X8SIE
X8SIE-F
X8SI6-F
X8SIE-LN4
X8SIE-LN4F
USER’S MANUAL
Revision 1.1b
The information in this User’s Manual has been carefully reviewed and is believed to be accurate.
The vendor assumes no responsibility for any inaccuracies that may be contained in this document,
makes no commitment to update or to keep current the information in this manual, or to notify any
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Any use or reproduction of this product is not allowed, except as expressly permitted by the terms
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SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECULATIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE
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SHALL NOT HAVE LIABILITY FOR ANY HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, OR DATA STORED OR USED
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INSTALLING OR RECOVERING SUCH HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, OR DATA.
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Clara County in the State of California, USA. The State of California, County of Santa Clara shall
be the exclusive venue for the resolution of any such disputes. Supermicro's total liability for all
claims will not exceed the price paid for the hardware product.
FCC Statement: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instruction manual, may cause interference with radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, you are encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:
•Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
•Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
•Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.
California Best Management Practices Regulations for Perchlorate Materials: This Perchlorate warning applies only to products containing CR (Manganese Dioxide) Lithium coin cells. “Perchlorate
Material-special handling may apply. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate”.
WARNING: Handling of lead solder materials used in this product
may expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California
to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm.
Manual Revision 1.1b
Release Date: August 30, 2013
Unless you request and receive written permission from Super Micro Computer, Inc., you may not
copy any part of this document. Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
Other products and companies referred to herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their
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Copyright © 2013 by Super Micro Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.
Printed in the United States of America
Preface
Preface
This manual is written for system integrators, PC technicians and
knowledgeable PC users. It provides information for the installation and use of the
X8SIE/X8SIE-F/X8SI6-F/X8SIE-LN4/X8SIE-LN4F motherboard.
About This Motherboard
The
X8SIE/X8SIE-F/X8SI6-F/X8SIE-LN4/X8SIE-LN4F supports the Intel®
Xeon® processor 3400 series in an LGA 1156 socket. With the Intel 3420 chipset
built-in, the X8SIE/X8SIE-F/X8SI6-F/X8SIE-LN4/X8SIE-LN4F offers substantial
enhancements in price/system performance ratio in a cost-effective, small formfactor package. Please refer to our web site (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 the BIOS and provides detailed information
on running the CMOS Setup utility.
Appendix A provides BIOS Error Beep Codes. Appendix B lists Other Software
Program Installation Instructions. Appendix C contains the BIOS Recovery Instructions.
Conventions Used in the Manual:
Special attention should be given to the following symbols for proper installation and
to prevent damage done to the components or injury to yourself:
Danger/Caution: Instructions to be strictly followed to prevent catastrophic
system failure or to avoid bodily injury
Warning: Important information given to ensure proper system installation
or to prevent damage to the components
Note: Additional Information given to differentiate various models or provides information for correct system setup.
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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)
Web Site:
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.
3F, No. 150, Jian 1st Rd.
Zhonghe Dist., New Taipei City 23511
Taiwan (R.O.C)
Tel:
+886-(2) 8226-3990
Fax:
+886-(2) 8226-3992
Web Site:
www.supermicro.com.tw
Technical Support:
Email:
support@supermicro.com.tw
Tel: +886-(2)-8226-3990
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Preface
Chapter 1 Introduction
1-1Overview.......................................................................................................... 1-1
1-2
Chipset Overview ...........................................................................................1-11
1-3
PC Health Monitoring..................................................................................... 1-12
1-4
Power Configuration Settings........................................................................ 1-12
1-5
Power Supply................................................................................................. 1-13
1-6
Super I/O........................................................................................................ 1-14
1-7
Overview of the Winbond WPCM450 Controller........................................... 1-15
Chapter 2 Installation
2-1
Static-Sensitive Devices................................................................................... 2-1
Precautions...................................................................................................... 2-1
Unpacking........................................................................................................ 2-1
2-2
Processor and Heatsink Installation................................................................ 2-2
Installing the LGA1156 Processor.................................................................... 2-2
Installing a Passive CPU Heatsink.................................................................. 2-5
Removing the Heatsink.................................................................................... 2-6
Installing an Active Fan CPU Heatsink............................................................ 2-7
2-3
System Memory............................................................................................. 2-10
How to Install DIMMs..................................................................................... 2-10
Memory Support............................................................................................. 2-10
Memory Population Guidelines.......................................................................2-11
Installing and Removing DIMMs.................................................................... 2-13
Tools Needed................................................................................................. 2-15
Location of Mounting Holes........................................................................... 2-15
2-4
Motherboard Installation................................................................................. 2-15
Installation Instructions................................................................................... 2-16
2-5
Connectors/IO Ports....................................................................................... 2-17
Back Panel Connectors and IO Ports............................................................ 2-17
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Ports............................................. 2-18
Universal Serial Bus (USB)....................................................................... 2-19
Ethernet Ports........................................................................................... 2-20
Serial Ports................................................................................................ 2-21
Video Connector........................................................................................ 2-22
Front Control Panel........................................................................................ 2-23
Front Control Panel Pin Definitions............................................................... 2-24
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Power LED ............................................................................................... 2-24
HDD LED................................................................................................... 2-24
NIC1/NIC2 (LAN1/LAN2)........................................................................... 2-25
Overheat (OH)/Fan Fail/Front UID LED.................................................... 2-25
Power Fail LED......................................................................................... 2-26
Reset Button ............................................................................................ 2-26
Power Button ............................................................................................ 2-26
2-6
Connecting Cables......................................................................................... 2-27
ATX Main PWR & CPU PWR Connectors ............................................... 2-27
Fan Headers.............................................................................................. 2-28
Chassis Intrusion ...................................................................................... 2-28
Internal Buzzer.......................................................................................... 2-29
Speaker..................................................................................................... 2-29
Onboard Power LED................................................................................. 2-30
Power Supply I2C Connector.................................................................... 2-30
T-SGPIO 0/1 Headers............................................................................... 2-31
Wake-On-LAN........................................................................................... 2-32
Unit ID Switch............................................................................................ 2-33
NIC3 / NIC 4 LED (X8SIE-LN4/X8SIE-LN4F Only).................................. 2-33
I-Button RAIDKey Header......................................................................... 2-34
2-7
Jumper Settings............................................................................................. 2-35
Explanation of Jumpers................................................................................. 2-35
LAN Port Enable/Disable.......................................................................... 2-35
CMOS Clear.............................................................................................. 2-36
PCI Slot SMB Enable................................................................................ 2-36
VGA Enable............................................................................................... 2-37
SAS Enable/Disable (X8SI6-F Only)......................................................... 2-37
USB Wake-Up .......................................................................................... 2-38
BMC Enable (X8SIE-F/X8SI6- F/X8SIE-LN4F Only)................................ 2-38
2-8
Onboard Indicators......................................................................................... 2-39
LAN LEDs ................................................................................................ 2-39
IPMI Dedicated LAN LEDs ...................................................................... 2-39
Onboard Power LED ............................................................................................................. 2-40
IPMI Heartbeat LED (X8SIE-F/X8SI6-F/X8SIE-LN4F only)...................... 2-40
Rear UID LED........................................................................................... 2-40
SAS Heartbeat LED & SAS Error LED (X8SI6-F only)............................ 2-41
Unsupported Memory LED........................................................................ 2-41
2-9
SATA, SAS and Floppy Drive Connections................................................... 2-42
SATA Connections..................................................................................... 2-42
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SAS Connections (X8SI6-F Only)............................................................. 2-42
Floppy Connector...................................................................................... 2-43
Chapter 3 Troubleshooting
3-1
Troubleshooting Procedures............................................................................ 3-1
3-2
Technical Support Procedures......................................................................... 3-2
3-3
Frequently Asked Questions............................................................................ 3-3
3-4
Battery Removal and Installation..................................................................... 3-6
3-5
Returning Merchandise for Service................................................................. 3-7
Chapter 4 BIOS
4-1Introduction....................................................................................................... 4-1
4-2 Main Setup....................................................................................................... 4-2
4-3 Advanced Setup Configurations...................................................................... 4-4
4-4
Security Settings............................................................................................ 4-20
4-5
Boot Settings................................................................................................. 4-21
4-6
Exit Options.................................................................................................... 4-22
Appendix A POST Error Beep Codes
Recoverable POST Error Beep Codes.......................................................................A-1
Appendix B Software Installation Instructions
B-1
Installing Drivers...............................................................................................B-1
B-2 Configuring SuperDoctor® III...........................................................................B-2
Appendix C BIOS Recovery
C-1 Recovery Process from a USB Device/Drive (Recommended Method)..............C-1
C-2 Recovery Process from an IDE/SATA ATAPI Disc Drive.....................................C-2
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Quick-Start Guide
Quick-Start Guide
Install the Processor
1
3
1
4
2
2
Install the Heatsink and Fan
1
3
4
2
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3
Install the Memory Modules
1
2
Press Down
Lock
3
Lock
4
Install the I/O Shield
1
2
Note: Chassis and I/O plate images are for illustration purposes only. They may be
different from what you have.
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Quick-Start Guide
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1
1
JPW2
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPW1
J12
1
KB/MOUSE
5
5
Install the Motherboard
+
1
FLOPPY
2
DIMM1B
COM1
DIMM1A
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
JPUSB1
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
1
VGA
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
J28
CPU
FAN2
FAN5
JLED
JSPK
JF1
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
FAN3
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
C
SW1
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
J5
LE5
UID
LED
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
JPL4 JPL3
JPL2
JPL1
NIC2
JF1
NIC1
HDD PWR
LED LED
SPKR1
1
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
LAN2/LAN4
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
LAN1/LAN3
LE4
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
JI2C1
JI2C2
T-SGPIO2
FAN4
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
X8SIE
DESIGNED IN USA
REV:1.00
R1312
LE2
LE6
U2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
LE3
LE8
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
JS8
JS7
I-SATA2
Y2
LE7
JPG1
R572
U89
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J25
JIBTN
J8
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
I-SATA0
B1
USB4
+
USB2/3
J14
J13
I-SATA3
JWOL
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
JL1
DOM PWR
JWF1
USB10/11
COM2
3
D1
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
I-SATA5
USB5
I-SATA4
4
JPW1
JPI2C:PWR I2C
+
FLOPPY
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
JPW2
J12
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPW1
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
KB/MOUSE
4
1
JPUSB1
+
FLOPPY
DIMM1A
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
1
CPU
FAN2
FAN5
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
VGA
DIMM1B
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
COM1
DIMM1B
COM1
DIMM1A
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
JPUSB1
J28
1
VGA
FAN1
4
1
JPW2
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
J12
5
KB/MOUSE
1
1
Attach the Power Supply
5
LAN1/LAN3
J28
CPU
FAN2
FAN5
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
HDD PWR
LED LED
JLED
JSPK
SPKR1
NIC1
JF1
NIC2
NIC1
JF1
NIC2
JPL1
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
SW1
C
UID
LED
LE5
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
J5
JI2C1
FAN3
FAN3
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J5
LE4
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
JF1
JPL4 JPL3
JPL2
JF1
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
LAN2/LAN4
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
JPL1
JPL2
JPL4 JPL3
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
UID
LED
LE5
C
SW1
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
JLED
JSPK
SPKR1
1
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
LAN1/LAN3
HDD PWR
LED LED
LAN2/LAN4
LE4
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
JI2C2
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
LE8
T-SGPIO2
FAN4
X8SIE
LE6
U2
LE3
JPG1
DESIGNED IN USA
REV:1.00
R1312
FAN4
R572
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
LE7
Y2
JS8
JS7
R572
U89
JIBTN
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J8
J25
I-SATA0
B1
USB4
I-SATA4
USB5
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
J14
2
1
x
USB2/3
USB10/11
J13
I-SATA5
D1
DOM PWR
JWF1
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
COM2
JL1
I-SATA2
U89
B1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
D1
J13
I-SATA3
JWOL
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
JPS1
I-SATA0
+
USB2/3
USB10/11
J14
LE8
JIBTN
USB4
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
COM2
LE3
JPG1
J25
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J8
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
LE6
U2
JS8
JS7
I-SATA2
Y2
LE7
LE2
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
I-SATA3
JWOL
JL1
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
DOM PWR
JWF1
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
X8SIE
JI2C2
LE2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
JI2C1
T-SGPIO2
DESIGNED IN USA
REV:1.00
R1312
+
6
I-SATA5
I-SATA4
USB5
7
Install Internal Peripherals
1
3
IDE / Floppy Drives
Add-on Cards
SATA / SAS Drives
2
8
Install External Peripherals
Mouse
VGA Port
IPMI Port
Serial Port
Keyboard
(COM1)
USB 0/1
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 1
Introduction
1-1Overview
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.
Please 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 retail box.
•One (1) Supermicro Mainboard
•Six (6) SATA cables (CBL-0044L)
•Two (2) iPass to SAS cables (4 SAS Ports each, for the X8SI6-F Only) (CBL0097L-02)
•One (1) floppy drive ribbon cable (CBL-022L)
•One (1) I/O shield (MCP-260-00027-ON)
•One (1) Supermicro CD containing drivers and utilities (CDR-X8-UP)
•One (1) User's Manual (MNL-1144)
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Motherboard (X8SIE-LN4F) Image
Note: All graphics shown in this manual were based upon 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 this manual.
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Chapter 1: Introduction
4
1
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPW1
JPW2
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
J12
1
KB/MOUSE
5
1
Motherboard Layout (X8SI6-F Shown)
+
FLOPPY
DIMM1B
COM1
DIMM1A
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
JPUSB1
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
1
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
VGA
J28
CPU
FAN2
FAN5
JLED
JSPK
JF1
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
FAN3
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
C
SW1
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
J5
LE5
UID
LED
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
JPL4 JPL3
JPL2
JPL1
NIC2
JF1
NIC1
HDD PWR
LED LED
SPKR1
1
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
LAN2/LAN4
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
LAN1/LAN3
LE4
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
JI2C1
JI2C2
T-SGPIO2
FAN4
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
X8SIE
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REV:1.00
R1312
LE2
LE6
U2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
LE3
LE8
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
JS8
JS7
I-SATA2
Y2
LE7
JPG1
R572
U89
J25
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
JIBTN
J8
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
I-SATA0
B1
USB4
D1
+
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
USB2/3
I-SATA3
JWOL
JL1
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
DOM PWR
JWF1
J13
J14
COM2
USB10/11
I-SATA5
I-SATA4
USB5
Important Notes to the User
•See Chapter 2 for detailed information on jumpers, I/O ports and JF1 front
panel connections.
•"
" indicates the location of "Pin 1".
•Jumpers not indicated are for testing only.
•When LE4 (Onboard Power LED Indicator) is on, system power is on. Unplug
the power cable before installing or removing any components.
