOH-24D)
(For OEM only)
Battery
JBAT1
X8DTT-H+
Rev. 1.3
P2 DIMM3B
P2 DIMM3A
P2 DIMM2A
P2 DIMM2B
P2 DIMM1B
P2 DIMM1A
CPU2
FAN1
P1 DIMM1B
P1 DIMM1A
P1 DIMM2A
P1 DIMM2B
P1 DIMM3B
FP CTRL JF2
P1 DIMM3A
I-SATA1
CPU1
JPEN1
PWR Supply
1
LE1 LE3
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2-8
Onboard Indicators
GLAN LEDs
Link
Activity
LED
LED
There are two GLAN ports on the motherboard.
An additional IPMI dedicated LAN port is also
located on the X8DTT-HF+/-HIBXF+/IBXQF.
Each Gigabit Ethernet LAN port has two
Rear View (when facing the
rear side of the chassis)
GLAN Activity Indicator
LED Settings
LEDs. The yellow LED indicates activity, while
the Link LED may be green, amber or off to
Color
Status
Definition
indicate the speed of the connection. See the
Yellow
Flashing
Active
tables at right for more information.
Note: IPMI dedicated LAN does not
operate at 1 Gbps.
VGA
LEB2
LEB1
LE4
COM1
B
A
LAN2
LAN1
JSPK1
JBMC1
JRST1
JNMI1
JWD
InfinBand
IPMI_LAN
Connector
C
LAN CTRL1
Slot 1 PCI-E 2.0 x16
Intel 5520 (IOH-36D)
Battery
JBAT1
X8DTT-H+
Rev. 1.3
P2 DIMM3B
P2 DIMM3A
P2 DIMM2A
P2 DIMM2B
P2 DIMM1B
P2 DIMM1A
FAN1
P1 DIMM1B
P1 DIMM1A
P1 DIMM2A
P1 DIMM2B
P1 DIMM3B
FP CTRL JF2
P1 DIMM3A
I-SATA1
CPU1
C
JPEN1
PWR Supply
A
1
1 Gbps
C. IPMI dedicated LAN
Intel 5500 (IOH-24D)
(For OEM only)
CPU2
100 Mbps
Amber
B. LAN 2
CLEAR
CMOS
BIOS
Green
LAN CTRL2
JBT1
Intel ICH10R
South Bridge
No Connection or 10 Mbps
JUSB2
JPG1
JLPC80
Off
JPL2
JPL1
IPMB
WPCM450
Definition
A. LAN 1
PHY
Winbond
InfiniBand
CTRL
LED Color
USB0/1
LE2
SW1
GLAN Link Indicator
LED Settings
LE1 LE3
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InfiniBand LED Indicators (LEB1/LEB2)
(For the X8DTT-HF+/HIBXF+/HIBQF+ Only)
Two InfiniBand LED Indicators (LEB1/LEB2)
are located on the motherboard. The green
LED (LEB1) is the InfiniBand Link LED. The
InfiniBand Link LED
(LEB1) Settings
Color
Status
Green
Solid
InfiniBand
Connected
Off
Off
No connection
yellow LED (LEB2) indicates activity. Refer to
the table on the right for details. Also see the
InfiniBand Activity LED
(LEB2) Settings
layout below for the LED locations.
Onboard Power LED
An Onboard Power LED is located at LE1 on
the motherboard. When this LED is on, the
system power is on. Be sure to turn off the
system and unplug the power cord before
removing or installing components. See the
tables at right for more information.
AB
LEB2
LEB1
VGA
LE4
COM1
LAN1
LAN2
USB0/1
LE2
InfinBand
JSPK1
JBMC1
JWD
JRST1
JNMI1
SW1
IPMI_LAN
Definition
Color
Status
Yellow
Solid
InfiniBand:
Active
Definition
Yellow
Dim
InfiniBand:
Connected,
Activity: Idle
Off
Off
No connection
Onboard PWR LED
Indicator Settings
LED Color
Definition
Off
System Off (PWR cable
not connected)
Green
System On
Green:
Flashing
Quickly
ACPI S1 State
Connector
PHY
Winbond
InfiniBand
CTRL
LAN CTRL1
LAN CTRL2
Slot 1 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JUSB2
JPG1
JLPC80
JPL2
JPL1
IPMB
WPCM450
A. LEB1 (/HIBXF+/- IBQ/HIBQF+)
JBT1
CLEAR
CMOS
Intel ICH10R
South Bridge
B. LEB2 (/HIBXF+/- IBQ/HIBQF+)
BIOS
Intel 5520 (IOH-36D)
C. LE1
Intel 5500 (IOH-24D)
(For OEM only)
Battery
JBAT1
X8DTT-H+
Rev. 1.3
P2 DIMM3B
P2 DIMM3A
P2 DIMM2A
P2 DIMM2B
P2 DIMM1B
P2 DIMM1A
CPU2
FAN1
P1 DIMM1B
P1 DIMM1A
P1 DIMM2A
P1 DIMM2B
P1 DIMM3B
FP CTRL JF2
P1 DIMM3A
I-SATA1
CPU1
JPEN1
PWR Supply
1
C
LE1 LE3
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BMC Activity LED (LE2)
BMC Heartbeat LED Indicator
LED Settings
A BMC Heartbeat LED is located at LE2
on the motherboard. When LE2 is on,
On
BMC is normal
BMC (Baseboard Management Controller)
is active. See the tables at right for more
information.
HDD/SATA LED (LE3)
HDD/SATA LED
(LE3) Settings
An HDD/SATA LED Indicator is located at LE3
on the motherboard. This LED indicates the
Status
status of hard drive activities or SATA activities
supported by the South Bridge. Also see the
layout below for the LED locations.
VGA
LEB2
LEB1
LE4
A
A. LE2
COM1
LAN1
LAN2
LE2
InfinBand
JSPK1
JBMC1
JWD
JRST1
JNMI1
SW1
B. LE3
USB0/1
IPMI_LAN
Connector
PHY
Winbond
InfiniBand
CTRL
LAN CTRL1
LAN CTRL2
Slot 1 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JUSB2
JPG1
JLPC80
JPL2
JPL1
IPMB
WPCM450
JBT1
CLEAR
CMOS
Intel ICH10R
South Bridge
BIOS
Intel 5520 (IOH-36D)
Intel 5500 (IOH-24D)
(For OEM only)
Battery
JBAT1
X8DTT-H+
Rev. 1.3
P2 DIMM3B
P2 DIMM3A
P2 DIMM2A
P2 DIMM2B
P2 DIMM1B
P2 DIMM1A
CPU2
FAN1
P1 DIMM1B
P1 DIMM1A
P1 DIMM2A
P1 DIMM2B
P1 DIMM3B
FP CTRL JF2
P1 DIMM3A
I-SATA1
CPU1
JPEN1
PWR Supply
1
LE1 LE3
B
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Definition
On
HDD/SATA
Connected
Off
No connection
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Rear UID LED (LE4)
The Rear UID LED is located at LE4 on the
motherboard. Refer to Section 2-5 for details.
See the layout below for the location.