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1
1
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPW1
11
12
13
14
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
4
1
J12
JPW2
KB/MOUSE
41
1
1
42
1
39
1
5
43
1
+
FLOPPY
DIMM1B
COM1
DIMM1A
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
JPUSB1
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
1
JLED
JSPK
SPKR1
1
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
HDD PWR
LED LED
NIC1
48
1
JI2C1
37
1
JF1
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
JI2C2
FAN4
52
1
X8SIE
REV:1.00
DESIGNED IN USA
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
15
1
LE2
30
1
LE6
28
1
U2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
33
1
T-SGPIO2
R1312
14
1
34
1
31
1
LE4
44
1
35
1
32
1
FAN3
45
1
47
1
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
NIC2
JF1
J5
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
A
SW1
UID
LED
49
1
51
1
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
13
1
LE3
JPG1
LE8
LE7
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
Y2
16
1
FAN2
CPU
J28
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL4 JPL3
JPL2
JPL1
50
1
JPB
12
1
38
1
36
1
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
LAN2/LAN4
C
111
FAN5
LAN1/LAN3
LE5
16
17
18
19
10
1
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
VGA
JS8
JS7
27
1
U89
J25
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
JIBTN
J8
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
I-SATA0
B1
USB4
USB2/3
19
1
17
1
I-SATA3
JWOL
JL1
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
R572
DOM PWR
JWF1
J13
J14
COM2
USB10/11
I-SATA2
D1
+
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
I-SATA5
20
1
1 21
1 23
1 24
1 22
I-SATA4
25
1
USB5
26
1
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Motherboard Model Differences
Feature
X8SIE
X8SIE-F
X8SI6-F
X8SIE-LN4
X8SIE-LN4F
SATA Ports
Six (6)
Six (6)
Six (6)
Six (6)
Six (6)
IPMI 2.0 Port
None
One (1)
One (1)
None
One (1)
SAS Ports
None
None
Eight (8)*
None
None
PCI-E 2.0 Slot x16
One (1)
One (1)
One (1)**
One (1)
One (1)
LAN Ports
Two (2)
Two (2)
Two (2)
Four (4)
Four (4)
Note: *Two iPass connectors with 4 SAS ports each. **One x8 (x16 physical) Slot
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Headers & Connectors
Number
Connector
Description
4
COM1
COM1 Serial Port (Backpanel)
17
COM2
COM2 Header Connector
Fans 1~5
System/CPU fan headers (CPU Fan: Fan 1, #38)
39
Floppy
Floppy Disk Drive connector
33
JF1
Front Panel Control header
22
JL1
Chassis Intrusion header
36
JLED
Power LED Indicator header
21
JWOL
Wake on LAN
41
JPW1
24-pin ATX main power connector (required)
42
JPW2
+12V 8-pin CPU power connector (required)
24
JWF1
Compact Flash Card Power Connector
1
KB/Mouse
Keyboard/mouse connectors
LAN1/LAN3, LAN2/
LAN4
Gigabit Ethernet, RJ45 ports (LAN3 & LAN4: X8SIE-LN4/
X8SIE-LN4F motherboards only)
25
I-SATA 0~5
Serial ATA ports
27
SAS 0~3, 4~7
Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Ports (X8SI6-F Only)
38, 37, 32,
28, 7
8, 9
3
IPMI LAN
IPMI LAN Port (X8SIE-F/X8SI6-F/X8SIE-LN4F Only)
40
JPI2C
PWR supply (I2C) System Management Bus
34
SPKR1
Internal speaker/buzzer
35
JSPK
Speaker header (Pins 3/4: Internal, 1~4:External)
23
B1
On-board Battery
30
T-SGPIO-0/1
Serial General Purpose I/O headers (for SATA)
2
USB0/1
Backpanel USB 0/1
44, 26
USB 4, USB 5
Type A USB Connectors
19, 20
USB 10/11, USB 2/3
Front Panel USB headers
6
VGA
Onboard Video Port
31
NIC_3/4
LED connectors for LAN ports 3/4 (X8SIE-LN4/X8SIELN4F only)
12
SW1
Unit ID Switch
47
JIBTN
I-Button for RAIDKey (RAID 5 SAS support, X8SI6-F)
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Jumpers
Number
Jumper
Description
Default
43
JPUSB1
USB0/1 Wake-up
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
48
JBT1
CMOS Clear
(See Chpt. 2)
45
JPS1
SAS Enable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
14
JI2C1/JI2C2
SMB to PCI Slots
(See Chpt. 2)
15
JPG1
Onboard VGA Enable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
10
JPL1/JPL2/JPL3/JPL4
LAN1/LAN2/LAN3/LAN4 Enable
(LAN3/LAN4, X8SIE-LN4/
X8SIE-LN4F only)
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
13
JPB
BMC Enable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
LED Indicators
Number
LED
Description
Color/State
Status
52
LE3
Unsupported Memory Installed
Indicator
Yellow: Blinking
Unsupported
Memory Installed
49
LE4
Onboard Standby PWR LED
Green: Solid on
PWR On
16
LE7
IPMI Heartbeat LED
Green: Blinking
IPMI: Normal
50
LE6
SAS Heartbeat LED
Green: Blinking
SAS: Normal
51
LE8
SAS Error LED
Yellow: Solid On
SAS: Error
11
UID LED
Unit ID LED
Blue: Solid On
UID On
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Motherboard Features
CPU
Single Intel® Xeon® 3400 Series and L3426 processors,
LGA1156 socket.
Memory
Six (6) 240-pin, DDR3 ECC SDRAM DIMM sockets with
support for up to 16GB of UDIMM or up to 32GB of RDIMM
1333/1066/800 MHz memory only.
Supports dual-channel memory bus
DIMM sizes
UDIMM
512MB, 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB
RDIMM
512MB,1GB, 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB
Chipset
Intel® 3420 Chipset (Ibex Peak)
Expansion Slots
One (1) PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot (X8SIE/X8SIE-F/X8SIE-LN4/
X8SIE-LN4F) or one (1) PCI-E 2.0 x8 (x16 physical)
(X8SI6-F)
One (1) PCI-E 2.0 x4 (x8 physical)
One (1) 32-bit PCI 33MHz slot. 5V for motherboard revision 1.01 and below, 3.3V for motherboard revision 1.02
and above.
Integrated Graphics
Matrox® G200eW with 16MB of memory
Network Connections
Two Intel 82574L Gigabit (10/100/1000 Mb/s) Ethernet
Controllers for LAN 1 and LAN 2 ports. The X8SIE-LN4/
X8SIE-LN4F has two additional Ethernet Controllers (LAN
3 and LAN 4) for a total of four.
Two (2) RJ-45 Rear IO Panel Connectors with Link and
Activity LEDs . The X8SIE-LN4/X8SIE-LN4F has two additional RJ-45 Rear IO Panel Connectors for a total of four.
Single Realtek RTL8201N PHY to support IPMI 2.0
(X8SIE-F, X8SIE-LN4F and X8SI6-F Only)
I/O Devices
SATA Connections
SATA Ports
Six (6)
RAID (Windows)
RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
RAID (Linux)
RAID 0, 1, 10
SAS Connections (X8SI6-F Only)
SAS Ports
Eight (8)
RAID (Windows)
RAID (Linux)
RAID 0, 1, 5*, 10
RAID 0, 1, 10
IPMI 2.0 Port (X8SIE-F/X8SI6-F/X8SIE-LN4F Only)
IPMI 2.0 supported by the WPCM450 Server BMC
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Floppy Disk Drive
One (1) floppy drive interface (up to 1.44 MB)
USB Devices
Two (2) USB ports on the rear IO panel
Four (4) USB devices via Two (2) USB header connectors
for front access
Two (2) Type A internal connectors
Keyboard/Mouse
PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse ports on the I/O backpanel
Serial (COM) Ports
Two (2) Fast UART 16550 Connections: one 9-pin RS-232
port and one header
Super I/O
Winbond Super I/O W83627DHG
BIOS
32 Mb SPI AMI BIOS® SM Flash BIOS
DMI 2.3, PCI 2.3, ACPI 1.0/2.0/3.0, USB Keyboard and
SMBIOS 2.5
Power Configuration
ACPI/ACPM Power Management
Main switch override mechanism
Wake on LAN Header
Keyboard Wake-up from Soft-Off
Internal/External modem ring-on
Power-on mode for AC power recovery
PC Health Monitoring
CPU Monitoring
Onboard voltage monitors for CPU core, +3.3V, +5V, +/12V, +3.3V Stdby, VBAT, Memory
CPU 5-Phase switching voltage regulator
CPU/System overheat LED and control
CPU Thermal Trip support
Thermal Monitor 2 (TM2) support
Fan Control
Fan status monitoring with firmware 4-pin (Pulse Width
Modulation) fan speed control
Low noise fan speed control
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System Management
PECI (Platform Environment Configuration Interface) 2.0
support
System resource alert via SuperDoctor® III
SuperDoctor® III, Watch Dog
Chassis Intrusion Header and Detection
iSCSI Internet Protocol support
CD Utilities
BIOS flash upgrade utility
Drivers and software for Intel® 3420 chipset utilities
Other
ROHS 6/6 (Full Compliance, Lead Free)
Dimensions
ATX form factor, 12" x 9.6"
Note: For IPMI Configuration Instructions, please refer to the Embedded
IPMI Configuration User's Guide available @ http://www.supermicro.com/
support/manuals/.
*Supports RAID Key for RAID 5 which allows the RAID host adapter to interface with the LSI Mega-RAID firmware for enhanced RAID performance.
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BLOCK DIAGRAM
RoHS 6/6
X8SIE/X8SIE-F/X8SIE-LN4/X8SIE-LN4F Only
PCIe2.0_x16
PCIe x16 SLOT
5.0GT/s
DDR3 (CHA)
X8SI6-F Only
PCIe2.0_x8
PCIe x16 SLOT
2 iPass
SASII LSI2008
5.0GT/s
SW
Intel®
Xeon® 3400
Series
PCIe2.0_x8
1333/1066MHz
DDR3 (CHB)
1333/1066MHz
5.0GT/s
DIMM1(Far)
DIMM2
DIMM3
4 UDIMM
6 RDIMM
(4 Quad rank
RDIMM run on
800MHz)
DIMM1(Far)
DIMM2
DIMM3
VID[0-7]
2.5Gb
x4 DMI
VRM 11.1
MISC VRs
PCIe x8 SLOT
PCIe_x4
1 PCI 32 SLOT
PCI 32
8 USB PORTS
TPM1.2
(reserved)
CK505
Rev1.0
FLASH
SPI 32Mb
Intel® 3420
SATA-II
PCH
300MB/s
480Mbps
PCIe_x1
2.5Gbps
GLAN1
82574L
GLAN2
82574L
RJ45
PCIe_x1
2.5Gbps
GLAN3
82574L
RJ45
PCIe_x1
2.5Gbps
PCIe_x1
2.5Gbps
USB2.0
LPC
PCI32
LPC
CLOCK
COM1,2
P/S2
HEALTH
INFO
GLAN4
82574L
RJ45
RJ45
X8SIE-LN4/
X8SIE-LN4F
Only
WINBOND WPCM450
(BMC)
RMII
SPI
LPC
6 SATA PORTS
2.5Gbps
RTL8201
PHY
VGA
PORT
RJ45
W83627DHG
LPC I/O
(For IPMI
only)
X8SIE-F/X8SI6-F/
X8SIE-LN4F Only
X8SIE/X8SIE-F/X8SI6-F/X8SIE-LN4/X8SIE-LN4F System Block Diagram
Note: This is a general block diagram and may not exactly represent
the features on your motherboard. See the Motherboard Features
pages for the actual specifications of each motherboard.
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1-2 Chipset Overview
The X8SIE/X8SIE-F/X8SI6-F/X8SIE-LN4/X8SIE-LN4F supports the Intel® Xeon®
processor 3400 series. Built upon the functionality and the capability of the
single-chip Intel 3420 chipset, the X8SIE/X8SIE-F/X8SI6-F/X8SIE-LN4/X8SIELN4F motherboard provides the performance and feature set required for singleprocessor-based systems with configuration options optimized for performance
server platforms.
The Intel 3420 chipset features a high-speed Direct Media Interface (DMI) for chipto-chip true isochronous communication with the processor. This feature allows
the X8SIE/X8SIE-F/X8SI6-F/X8SIE-LN4/X8SIE-LN4F to achieve up to 10 Gb/s of
software-transparent data transfer in each direction, achieving better performance
than comparable systems. The X8SIE/X8SIE-F/X8SI6-F/X8SIE-LN4/X8SIE-LN4F
also features a TCO timer (to enable the system to recover from a software/hardware lock), ECC Error Reporting, Function Disable and Intruder Detect.
Intel 3420 Chipset Features
•Direct Media Interface (up 10 Gb/s transfer, Full Duplex)
•Intel® Matrix Storage Technology and Intel Rapid Storage Technology
•Intel I/O Virtualization (VT-d) Support
•Intel Trusted Execution Technology Support
•PCI Express 1.1 Interface (up to 2.5 GT/s)
•SATA Controller (up to 3Gb/s)
•Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI)
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1-3 PC Health Monitoring
This section describes the PC health monitoring features of the X8SIE/X8SIE-F/
X8SI6-F/X8SIE-LN4/X8SIE-LN4F. These features are supported by an onboard
System Hardware Monitor chip.
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 hit the power switch to turn it back
on) or for it to automatically return to a power on state. See the Power Lost Control
setting in the BIOS chapter of this manual to change this setting. The default setting is Last State.
Onboard Voltage Monitoring
The onboard voltage monitor will scan the following voltages continuously: CPU
core, +3.3V, +5V, +/-12V, +3.3V Stdby, VBAT, Memory. Once a voltage becomes
unstable, it will give a warning or send an error message to the screen. Users
can adjust the voltage thresholds to define the sensitivity of the voltage monitor
by using SD III.
Fan Status Monitor with Software
PC health monitoring can check the RPM status of the cooling fans via Supero
Doctor III.
CPU Overheat LED and Control
This feature is available when the user enables the CPU overheat warning feature
in the BIOS. This allows the user to define an overheat temperature. When this temperature reaches this pre-defined overheat threshold, the CPU thermal trip feature
will be activated and it will send a signal to the buzzer and, at the same time, the
CPU speed will be decreased.
1-4 Power Configuration Settings
This section describes the features of your motherboard that deal with power and
power settings.
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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 the suspend mode. When the user presses any
key, the CPU will wake-up and the LED indicator will automatically stop blinking
and remain on.
BIOS Support for USB Keyboard
If the USB keyboard is the only keyboard in the system, it will function like a normal
keyboard during system boot-up.
Main Switch Override Mechanism
When an ATX power supply is used, the power button can function as a system
suspend button. When the user presses the power button, the system will enter
a SoftOff state. The monitor will be suspended and the hard drive will spin down.
Pressing the power button again to wake-up the whole system. During the SoftOff
state, the ATX power supply provides power the system to keep the required circuitry "alive". In case the system malfunctions and you want to turn off the power,
just press and hold the power button for 4 seconds. The power will turn off and no
power will be provided to the motherboard.
1-5 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 of 1 GHz and faster.
The
X8SIE/X8SIE-F/X8SI6-F/X8SIE-LN4/X8SIE-LN4F accommodates
ATX12V standard power supplies. Although most power supplies generally meet
the specifications required by the CPU, some are inadequate. A 2-Amp of current
supply on a 5V Standby rail is strongly recommended.
It is strongly recommended that you use a high quality power supply that meets
ATX12V standard power supply Specification 1.1 or above. It is also required that
the 12V 8-pin power connection (JPW2) be used for adequate power supply. 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.
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1-6 Super I/O
The disk drive adapter functions of the Super I/O chip include a floppy disk drive
controller that is compatible with industry standard 82077/765, a data separator,
write pre-compensation circuitry, decode logic, data rate selection, a clock generator, drive interface control logic and interrupt and DMA logic. The wide range of
functions integrated onto the Super I/O greatly reduces the number of components
required for interfacing with floppy disk drives. The Super I/O supports two 360 K,
720 K, 1.2 M, 1.44 M or 2.88 M disk drives and data transfer rates of 250 Kb/s,
500 Kb/s or 1 Mb/s.
It also provides two high-speed, 16550-compatible serial communication ports
(UARTs). Each UART includes a 16-byte send/receive FIFO, a programmable baud
rate generator, complete modem control capability and a processor interrupt system. Both UARTs provide legacy speed with baud rate of up to 115.2 Kbps as well
as an advanced speed with baud rates of 250 K, 500 K, or 1 Mb/s, which support
higher speed modems.
The Super I/O provides functions that comply with ACPI (Advanced Configuration
and Power Interface), which includes support of legacy and ACPI power management through a SMI or SCI function pin. It also features auto power management
to reduce power consumption.
iSCSI Support
The X8SIE/X8SIE-F/X8SI6-F/X8SIE-LN4/X8SIE-LN4F motherboard supports the
iSCSI Internet Protocol. iSCSI is an IP networking standard used to link and manage data storage, and for data transfers across the internet/intranets through long
distances. iSCSI can be used to transmit data over local area networks (LANs),
wide area networks (WANs), or the Internet. It can enable location-independent
data storage and retrieval.
iSCSI allow clients to issue SCSI commands to remote SCSI storage devices and
allows data centers to consolidate remote storage devices into storage arrays, giving an illusion of locally-attached disks to host servers. Unlike fiber-optic networks
that require special cabling, iSCSI can be run over long distances using existing
networks. For the X8SIE/X8SIE-F/X8SI6-F/X8SIE-LN4/X8SIE-LN4F motherboard,
iSCSI is supported on LAN1. This can be enabled through the BIOS: Advanced =>
PCI/PnP Configuration => Onboard LAN1 Option ROM Select. Please see Chapter
4 for details.
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1-7 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 I/O
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, and General
Purpose I/O (T-SGPIO) ports.
There are two different versions of the WPCM450 chip that are used in this product series. The WPCM450-G which includes all of the features above, is the chip
installed in the X8SIE and the X8SIE-LN4 motherboards. Another version, the
WPCM450-R also has all the features as described above plus IPMI 2.0 support.
This particular chip is installed in the X8SIE-F, X8SI6-F and X8SIE-LN4F motherboard models.
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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Notes
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Chapter 2
Installation
2-1 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. Do not install the onboard
upside down battery 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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!
Processor and Heatsink Installation
Warning: When handling the processor package, avoid placing direct
pressure on the label area of the fan.
Notes:
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.
If you buy a CPU separately, make sure that you use an Intel-certified
multi-directional heatsink only.
Make sure to install the serverboard into the chassis before you install
the CPU heatsinks.
When receiving a serverboard without a processor pre-installed, make
sure that the plastic CPU socket cap is in place and none of the socket
pins are bent; otherwise, contact your retailer immediately.
Refer to the Supermicro web site for updates on CPU support.
Installing the LGA1156 Processor
1
Press the load lever to release the load plate, which covers the CPU socket,
from its locking position.
Load Lever
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2
Gently lift the load lever to open the load plate. Remove the plastic cap.
3
Use your thumb and your index finger to hold the CPU at the top center edge
and the bottom center edge of the CPU.
4
Align the CPU key that is the semi-circle cutouts against the socket keys.
Once aligned, carefully lower the CPU straight down to the socket. (Do not
drop the CPU on the socket. Do not move the CPU horizontally or vertically.
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Do not rub the CPU against the surface or against any pins of the socket to avoid
damage to the CPU or the socket.)
With the CPU inside the socket, inspect the four corners of the CPU to make sure
that the CPU is properly installed.
5
Use your thumb to gently push the load lever down to the lever lock.
CPU properly
installed
Load lever locked
into place
Warning: The CPU will only seat inside the socket in one direction. Make
sure it is properly inserted before closing the load plate. If it doesn't close
properly, do not force it as it may damage your CPU. Instead, open the load
plate again and double-check that the CPU is aligned properly.
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Installing a Passive CPU Heatsink
1
2
3
4
Do not apply any thermal grease to the heatsink or the CPU die -- the required
amount has already been applied.
Place the heatsink on top of the CPU so that the four mounting holes are
aligned with those on the Motherboard's and the Heatsink Bracket underneath.
Screw in two diagonal screws (i.e., the #1 and the #2 screws) until just snug
(do not over-tighten the screws to avoid possible damage to the CPU.)
Finish the installation by fully tightening all four screws.
Recommended Supermicro heatsink:
SNK-P0046P heatsink with BKT-0028L
bottom bracket
Screw#1
Screw#2
Motherboard
Mounting
Holes
Heatsink Bracket
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Removing the Heatsink
!
1
2
3
4
Warning: We do not recommend that the CPU or the heatsink be removed.
However, if you do need to uninstall the heatsink, please follow the instructions below to uninstall the heatsink to prevent damage done to the CPU
or the CPU socket.
Unscrew the heatsink screws from the motherboard in the sequence as shown
in the illustration below.
Gently wriggle the heatsink to loosen it from the CPU. (Do not use excessive
force when wriggling the heatsink!!)
Once the CPU is loosened, remove the heatsink from the CPU socket.
Clean the surface of the CPU and the heatsink, removing the used thermal
grease. Reapply the proper amount of thermal grease on the surface before
re-installing the CPU and the heatsink.
Loosen screws in sequence as shown.
Screw#4
Screw#1
Screw#2
Motherboard
Screw#3
Remove the Heatsink
Bracket from underneath the motherboard.
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Chapter 2: Installation
Installing an Active Fan CPU Heatsink
1
Locate the CPU Fan power
connector on the motherboard.
(Refer to the layout on the right
for the CPU Fan location.)
2
Position the heatsink so that the
heatsink fan wires are closest
to the CPU fan power connector
and are not interfered with other
components.
3
Inspect the CPU Fan wires to
make sure that the wires are
routed through the bottom of the
heatsink.
4
Remove the thin layer of the protective film from the copper core
of the heatsink.
(Warning: CPU may overheat if
the protective film is not removed
from the heatsink.)
5
Apply the proper amount of
thermal grease on the CPU.
(Note: if your heatsink came with
a thermal pad, please ignore this
step.)
6
If necessary, rearrange the wires
to make sure that the wires are
not pinched between the heatsink
and the CPU. Also make sure to
keep clearance between the fan
wires and the fins of the heatsink.
Recommended Supermicro heatsink:
SNK-P0046A4 active heatsink
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Thermal Grease
Heatsink Fins
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7
Align the four heatsink fasteners with
the mounting holes on the motherboard. Gently push the pairs of
diagonal fasteners (#1 & #2, and #3 &
#4) into the mounting holes until you
hear a click. (Note: Make sure to orient
each fastener so that the narrow end
of the groove is pointing outward.)
8
Repeat Step 7 to insert all four heatsink fasteners into the mounting holes.
9
Once all four fasteners are securely inserted into the mounting
holes and the heatsink is properly installed on the motherboard,
connect the heatsink fan wires to
the CPU Fan connector.
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Chapter 2: Installation
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.
Active Heatsink Removal
1
Unplug the power cord from the power
supply.
2
Disconnect the heatsink fan wires from
the CPU fan header.
3
Use your finger tips to gently press on
the fastener cap and turn it counterclockwise to make a 1/4 (900) turn,
and then pull the fastener upward to
loosen it.
4
Repeat Step 3 to loosen all fasteners
from the mounting holes.
5
With all fasteners loosened, remove
the heatsink from the CPU.
Remove
Pull Up
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2-3 System Memory
Note: Check the Supermicro web site for recommended memory modules.
CAUTION
Exercise extreme care when installing or removing
DIMM modules to prevent any possible damage.
How to Install DIMMs
1. Insert the desired number of DIMMs into the memory slots, starting with
DIMM1A (DIMM 1, Channel A - see Figure A on the following page). Insert
each DIMM module vertically into its slot. Pay attention to the notch along
the bottom of the module to prevent incorrect DIMM module installation.
2. Gently press down on the DIMM module until it snaps into place in the slot.
Repeat step 1 to install DIMM2A if needed. See Page 2-13 for details.
Memory Support
The X8SIE/X8SIE-F/X8SI6-F/X8SIE-LN4/X8SIE-LN4F supports up to 16GB of
DDR3 ECC UDIMM or up to 32GB of ECC DDR3 RDIMM (1333/1066/800 MHz in
6 DIMM slots.) Populating these DIMM modules with a pair of memory modules of
the same type and same size each time will result in interleaved memory, which
will improve memory performance. Please refer to the table below:
Platform
DIMM Type
Intel® Xeon® Series Processors
X8SIE/X8SIE-F/
X8SI6-F/X8SIELN4/X8SIE-LN4F
Non-ECC UDIMM Only
Not Supported
ECC UDIMM Only
Supported (see Table 1)
RDIMM Only (with ECC)
Supported (see Table 2)
Mixed ECC with non-ECC
Not Supported
Mixed UDIMM/RDIMM
Not Supported
Table 1 - DDR3 ECC/Unbuffered (UDIMM) Memory Support
ECC UDIMM
1Gb (x8 DRAM)
2Gb (x8 DRAM)
Single Rank
Up to 4GB
(4 x 1GB DIMM Modules)*
Up to 8GB
(4 x 2GB DIMM Modules)*
Dual Rank
Up to 8GB
(4 x 2GB DIMM Modules)*
Up to 16GB
(4 x 4GB DIMM Modules)*
Quad Rank
Not Supported
Not Supported
*Note: For ECC UDIMMs, only Slot 1 (DIMM A) and Slot 2 (DIMM B) may be
populated per channel.
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Chapter 2: Installation
Table 2 - DDR3 ECC Registered (RDIMM) Memory Support
RDIMM
1Gb (x8 DRAM)
2Gb (x8 DRAM)
Single Rank
Up to 6GB
(6 x 1GB DIMM Modules)
Up to 12GB
(6 x 2GB DIMM Modules)
Dual Rank
Up to 12GB
(6 x 2GB DIMM Modules)
Up to 24GB
(6 x 4GB DIMM Modules)
Quad Rank
Up to 16GB
(4 x 4GB DIMM Modules)**
Up to 32GB
(4 x 8GB DIMM Modules)**
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
4
1
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPW1
JPW2
J12
1
KB/MOUSE
5
1
Note: All other memory sizes, types, die, density, that are not listed in these tables
are NOT supported. **For Quad Rank RDIMMs, only Slot 1 and Slot 2 (DIMM A
and DIMM B) are populated per channel.
+
FLOPPY
JPUSB1
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
DIMM 2, Channel A
DIMM 2, Channel B
DIMM 1, Channel A
DIMM 1, Channel B
DIMM1B
COM1
DIMM1A
DIMM 2, Channel C
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
FAN2
J28
CPU
1
Figure A
FAN5
DIMM 1, Channel C
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
VGA
Memory Population Guidelines
JLED
JSPK
HDD PWR
LED LED
SPKR1
1
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
LAN2/LAN4
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
LAN1/LAN3
JF1
DDR3 ECC UDIMM Memory
J5
DIMM Slots
per Channel
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
DIMMs
Populated
per Channel
DIMM Type
1
Unbuffered
DDR3 ECC
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
FAN3
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
C
SW1
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
LE5
UID
LED
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
JPL4 JPL3
JPL2
JPL1
NIC2
JF1
NIC1
Please follow the tables below when populating the X8SIE/X8SIE-F/X8SI6-F/X8SIELN4/X8SIE-LN4F.
POR Speeds
LE4
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
JI2C1
Ranks per DIMM
(any combination)
T-SGPIO2
LE2
JPG1
LE3
2
LE8
Unbuffered
DDR3 ECC
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
Not Supported
USB4
I-SATA0
USB2/3
I-SATA3
JWOL
JL1
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
Single Rank, Dual
Rank
R572
DOM PWR
JWF1
J13
J14
COM2
USB10/11
I-SATA2
D1
+
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
Single Rank, Dual
Rank
U89
J25
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
N/A
JIBTN
3
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
JS8
JS7
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
B1
J8
3
Single Rank, Dual
Rank
1066, 1333
Y2
LE7
3
1066, 1333
LE6
U2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
FAN4
X8SIE
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
3
R1312
DESIGNED IN USA
REV:1.00
JI2C2
I-SATA5
I-SATA4
USB5
Note: For ECC UDIMMs , only Slot 1 (DIMM A) and/or Slot 2 (DIMM B) may be
populated per channel.
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DDR3 ECC RDIMM Memory
DIMM Slots
per Channel
DIMMs
Populated
per Channel
DIMM Type
POR Speeds
Ranks per DIMM
(any combination)
3
1
Registered
DDR3 ECC
1066, 1333
Single Rank, Dual
Rank
3
1
Registered
DDR3 ECC
1066
Quad Rank
3
2
Registered
DDR3 ECC
1066, 1333
Single Rank, Dual
Rank
3
2
Registered
DDR3 ECC
800***
Quad Rank
3
3
Registered
DDR3 ECC
800***
Single Rank, Dual
Rank
3
3
N/A
Not Supported
Quad Rank
***Note: The BIOS will automatically reduce the clock speed to 800MHz for
RDIMMs rated at 1066MHz and above.
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Chapter 2: Installation
Installing and Removing DIMMs
1
Position the DIMM
module's bottom key
so it aligns with the
receptive point on the slot.
Notches
2
Push the Lock/Release
tabs to their Release positions. Make sure that
the DIMM module's side
notches align with the slot's Lock/
Release tabs as it is pressed in.
3
Release
Release
Lock/Release Tabs
Insert the DIMM module vertically and press
down until the module
snaps into place.
Press Down
4
When the module is
properlly inserted, the
Lock/Release tabs will
automatically secure
the DIMM module, locking it
into place.
Lock
Release
Lock
5
To Remove:
Use your thumbs to
gently push the Lock/
Release tabs near both
ends of the module. This should
release it from the slot. Pull the
DIMM module upwards.
Release
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Note: 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.
For Microsoft Windows users: Microsoft implemented a design change in Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows Vista. This change is specific
to the Physical Address Extension (PAE) mode behavior which improves driver
compatibility. For more information, please read the following article at Microsoft’s
Knowledge Base website at: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888137.
Possible System Memory Allocation & Availability
System Device
Size
Physical
Memory
Remaining (-Available)
(4 GB Total System Memory)
Firmware Hub flash memory (System
BIOS)
1 MB
3.99
Local APIC
4 KB
3.99
Area Reserved for the chipset
2 MB
3.99
I/O APIC (4 Kbytes)
4 KB
3.99
PCI Enumeration Area 1
256 MB
3.76
PCI Express (256 MB)
256 MB
3.51
PCI Enumeration Area 2 (if needed)
-Aligned on 256-MB boundary-
512 MB
3.01
VGA Memory
16 MB
2.85
TSEG
1 MB
2.84
Memory available to OS and other applications
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2.84
Chapter 2: Installation
2-4 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.
Tools Needed
Philips Screwdriver
Pan head screws (9 pieces)
Stand Offs (9 pieces)
(Only if needed)
Location of Mounting Holes
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
4
1
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPW1
JPW2
J12
1
KB/MOUSE
5
1
There are nine (9) mounting holes on this motherboard indicated by the arrows.
+
FLOPPY
DIMM1B
COM1
DIMM1A
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
JPUSB1
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
1
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
VGA
J28
CPU
FAN2
FAN5
JLED
JSPK
JF1
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
FAN3
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
C
SW1
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
J5
LE5
UID
LED
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
JPL4 JPL3
JPL2
JPL1
NIC2
JF1
NIC1
HDD PWR
LED LED
SPKR1
1
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
LAN2/LAN4
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
LAN1/LAN3
LE4
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
JI2C1
JI2C2
T-SGPIO2
FAN4
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
X8SIE
DESIGNED IN USA
REV:1.00
R1312
LE2
LE6
U2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
LE3
LE8
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
JS8
JS7
I-SATA2
Y2
LE7
JPG1
R572
U89
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J25
JIBTN
J8
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
I-SATA0
B1
USB4
D1
+
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
USB2/3
I-SATA3
JWOL
JL1
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
DOM PWR
JWF1
J13
J14
COM2
USB10/11
I-SATA5
I-SATA4
USB5
Caution: 1) To avoid damaging the motherboard and its components, please
do not use a force greater than 8 lb/inch on each mounting screw during
motherboard installation. 2) 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.
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Installation Instructions
1
Install the I/O shield into the chassis.
Note: Image is for illustration
purposes only. Your particular
chassis may be different.
I/O Shield
2
3
Locate the mounting holes on the motherboard. Refer to the layout on the
previous page for mounting hole locations.
Locate the matching mounting holes on the chassis. Install standoffs in the
chassis as needed. Align the mounting holes on the motherboard against the
mounting holes on the chassis.