A
A. LE4
VGA
LEB2
LEB1
LE4
COM1
LAN1
LAN2
USB0/1
LE2
InfinBand
JSPK1
JBMC1
JWD
JRST1
JNMI1
SW1
IPMI_LAN
Connector
PHY
Winbond
InfiniBand
CTRL
LAN CTRL1
LAN CTRL2
Slot 1 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JUSB2
JPG1
JLPC80
JPL2
JPL1
IPMB
WPCM450
JBT1
CLEAR
CMOS
Intel ICH10R
South Bridge
BIOS
Intel 5520 (IOH-36D)
Intel 5500 (IOH-24D)
(For OEM only)
Battery
JBAT1
X8DTT-H+
Rev. 1.3
P2 DIMM3B
P2 DIMM3A
P2 DIMM2A
P2 DIMM2B
P2 DIMM1B
P2 DIMM1A
CPU2
FAN1
P1 DIMM1B
P1 DIMM1A
P1 DIMM2A
P1 DIMM2B
P1 DIMM3B
FP CTRL JF2
P1 DIMM3A
I-SATA1
CPU1
JPEN1
PWR Supply
1
LE1 LE3
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Serial ATA and PCI-E Connections
PCI-Express x16 Gen. 2 Slot
A PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slot (Slot 1) is located
on the motherboard. Refer to the layout below
for the locations.
A. PCI-E 2.0 x16 (Slot 1)
VGA
LEB2
LEB1
LE4
COM1
LAN1
LAN2
USB0/1
LE2
InfinBand
JSPK1
JBMC1
JWD
JRST1
JNMI1
SW1
IPMI_LAN
Connector
PHY
Winbond
InfiniBand
CTRL
LAN CTRL1
LAN CTRL2
Slot 1 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JUSB2
JPG1
JLPC80
JPL2
JPL1
IPMB
WPCM450
JBT1
A
CLEAR
CMOS
Intel ICH10R
South Bridge
BIOS
Intel 5520 (IOH-36D)
Intel 5500 (IOH-24D)
(For OEM only)
Battery
JBAT1
X8DTT-H+
Rev. 1.3
P2 DIMM3B
P2 DIMM3A
P2 DIMM2A
P2 DIMM2B
P2 DIMM1B
P2 DIMM1A
CPU2
FAN1
P1 DIMM1B
P1 DIMM2A
P1 DIMM2B
P1 DIMM1A
P1 DIMM3B
FP CTRL JF2
P1 DIMM3A
I-SATA1
CPU1
JPEN1
PWR Supply
1
LE1 LE3
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Serial ATA Connections
A Front Panel Add-On Card header is located
at JF2 on the motherboard. This header provide onboard SATA support. Plug an add-on
card in JF2 to use SATA connections. These
connections provide serial-link signal transmission, which is faster than that of the traditional Parallel ATA. Refer Page 2-16 to see
VGA
COM1
LAN1
PHY
Winbond
InfiniBand
CTRL
LAN CTRL1
LAN CTRL2
Slot 1 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JUSB2
JPG1
JLPC80
JPL2
JPL1
IPMB
WPCM450
JBT1
CLEAR
CMOS
Intel ICH10R
South Bridge
BIOS
Intel 5520 (IOH-36D)
Intel 5500 (IOH-24D)
(For OEM only)
Battery
JBAT1
X8DTT-H+
Rev. 1.3
P2 DIMM3B
P2 DIMM2A
P2 DIMM3A
P2 DIMM1B
P2 DIMM1A
P2 DIMM2B
CPU2
FAN1
P1 DIMM1B
P1 DIMM2A
P1 DIMM2B
P1 DIMM1A
FP CTRL JF2
P1 DIMM3B
P1 DIMM3A
I-SATA1
A
CPU1
26
58 57 56 55 27
Connector
25 23 21 19 17 15 13 11 9 7 5 3
USB0/1
IPMI_LAN
31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 47 49 51
24 22 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4
JSPK1
JBMC1
JWD
JRST1
JNMI1
InfinBand
30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52
LAN2
LE2
SW1
59 60 61 62 28
29
LEB2
LEB1
LE4
2
1
54
53
JF2 pin-out definitions.
JPEN1
PWR Supply
1
LE1 LE3
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A. FP Add-On Card header (w/SATA
support)
Chapter 3: Troubleshooting
Chapter 3
Troubleshooting
3-1
Troubleshooting Procedures
Use the following procedures to troubleshoot your system. If you have followed all
of the procedures below and still need assistance, refer to the ‘Technical Support
Procedures’ and/or ‘Returning Merchandise for Service’ section(s) in this chapter.
Note: Always disconnect the power cord before adding, changing or installing any
hardware components.
Before Power On
1. Make sure that there are no short circuits between the motherboard and
chassis.
2. Disconnect all ribbon/wire cables from the motherboard, including those for
the keyboard and mouse. Be sure to remove all add-on cards as well.
3. Install CPU 1 first (making sure it is fully seated) and connect the chassis
speaker and the power LED to the motherboard. (Check all jumper settings
as well.)
No Power
1. Make sure that no short circuits between the motherboard and the chassis.
2. Make sure that all jumpers are set to their default positions.
3. Check that the 115V/230V switch on the power supply is properly set.
4. Turn the power switch on and off to test the system.
5. The battery on your motherboard may be old. Check to verify that it still supplies ~3VDC. If it does not, replace it with a new one.
No Video
1. If the power is on but you have no video, remove all the add-on cards and
cables.
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2. Use the speaker to determine if any beep codes exist. Refer to the Appendix
for details on beep codes.
Losing the System’s Setup Configuration
1. Make sure that you are using a high quality power supply. A poor quality
power supply may cause the system to lose the CMOS setup information.
Refer to Section 1-7 for details on recommended power supplies.
2. The battery on your motherboard may be old. Check to verify that it still supplies ~3VDC. If it does not, replace it with a new one.
3. If the above steps do not fix the Setup Configuration problem, contact your
vendor for repairs.
Memory Errors
When a No_Memory_Beep_Code is issued by the system, check the following:
1. Make sure that the DIMM modules are properly and fully installed.
2. Check if different speeds of DIMMs have been installed. It is strongly recommended to use the same RAM speed for all DIMMs in the system.
3. Make sure you are using the correct type of DDR3 Registered ECC 1333
MHz/1066 MHz/800 MHz SDRAM (recommended by the manufacturer.)
4. Check for bad DIMM modules or slots by swapping a single module between
all memory slots and check the results.
5. Make sure that all memory modules are fully seated in their slots. Make sure
to follow the instructions given in Section 2-4 in Chapter 2.
6. Check the position of the 115V/230V switch on the power supply.
7. Please follow the instructions given in the DIMM Population Tables listed on
Pages 2-7 and 2-8 to install your memory modules.
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Technical Support Procedures
Before contacting Technical Support, please take the following steps. Also, please
note that as a motherboard manufacturer, Supermicro does not sell directly to endusers, so it is best to first check with your distributor or reseller for troubleshooting
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Chapter 3: Troubleshooting
services. They should know of any possible problem(s) with the specific system
configuration that was sold to you.
1. Please go through the ‘Troubleshooting Procedures’ and 'Frequently Asked
Question' (FAQ) sections in this chapter or see the FAQs on our website
(http://www.supermicro.com/support/faqs/) before contacting Technical Support.
2. BIOS upgrades can be downloaded from our website at (http://www.supermicro.com/support/bios/).
3. If you still cannot resolve the problem, include the following information when
contacting Supermicro for technical support:
•
•
•
•
•
Motherboard model and PCB revision number
BIOS release date/version (this can be seen on the initial display when your
system first boots up)
System configuration
An example of a Technical Support form is on our website at (http://www.supermicro.com/support/contact.cfm).
Distributors: For immediate assistance, please have your account number ready
when placing a call to our technical support department. We can be reached by
e-mail at support@supermicro.com or by fax at: (408) 503-8000, option 2.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What are the various types of memory that my motherboard can
support?
Answer: The X8DTT-H+/-HF+/-HIBXF+/-HIBQF+ has 12 240-pin DIMM slots that
support up to 96 GB DDR 3 Registered ECC or up to 24 GB Unbuffered EDD/NonECC DDR3 1333 MHz/1066 MHz/800 MHz SDRAM modules. It is strongly recommended that you do not mix memory modules of different speeds and sizes. Please
follow all memory installation instructions given on Section 2-4 in Chapter 2.
Question: How do I update my BIOS?
Answer: It is recommended that you do not upgrade your BIOS if you are not
experiencing any problems with your system. Updated BIOS files are located on
our website at http://www.supermicro.com/support/bios/. Please check our BIOS
warning message and the information on how to update your BIOS on our web-
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site. Select your motherboard model and download the BIOS file to your computer.
Also, check the current BIOS revision and make sure that it is newer than your
BIOS before downloading. You can choose from the zip file and the .exe file. If you
choose the zip BIOS file, please unzip the BIOS file onto a bootable USB device.
Run the batch file using the format flash.bat filename.rom from your bootable USB
device to flash the BIOS. Then, your system will automatically reboot. Please note
that this process may take a few minutes to complete. Do not be concerned if the
screen is paused for a few minutes.
Warning: Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS
to prevent possible system boot failure!)
Note 1. The SPI BIOS chip used on this motherboard cannot be removed.
Send your motherboard back to our RMA Department at Supermicro for
repair.
Note 2. For instructions on BIOS recovery, please refer to the instruction
guide posted at http://www.supermicro.com/support/manuals/.
Note 3. Please handle used batteries carefully. Do not damage the battery
in any way; a damaged battery may release hazardous materials into the
environment. Do not discard a used battery in the garbage or a public landfill.
Please comply with the regulations set up by your local hazardous waste
management agency to dispose of your used battery properly.
Question: What's on the CD that came with my motherboard?
Answer: The supplied compact disc has quite a few drivers and programs that will
greatly enhance your system. We recommend that you review the CD and install
the applications you need. Applications on the CD include chipset drivers for the
Windows OS, security and audio drivers.
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Returning Merchandise for Service
A receipt or copy of your invoice marked with the date of purchase is required before any warranty service will be rendered. You can obtain service by calling your
vendor for a Returned Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. When returning to
the manufacturer, the RMA number should be prominently displayed on the outside
of the shipping carton, and mailed prepaid or hand-carried. Shipping and handling
charges will be applied for all orders that must be mailed when service is complete.
For faster service, You can also request a RMA authorization online (http://www.
supermicro.com/support/rma/).
This warranty only covers normal consumer use and does not cover damages incurred in shipping or from failure due to the alternation, misuse, abuse or improper
maintenance of products.
During the warranty period, contact your distributor first for any product problems.
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Chapter 4: AMI BIOS
Chapter 4
BIOS
4-1
Introduction
This chapter describes the AMI BIOS Setup Utility for the X8DTT-H+/-HF+/-HIBXF+/HIBQF+. It also provide instructions on how to navigate the AMI BIOS Setup Utility
setup screens. The AMI ROM BIOS is stored in a Flash EEPROM and can be
easily updated.
Starting BIOS Setup Utility
To enter the AMI BIOS Setup Utility screens, press the <Delete> key while the
system is booting up.
Note: In most cases, the <Delete> key is used to invoke the AMI BIOS
setup screen. There are a few cases when other keys are used, such as
<F1>, <F2>, etc.
Each main BIOS menu option is described in this manual. The Main BIOS setup
menu screen has two main frames. The left frame displays all the options that can
be configured. Grayed-out options cannot be configured. Options in blue can be
configured by the user. The right frame displays the key legend. Above the key
legend is an area reserved for a text message. When an option is selected in the
left frame, it is highlighted in white. Often a text message will accompany it. (Note:
The AMI BIOS has default text messages built in. Supermicro retains the option to
include, omit, or change any of these text messages.)
The AMI BIOS Setup Utility uses a key-based navigation system called "hot keys."
Most of the AMI BIOS setup utility "hot keys" can be used at any time during the
setup navigation process. These keys include <F1>, <F10>, <Enter>, <ESC>, arrow keys, etc.
Note: Options printed in Bold are default settings.
How To Change the Configuration Data
The configuration data that determines the system parameters may be changed by
entering the AMI BIOS Setup utility. This Setup utility can be accessed by pressing
<Del> at the appropriate time during system boot.
Note: For AMI BIOS Recovery, please refer to the AMI BIOS Recovery
Instructions posted on our website at http://www.supermicro.com/support/
manuals/.
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Starting the Setup Utility
Normally, the only visible Power-On Self-Test (POST) routine is the memory test.
As the memory is being tested, press the <Delete> key to enter the main menu of
the AMI BIOS Setup Utility. From the main menu, you can access the other setup
screens. An AMI BIOS identification string is displayed at the left bottom corner of
the screen below the copyright message.
Warning! Do not upgrade the BIOS unless your system has a BIOS-related
issue. Flashing the wrong BIOS can cause irreparable damage to the
system. In no event shall Supermicro be liable for direct, indirect, special,
incidental, or consequential damages arising from a BIOS update. If you
have to update the BIOS, do not shut down or reset the system while the
BIOS is updating. This is to avoid possible boot failure.
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Main Setup
When you first enter the AMI BIOS Setup Utility, you will enter the Main setup screen.
You can always return to the Main setup screen by selecting the Main tab on the
top of the screen. The Main BIOS Setup screen is shown below.
System Overview: The following BIOS information will be displayed:
System Time/System Date
Use this option to change the system time and date. Highlight System Time or System Date using the arrow keys. Key in new values through the keyboard and press
<Enter>. Press the <Tab> key to move between fields. The date must be entered in
Day MM/DD/YY format. The time is entered in HH:MM:SS format. (Note: The time
is in the 24-hour format. For example, 5:30 P.M. appears as 17:30:00.)
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BIOS Build Version: This item displays the BIOS revision used in your system.
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BIOS Build Date: This item displays the date when this BIOS was completed.
AMI BIOS Core Version: This item displays the revision number of the AMI
BIOS Core upon which your BIOS was built.
Processor
The AMI BIOS will automatically display the status of the processor used in your
system.
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CPU Type: This item displays the type of CPU used in the motherboard.
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Speed: This item displays the speed of the CPU as detected by the BIOS.
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Physical Count: This item displays the number of processors installed in your
system as detected by the BIOS.
Logical Count: This item displays the number of CPU Cores installed in your
system as detected by the BIOS.
Micro_code Revision: This item displays the revision number of the BIOS
Micro_code used in your system.
System Memory
This displays the size of memory available in the system.
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Size: This item displays the memory size as detected by the BIOS.
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Advanced Setup Configurations
Use the arrow keys to select Boot Setup and hit <Enter> to access the submenu
items:
BOOT Features
Quick Boot
If Enabled, this option will skip certain tests during POST to reduce the time needed
for system boot. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Quiet Boot
This option allows the bootup screen options to be modified between POST messages or the OEM logo. Select Disabled to display the POST messages. Select
Enabled to display the OEM logo instead of the normal POST messages. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
AddOn ROM Display Mode
This sets the display mode for Option ROM. The options are Force BIOS and
Keep Current.
Bootup Num-Lock
This feature selects the Power-on state for Numlock key. The options are Off
and On.