Stand Off
4
5
6
7
Install the motherboard into the chassis carefully to avoid damage to motherboard components.
Insert a Pan head #6 screw into a mounting hole on the motherboard and its
matching mounting hole on the chassis, using a Philips screwdriver.
Repeat Step 4 to insert #6 screws into all mounting holes.
Make sure that the motherboard is securely placed in the chassis.
2-16
Chapter 2: Installation
2-5 Connectors/IO Ports
The I/O ports are color coded in conformance with the PC 99 specification. See the
figure below for the colors and locations of the various I/O ports.
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
4
1
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPW1
JPW2
J12
1
KB/MOUSE
5
1
Back Panel Connectors and IO Ports
+
FLOPPY
DIMM1B
COM1
DIMM1A
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
JPUSB1
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
1
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
VGA
J28
CPU
FAN2
FAN5
JLED
JSPK
JF1
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
FAN3
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
C
SW1
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
J5
LE5
UID
LED
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
JPL4 JPL3
JPL2
JPL1
NIC2
JF1
NIC1
HDD PWR
LED LED
SPKR1
1
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
LAN2/LAN4
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
LAN1/LAN3
LE4
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
JI2C1
JI2C2
T-SGPIO2
FAN4
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
X8SIE
DESIGNED IN USA
REV:1.00
R1312
LE2
LE6
U2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
LE3
LE8
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
JS8
JS7
I-SATA2
Y2
LE7
JPG1
R572
U89
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J25
JIBTN
J8
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
I-SATA0
B1
USB4
D1
17
16
I-SATA3
JWOL
JL1
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
DOM PWR
JWF1
J13
14
13
J14
11
USB2/3
USB10/11
COM2
15
+
12
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
I-SATA5
I-SATA4
1
10
1
11
18
19
Back Panel Connectors
1. Keyboard (Purple)
7. VGA
2. PS/2 Mouse (Green)
8. LAN1
3. USB Port 0
9. LAN2
4. USB Port 1
10. LAN3 (X8SIE-LN4/X8SIE-LN4F)
5. IPMI LAN (X8SIE-F/X8SI6-F/
X8SIE-LN4F)
11. LAN4 (X8SIE-LN4/X8SIE-LN4F)
6. COM 1
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ATX PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2
Mouse Ports
PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Pin
Definitions
The ATX PS/2 keyboard and PS/2
mouse are located next to the Back
Panel USB Ports 0/1 on the motherboard. See the table at right for pin
definitions.
Mouse
PS2 Keyboard
PS2 Mouse
Pin# Definition Pin# Definition
1
KB Data
1
Mouse Data
2
No Connection
2
No Connection
3
Ground
3
Ground
4
Mouse/KB VCC
(+5V)
4
Mouse/KB VCC
(+5V)
5
KB Clock
5
Mouse Clock
6
No Connection
6
No Connection
VCC: with 1.5A PTC (current limit)
Keyboard
1. Keyboard (Purple)
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
4
1
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPW1
J12
JPW2
KB/MOUSE
1
1
2. Mouse (Green)
5
+
FLOPPY
DIMM1B
COM1
DIMM1A
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
JPUSB1
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
1
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
VGA
J28
CPU
FAN2
FAN5
JLED
JSPK
JF1
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
FAN3
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
C
SW1
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
J5
LE5
UID
LED
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
JPL4 JPL3
JPL2
JPL1
NIC2
JF1
NIC1
HDD PWR
LED LED
SPKR1
1
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
LAN2/LAN4
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
LAN1/LAN3
LE4
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
JI2C1
JI2C2
T-SGPIO2
FAN4
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
X8SIE
DESIGNED IN USA
REV:1.00
R1312
LE2
LE6
U2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
LE3
LE8
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
JS8
JS7
I-SATA2
Y2
LE7
JPG1
R572
U89
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J25
JIBTN
J8
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
I-SATA0
B1
USB4
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
2-18
I-SATA3
JWOL
JL1
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
DOM PWR
JWF1
J13
J14
2
USB2/3
USB10/11
COM2
1
D1
+
I-SATA5
I-SATA4
USB5
Chapter 2: Installation
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.
Additional four USB header connections, USB 2/3 and USB 10/11 are
used to provide front chassis access.
USB 4 and USB 5 are Type A Connectors. (USB Cables are not included).
See the tables on the right for pin
definitions.
Pin# Definition Pin# Definition
1
+5V
5
+5V
2
USB_PN1
6
USB_PN0
3
USB_PP1
7
USB_PP0
4
Ground
8
Ground
Front Panel USB 2/3, 10/11
Pin Definitions
USB 2, 3
Pin # Definition
USB 10/11
Pin # Definition
1
+5V
6
+5V
1. Backpanel USB 0
2
USB_PN2
7
USB_PN3
2. Backpanel USB 1
3
USB_PP2
8
USB_PP3
3. Front Panel USB 10/11
4
Ground
9
Ground
4. Front Panel USB 2/3
5
No Connection
10
Key
1
4
1
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPW1
J12
JPW2
KB/MOUSE
1
6. Internal 'Type A' USB 5
5
5. Internal 'Type A' USB 4
+
FLOPPY
DIMM1B
COM1
DIMM1A
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
JPUSB1
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
1
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
VGA
J28
CPU
FAN2
FAN5
JLED
JSPK
JF1
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
FAN3
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
C
SW1
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
J5
LE5
UID
LED
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
JPL4 JPL3
JPL2
JPL1
NIC2
JF1
NIC1
HDD PWR
LED LED
SPKR1
1
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
LAN2/LAN4
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
LAN1/LAN3
LE4
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
JI2C1
JI2C2
T-SGPIO2
FAN4
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
X8SIE
DESIGNED IN USA
REV:1.00
R1312
LE2
LE6
U2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
LE3
LE8
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
JS8
JS7
I-SATA2
Y2
LE7
JPG1
R572
U89
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J25
JIBTN
J8
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
B1
USB4
I-SATA0
D1
+
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
USB2/3
3
2
1
2-19
4
I-SATA3
JWOL
JL1
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
5
DOM PWR
JWF1
J13
J14
COM2
USB10/11
I-SATA5
I-SATA4
USB5
6
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Ethernet Ports
LAN Ports
Pin Definition
Two Ethernet ports (LAN1/LAN2)
are located next to the VGA port on
Pin# Definition
the I/O back panel (the X8SIE-LN4/
X8SIE-LN4F provides two additional
Ethernet ports LAN3/LAN4). In addition, an IPMI Dedicated LAN is also located above the USB 0/1 ports on the
X8SIE-F, X8SIE-LN4F and X8SI6-F to
provide a dedicated network connection for IPMI 2.0 support. These ports
accept RJ45 type cables.
Note: In addition to networking functions, LAN1 also supports iSCSI.
Please refer to section 1-6 for more
information.
10
SGND
TD0+
11
Act LED
3
TD0-
12
P3V3SB
4
TD1+
13
Link 100 LED
(Yellow, +3V3SB)
5
TD1-
14
Link 1000 LED
(Yellow, +3V3SB)
6
TD2+
15
Ground
7
TD2-
16
Ground
8
TD3+
17
Ground
9
TD3-
88
Ground
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
4
1
(NC: No Connection)
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPW1
JPW2
J12
P2V5SB
2
1
KB/MOUSE
1
5
+
FLOPPY
2. LAN2
DIMM1B
COM1
1. LAN1
DIMM1A
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
JPUSB1
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
1
VGA
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
3. LAN3 (X8SIE-LN4/
J28
CPU
X8SIE-LN4F Only)
FAN2
FAN5
JF1
FAN3
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
C
SW1
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
J5
LE5
UID
LED
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
JPL4 JPL3
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
5.IPMI Dedicated LAN
JPL2
JPL1
NIC2
JF1
NIC1
HDD PWR
LED LED
X8SIE-LN4F Only)
JLED
JSPK
SPKR1
1
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
LAN2/LAN4
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
LAN1/LAN3
4. LAN4 (X8SIE-LN4/
LE4
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
JI2C1
JI2C2
T-SGPIO2
FAN4
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
X8SIE
DESIGNED IN USA
REV:1.00
R1312
LE2
LE6
U2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
LE3
LE8
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
JS8
JS7
I-SATA2
Y2
LE7
JPG1
R572
U89
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J25
JIBTN
J8
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
B1
USB4
I-SATA0
D1
+
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
USB2/3
J14
I-SATA3
JWOL
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
JL1
DOM PWR
JWF1
J13
USB10/11
COM2
I-SATA5
I-SATA4
5
2-20
3
4
1
2
USB5
Chapter 2: Installation
Serial Ports
Serial Port Pin Definitions
(COM1/COM2)
A COM Port is located on the I/O
back panel (COM 1) and a Serial
Pin # Definition
port header (COM 2) is located next
to Front Panel USB 10/11 header to
provide front access. See the table on
the right for pin definitions. Pin # Definition
1
CDC
6
DSR
2
RXD
7
RTS
3
TXD
8
CTS
4
DTR
9
RI
5
Ground
10
NC
1. COM1
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
4
1
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPW1
JPW2
J12
1
KB/MOUSE
5
1
2. COM2
+
FLOPPY
DIMM1B
COM1
DIMM1A
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
JPUSB1
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
1
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
VGA
J28
CPU
FAN2
FAN5
JLED
JSPK
JF1
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
FAN3
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
C
SW1
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
J5
LE5
UID
LED
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
JPL4 JPL3
JPL2
JPL1
NIC2
JF1
NIC1
HDD PWR
LED LED
SPKR1
1
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
LAN2/LAN4
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
LAN1/LAN3
LE4
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
JI2C1
JI2C2
T-SGPIO2
FAN4
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
X8SIE
DESIGNED IN USA
REV:1.00
R1312
LE2
LE6
U2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
LE3
LE8
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
JS8
JS7
I-SATA2
Y2
LE7
JPG1
R572
U89
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J25
JIBTN
J8
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
I-SATA0
B1
USB4
D1
+
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
USB2/3
2
1
2-21
I-SATA3
JWOL
JL1
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
DOM PWR
JWF1
J13
J14
COM2
USB10/11
I-SATA5
I-SATA4
USB5
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Video Connector
A Video (VGA) connector is located
next to the COM Port on the I/O
backpanel. This connector is used
to provide video and CRT display.
Refer to the board layout below for
the location.
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
4
1
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPW1
J12
JPW2
KB/MOUSE
1
1
1. VGA
5
+
FLOPPY
DIMM1B
COM1
DIMM1A
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
JPUSB1
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
1
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
VGA
J28
CPU
FAN2
FAN5
JLED
JSPK
JF1
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
FAN3
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
C
SW1
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
J5
LE5
UID
LED
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
JPL4 JPL3
JPL2
JPL1
NIC2
JF1
NIC1
HDD PWR
LED LED
SPKR1
1
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
LAN2/LAN4
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
LAN1/LAN3
LE4
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
JI2C1
JI2C2
T-SGPIO2
FAN4
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
X8SIE
DESIGNED IN USA
REV:1.00
R1312
LE2
LE6
U2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
LE3
LE8
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
JS8
JS7
I-SATA2
Y2
LE7
JPG1
R572
U89
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J25
JIBTN
J8
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
I-SATA0
B1
USB4
D1
+
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
I-SATA3
JWOL
JL1
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
DOM PWR
JWF1
J13
J14
1
2-22
USB2/3
USB10/11
COM2
I-SATA5
I-SATA4
USB5
Chapter 2: Installation
Front Control Panel
JF1 contains header pins for various buttons and indicators that are normally located on a control panel at the front of the chassis. These connectors are designed
specifically for use with Supermicro server chassis. See the figure below for the
descriptions of the various control panel buttons and LED indicators. Refer to the
following section for descriptions and pin definitions.
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPW1
JPW2
4
1
1
J12
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
5
1
JF1 Header Pins
KB/MOUSE
+
FLOPPY
DIMM1B
COM1
DIMM1A
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
JPUSB1
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
1
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
VGA
J28
CPU
FAN2
FAN5
JLED
JSPK
Pin 16
Pin 15
Pin 2
Pin 1
JF1
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
FAN3
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
C
SW1
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
J5
LE5
UID
LED
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
JPL4 JPL3
JPL2
JPL1
NIC2
JF1
NIC1
HDD PWR
LED LED
SPKR1
1
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
LAN2/LAN4
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
LAN1/LAN3
LE4
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
JI2C1
JI2C2
T-SGPIO2
FAN4
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
X8SIE
DESIGNED IN USA
REV:1.00
R1312
LE2
LE6
U2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
LE3
LE8
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
JS8
JS7
I-SATA2
Y2
LE7
JPG1
R572
U89
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J25
JIBTN
J8
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
I-SATA0
B1
USB4
D1
+
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
USB2/3
I-SATA3
JWOL
JL1
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
DOM PWR
JWF1
J13
J14
COM2
USB10/11
I-SATA5
I-SATA4
USB5
Power LED
LED_Anode+
HDD LED
LED_Anode+
NIC1 LED
LED_Anode+
NIC2 LED
LED_Anode+
OH/Fan Fail LED
UID LED
LED_Anode+
Power Fail LED
Ground
Ground
2
1
2-23
Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button
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Front Control Panel Pin Definitions
Power LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Power LED
The Power LED connection is located
on pins 15 and 16 of JF1. Refer to the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Pin# Definition 15
+5V
16
Ground
HDD LED
The HDD LED onnections are located
on pins 13 and 14 of JF1. Attach a
cable here to indicate HDD activity. See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
HDD LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin# Definition 13
+5V
14
HD Active
A. PWR LED
B. HDD LED
A Power LED
LED_Anode+
HDD LED
LED_Anode+
NIC1 LED
LED_Anode+
NIC2 LED
LED_Anode+
B
OH/Fan Fail LED
UID LED
LED_Anode+
Power Fail LED
Ground
Ground
2
1
2-24
Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button
Chapter 2: Installation
NIC1/NIC2 (LAN1/LAN2)
LAN1/LAN2 LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The NIC (Network Interface Controller) LED connection for LAN port 1 is
Pin# Definition located on pins 11 and 12 of JF1, and
the LED connection for LAN Port 2 is
on Pins 9 and 10. NIC1 LED and NIC2
LED are 2-pin NIC LED headers. Attach NIC LED cables to NIC1 LED and
NIC2 LED to display network activity
for LAN 1 and LAN2. Refer to the table
on the right for pin definitions.
9/11
Vcc
10/12
Ground
OH/Fan Fail LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin# Definition 7
Vcc/Blue UID LED
8
OH/Fan Fail LED
OH/Fan Fail Indicator
Status
Overheat (OH)/Fan Fail/Front UID
LED
State Definition Connect an LED cable to the Front
UID and OH/Fan Fail connections on
pins 7 and 8 of JF1 to display UID
(Unit ID) signals or to provide advanced warnings for chassis overheat/
fan failure. Refer to the table on the
right for pin defi nitions.
Off
Normal
On
Overheat
Flashing
Fan Fail
A. NIC1 LED
B. NIC2 LED
C. OH/Fan Fail/UID LED
Power LED
LED_Anode+
HDD LED
LED_Anode+
NIC1 LED
LED_Anode+
B NIC2 LED
LED_Anode+
A
C OH/Fan Fail LED
UID LED
LED_Anode+
Power Fail LED
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button
Ground
2
1
2-25
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Power Fail LED
PWR Fail LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Power Fail LED connection is
located on pins 5 and 6 of JF1. Refer
Pin# Definition to the table on the right for pin definitions.
5
Vcc
6
Ground
Reset Button
Reset Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Reset Button connection is located
on pins 3 and 4 of JF1. Attach it to a the
hardware Reset Button on the computer
case. Refer to the table on the right for
pin definitions.