Wait For 'F1' If Error
This forces the system to wait until the 'F1' key is pressed if an error occurs. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
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Hit 'Del' Message Display
This feature displays "Press DEL to run Setup" during POST. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
Interrupt 19 Capture
Interrupt 19 is the software interrupt that handles the boot disk function. When this
item is set to Enabled, the ROM BIOS of the host adaptors will "capture" Interrupt
19 at boot and allow the drives that are attached to these host adaptors to function
as bootable disks. If this item is set to Disabled, the ROM BIOS of the host adaptors will not capture Interrupt 19, and the drives attached to these adaptors will not
function as bootable devices. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Power Configuration
Power Button Function
If this feature is set to Instant_Off, the system will power off immediately as soon as
the user hits the power button. If set to 4_Second_Override, the system will power
off when the user presses the power button for 4 seconds or longer. The options
are Instant_Off and 4_Second_Override.
Restore on AC Power Loss
Use this feature to set the power state after a power outage. Select Power-Off for
the system power to remain off after a power loss. Select Power-On for the system
power to be turned on after a power loss. Select Last State to allow the system to
resume its last state before a power loss. The options are Power-On, Power-Off,
and Last State.
Watch Dog Timer
If enabled, the Watch Dog Timer will allow the system to reboot when it is inactive
for more than 5 minutes. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Processor and Clock Options
This submenu allows the user to configure the Processor and Clock settings.
Ratio CMOS Setting
This option allows the user to set the ratio between the CPU Core Clock and the FSB
Frequency. (Note: If an invalid ratio is entered, the AMI BIOS will restore the setting
to the previous state.) The default setting depends on the type of CPU installed on
the motherboard. The default setting for the CPU installed in your motherboard is
[21]. Press "+" or "-" on your keyboard to change this value.
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C1E Support
Select Enabled to use the feature of Enhanced Halt State. C1E significantly reduces
the CPU's power consumption by reducing the CPU's clock cycle and voltage during
a "Halt State." The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Hardware Prefetcher (Available when supported by the CPU)
If set to Enabled, the hardware pre fetcher will pre fetch streams of data and instructions from the main memory to the L2 cache in the forward or backward manner to
improve CPU performance. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch (Available when supported by the CPU)
The CPU fetches the cache line for 64 bytes if this option is set to Disabled. The
CPU fetches both cache lines for 128 bytes as comprised if Enabled.
MPS and ACPI MADT Ordering
This feature allows the user to configure the MPS (Multi-Processor Specifications) and ACPI settings for your motherboard. Select Modern Ordering if XP
or a newer version of Windows OS is used in the motherboard. Select Legacy
Ordering if 2000 or an earlier version is used. The options are Modern Ordering
and Legacy Ordering.
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Available when supported by the CPU)
Select Enabled to enable Virtualization Technology support which allows one
platform to run multiple operating systems and applications in independent partitions, creating multiple "virtual" systems in one physical computer. The options are
Enabled and Disabled. (Note: If there is any change to this setting, you will need
to power off and restart the system for the change to take effect. Please refer to
Intel’s website for detailed information.)
Execute-Disable Bit Capability (Available when supported by the OS and
the CPU)
Set to Enabled to enable Execute Disable Bit support, which will allow the processor
to designate areas in the system memory where an application code can execute
and where it cannot, thus preventing a worm or a virus from flooding illegal codes
to overwhelm the processor or damage the system during an attack. The default is
Enabled. (Refer to Intel and Microsoft websites for more information.)
Simultaneous Multi-Threading (Available when supported by the CPU)
Set to Enabled to use the Simultaneous Multi-Threading Technology, which will
result in increased CPU performance. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
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Active Processor Cores
Set to Enabled to use a processor's Second Core and beyond. (Please refer to
Intel's website for more information.) The options are All, 1, and 2.
Intel® EIST Technology
EIST (Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology) allows the system to automatically
adjust processor voltage and core frequency in an effort to reduce power consumption and heat dissipation. Please refer to Intel’s website for detailed information.
The options are Disable (Disable GV3) and Enable (Enable GV3).
Intel® TurboMode Technology
Select Enabled to use the Turbo Mode to boost system performance. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
Intel® C-STATE Tech
If enabled, C-State is set by the system automatically to either C2, C3 or C4 state.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
C-State package limit setting
If set to Auto, the AMI BIOS will automatically set the limit on the C-State package
register. The options are Auto, C1, C3, C6 and C7.
C1 Auto Demotion
When enabled, the CPU will conditionally demote C3, C6, or C7 requests to C1
based on un-core auto-demote information. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
C3 Auto Demotion
When enabled, the CPU will conditionally demote C6 or C7 requests to C3 based
on un-core auto-demote information. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Clock Spread Spectrum
Select Enable to use the feature of Clock Spectrum, which will allow the BIOS to
monitor and attempt to reduce the level of electromagnetic interference caused by
the components whenever needed. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
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Advanced Chipset Control
The items included in the Advanced Settings submenu are listed below:
CPU Bridge Configuration
QPI Links Speed
This feature allows the user to select QPI's data transfer speed. The options are
Slow-mode, and Full Speed.
QPI Frequency
This feature allows the user to select the desired QPI frequency. The options are
Auto, 4.800 GT, 5.866GT, and 6.400 GT.
QPI L0s and L1
This feature allows the user to lower QPI power state. L0s and L1 are automatically
selected by the motherboard. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Memory Frequency
This feature allows the user to force a DDR3 frequency rather than what the system
has detected. The available options are Auto, Force DDR-800, Force DDR-1066,
Force DDR-1333, and Force SPD.
Memory Mode
The options are Independent, Channel Mirror, and Lockstep.
Independent - All DIMMs are available to the operating system.
Channel Mirror - The motherboard maintains two identical copies of all data in
memory for data backup.
Lockstep - The motherboard uses two areas of memory to run the same set of
operations in parallel.
Demand Scrubbing
This is a memory error-correction scheme in which the Processor writes corrected
data back into the memory block from where it was read by the Processor. The
options are Enabled and Disabled.
Patrol Scrubbing
This is a memory error-correction scheme that works in the background looking for
and correcting resident errors. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Channel Interleave
This feature allows the user to set the interleave scheme for a memory channel.
The options are 1 Way, 2 Way, 3 Way, 4 Way, and 6 Way.
Bank Interleave
This feature allows the user to set the interleave scheme for a memory bank. The
options are 1 Way, 2 Way, and 4 Way.
Throttling - Closed Loop/Throttling - Open Loop
Throttling improves reliability and reduces power in the processor by automatic voltage control during processor idle states. The options are Disabled and Enabled. If
Enabled, the following items will appear.
Hysteresis Temperature
Temperature Hysteresis is the temperature lag (in degrees Celsius) after the
set DIMM temperature threshold is reached before Closed Loop Throttling
begins. The options are Disabled, 1.5oC, 3.0oC, and 6.0oC.
Guardband Temperature
This is the temperature that applies to the DIMM temperature threshold.
Each step is in 0.5oC increments. The default is [006]. Press <+> or <-> to
change this value.
Inlet Temperature
This is the temperature detected at the chassis inlet. Each step is in 0.5oC
increments. The default is [070]. Press <+> or <-> to change this value.
Temperature Rise
This is the temperature rise to the DIMM thermal zone. Each step is in 0.5oC
increments. The default is [020]. Press <+> or <-> to change this value.
Air Flow
This is the air flow speed to the DIMM modules. Each step is one mm/sec.
The default is [1500]. Press <+> or <-> to change this value.
Altitude
This feature defines how many meters above or below sea level the system
is located. The options are Sea Level or Below, 1~300, 301~600, 601~900,
901~1200, 1201~1500, 1501~1800, 1801~2100, 2101~2400, 2401~2700,
2701~3000.
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DIMM Pitch
This is the physical space between two DIMM modules. Each step is in
1/1000 of an inch. The default is [400]. Press <+> or <-> to change this
value.
North Bridge Configuration
This feature allows the user to configure the settings for the Intel IOH chip.
Intel I/OAT
The Intel I/OAT (I/O Acceleration Technology) significantly reduces CPU overhead by leveraging CPU architectural improvements, freeing resources for other
tasks. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
DCA Technology
Select Enabled to use Intel's DCA (Direct Cache Access) Technology to enhance
data transfer efficiency. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
DCA Prefetch Delay
A DCA Prefetch is used with TOE components to prefetch data in order to shorten
execution cycles and maximize data processing efficiency. Prefetching too frequently can saturate the cache directory and delay necessary cache accesses.
This feature reduces or increases the frequency for the system to prefetch data.
The options are [8], [16], [24], [32], [40], [48], [56], [64], [72], [80], [88], [96],
[104], [112], and [120].
Intel VT-d
Select Enabled to enable Intel's Virtualization Technology support for Direct I/O VT-d
by reporting the I/O device assignments to VMM through the DMAR ACPI Tables.
This feature offers fully-protected I/O resource sharing across Intel platforms, providing the user with greater reliability, security, and availability in networking and data
sharing. The settings are Enabled and Disabled.
Active State Power-Management
Select Enabled to use the power management for signal transactions between the
PCI Express L0 and L1 Links. Select Enabled to configure PCI-Exp. L0 and L1 Link
power states. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
IOH PCIE Max Payload Size
Some add-on cards perform faster with the coalesce feature, which limits the payload size to 128 MB; while others, with a payload size of 256 MB which inhibits
the coalesce feature. Please refer to your add-on card user guide for the desired
setting. The options are 256 MB and 128MB.
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PCI-E Port 1 Link Select
This feature allows the user to configure the IOH link settings for the PCI-E Port 1.
The options are X4X4X4X4, X4X4X8, X8X4X4, X8X8, and X16.
South Bridge Configuration
This feature allows the user to configure the settings for the Intel ICH South Bridge
chipset.
USB Functions
This feature allows the user to decide the number of onboard USB ports to be
enabled. The Options are: Disabled and Enabled.
Legacy USB Support
Select Enabled to use Legacy USB devices. If this item is set to Auto, Legacy USB
support will be automatically enabled if a Legacy USB device is installed on the
motherboard, and vise versa. The settings are Disabled, Enabled, and Auto.
USB 2.0 Controller
Select Enabled to activate the onboard USB 2.0 controller. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
This setting allows you to select the USB 2.0 Controller mode. The options are
Hi-Speed (480 Mbps) and Full Speed (12 Mbps).
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off
Select Enabled to enable BIOS Enhanced Host Controller Interface support to
provide a workaround solution for an operating system that does not have EHCI
Hand-Off support. When enabled, the EHCI Interface will be changed from BIOScontrolled to OS-controlled. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
IDE/SATA/Floppy Configuration
When this submenu is selected, the AMI BIOS automatically detects the presence
of IDE or SATA devices and displays the following items.
SATA#1 Configuration
If Compatible is selected, it sets SATA#1 to legacy compatibility mode, while selecting Enhanced sets SATA#1 to native SATA mode. The options are Disabled,
Compatible and Enhanced.
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Configure SATA#1 as
This feature allows the user to select the drive type for SATA#1. The options are
IDE, RAID, and AHCI. (When the option RAID is selected, the item ICH RAID
Code Base will appear. When the option AHCI is selected, the item SATA AHCI
will be available.)
ICH RAID Code Base (This feature is available when the option-RAID is
selected)
Select Intel to enable Intel's SATA RAID firmware to configure Intel's SATA RAID
settings. Select Adaptec to enable Adaptec's SATA RAID firmware to configure
Adaptec's SATA RAID settings. The options are Intel and Adaptec.
SATA AHCI (This feature is available when the option-AHCI is selected)
Select Enable to enable the function of Serial ATA Advanced Host Interface.
(Take caution when using this function. This feature is for advanced programmers
only.) The options are Enabled and Disabled. If the option-Enabled is selected,
the following item will display.
SATA#2 Configuration
Selecting Enhanced will set SATA#2 to native SATA mode. The options are Disabled,
and Enhanced.
Primary IDE Master/Slave, Secondary IDE Master/Slave, Third IDE Master,
and Fourth IDE Master
These settings allow the user to set the parameters of Primary IDE Master/Slave,
Secondary IDE Master/Slave, Third and Fourth IDE Master slots. Hit <Enter> to
activate the following submenu screen for detailed options of these items. Set the
correct configurations accordingly. The items included in the submenu are:
Type
Select the type of device connected to the system. The options are Not Installed,
Auto, CD/DVD, and ARMD.
LBA/Large Mode
LBA (Logical Block Addressing) is a method of addressing data on a disk drive
in the LBA mode, the maximum drive capacity is 137 GB. For drive capacities
over 137 GB, your system must be equipped with a 48-bit LBA mode addressing.
If not, contact your manufacturer or install an ATA/133 IDE controller card that
supports 48-bit LBA mode. The options are Disabled and Auto.
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Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
Block Mode boosts the IDE drive performance by increasing the amount of data
transferred. Only 512 bytes of data can be transferred per interrupt if Block Mode
is not used. Block Mode allows transfers of up to 64 KB per interrupt. Select
Disabled to allow data to be transferred from and to the device one sector at a
time. Select Auto to allow data transfer from and to the device multiple sectors
at a time if the device supports it. The options are Auto and Disabled.
PIO Mode
The IDE PIO (Programmable I/O) Mode programs timing cycles between the
IDE drive and the programmable IDE controller. As the PIO mode increases, the
cycle time decreases. The options are Auto, 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Select Auto to allow the AMI BIOS to automatically detect the PIO mode. Use
this value if the IDE disk drive support cannot be determined.
Select 0 to allow the AMI BIOS to use PIO mode 0. It has a data transfer rate
of 3.3 MB/s.
Select 1 to allow the AMI BIOS to use PIO mode 1. It has a data transfer rate
of 5.2 MB/s.
Select 2 to allow the AMI BIOS to use PIO mode 2. It has a data transfer rate
of 8.3 MB/s.
Select 3 to allow the AMI BIOS to use PIO mode 3. It has a data transfer rate
of 11.1 MB/s.
Select 4 to allow the AMI BIOS to use PIO mode 4. It has a data transfer bandwidth of 32 Bits. Select Enabled to enable 32-Bit data transfer.
DMA Mode
Select Auto to allow the BIOS to automatically detect IDE DMA mode when the
IDE disk drive support cannot be determined.
Select SWDMA0 to allow the BIOS to use Single-Word DMA mode 0. It has a
data transfer rate of 2.1 MB/s.
Select SWDMA1 to allow the BIOS to use Single-Word DMA mode 1. It has a
data transfer rate of 4.2 MB/s.
Select SWDMA2 to allow the BIOS to use Single-Word DMA mode 2. It has a
data transfer rate of 8.3 MB/s.
Select MWDMA0 to allow the BIOS to use Multi-Word DMA mode 0. It has a
data transfer rate of 4.2 MB/s.
Select MWDMA1 to allow the BIOS to use Multi-Word DMA mode 1. It has a
data transfer rate of 13.3 MB/s.
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Select MWDMA2 to allow the BIOS to use Multi-Word DMA mode 2. It has a
data transfer rate of 16.6 MB/s.