Pin# Definition 3
Reset
4
Ground
Power Button
Power Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Power Button connection is located
on pins 1 and 2 of JF1. Momentarily
contacting both pins will power on/off
the system. This button can also be configured to function as a suspend button
(with a setting in the BIOS - see Chapter
4). To turn off the power in the suspend
mode, press the button for at least 4
seconds. Refer to the table on the right
for pin definitions.
Pin# Definition 1
Signal
2
+3V Standby
A. Power Fail LED
B Reset Button
C. PWR Button
Power LED
LED_Anode+
HDD LED
LED_Anode+
NIC1 LED
LED_Anode+
NIC2 LED
LED_Anode+
OH/Fan Fail LED
UID LED
LED_Anode+
Power Fail LED
Ground
Ground
2
1
2-26
A
Reset
Reset Button B
PWR
Power Button C
Chapter 2: Installation
2-6 Connecting Cables
This section provides brief descriptions and pin-out definitions for onboard headers
and connectors. Be sure to use the correct cable for each header or connector.
• For information on Backpanel USB and Front Panel USB ports, refer to Page
2-19. For COM Port 1 and COM Port 2, please see Page 2-21.
ATX Power 24-pin Connector
Pin Definitions (JPW1)
ATX Main PWR & CPU PWR
Connectors
Pin# Definition Pin # Definition
The 24 - pin main power connector
(JPW1) is used to provide power to
the motherboard. The 8-pin CPU PWR
connector (JPW2) is also required for
the processor. These power connectors
meet the SSI EPS 12V specification. See
the table on the right for pin definitions.
B
A
8-Pin
Processor
PWR
24-Pin ATX
Main PWR
13
+3.3V
1
+3.3V
14
-12V
2
+3.3V
15
COM
3
COM
16
PS_ON
4
+5V
17
COM
5
COM
18
COM
6
+5V
19
COM
7
COM
20
Res (NC)
8
PWR_OK
21
+5V
9
5VSB
22
+5V
10
+12V
23
+5V
11
+12V
24
COM
12
+3.3V
12V 8-pin Power Connector Pin Definitions
4
1
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPW1
JPW2
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
1
J12
5
1
Pins Definition KB/MOUSE
+
FLOPPY
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
JPUSB1
+12V
DIMM1A
(Required)
DIMM1B
A
Ground
5 through 8
DIMM1C
COM1
B
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
1 through 4
1
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
VGA
A. 24-Pin ATX Main PWR
J28
CPU
FAN2
FAN5
JLED
JSPK
SPKR1
JF1
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
FAN3
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
C
SW1
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
J5
LE5
UID
LED
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
JPL4 JPL3
JPL2
JPL1
NIC2
JF1
NIC1
HDD PWR
LED LED
LAN2/LAN4
1
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
LAN1/LAN3
LE4
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
JI2C1
JI2C2
T-SGPIO2
FAN4
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
X8SIE
DESIGNED IN USA
REV:1.00
R1312
LE2
LE6
U2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
LE3
LE8
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
JS8
JS7
I-SATA2
Y2
LE7
JPG1
R572
U89
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J25
JIBTN
J8
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
I-SATA0
B1
USB4
D1
+
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
USB2/3
I-SATA3
JWOL
JL1
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
DOM PWR
JWF1
J13
J14
COM2
USB10/11
I-SATA5
I-SATA4
USB5
2-27
B. 8-Pin Processor PWR
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Fan Headers
The X8SIE/X8SIE-F/X8SI6-F/X8SIE-LN4/
X8SIE-LN4F has five fan headers (Fan1 ~
Fan Header
Pin Definitions
Fan5). These fans are 4-pin fan headers.
However, Pins 1-3 of the fan headers are
backward compatible with the traditional 3-pin
fans. A fan speed control setting in the BIOS
Hardware Monitoring section allows the BIOS
to automatically set fan speeds based on the
system temperature. The default setting is
Disabled which allows the onboard fans to run
at full speed. Refer to the table on the right for
pin definitions.
Pin# Definition 1
Ground (Black)
2
2.5A/+16V
(Red)
3
Tachometer
4
PWM_Control
Chassis Intrusion
Pin Definitions (JL1)
Pin# Definition Note: Please use all 3-pin fans or all
4-pin fans on a motherboard. Please
do not use 3-pin fans and 4-pin fans
on the same board.
1
Intrusion Input
2
Ground
A. Fan1
B. Fan2
A Chassis Intrusion header is located at JL1 on
the motherboard. Attach the appropriate cable
from the chassis to inform you of a chassis intrusion when the chassis is opened.
C. Fan3
4
1
JPW2
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPW1
J12
1
KB/MOUSE
5
1
Chassis Intrusion
D. Fan4
E. Fan5
F. Chassis Intrusion
+
FLOPPY
A
DIMM1B
COM1
DIMM1A
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
JPUSB1
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
1
VGA
JLED
JSPK
JF1
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
FAN3
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
C
SW1
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
J5
LE5
UID
LED
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
JPL4 JPL3
JPL2
JPL1
NIC2
JF1
NIC1
HDD PWR
LED LED
SPKR1
1
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
LAN2/LAN4
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
CPU
E
J28
FAN2
FAN5
LAN1/LAN3
B
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
C
LE4
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
JI2C1
JI2C2
T-SGPIO2
FAN4
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
X8SIE
DESIGNED IN USA
REV:1.00
R1312
LE2
LE6
U2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
LE3
LE8
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
JS8
JS7
I-SATA2
Y2
LE7
JPG1
R572
U89
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J25
JIBTN
J8
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
I-SATA0
B1
USB4
D1
+
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
USB2/3
I-SATA3
JWOL
JL1
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
DOM PWR
JWF1
J13
J14
COM2
USB10/11
I-SATA5
F
2-28
I-SATA4
USB5
D
Chapter 2: Installation
Internal Buzzer
Internal Buzzer
Pin Definition
The Internal Buzzer (SPKR1) can be
used to provide audible indications for
Pin# Definitions various beep codes. See the table on
the right for pin definitions. Refer to
the layout below for the locations of
the Internal Buzzer.
Pin 1
Pos. (+)
Beep In
Pin 2
Neg. (-)
Alarm
Speaker
Speaker
Speaker Connector
Pin Definitions
On the JSPK header, Pins 3~4 are
used for internal speaker. Close Pins
3~4 with a cap to use the onboard
speaker. If you wish to use an external speaker, close Pins 1~4 with a
cable. See the table on the right for
pin definitions.
Pin Setting Definition Pins 3~4
Internal Speaker
Pins1~4
External Speaker
A. Internal Buzzer
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
4
1
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPW1
JPW2
J12
1
KB/MOUSE
5
1
B. Speaker Header
+
FLOPPY
DIMM1B
COM1
DIMM1A
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
JPUSB1
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
1
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
VGA
A
J28
CPU
FAN2
FAN5
JLED
JSPK
JF1
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
FAN3
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
C
SW1
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
J5
LE5
UID
LED
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
JPL4 JPL3
JPL2
JPL1
NIC2
JF1
NIC1
HDD PWR
LED LED
SPKR1
1
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
LAN2/LAN4
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
LAN1/LAN3
LE4
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
JI2C1
JI2C2
T-SGPIO2
FAN4
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
X8SIE
DESIGNED IN USA
REV:1.00
R1312
LE2
LE6
U2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
LE3
LE8
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
JS8
JS7
I-SATA2
Y2
LE7
JPG1
R572
U89
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J25
JIBTN
J8
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
I-SATA0
B1
USB4
D1
+
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
USB2/3
I-SATA3
JWOL
JL1
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
2-29
DOM PWR
JWF1
J13
J14
COM2
USB10/11
I-SATA5
I-SATA4
USB5
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Onboard Power LED
Onboard PWR LED
Pin Definitions
An onboard Power LED header is
located at JLED. This Power LED
header is connected to Front Control
Panel located at JF1 to indicate the
status of system power. See the table
on the right for pin definitions.
Pin# Definition 1
VCC
2
No Connection
3
Connection to PWR
LED in JF1
PWR Supply I2C
Pin Definitions
Power Supply I2C Connector
Pin# Definition Power Supply (I 2C) Connector, located at JPI2C on the motherboard.
This connector monitors the status
of the power supply, fan and system
temperature. See the table on the right
for pin definitions.
1
Clock
2
Data
3
PWR Fail
4
Ground
5
3.3V
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
4
1
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPW1
JPW2
J12
1
KB/MOUSE
5
1
B
A. PWR LED
+
FLOPPY
DIMM1B
COM1
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
1
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
VGA
J28
CPU
FAN2
FAN5
JLED
JSPK
JF1
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
FAN3
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
J5
LE5
C
SW1
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
JPL4 JPL3
JPL2
JPL1
NIC2
JF1
NIC1
HDD PWR
LED LED
SPKR1
1
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
LAN2/LAN4
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
LAN1/LAN3
UID
LED
B. PWR SMB
DIMM1A
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
JPUSB1
LE4
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
JI2C1
JI2C2
T-SGPIO2
FAN4
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
X8SIE
DESIGNED IN USA
REV:1.00
R1312
LE2
LE6
U2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
LE3
LE8
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
JS8
JS7
I-SATA2
Y2
LE7
JPG1
R572
U89
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J25
JIBTN
J8
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
I-SATA0
B1
USB4
D1
+
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
USB2/3
I-SATA3
JWOL
JL1
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
DOM PWR
JWF1
J13
J14
COM2
USB10/11
I-SATA5
2-30
I-SATA4
USB5
A
Chapter 2: Installation
T-SGPIO 0/1 Headers
Serial_Link-SGPIO
Pin Definitions
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
4
1
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPW1
JPW2
J12
1
KB/MOUSE
5
1
Two T-SGPIO (Serial-Link General Purpose Input/Output) headers are located
near the SAS connectors on the motherboard. These headers are used to communicate with the enclosure management
chip in the system. See the table on
the right for pin definitions. Refer to the
board layout below for the locations of
the headers.
Pin# Definition Pin Definition
1
NC
2
NC
3
Ground
4
DATA Out
5
Load
6
Ground
7
Clock
8
NC
NC: No Connections
A. T-SGPIO 1
+
FLOPPY
B. T-SGPIO 2
DIMM1B
COM1
DIMM1A
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
JPUSB1
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
1
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
VGA
J28
CPU
FAN2
FAN5
JLED
JSPK
JF1
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
FAN3
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
C
SW1
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
J5
LE5
UID
LED
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
JPL4 JPL3
JPL2
JPL1
NIC2
JF1
NIC1
HDD PWR
LED LED
SPKR1
1
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
LAN2/LAN4
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
LAN1/LAN3
LE4
B
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
JI2C1
JI2C2
T-SGPIO2
FAN4
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
X8SIE
DESIGNED IN USA
REV:1.00
R1312
LE2
LE6
U2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
LE3
LE8
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
JS8
JS7
I-SATA2
Y2
LE7
JPG1
R572
U89
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J25
JIBTN
J8
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
I-SATA0
B1
USB4
D1
+
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
USB2/3
I-SATA3
JWOL
JL1
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
DOM PWR
JWF1
J13
J14
COM2
USB10/11
I-SATA5
2-31
I-SATA4
USB5
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Wake-On-LAN
Wake-On-LAN
Pin Definitions
(JWOL)
The Wake-On-LAN header is located at
JWOL on the motherboard. See the table on
Pin# Definition the right for pin definitions. (You must also
have a LAN card with a Wake-On-LAN connector and cable to use this feature.)
1
+5V Standby
2
Ground
3
Wake-up
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
4
1
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPW1
J12
JPW2
KB/MOUSE
1
1
A. JWOL (Wake On LAN)
5
+
FLOPPY
DIMM1B
COM1
DIMM1A
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
JPUSB1
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
1
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
VGA
J28
CPU
FAN2
FAN5
JLED
JSPK
JF1
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
FAN3
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
C
SW1
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
J5
LE5
UID
LED
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
JPL4 JPL3
JPL2
JPL1
NIC2
JF1
NIC1
HDD PWR
LED LED
SPKR1
1
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
LAN2/LAN4
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
LAN1/LAN3
LE4
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
JI2C1
JI2C2
T-SGPIO2
FAN4
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
X8SIE
DESIGNED IN USA
REV:1.00
R1312
LE2
LE6
U2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
LE3
LE8
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
JS8
JS7
I-SATA2
Y2
LE7
JPG1
R572
U89
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J25
JIBTN
J8
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
I-SATA0
B1
USB4
D1
+
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
USB2/3
J14
I-SATA3
JWOL
JL1
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
A
2-32
DOM PWR
JWF1
J13
USB10/11
COM2
I-SATA5
I-SATA4
USB5
Chapter 2: Installation
Unit ID Switch
UID Switch
There are three Unit Identification (UID)
devices on the motherboard. A rear UID
Pin# Definition switch and a rear UID LED indicator. The
Front Panel UID LED is connected to a
pin in the Front Control Panel (Pin 7 of
JF1). When the user pushes the rear UID
switch, the Front Panel UID LED and the
backpanel UID LED (LE5) will turn on.
Push the rear UID switch again to turn
off both Indicators. These UID Indicators
provide easy identification of a system unit
that may be in need of service.
1
Ground
2
Ground
3
Button In
4
Ground
NIC3 / NIC 4 LED (X8SIE-LN4/X8SIELN4F Only)
A. UID Switch
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
4
1
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPW1
JPW2
J12
1
KB/MOUSE
B. NIC3/NIC4
5
1
NIC3 and NIC4 are status LED header
connectors for LAN ports 3 and 4. When
connected the Front Panel LEDs, these
connectors provide visual activity indicators for LAN3/LAN4.
+
FLOPPY
DIMM1B
COM1
DIMM1A
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
JPUSB1
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
1
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
VGA
J28
CPU
FAN2
FAN5
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
C
SW1
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
J5
LE5
UID
LED
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
JLED
JSPK
FAN3
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JF1
JPL4 JPL3
JPL2
JPL1
NIC2
JF1
NIC1
HDD PWR
LED LED
SPKR1
1
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
LAN2/LAN4
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
LAN1/LAN3
LE4
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
JI2C1
A
JI2C2
T-SGPIO2
FAN4
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
X8SIE
DESIGNED IN USA
REV:1.00
R1312
LE2
LE6
U2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
LE3
LE8
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
JS8
JS7
I-SATA2
Y2
LE7
JPG1
R572
U89
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J25
JIBTN
J8
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
I-SATA0
B1
USB4
D1
+
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
USB2/3
2-33
I-SATA3
JWOL
JL1
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
DOM PWR
JWF1
J13
J14
COM2
USB10/11
I-SATA5
I-SATA4
USB5
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I-Button RAIDKey Header
I-Button for RAIDKey
(JIBTN)
Pin Definition
An I-Button header (JIBTN), located near
USB4, provides support for RAIDKey
Pin# Definition which will allow the HostRAID to interface
with the LSI Mega-RAID firmware for
RAID performance enhancement.
1
RAIDKey
2
Ground
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
4
1
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPW1
J12
JPW2
KB/MOUSE
1
1
A. JIBTN
5
+
FLOPPY
DIMM1B
COM1
DIMM1A
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
JPUSB1
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
1
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
VGA
J28
CPU
FAN2
FAN5
JLED
JSPK
JF1
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
FAN3
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
C
SW1
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
J5
LE5
UID
LED
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
JPL4 JPL3
JPL2
JPL1
NIC2
JF1
NIC1
HDD PWR
LED LED
SPKR1
1
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
LAN2/LAN4
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
LAN1/LAN3
LE4
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
JI2C1
JI2C2
T-SGPIO2
FAN4
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
X8SIE
DESIGNED IN USA
REV:1.00
R1312
LE2
LE6
U2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
LE3
LE8
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
JS8
JS7
I-SATA2
Y2
LE7
JPG1
R572
U89
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J25
JIBTN
J8
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
I-SATA0
B1
USB4
D1
+
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
USB2/3
J14
I-SATA3
JWOL
JL1
A
2-34
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
DOM PWR
JWF1
J13
USB10/11
COM2
I-SATA5
I-SATA4
USB5
Chapter 2: Installation
2-7 Jumper Settings
Explanation of Jumpers
To modify the operation of the motherboard,
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 identified with a square
solder pad on the printed circuit board.