Select UDMA0 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 0. It has a data transfer
rate of 16.6 MB/s. It has the same transfer rate as PIO mode 4 and Multi Word
DMA mode 2.
Select UDMA1 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 1. It has a data transfer
rate of 25 MB/s.
Select UDMA2 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 2. It has a data transfer
rate of 33.3 MB/s.
Select UDMA3 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 3. It has a data transfer
rate of 66.6 MB/s.
Select UDMA4 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 4. It has a data transfer
rate of 100 MB/s.
Select UDMA5 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 5. It has a data transfer
rate of 133 MB/s.
Select UDMA6 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 6. It has a data transfer
rate of 133 MB/s. The options are Auto, SWDMAn, MWDMAn, and UDMAn.
S.M.A.R.T. For Hard Disk Drives
Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) can help predict
impending drive failures. Select Auto to allow the AMI BIOS to automatically detect hard disk drive support. Select Disabled to prevent the AMI BIOS from using
S.M.A.R.T. Select Enabled to allow the AMI BIOS to use S.M.A.R.T. to support
the hard drive disk. The options are Disabled, Enabled, and Auto.
32Bit Data Transfer
Select Enable to enable the function of 32-bit IDE data transfer. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
IDE Detect Timeout (sec)
Use this feature to set the time-out value for the BIOS to detect the ATA, ATAPI
devices installed in the system. The options are 0 (sec), 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and
35.
PCI/PnP Configuration
Clear NVRAM
This feature clears the NVRAM (Non-Volatile-Random Access Memory) during
system boot. The options are No and Yes.
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Plug & Play OS
Selecting Yes allows the OS to configure Plug & Play devices. (This is not required
for system boot if your system has an OS that supports Plug & Play.) Select No to
allow the AMI BIOS to configure all devices in the system.
PCI Latency Timer
This feature sets the latency timer of each PCI device installed on a PCI bus. Select
64 to set the PCI latency to 64 PCI clock cycles. The options are 32, 64, 96, 128,
160, 192, 224, and 248.
PCI IDE BusMaster
When enabled, the BIOS uses PCI bus mastering for reading/writing to IDE drives.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
SR-IOV Supported
Select Enabled to enable Single-Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) support, which
works in conjunction with Intel Virtualization Technology to allow multiple operating
systems to run simultaneously within a single computer via natively-shared PCIExpress devices in order to enhance network connectivity and performance. The
options are Enabled and Disabled.
PCI-E Slot1 Option ROM
Select Enabled to enable PCI-E Slot1 Option ROM. This will boot the computer
using a network interface unless PCI-E Slot 1 is populated with a graphics device.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Load Onboard LAN1 Option ROM/Load Onboard LAN2 Option ROM
Select Enabled to enable the onboard LAN1 or LAN2 Option ROM. This is to boot
the computer using a network interface. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Onboard LAN Option ROM Select
Select iSCSI to use the iSCSI Option ROM to boot the computing using a network
device. Select PXE to use the PXE Option ROM to boot the computer using a
network device. The options are iSCSI and PXE.
Boots Graphic Adapter Boot Priority
This feature allows the user to select the graphics adapter to be used as the primary
boot device. The options are Onboard VGA and Offboard VGA.
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Super IO Device Configuration
Serial Port1 Address/ Serial Port2 Address
This option specifies the base I/O port address and the Interrupt Request address
of Serial Port 1 and Serial Port 2. Select Disabled to prevent the serial port from
accessing any system resources. When this option is set to Disabled, the serial
port physically becomes unavailable. Select 3F8/IRQ4 to allow the serial port to
use 3F8 as its I/O port address and IRQ 4 for the interrupt address. The options
for Serial Port1 are Disabled, 3F8/IRQ4, 3E8/IRQ4, and 2E8/IRQ3. The options for
Serial Port2 are Disabled, 2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4, and 2E8/IRQ3.
Remote Access Configuration
Remote Access
This allows the user to enable the Remote Access feature. The options are Disabled
and Enabled.
If Remote Access is set to Enabled, the following items will display:
Serial Port Number
This feature allows the user decide which serial port to be used for Console Redirection. The options are COM 1 and COM 2.
Serial Port Mode
This feature allows the user to set the serial port mode for Console Redirection.
The options are 115200 8, n 1; 57600 8, n, 1; 38400 8, n, 1; 19200 8, n, 1; and
9600 8, n, 1.
Flow Control
This feature allows the user to set the flow control for Console Redirection. The
options are None, Hardware, and Software.
Redirection After BIOS POST
Select Disabled to turn off Console Redirection after Power-On Self-Test (POST).
Select Always to keep Console Redirection active all the time after POST. (Note:
This setting may not be supported by some operating systems.) Select Boot Loader
to keep Console Redirection active during POST and Boot Loader. The options
are Disabled, Boot Loader, and Always.
Terminal Type
This feature allows the user to select the target terminal type for Console Redirection. The options are ANSI, VT100, and VT-UTF8.
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VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support
A terminal keyboard definition that provides a way to send commands from a remote
console. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Sredir Memory Display Delay
This feature defines the length of time in seconds to display memory information.
The options are No Delay, Delay 1 Sec, Delay 2 Sec, and Delay 4 Sec.
Hardware Health Monitor
This feature allows the user to monitor system health and review the status of each
item as displayed.
CPU Overheat Alarm
This option allows the user to select the CPU Overheat Alarm setting which
determines when the CPU OH alarm will be activated to warn of possible CPU
overheat.
Warning! 1. Any temperature that exceeds the CPU threshold temperature predefined by the CPU manufacturer may result in CPU overheat or
system instability. When the CPU temperature reaches this predefined
threshold, the CPU and system cooling fans will run at full speed. 2. To
avoid possible system overheating, please be sure to provide adequate
airflow to your system.
The options are:
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The Early Alarm: Select this setting if you want the CPU overheat alarm (including the LED and the buzzer) to be triggered as soon as the CPU temperature
reaches the CPU overheat threshold as predefined by the CPU manufacturer.
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The Default Alarm: Select this setting if you want the CPU overheat alarm
(including the LED and the buzzer) to be triggered when the CPU temperature
reaches about 5oC above the threshold temperature as predefined by the CPU
manufacturer to give the CPU and system fans additional time needed for CPU
and system cooling.
CPU Temperature/System Temperature
This feature displays current temperature readings for the CPU and the System.
The following items will be displayed for your reference.
CPU Temperature
The CPU thermal technology that reports absolute temperatures (Celsius/Fahrenheit) has been upgraded to a more advanced feature by Intel in its newer processors.
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The basic concept is each CPU is embedded by unique temperature information that
the motherboard can read. This ‘Temperature Threshold’ or ‘Temperature Tolerance’
has been assigned at the factory and is the baseline on which the motherboard
takes action during different CPU temperature conditions (e.g., by increasing CPU
Fan speed, triggering the Overheat Alarm, etc). Since CPUs can have different
‘Temperature Tolerances’, the installed CPU can now send information to the motherboard what its ‘Temperature Tolerance’ is, and not the other way around. This
results in better CPU thermal management.
Supermicro has leveraged this feature by assigning a temperature status to certain
thermal conditions in the processor (Low, Medium and High). This makes it easier
for the user to understand the CPU’s temperature status, rather than by just simply
seeing a temperature reading (e.g., 25oC). The CPU Temperature feature will display
the CPU temperature status as detected by the BIOS:
Low – This level is considered as the ‘normal’ operating state. The CPU temperature
is well below the CPU ‘Temperature Tolerance’. The motherboard fans and CPU will
run normally as configured in the BIOS (Fan Speed Control).
User intervention: No action required.
Medium – The processor is running warmer. This is a ‘precautionary’ level and
generally means that there may be factors contributing to this condition, but the CPU
is still within its normal operating state and below the CPU ‘Temperature Tolerance.’
The motherboard fans and CPU will run normally as configured in the BIOS. The
fans may adjust to a faster speed depending on the Fan Speed Control settings.
User intervention: No action is required. However, consider checking the CPU fans
and the chassis ventilation for blockage.
High – The processor is running hot. This is a ‘caution’ level since the CPU’s ‘Temperature Tolerance’ has been reached (or has been exceeded) and may activate
an overheat alarm.
User intervention: If the system buzzer and Overheat LED has activated, take action
immediately by checking the system fans, chassis ventilation, and room temperature
to correct any problems.
Notes: 1. The system may shut down if it continues for a long period to
prevent damage to the CPU.
2. The information provided above is for your reference only. For more
information on thermal management, please refer to Intel’s Website at
http://www.Intel.com.
System Temperature: The system temperature will be displayed (in degrees in
Celsius and Fahrenheit) as detected by the BIOS.
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Fan Speed Control Monitor
This feature allows the user to decide how the system controls the speeds of the
onboard fans. The CPU temperature and the fan speed are correlated. When the
CPU on-die temperature increases, the fan speed will also increase for effective
system cooling. Select "Full Speed/FS" to allow the onboard fans to run at full
speed for maximum cooling. The FS setting is recommended for special system
configuration or debugging. Select "Performance/PF" for better system cooling.
Select "Balanced/BL" for the onboard fans to run at a speed that will balance the
needs between system cooling and power saving. The BL setting is recommended
for regular systems with normal hardware configurations. Select "Energy Saving/ES"
for best power efficiency and maximum quietness. The Options are: Full Speed/
FS, Performance/PF, Balanced/BL, and Energy Saving/ES.
Fan1 ~ Fan 4 Reading
This feature displays the fan speed readings from fan interfaces Fan1 through
Fan5.
CPU1 Vcore, CPU2 Vcore, +5V, +12V, CPU1 DIMM, CPU2 DIMM, 3.3V, 3.3Vsb,
and Vbat
ACPI Configuration
Use this feature to configure Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
power management settings for your system.
ACPI Version Features
The options are ACPI v1.0, ACPI v2.0, and ACPI v3.0. Please refer to ACPI's
website for further explanation: http://www.acpi.info/.
ACPI APIC Support
Select Enabled to include the ACPI APIC Table Pointer in the RSDT (Root System
Description Table) pointer list. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
APIC ACPI SCI IRQ
When this item is set to Enabled, APIC ACPI SCI IRQ is supported by the system.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Headless Mode
This feature is used to enable system to function without a keyboard, monitor, or
mouse attached The options are Enabled and Disabled.
NUMA Support
Select Enabled to use the feature of Non-Uniform Memory Access to improve CPU
performance. The options are Enabled, Disabled and NUMA for SLES 11.
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High-Performance Event Timer
Select Enabled to activate the High-Performance Event Timer (HPET) that produces
periodic interrupts at a much higher frequency than a Real-time Clock (RTC) does in
synchronizing multimedia streams, providing smooth playback and reducing the dependency on other timestamp calculation devices, such as an x86 RDTSC Instruction embedded in the CPU. The High Performance Event Timer is used to replace
the 8254 Programmable Interval Timer. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
General WHEA Configuration
WHEA Support
Select Enabled to enable Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA) support,
which will provide a common infrastructure for handling hardware errors on Windows
platforms in order to reduce system crashes due to hardware errors and to improve
system recovery and health monitoring. The default setting is Enabled.
IPMI Configuration (X8DTT-HF+/-HIBXF+/-HIBQF+ Only)
Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) is a set of common interfaces that
IT administrators can use to monitor system health and to manage the system as a
whole. For more information on the IPMI specifications, please visit Intel's website
at www.intel.com.
Status of BMC
Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) manages the interface between system
management software and platform hardware. This is an informational feature which
returns the status code of the BMC micro controller.
IPMI Firmware Revision
This item indicates the revision number of the current IPMI Firmware.
View BMC System Event Log
This feature displays the BMC System Event Log (SEL). It shows the total number
of entries of BMC System Events. To view an event, select an Entry Number and
pressing <Enter> to display the information as shown in the screen.
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Total Number of Entries
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SEL Entry Number
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SEL Record ID
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SEL Record Type
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Timestamp
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Generator ID
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Event Message Format User
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Event Sensor Type
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Event Sensor Number,
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Event Dir Type
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Event Data.
Clear BMC System Event Log
Clear BMC System Log
Select OK and press the <Enter> key to clear the BMC system log. Select Cancel
to keep the BMC System log. The options are OK and Cancel.
Caution: Any cleared information is unrecoverable. Make absolutely sure
that you no longer need any data stored in the log before clearing the
BMC Event Log.
Set LAN Configuration
Set this feature to configure the IPMI LAN adapter with a network address as shown
in the following graphics.
Channel Number - Enter the channel number for the SET LAN Config command. This is initially set to [1]. Press "+" or "-" on your keyboard to change
the Channel Number.
Channel Number Status - This feature returns the channel status for the
Channel Number selected above: "Channel Number is OK" or "Wrong Channel
Number".
IP Address Configuration
Enter the IP address for this machine. This should be in decimal and in dotted
quad form (e.g., 192.168.10.253). The value of each three-digit number separated by dots should not exceed 255 as shown in the screen below.
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Parameter Selector
Use this feature to select the parameter of your IP Address configuration.
IP Address Source
Select the source of this machine's IP address. If Static is selected, you will need
to know and enter manually the IP address of this machine below. If DHCP is
selected, the BIOS will search for a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)
server in the network it is attached to, and request the next available IP address.
The options are DHCP and Static.
The following items are assigned IP addresses automatically if DHCP is selected
under IP Address Source above:
IP Address
The BIOS will automatically enter the IP address of this machine; however it may
be over-ridden. IP addresses are 6 two-digit hexadecimal numbers separated
by dots.
Current IP Address in BMC
This item displays the current IP address used for your IPMI connection.
MAC Address Configuration
Enter the Mac address for this machine. This should be in decimal and in dotted
quad form (e.g., 192.168.10.253). The value of each three-digit number separated by dots should not exceed 255 as shown in the screen below.
Parameter Selector
Use this feature to select the parameter of your Mac Address configuration.
Mac Address
The BIOS will automatically enter the Mac address of this machine; however
it may be over-ridden. Mac addresses are 6 two-digit hexadecimal numbers
separated by dots.
Current Mac Address in BMC
This item displays the current Mac address used for your IPMI connection.
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Subnet Mask Configuration
Subnet masks tell the network which subnet this machine belongs to. The value
of each three-digit number separated by dots should not exceed 255.
Parameter Selector
Use this feature to select the parameter of your Subnet Masks configuration.
Subnet Mask
This item displays the current subnet mask setting for your IPMI connection.
Current Subnet Mask in BMC
This item displays the current subnet mask used for your IPMI connection.
Gateway Address Configuration
Enter the gateway address for this machine. This should be in decimal and in
dotted quad form (e.g., 192.168.10.253). The value of each three-digit number
separated by dots should not exceed 255 as shown in the screen below.
Parameter Selector
Use this feature to select the parameter of your Gateway Address settings.
Gateway Address
The BIOS will automatically enter the Gateway address of this machine; however
it may be over-ridden. Gateway addresses are 6 two-digit hexadecimal numbers
separated by dots.