Note: On two pin jumpers, "Closed"
means the jumper is on and "Open"
means the jumper is off the pins.
LAN Port Enable/Disable
JPL1/JPL2JPL3/JPL4 enable or disable LAN
Port 1/LAN Port 2/LAN Port 3/LAN and Port
4 on the motherboard. See the table on the
right for jumper settings. The default setting
is enabled.
GLAN Enable
Jumper Settings
Pin# Definition 1-2
Enabled (default)
2-3
Disabled
4
1
JPW2
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPW1
J12
1
KB/MOUSE
5
1
Note: JPL3/JPL4 (LAN Port 3/LAN Port
4) are supported on the X8SIE-LN4/
X8SIE-LN4F only.
A. LAN Port 1 Enable
B. LAN Port 2 Enable
C. LAN Port 3 Enable
+
FLOPPY
DIMM1B
COM1
DIMM1A
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
JPUSB1
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
CPU
FAN2
FAN5
J28
B
JLED
JSPK
JF1
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
FAN3
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
C
SW1
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
J5
LE5
UID
LED
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
JPL4 JPL3
JPL2
JPL1
NIC2
JF1
NIC1
HDD PWR
LED LED
SPKR1
1
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
LAN2/LAN4
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
LAN1/LAN3
C
LE4
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
JI2C1
JI2C2
T-SGPIO2
FAN4
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
X8SIE
DESIGNED IN USA
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R1312
LE2
LE6
U2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
LE3
LE8
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
JS8
JS7
I-SATA2
Y2
LE7
JPG1
R572
U89
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J25
JIBTN
J8
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
I-SATA0
B1
USB4
D1
+
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
USB2/3
J14
I-SATA3
JWOL
JL1
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
2-35
DOM PWR
JWF1
J13
USB10/11
COM2
D
1
VGA
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
A
I-SATA5
I-SATA4
USB5
D. LAN Port 4 Enable
X8SIE/X8SIE-F/X8SI6-F/X8SIE-LN4/X8SIE-LN4F User's Manual
CMOS Clear
JBT1 is used to clear CMOS. Instead of pins, this "jumper" consists of contact pads
to prevent 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.
PCI Slot SMB Enable
PCI Slot_SMB Enable
Jumper Settings
Use Jumpers I2C1/I2C2 to enable PCI
Slot SMB (System Management Bus)
support to improve system management
for the PCI slots. See the table on the
right for jumper settings.
Jumper Setting Definition Short
Enabled
Open (Default)
Disabled
A. Clear CMOS
B. JI2C1
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
4
1
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPW1
JPW2
J12
1
KB/MOUSE
5
1
C. JI2C2
+
FLOPPY
DIMM1B
COM1
DIMM1A
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
JPUSB1
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
1
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
VGA
J28
CPU
FAN2
FAN5
JLED
JSPK
JF1
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J5
A
FAN3
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
C
SW1
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
LE5
UID
LED
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
JPL4 JPL3
JPL2
JPL1
NIC2
JF1
NIC1
HDD PWR
LED LED
SPKR1
1
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
LAN2/LAN4
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
LAN1/LAN3
LE4
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
B
JI2C1
JI2C2
C
T-SGPIO2
FAN4
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
X8SIE
DESIGNED IN USA
REV:1.00
R1312
LE2
LE6
U2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
LE3
LE8
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
JS8
JS7
I-SATA2
Y2
LE7
JPG1
R572
U89
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J25
JIBTN
J8
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
I-SATA0
B1
USB4
D1
+
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
USB2/3
I-SATA3
JWOL
JL1
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
DOM PWR
JWF1
J13
J14
COM2
USB10/11
I-SATA5
2-36
I-SATA4
USB5
Chapter 2: Installation
VGA Enable
VGA Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JPG1)
JPG1 allows you to enable or disable
the onboard VGA connector. The default
Both Jumpers Definition position is on pins 1 and 2 to enable
VGA. See the table on the right for
jumper settings.
SAS Enable/Disable (X8SI6-F Only)
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPW1
JPW2
4
1
1
1
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
5
J12
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
SAS Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
JPS1 allows you to enable or disable
the on-board SAS Connectors. The
default position is on pins 1 and 2 to
enable SAS. See the table on the right
for jumper settings.
KB/MOUSE
Pins 1-2
Jumper Settings Definition Pins 1-2
Enabled (Default)
Pins 2-3
Disabled
+
FLOPPY
A. VGA Enable
DIMM1B
COM1
DIMM1A
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
JPUSB1
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
1
VGA
B. SAS Enable
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
J28
CPU
FAN2
FAN5
JLED
JSPK
JF1
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
FAN3
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
C
SW1
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
J5
LE5
UID
LED
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
JPL4 JPL3
JPL2
JPL1
NIC2
JF1
NIC1
HDD PWR
LED LED
SPKR1
1
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
LAN2/LAN4
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
LAN1/LAN3
LE4
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
A
JI2C1
JI2C2
T-SGPIO2
FAN4
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
X8SIE
DESIGNED IN USA
REV:1.00
R1312
LE2
LE6
U2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
LE3
LE8
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
JS8
JS7
I-SATA2
Y2
LE7
JPG1
R572
U89
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J25
JIBTN
J8
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
I-SATA0
B1
USB4
D1
+
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
USB2/3
I-SATA3
JWOL
JL1
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
DOM PWR
JWF1
J13
J14
COM2
USB10/11
I-SATA5
2-37
I-SATA4
USB5
B
X8SIE/X8SIE-F/X8SI6-F/X8SIE-LN4/X8SIE-LN4F User's Manual
USB Wake-Up
JPUSB1 (BackPanel USB
0/1 Wake-up Enable)
Use the JPUSB1 jumper to "wake-up" your
system by pressing a key on a USB keyboard
Pin# Definition or clicking the USB mouse. The JPUSB1
jumper is used together with the USB WakeUp feature in the BIOS. Enable this jumper
and the USB feature in the BIOS to wake-up
your system via USB devices.
1-2
Enabled (Default)
2-3
Disabled
Note: When the USB function is set to
Enabled in the BIOS, and a USB Wakeup jumper is set to Disabled, remove the
USB devices from the USB ports whose
USB jumper is Disabled before the system goes into the standby mode.
BMC Enable (X8SIE-F/X8SI6- F/X8SIELN4F Only)
BMC IPMI Enable/Disable Jumper
Settings
4
1
JPW2
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPW1
J12
1
KB/MOUSE
5
1
JPB is used to enable or disable the BMC
(Baseboard Management Control) Chip and
the onboard IPMI connection. This jumper is
used together with the IPMI settings in the
BIOS. The default position is on pins 1 and
2 to Enable BMC. See the table on the right
for jumper settings.
Settings Definition Pins 1-2
Enabled (Default)
Pins 2-3
Disabled
A. BP USB 0/1 Wake-up
B. BMC Enable
+
FLOPPY
DIMM1B
COM1
DIMM1A
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
JPUSB1
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
J28
CPU
A
FAN5
FAN2
1
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
VGA
JLED
JSPK
SPKR1
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
C
SW1
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
J5
LE5
UID
LED
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
FAN3
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JF1
JPL4 JPL3
JPL2
JPL1
NIC2
JF1
NIC1
HDD PWR
LED LED
LAN2/LAN4
1
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
LAN1/LAN3
LE4
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
B
JI2C1
JI2C2
T-SGPIO2
FAN4
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
X8SIE
DESIGNED IN USA
REV:1.00
R1312
LE2
LE6
U2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
LE3
LE8
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
JS8
JS7
I-SATA2
Y2
LE7
JPG1
R572
U89
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J25
JIBTN
J8
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
I-SATA0
B1
USB4
D1
+
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
USB2/3
I-SATA3
JWOL
JL1
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
DOM PWR
JWF1
J13
J14
COM2
USB10/11
I-SATA5
2-38
I-SATA4
USB5
Chapter 2: Installation
2-8 Onboard Indicators
LAN 1 ~2 (LAN 3~4)
Activity LEDs (Yellow)
LAN LEDs
Color Status Definition Two LAN ports (LAN 1/LAN 2) are located
on the IO Backpanel of the motherboard.
Each Ethernet LAN port has two LEDs.
The yellow LED indicates activity, while
the Link LED may be green, amber or off
to indicate the connection speed. See the
tables at right for more information. Note:
The X8SIE-LN4/X8SIE-LN4F has a total of
four LAN ports (LAN 1 ~ LAN4).
Yellow
Blinking
Active
LAN 1~2 (LAN 3~4)
Link LEDs (Green/Amber/Off)
LED Color Definition Off
No Connection or 10 Mbps
Green
100 Mbps
Amber
1 Gbps
Activity LED
Link LED
IPMI Dedicated LAN LEDs
IPMI LAN Link LED (Left) &
Activity LED (Right)
In addition to LAN ports, an IPMI Dedicated LAN is also located on the X8SIE-F/
X8SI6-F./X8SIE-LN4F The yellow LED on
the right indicates activity, while the green
LED on the left indicates the speed of the
connection. See the tables at right for more
information.
Color Status Definition Link (Left)
Green: Solid
Activity
(Right)
Yellow: Blinking
100 Mbps
LAN 1/LAN 2Active
IPMI LAN
Activity LED
Link LED
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPUSB1
DIMM1B
COM1
D. LAN Port 4
FLOPPY
DIMM1A
C. LAN Port 3
+
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
4
1
IPMI LAN
(X8ST3-F)
1
JPW2
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPW1
J12
1
KB/MOUSE
B. LAN Port 2
5
A. LAN Port 1
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
E. IPMI LAN
1
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
VGA
J28
CPU
FAN2
FAN5
JLED
JSPK
JF1
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
FAN3
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
C
SW1
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
J5
LE5
UID
LED
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
JPL4 JPL3
JPL2
JPL1
NIC2
JF1
NIC1
HDD PWR
LED LED
SPKR1
1
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
LAN2/LAN4
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
LAN1/LAN3
LE4
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
JI2C1
JI2C2
T-SGPIO2
FAN4
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
X8SIE
DESIGNED IN USA
REV:1.00
R1312
LE2
LE6
U2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
LE3
LE8
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
JS8
JS7
I-SATA2
Y2
LE7
JPG1
R572
U89
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J25
JIBTN
J8
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
I-SATA0
B1
USB4
D1
+
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
D
A
B
2-39
J13
J14
COM2
C
USB2/3
USB10/11
I-SATA3
JWOL
JL1
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
DOM PWR
JWF1
C
I-SATA5
I-SATA4
USB5
X8SIE/X8SIE-F/X8SI6-F/X8SIE-LN4/X8SIE-LN4F User's Manual
Onboard Power LED
Onboard PWR LED Indicator
LED Settings
An Onboard Power LED is located at LE4
on the motherboard. When LE4 is on, the
AC power cable is connected. Make sure to
disconnect the power cable before removing
or installing any component. See the layout
below for the LED location.
LED Color Definition Off
System Off
On
System on, or
System off and PWR
Cable Connected
IPMI Heartbeat LED (X8SIE-F/X8SI6-F/
X8SIE-LN4F only)
IPMI Heartbeat LED Indicator (LE7)
LED Settings
An IPMI Heartbeat LED is located at
LE7. When LE7 blinks, the IPMI functions
properly. Refer to the table on the right for
details. Also see the layout below for the
LED location.
Green: Blinking
IPMI is ready for use
A. Onboard PWR LED
B. IPMI Heartbeat LED
Rear UID LED
C. UID LED
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
4
1
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPW1
J12
JPW2
KB/MOUSE
1
1
The rear UID LED is located at LE5 on the
backpanel. This LED is used in conjunction
with the front UID LED and the rear UID
switch to provide easy identification of a
system that might be in need of service.
5
+
FLOPPY
DIMM1B
COM1
DIMM1A
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
JPUSB1
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
1
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
VGA
J28
CPU
FAN2
FAN5
JLED
JSPK
NIC2
JF1
JF1
FAN3
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
C
SW1
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
J5
LE5
UID
LED
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
JPL1
JPL2
JPL4 JPL3
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
C
NIC1
HDD PWR
LED LED
SPKR1
1
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
LAN2/LAN4
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
LAN1/LAN3
LE4
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
JI2C1
B
JI2C2
T-SGPIO2
FAN4
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
X8SIE
DESIGNED IN USA
REV:1.00
R1312
LE2
U2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
LE6
LE3
LE8
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
JS8
JS7
I-SATA2
Y2
LE7
JPG1
R572
U89
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J25
JIBTN
J8
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
B1
USB4
I-SATA0
D1
+
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
USB2/3
J14
I-SATA3
JWOL
JL1
2-40
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
DOM PWR
JWF1
J13
USB10/11
COM2
I-SATA5
I-SATA4
USB5
A
Chapter 2: Installation
SAS Heartbeat LED & SAS Error LED
(X8SI6-F only)
SAS Heartbeat LED
Color Status Definition An Onboard SAS Heartbeat LED is located
Green
at LE6 on the motherboard. When LE6 is
blinking, SAS is functioning normally. When
the SAS Error LED (LE8) is on, a SAS error
has occurred. See the tables at right for
more information.
Blinking
Normal
SAS Error LED
Color Status Definition Yellow
Unsupported Memory LED
Solid (on)
Errorl
Unsupported Memory LED Indicator
(LE3) LED Settings
LE3 is located next to LE8. When LE3
blinks, it is an indication/warning that
unsupported memory is installed in one
(or more) of the memory slots.
Yellow: Blinking
Unsupported Memory
is Installed
A. SAS Heartbeat
B. SAS Error
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
4
1
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPW1
JPW2
J12
1
KB/MOUSE
5
1
C. Unsupported Memory LED
+
FLOPPY
DIMM1B
COM1
DIMM1A
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
JPUSB1
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
1
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
VGA
J28
CPU
FAN2
FAN5
JLED
JSPK
JF1
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J5
A
FAN3
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
C
SW1
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
LE5
UID
LED
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
JPL4 JPL3
JPL2
JPL1
NIC2
JF1
NIC1
HDD PWR
LED LED
SPKR1
1
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
LAN2/LAN4
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
LAN1/LAN3
LE4
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
JI2C1
JI2C2
T-SGPIO2
FAN4
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
X8SIE
DESIGNED IN USA
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LE2
LE6
U2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
LE3
LE8
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
JS8
JS7
I-SATA2
Y2
LE7
JPG1
R572
U89
B
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J25
JIBTN
J8
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
B1
USB4
I-SATA0
D1
+
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
USB2/3
I-SATA3
JWOL
JL1
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
C
2-41
DOM PWR
JWF1
J13
J14
COM2
USB10/11
I-SATA5
I-SATA4
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2-9 SATA, SAS and Floppy Drive Connections
SATA Connectors
Pin Definitions
SATA Connections
Six Serial ATA (SATA) connectors (I-SATA
0~5) are located on the motherboard. These
Serial Link connections provide faster data
transmission than legacy Parallel ATA. See
the table on the right for pin definitions.
SAS Connections (X8SI6-F Only)
Eight Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) ports are
featured on the X8SI6-F motherboard. Four
ports are available on each of the two iPass
8087 connectors (SAS0~3, SAS4~7).
Pin#
Signal
1
Ground
2
SATA_TXP
3
SATA_TXN
4
Ground
5
SATA_RXN
6
SATA_RXP
7
Ground
A. I-SATA 0
B. I-SATA 1
C. I-SATA 2
D. I-SATA 3
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPI2C:PWR I2C
4
JPW1
JPW2
J12
1
KB/MOUSE
5
1
E. I-SATA 4
1
F. I-SATA 5
+
FLOPPY
G. SAS0~3 (X8SI6-F only)
H. SAS4~7 (X8SI6-F only)
DIMM1B
COM1
DIMM1A
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
JPUSB1
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
1
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
VGA
J28
CPU
FAN2
FAN5
JLED
JSPK
JF1
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
FAN3
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
C
SW1
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
J5
LE5
UID
LED
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
JPL4 JPL3
JPL2
JPL1
NIC2
JF1
NIC1
HDD PWR
LED LED
SPKR1
1
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
LAN2/LAN4
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
LAN1/LAN3
LE4
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
JI2C1
JI2C2
T-SGPIO2
FAN4
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
X8SIE
DESIGNED IN USA
REV:1.00
R1312
LE2
G
LE6
U2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
LE3
LE8
LE7
JPG1
Y2
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
JS8
JS7
H
U89
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J25
JIBTN
J8
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
I-SATA0
B1
USB4
USB2/3
I-SATA3
JWOL
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
JL1
I-SATA5
I-SATA4
B
D
A
R572
DOM PWR
JWF1
J13
J14
COM2
USB10/11
I-SATA2
D1
+
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
F
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USB5
E
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Floppy Connector
Floppy Drive Connector
Pin Definitions
The floppy connector is located next
to the DIMM memory banks on the
Pin# Definition Pin # Definition
motherboard. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
1
Ground
2
FDHDIN
3
Ground
4
Reserved
5
Key
6
FDEDIN
7
Ground
8
Index
9
Ground
10
Motor Enable
11
Ground
12
Drive Select B
13
Ground
14
Drive Select B
15
Ground
16
Motor Enable
• A red mark on a wire typically
designates the location of pin 1.
17
Ground
18
DIR
19
Ground
20
STEP
• A single floppy disk drive ribbon
cable has 34 wires and two connectors to provide for two floppy
disk drives. The connector with
twisted wires always connects
to drive A, and the connector
that does not have twisted wires
always connects to drive B.
21
Ground
22
Write Data
23
Ground
24
Write Gate
25
Ground
26
Track 00
27
Ground
28
Write Protect
29
Ground
30
Read Data
31
Ground
32
Side 1 Select
33
Ground
34
Diskette
Note the following when connecting the floppy cable:
• The floppy disk drive cable has
seven twisted wires.
A. Floppy
JPUSB1:B/P USB WAKE UP
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
4
1
JPI2C:PWR I2C
JPW1
JPW2
J12
1
KB/MOUSE
5
1
A
+
FLOPPY
DIMM1B
COM1
DIMM1A
DIMM2B
DIMM2A
DIMM2C
JPUSB1
DIMM1C
JAR:
PSU ALARM RST
1
FAN1
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM required
VGA
J28
CPU
FAN2
FAN5
JLED
JSPK
JF1
JPT1:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
FAN3
JPB:BMC
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
C
SW1
A
JPL4:LAN4
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JI2C1/JI2C2
ON:Enable
OFF:Disable
J5
LE5
UID
LED
PWR RST PWR OH/FF
ON
FAIL
UID
JPL4 JPL3
JPL2
JPL1
NIC2
JF1
NIC1
HDD PWR
LED LED
SPKR1
1
JPL1:LAN1
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL2:LAN2
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
JPL3:LAN3
1-2:ENABLE
2-3:DISABLE
LAN2/LAN4
JLED1:Power LED
JSPK:Buzzer/Speaker
LAN1/LAN3
LE4
SLOT6 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JPB
NIC_LED3
NIC_LED4
JI2C1
JI2C2
T-SGPIO2
FAN4
JPB:
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
X8SIE
DESIGNED IN USA
REV:1.00
R1312
LE2
LE6
U2
JPG1: VGA
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
LE3
LE8
SAS0~3
SAS4~7
JS8
JS7
I-SATA2
Y2
LE7
JPG1
R572
U89
JPS1:SAS
1-2:Enable
2-3:Disable
J25
JIBTN
J8
JPS1
CMOS CLEAR
JBT1
SLOT2 PCI-E X4 on X8
I-SATA0
B1
USB4
D1
+
SLOT1 PCI 33MHZ
USB2/3
I-SATA3
JWOL
JL1
JWOL:
Wake on Lan
JL1:
Chassis Intrusion
DOM PWR
JWF1
J13
J14
COM2
USB10/11
I-SATA5
I-SATA4
USB5
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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.
Always disconnect the AC power cord before adding, changing or installing any
hardware components.
Before Power On
1. Make sure that the Standby PWR LED (LE4) is not lit. (Note: If LE4 is on, the
onboard power is on. Be sure to unplug the power cable before installing or
removing the components.)
2. Make sure that there are no short circuits between the motherboard and chassis.
3. Disconnect all ribbon/wire cables from the motherboard, including those for the
keyboard and mouse. Also, be sure to remove all add-on cards.
4. Install a CPU and heatsink (be sure that it is fully seated) and then connect the
chassis speaker and the power LED to the motherboard. Check all jumper
settings as well.
No Power
1. Make sure that there are no short circuits between the motherboard and chassis.
2. Make sure that all jumpers are set to their default positions.
3. Check if 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 make sure 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--in this case, you will need to remove
all the add-on cards and cables first.
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2. Use the speaker to determine if any beep codes exist. (Refer to Appendix A
for details on beep codes.)
3. Remove all memory modules and turn on the system. (If the alarm is on, check
the specs of memory modules, reset the memory or try a different one.)
Memory Errors
1. Make sure that the DIMM modules are properly installed and fully seated in
the slots.
2. You should be using unbuffered ECC or registered ECC DDR3 (1.5V)
1333/1066/800 MHz memory (recommended by the manufacturer). Also, it
is recommended that you use the memory modules of the same type and
speed for all DIMMs in the system. Do not mix different sizes, speed, UDIMM
and RDIMM, ECC and non-ECC.
3. Check for bad DIMM modules or slots by swapping modules between slots to
see if you can locate the faulty modules.
4. Check the power supply voltage 115V/230V switch.
Lost System Setup Configuration
1. Please be sure to use a high quality power supply. A poor quality power supply
may cause the system to lose the CMOS setup information. Refer to Section
1-5 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.
3-2 Technical Support Procedures
Before contacting Technical Support, please make sure that you have followed all
the steps listed below. Also, Note that as a motherboard manufacturer, Supermicro
does not sell directly to end users, so it is best to first check with your distributor or
reseller for 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.
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2. BIOS upgrades can be downloaded from our website at (http://www.supermicro.
com/support/bios/).
Note: Not all BIOS can be flashed. Some cannot be flashed; it depends
on the modifications to the boot block code.
3. If you've followed the instructions above to troubleshoot your system, and still
cannot resolve the problem, then contact Supermicro's technical support and
provide them with the following information:
•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).
4. 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, by phone at: (408) 503-8000, option
2, or by fax at (408)503-8019. 3-3 Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What type of memory does my motherboard support?
Answer: The X8SIE/X8SIE-F/X8SI6-F/X8SIE-LN4/X8SIE-LN4F supports up
to 32GB of Registered ECC DDR3 or up to 16GB of unbuffered ECC DDR3
SDRAM (1.5V, 1333/1066/800 MHz). See Section 2-3 for details on installing
memory.
Question: Does the X8SIE/X8SIE-F/X8SI6-F/X8SIE-LN4/X8SIE-LN4F motherboard support non-ECC UDIMM with the Xeon 34xx CPU?
Answer: No. With Xeon 34xx CPUs, memory type has to be either ECC
UDIMM or ECC RDIMM. Please refer to our “tested memory list” in our motherboard website. For memory usage guidelines, please check Chapter 2 of
this manual.
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 web site at http://www.supermicro.com/support/bios/. Please check our
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BIOS warning message and the information on how to update your BIOS on our
web site. Select your motherboard model and download the BIOS (.rom) file to
your computer. Also, check the current BIOS revision and make sure that it is
newer than your BIOS before downloading. You may choose the zip file or the
.exe file. If you choose the zipped BIOS file, please unzip the BIOS file onto a
bootable device or a USB pen/thumb drive. To flash the BIOS, run the batch
file named "ami.bat" with the new BIOS ROM file from your bootable device or
USB pen/thumb drive. Use the following format:
F:\> ami.bat BIOS-ROM-filename.xxx <Enter>
Notes: Always use the file named “ami.bat” to update the BIOS and insert
a space between "ami.bat" and the filename. The BIOS-ROM-filename will
bear the motherboard name (i.e., X8SIE) and build version as the extension.
For example, "X8SIE0.115".
When completed, your system will automatically reboot. If you choose the .exe
file, please run the .exe file under Windows to create the BIOS flash floppy disk.
Insert the floppy disk into the system you wish to flash the BIOS. Then, boot
the system to the floppy disk. The BIOS utility will automatically flash the BIOS
without any prompts. 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!
When the BIOS flashing screen is completed, the system will reboot and will
show “Press F1 or F2”. At this point, you will need to load the BIOS defaults.
Press <F1> to go to the BIOS setup screen, and press <F9> to load the default
settings. Next, press <F10> to save and exit. The system will then reboot.
Note: The SPI BIOS chip installed on this motherboard is not removable. To
repair or replace a damaged BIOS chip, please send your motherboard to RMA
at Supermicro for service.
Question: I think my BIOS is corrupted. How can I recover my BIOS?
Answer: Please see Appendix C, BIOS Recovery for detailed instructions.
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 Windows, security and audio drivers.
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Question: Why do I get an error message “IASTOR.SYS read error” when
installing Windows and "press F6 to install Intel RAID driver" on my X8SIL-F
or X8SIE-F motherboard?
Answer: To solve this issue, disable the IPMI jumper. Another solution is to
use a USB floppy drive instead of the onboard floppy drive. For the IPMI jumper
location, please check Chapter 1.
Question: Why can't I format a floppy disk in Windows or why does it take
too long to format a floppy disk on the X8SIL-F or X8SIE-F/X8SI6-F motherboard?
Answer: This is maybe because C State Technology is enabled in the BIOS.
Please go to the BIOS (Advanced -> Processor & Clock options -> Intel ® CSTATE tech), and select “disable”.
Question: What is the heat sink part number for my X8SIL/X8SIL-F, X8SIE/
X8SIE-F/X8SIE-LN4 or X8SI6-F motherboard?
Answer: For the 1U passive heat sink, ask for SNK-P0046P (back plate is
included), for the 2U active heat sink, SNK-P0046A4.
Question: Does the PCI-E slots on the X8SIL/X8SIL-F, X8SIE/X8SIE-F/X8SIELN4 or X8SI6-F motherboard support graphic cards?
Answer: Yes they do, but not Slot 6 and Slot 7 on the X8SIL motherboard.
This is due to Intel chipset limitations.
Question: Why can't I recover the BIOS even when I’ve followed the instructions in the user’s manual for X8SIL-F or X8SIE-F?
Answer: Please disable the IPMI jumper and try it again. For jumper location,
please check Chapter 1.
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3-4 Battery Removal and Installation
Battery Removal
To remove the onboard battery, follow the steps below:
1
2
3
4
5
Battery Lock
Power off your system and unplug
your power cable.
Battery
Locate the onboard battery as shown
on the right.
Battery Holder
Using a tool such as a pen or a small
screwdriver, push the battery lock
outwards to unlock it.
Once unlocked, the battery will pop
out from the holder.
Remove the battery.
Battery Disposal: 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.
Battery Installation
To install an onboard battery, follow the steps 1~2 above and continue below:
1
2
This side should always
face up.
Indentify the battery's polarity. The
positive (+) side should be facing up.
Insert the battery into the battery
holder and push it down until you hear
a click to ensure that the battery is
securely locked.
Warning: When replacing a battery,
be sure to only replace it with the
same type.
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2
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3-5 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. (For faster
service, you may also obtain RMA authorizations online (http://www.supermicro.
com/RmaForm/). 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.
This warranty only covers normal consumer use and does not cover damages
incurred in shipping or from failure due to the alteration, 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
4-1Introduction
This chapter describes the AMI BIOS Setup Utility for the X8SIE/X8SIE-F/X8SI6-F/
X8SIE-LN4/X8SIE-LN4F. The AMI ROM BIOS is stored in a Flash EEPROM and
can be easily updated. This chapter describes the basic navigation of the AMI BIOS
Setup Utility setup screens.
Note: For instructions on BIOS recovery, please refer to the instruction
guide posted at http://www.supermicro.com/support/manuals/.
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. 4-1
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How to Start 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.
4-2 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.
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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. Enter new values through the keyboard. Press the
<Tab> key or the arrow keys 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.)
Supermicro X8SIE/X8SIE-F/X8SI6-F/X8SIE-LN4/X8SIE-LN4F
Version
Build Date
Processor
The AMI BIOS will automatically display the status of processor as shown below:
Type of Processor
Speed
Physical Count
Logical Count
System Memory
This displays the size of memory available in the system:
Populated Size
Available Size
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4-3 Advanced Setup Configurations
Use the arrow keys to select Boot Setup and hit <Enter> to access the submenu
items:
BOOT Feature
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.
PS/2 Mouse Support
This feature enables support for the PS/2 mouse. The options are Disabled,
Enabled and Auto.
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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.
Hit 'Del' Message Display
This feature displays "Press DEL to run Setup" during POST. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
Watch Dog Function
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.
Power Button Mode
This setting allows you to decide if the power button will turn off the system instantly or wait for 4 seconds when it is pressed. The options are Instant Off and
4 Seconds 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.
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.
Processor & Clock Options
Warning: Take Caution when changing the Advanced settings. An incorrect
value, a very high DRAM frequency or incorrect DRAM timing may cause
system to become unstable. When this occurs, revert to the default setting.
CPU Ratio
This feature allows the user to use the CPU clock multiplier to multiply CPU speed
in order to enhance performance. Select Manual to Manually set the multiplier set-
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ting. Select Auto for the BIOS to automatically select the CPU multiplier setting for
your system. The options are Default and Manual.
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. Select Disabled to enhance system stability.
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
Choose the method of ordering for the Multiple APIC Description Table (MADT).
Select Modern Ordering for Microsoft Windows XP or later, Select Legacy Ordering for Microsoft Windows 2000 or earlier. The options are Modern Ordering and
Legacy Ordering.
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Available when supported by the CPU)
Select Enabled to use the feature of Virtualization Technology to allow 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 web
site for detailed information.
Execute-Disable Bit Capability (Available when supported by the OS and
the CPU)
Set to Enabled to enable the Execute Disable Bit 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 Web Sites for more information.)
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Simultaneous Multi-Threading (Available when supported by the CPU)
Set to Enabled to use the Hyper-Threading Technology, which will result in increased
CPU performance. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Active Processor Cores
Set to Enabled to use a processor's Second Core and beyond. (Please refer to
Intel's web site for more information.) The options are All, 1, 2, 3 and 4.
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 web site for detailed information.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology (Available if Intel® EIST technology is
Enabled)
This feature allows processor cores to run faster than marked frequency in specific
conditions. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
C1E Support
Select Enabled to use the "Enhanced Halt State" feature. 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.
Intel® C-STATE Tech
If enabled, C-State is set by the system automatically to either C2, C3 or C4 state.
The options are Default 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.
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Advanced Chipset Control
The items included in the Advanced Settings submenu are listed below.
Memory Remap Feature
This feature when enabled, allows the remapping of everlapped PCI memory above
the total physical memory. The settings are Enabled and Disabled.
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 the 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 start Active-State Power Management for signal transactions
between L0 and L1 Links on the PCI Express Bus. This maximizes power-saving
and transaction speed. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Route Port 80h Cycles to
This feature allows the user to decide which bus to send debug information to. The
options are Disabled, PCI and LPC.
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 (available if USB Functions above is Enabled)
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.