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Current Gateway Address in BMC
This item displays the current Gateway address used for your IPMI connection.
DMI Event Log
View Event Log
Use this option to view the System Event Log.
Mark all events as read
This option marks all events as read. The options are OK and Cancel.
Clear event log
This option clears the Event Log memory of all messages. The options are OK
and Cancel.
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Security Settings
The AMI BIOS provides a Supervisor and a User password. If you use both passwords, the Supervisor password must be set first.
Supervisor Password
This item indicates if a supervisor password has been entered for the system. "Not
Installed" means a supervisor password has not been used.
User Password
This item indicates if a user password has been entered for the system. "Not Installed" means that a user password has not been used.
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Change Supervisor Password
Select this feature and press <Enter> to access the submenu, and enter a new
supervisor password.
User Access Level (Available when a Supervisor Password is set)
Select Full Access to grant the user (supervisor) a full read and write access to
the Setup Utility. Select View Only to allow the user (supervisor) to access the
Setup Utility without making changes to the fields. Select Limited to allow the user
(supervisor) to make changes to limited fields such as Date and Time. Select No
Access to prevent the user (supervisor) from accessing the Setup Utility.
Change User Password
Select this feature and press <Enter> to access the submenu, and enter a new
User Password.
Clear User Password (Available only when User Password has been set)
This item allows you to clear a user password after it has been entered.
Password Check
This item allows you to check a password after it has been entered. The options
are Setup and Always.
Boot Sector Virus Protection
When Enabled, the AMI BOIS displays a warning when any program (or virus) issues a Disk Format command or attempts to write to the boot sector of the hard
disk drive. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Boot Configuration
Use this feature to configure boot settings.
Boot Device Priority
This feature allows the user to specify the sequence of priority for the Boot Device.
The settings are 1st boot device, 2nd boot device, 3rd boot device, 4th boot device,
5th boot device and Disabled.
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1st Boot Device - [USB: XXXXXXXXX]/2nd Boot Device - [CD/DVD:
XXXXXXXXX]
Hard Disk Drives
This feature allows the user to specify the boot sequence from all available hard
disk drives. The settings are Disabled and a list of all hard disk drives that have
been detected (e.g., 1st Drive, 2nd Drive, 3rd Drive, etc).
•
1st Drive - [SATA: XXXXXXXXX]
Removable Drives
This feature allows the user to specify the boot sequence from available Removable
Drives. The settings are 1st boot device, 2nd boot device, and Disabled.
•
1st Drive - [USB: XXXXXXXXX]
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CD/DVD Drives
This feature allows the user to specify the boot sequence from available CD/DVD
Drives (e.g., 1st Drive, 2nd Drive, etc)
Retry Boot Devices
Select Enabled to allow the BIOS to attempt to reboot the system from all bootable
devices after a boot failure. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Exit
Select the Exit tab from the AMI BIOS Setup Utility screen to enter the Exit BIOS
Setup screen.
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Save Changes and Exit
When you have completed the system configuration changes, select this option
to leave the BIOS Setup Utility and reboot the computer, so the new system configuration parameters can take effect. Select Save Changes and Exit from the Exit
menu and press <Enter>.
Discard Changes and Exit
Select this option to quit the BIOS Setup without making any permanent changes
to the system configuration, and reboot the computer. Select Discard Changes and
Exit from the Exit menu and press <Enter>.
Discard Changes
Select this option and press <Enter> to discard all the changes and return to the
AMI BIOS Utility Program.
Load Optimal Defaults
To set this feature, select Load Optimal Defaults from the Exit menu and press
<Enter>. Then, select OK to allow the AMI BIOS to automatically load Optimal Defaults to the BIOS Settings. The Optimal settings are designed for maximum system
performance, but may not work best for all computer applications.
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
To set this feature, select Load Fail-Safe Defaults from the Exit menu and press
<Enter>. The Fail-Safe settings are designed for maximum system stability, but not
for maximum performance.
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Appendix A
BIOS Error Beep Codes
During the POST (Power-On Self-Test) routines, which are performed each time
the system is powered on, errors may occur.
Non-fatal errors are those which, in most cases, allow the system to continue the
boot-up process. The error messages normally appear on the screen.
Fatal errors are those which will not allow the system to continue the boot-up
procedure. If a fatal error occurs, you should consult with your system manufacturer for possible repairs.
A-1 BIOS Error Beep Codes
BIOS Error Beep Codes
Beep Code
Error Message
Description
1 beep
Refresh
Circuits have been reset.
(Ready to power up)
5 short beeps + 1 long
beep
Memory error
No memory detected in the
system
8 beeps
Display memory
read/write error
Video adapter missing or with
faulty memory
1 continuous beep
(with the front panel
OH LED on)
System Overheat
1 continuous beep with the
front panel OH LED on
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Appendix B
Software Installation Instructions
B-1 Installing Software Programs
After you have installed the Windows Operating System, a screen as shown below
will appear. You are ready to install software programs and drivers that have not yet
been installed. To install these software programs and drivers, click the icons to the
right of these items. (Note: To install the Windows OS, please refer to the instructions
posted on our website at http://www.supermicro.com/support/manuals/.)
Driver/Tool Installation Display Screen
Note 1. Click the icons showing a hand writing on the paper to view the
readme files for each item. Click on a computer icon to the right of an item
to install an item (from top to the bottom) one at a time. After installing
each item, you must reboot the system before proceeding with the next
item on the list. The bottom icon with a CD on it allows you to view the
entire contents of the CD.
Note 2. When making a storage driver diskette by booting into a Driver
CD, please set the SATA Configuration to "Compatible Mode" and configure
SATA as IDE in the BIOS Setup. After making the driver diskette, be sure
to change the SATA settings back to your original settings.
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B-2 Configuring Supero Doctor III
The Supero Doctor III program is a web-based management tool that supports
remote management capability. It includes Remote and Local Management tools.
The local management is called the SD III Client. The Supero Doctor III program
included on the CDROM that came with your motherboard allows you to monitor
the environment and operations of your system. Supero Doctor III displays crucial
system information such as CPU temperature, system voltages and fan status. See
the Figure below for a display of the Supero Doctor III interface.
Note: 1 The default user name and password are ADMIN.
Note 2: In the Windows OS environment, the Supero Doctor III settings
take precedence over the BIOS settings. When first installed, Supero Doctor III adopts the temperature threshold settings previously set in BIOS. Any
subsequent changes to these thresholds must be made within Supero Doctor, since the SD III settings override the BIOS settings. For the Windows
OS to adopt the BIOS temperature threshold settings, please change the
SDIII settings to be the same as those set in BIOS.
Supero Doctor III Interface Display Screen-I (Health Information)
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Supero Doctor III Interface Display Screen-II (Remote Control)
Note: SD III Software Revision 1.0 can be downloaded from our Web
site at: ftp://ftp.supermicro.com/utility/Supero_Doctor_III/. You can also
download SDIII User's Guide at: http://www.supermicro.com/PRODUCT/
Manuals/SDIII/UserGuide.pdf. For Linux, we will still recommend that you
use Supero Doctor II.
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(Disclaimer Continued)
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aircraft/emergency communication devices or other critical systems whose failure to perform be reasonably expected to result in significant injury or loss of life or catastrophic
property damage. Accordingly, Supermicro disclaims any and all liability, and should buyer use or sell such products for use in such ultra-hazardous applications, it does so
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proceedings of any kind arising out of or related to such ultra-hazardous use or sale.