SATA / Floppy Configuration
When this submenu is selected, the AMI BIOS automatically detects the presence
of the IDE Devices and displays the following items:
Floppy A
This feature allows the user to select the type of floppy drive connected to the system. The options are Disabled, 360KB 5 1/4", 1.2MB 5 1/4", 720KB 3 1/2", 1.44MB
3 1/2" and 2.88MB 3 1/2".
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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, Enhanced.
Configure SATA as
This feature allows the user to select the drive type for SATA#1. The options
are IDE, RAID and AHCI.
PCH RAID CodeBase (Available if RAID is selected above)
Select Intel to enable the Intel SATA Host RAID Utility. Select Adaptec to use the
Adaptec Host RAID Utility. The options are Intel and Adaptec.
SATA#2 Configuration (Available if IDE is enabled under "Configure SATA#1
as" above)
Selecting Enhanced will set SATA#2 to native SATA mode. The options are Disabled and Enhanced
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.
SATA 0 ~ 5r
These settings allow the user to set the parameters of the disc storage devices attached to the SATA ports. Press <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 occur 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 MBs.
Select 1 to allow the AMI BIOS to use PIO mode 1. It has a data transfer rate
of 5.2 MBs.
Select 2 to allow the AMI BIOS to use PIO mode 2. It has a data transfer rate
of 8.3 MBs.
Select 3 to allow the AMI BIOS to use PIO mode 3. It has a data transfer rate
of 11.1 MBs.
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 MBs.
Select SWDMA1 to allow the BIOS to use Single Word DMA mode 1. It has a
data transfer rate of 4.2 MBs.
Select SWDMA2 to allow the BIOS to use Single Word DMA mode 2. It has a
data transfer rate of 8.3 MBs.
Select MWDMA0 to allow the BIOS to use Multi Word DMA mode 0. It has a
data transfer rate of 4.2 MBs.
Select MWDMA1 to allow the BIOS to use Multi Word DMA mode 1. It has a
data transfer rate of 13.3 MBs.
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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 MBs.
Select UDMA0 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 0. It has a data transfer
rate of 16.6 MBs. 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 MBs.
Select UDMA2 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 2. It has a data transfer
rate of 33.3 MBs.
Select UDMA3 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 3. It has a data transfer
rate of 66.6 MBs.
Select UDMA4 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 4 . It has a data
transfer rate of 100 MBs.
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
the S.M.A.R.T. Select Enabled to allow the AMI BIOS to use the S.M.A.R.T. to
support hard drive disk. The options are Disabled, Enabled, and Auto.
32-Bit Data Transfer
Select Enable to enable the function of 32-bit IDE data transfer. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
PCI/PnP Configuration
This feature allows the user to set the PCI/PnP configurations for the following
items:
Clear NVRAM
This feature clears the NVRAM during system boot. The options are No and
Yes.
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.
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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 Bus Master
When enabled, the BIOS uses PCI bus mastering for reading/writing to IDE drives.
The options are Disabled and Default.
PCIE I/O Performace
This feature selects the setting for the IOH PCIE maximum payload size. The options are 128B and 256B.
ROM Scan Ordering
This item determines what kind of option ROM activates over another. The options
are Onboard First and Add-on First.
PCI Slot 1, PCIe Slot 2 & 6 OPROM
Use this feature to enable or disable PCI slot Option ROMs. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Onboard LAN1 Option ROM Select
Use this feature to select which boot option ROM to load for LAN1. The options
are PXE and iSCSI.
Load
Load
Load
Load
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard
LAN1
LAN2
LAN3
LAN4
Option
Option
Option
Option
ROM
ROM
ROM (X8SIE-LN4 only)
ROM (X8SIE-LN4 only)
This feature is to enable or disable the onboard LAN option ROMs. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
Boot Graphics Adapter Priority
Use this feature to select the graphics controller to be used as the primary boot
device. The options are Other, Onboard VGA and Slot 6. Select Slot 6 if a graphics
controller is installed in the CPU-controlled Slot 6 slot.
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
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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, 2E8/IRQ3. The options for Serial Port2 are
Disabled, 2F8/IRQ3, and 2E8/IRQ3.
Onboard Floppy Controller
Select Enabled to enable the onboard Floppy Controller. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
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, COM 2 and COM 3.
Note: Serial Over LAN (SOL) is enabled on COM 3 on the X8SIE-F and
X8SI6-F.
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. Available 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 Configuration
This feature allows the user to monitor Hardware Health of the system and review
the status of each item when 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 provide warning of possible
CPU overheat.
Warning: 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.
The options are:
•The Early Alarm: Select this setting if you want the CPU overheat alarm (includ-
ing 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.
•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. In both the alarms above, please take immediate action
as shown below.
System Temperature
This feature displays the absolute system temperature (i.e., 34oC).
CPU Temperature
The CPU Temperature feature will display the CPU temperature status as detected
by the BIOS:
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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:
The Default Alarm – the Overheat LED and system buzzer will activate if the High
condition continues for some time after it is reached. The CPU fan will run at full
speed to bring the CPU temperature down. If the CPU temperature still increases
even with the CPU fan running at full speed, the system buzzer will activate and
the Overheat LED will turn on.
The Early Alarm – the Overheat LED and system buzzer will be activated exactly
when the High level is reached. The CPU fan will run at full speed to bring the
CPU temperature down.
Note: In both the alarms above, please take immediate action as shown below.
See CPU Overheat Alarm to modify the above alarm settings.
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. Note: the system may shut down if it continues for a long period to prevent damage to the CPU.
Notes: The CPU thermal technology that reports absolute temperatures
(Celsius/Fahrenheit) has been upgraded to a more advanced feature by Intel
in its newer processors. The basic concept is that each CPU is embedded
by a unique temperature information that the motherboard can read. This
‘Temperature Threshold’ or ‘Temperature Tolerance’ has been assigned at
the factory and is the baseline by which the motherboard takes action during
different CPU temperature conditions (i.e., by increasing CPU Fan speed,
triggering the Overheat Alarm, etc). Since CPUs can have different ‘Temperature Tolerances’, the installed CPU can now send its ‘Temperature Tolerance’ to the motherboard resulting in better CPU thermal management.
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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 (i.e., 25oC).
The information provided above is for your reference only. For more information on
thermal management, please refer to Intel’s Web site at www.Intel.com.
Fan Speed Control Modes
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 correlative. When the
CPU on-die temperature increases, the fan speed will also increase for effective
system cooling. Select Full Speed to allow the onboard fans to run at full speed (of
100% Pulse Width Modulation Duty Cycle) for maximum cooling. The Full Speed
setting is recommended for special system configuration or debugging. Select
Performance for the onboard fans to run at 70% of the Initial PWM Cycle for
better system cooling. The Performance setting is recommended for high-powerconsuming and high-density systems. Select Balanced for the onboard fans to run
at 50% of the Initial PWM Cycle in order to balance the needs between system
cooling and power saving. The Balanced setting is recommended for regular systems with normal hardware configurations. Select Energy Saving for the onboard
fans to run at 30% of the Initial PWM Cycle for best power efficiency and maximum
quietness. The Options are: Full Speed (@100% of PWM Cycle), Performance
(@70% of PWM Cycle), Balanced (@50% of PWM Cycle), and Energy Saving
(@30% of PWM Cycle).
Fan1 ~ Fan 6 Reading
This feature displays the fan speed readings from fan interfaces Fan1 through
Fan5.
Vcore, AVCC, 3.3Vcc, 12V, V_DIMM, 5V, -12V, 3.3Vsb, and Vbat
ACPI Configuration
Use this feature to configure Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
power management settings for your system.
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 Instruc-
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tion embedded in the CPU. The High Performance Event Timer is used to replace
the 8254 Programmable Interval Timer. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
PS2 KB/MS Wakeup
This feature is used to awaken the system from Standby mode by a PS/2 mouse
or PS/2 keyboard. This must be enabled in the system level and Operating System
(O/S) as well, if supported).
S1 (OS Control) - Enables system wake up from S1 (default).
S5 (OS Control) - Enables system wake up from S1/S3/S4/S5.
Force Enable - Wake up support is always enabled regardless whether it is disabled
in the O/S.
Force Disable - Wake up support is always disabled regardless whether it is enabled in the O/S.
ACPI Aware O/S
Enable ACPI support if it is supported by the OS to control ACPI through the Operating System. Otherwise, disable this feature. The options are Yes and No.
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 the system to function without a keyboard, monitor
or mouse attached The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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/
IPMI Configuration (X8SIE-F/X8SI6-F 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.
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IPMI Firmware Revision
This item displays the current IPMI firmware revision.
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.
View BMC System Event Log
This feature is used to view any BMC events. It shows the total number of entries
and will allow the viewing of each event by scrolling down on an Entry Number
and pressing Enter.
Clear BMC System Event Log
This feature is used to clear the System Event Log. Caution: Any cleared information
is unrecoverable. Make absolutely sure 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.
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 Source - This feature selects whether the IP address, Subnet
Mask and Gateway Address are automatically assigned by the network's DHCP
server (Dynamic Host and Configuration Protocol) or manually entered by the
user (Static). If Static is selected, the IP Address, Subnet Mask and Gateway
Address must be manually entered below. If DHCP is selected, the next three
items will be configured automatically and will be grayed out. The options are
Static and DHCP.
IP Address - Enter the IP address for this machine. This should be in decimal
and in dotted quad form (i.e., 192.168.10.253). The value of each three-digit
number separated by dots should not exceed 255.
Subnet Mask - 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 (i.e., 255.255.255.0).
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Gateway Address - Enter the Gateway address this machine will use (i.e.,
192.168.10.1).
MAC Address - The BIOS will automatically enter the MAC address (also known
as Hardware Address) of this machine, however it may be over-ridden. MAC
addresses are 6 two-digit hexadecimal numbers (Base 16, 0 ~ 9, A, B, C, D, E,
F) separated by dots. (i.e., 00.30.48.D0.D4.60)
BMC Watch Dog Timer Action
Allows the BMC to reset or power down the system if the operating system hangs
or crashes. The options are Disabled, Reset System, Power Down, Power Cycle.
BMC WatchDog TimeOut [Min:Sec]
This option appears if BMC Watch Dog Timer Action (above) is enabled. This
is a timed delay in minutes or seconds, before a system power down or reset
after an operating system failure is detected. The options are [5 Min], [1 Min],
[30 Sec], and [10 Sec].
Event Log Configuration
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.
PCIE Error Log
Use this option to enable logging of errors encountered in the system's PCIe bus.
The options are Yes and No.
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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. Clear
means such a password has not been used and Set means a supervisor password
has been entered for the system.
User Password:
This item indicates if a user password has been entered for the system. Clear
means such a password has not been used and Set means a user password has
been entered for the system.
Change Supervisor Password
Select this feature and press <Enter> to access the submenu, and then type in a
new Supervisor Password.
User Access Level (Available when Supervisor Password is set as above)
Available options are Full Access: grants full User read and write access to the
Setup Utility, View Only: allows access to the Setup Utility but the fields cannot be
changed, Limited: allows only limited fields to be changed such as Date and Time,
No Access: prevents User access to the Setup Utility.
Change User Password
Select this feature and press <Enter> to access the submenu , and then type in a
new User Password.
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Clear User Password (Available only if User Password has been set)
Password Check
Available 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.
4-5 Boot Settings
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.
•1st Boot Device - 1st Floppy Drive
•2nd Boot Device - [USB: XXXXXXXXX]
•3rd Boot Device - [SATA: XXXXXXXXX]
•4th Boot Device - [Network: XXXXXXXXX]
•5th Boot Device - [Network: XXXXXXXXX]
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Hard Disk Drives
This feature allows the user to specify the sequence of priority from the available
Hard Drives.
•1st Drive [SATA: XXXXXXXXXX]
•2nd Drive [SATA: XXXXXXXXXX]
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
•2nd Drive - [USB: XXXXXXXXX]
Retry Boot Devices
Select this option to retry booting from the configured boot devices if the systems
fail to boot initially. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
4-6 Exit Options
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: POST Error Beep Codes
Appendix A
POST Error Beep Codes
This section lists POST (Power On Self Test) error beep codes for the AMI BIOS.
POST error beep codes are divided into two categories: recoverable and terminal.
This section lists Beep Codes for recoverable POST errors.
Recoverable POST Error Beep Codes
When a recoverable type of error occurs during POST, BIOS will display a POST
code that describes the problem. BIOS may also issue one of the following beep
codes:
1 long and eight short beeps - video configuration error
1 repetitive long beep - no memory detected
1 continuous beep with the front panel Overheat LED on - system overheat
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(Disclaimer Continued)
The products sold by Supermicro are not intended for and will not be used in life support systems, medical equipment, nuclear facilities or systems, aircraft, aircraft devices,
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
entirely at its own risk. Furthermore, buyer agrees to fully indemnify, defend and hold Supermicro harmless for and against any and all claims, demands, actions, litigation, and
proceedings of any kind arising out of or related to such ultra-hazardous use or sale.
Appendix B: Software Installation Instructions
Appendix B
Software Installation Instructions
B-1 Installing Drivers
After you've 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 Operating System, please
refer to the instructions posted on our website at http://www.supermicro.com/
support/manuals/.)
Driver/Tool Installation Display Screen
Note: Click the icons showing a hand writing on the paper to view the
readme files for each item. Click 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 re-boot 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.
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B-2 Configuring SuperDoctor® III
The SuperDoctor® III program is a Web-based management tool that supports
remote management capability. It includes Remote and Local Management tools.
The local management tool is called the SD III Client. The SuperDoctor III program
included on the CDROM that came with your motherboard allows you to monitor
the environment and operations of your system. SuperDoctor III displays crucial
system information such as CPU temperature, system voltages and fan status. See
the Figure below for a display of the SuperDoctor III interface.
Note: 1 The default user name and password are ADMIN.
Note 2: In the Windows OS environment, the SuperDoctor III settings take precedence over the BIOS settings. When first installed, SuperDoctor III adopts the
temperature threshold settings previously set in BIOS. Any subsequent changes
to these thresholds must be made within SuperDoctor, since the settings override the BIOS settings. For the Windows OS to adopt the BIOS temperature
threshold settings, please change the SD III Client settings to be the same as
those set in BIOS.
SuperDoctor® III Interface Display Screen-I (Health Information)
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SuperDoctor® III Interface Display Screen-II (Remote Control)
Note: The SuperDoctor III software and manual may be downloaded from our
Website at:
http://www.supermicro.com/products/accessories/software/SuperDoctorIII.cfm.
For Linux, we still recommend that you use SuperDoctor II, this version is also
available for download at the link above.
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Appendix C: BIOS Recovery
Appendix C - BIOS Recovery
The recovery procedure described in this section is to be used only when advised
by your Supermicro Technical Support representative, or in cases of emergencies
where the system no longer can boot due to a corrupted BIOS. DO NOT re-program
(re-flash) the BIOS if your system is running properly.
C-1 Recovery Process from a USB Device/Drive
(Recommended Method)
If the BIOS file is corrupted and the system is not able to boot up, this feature will
allow you to recover the BIOS image using a USB-attached device. A USB Flash
Drive or a USB CD/DVD ROM/RW drive may be used for this purpose. Please
note that a USB Hard Disk drive is NOT supported at this time. Below is a two-part
procedure to recover the BIOS:
Part 1: Boot Sector Recovery Process
1.
Using a different system, download and copy the correct BIOS binary image
into a USB flash device or a writable CD/DVD disc's Root "\" Directory. Rename the
downloaded file to "super.rom", so the recovery process can recognize and read
the BIOS binary file. 2.
Insert the USB device that contains the new BIOS binary image (“super.rom”)
and power the system down.
3.
While powering on the system, press and hold <Ctrl> and <Home> simultaneously on your keyboard until the USB device's LED indicator comes on. This will
take a few seconds or up to one minute.
4.
Once the USB device's LED is on, release the <Ctrl> and <Home> keys. The
system may generate beep codes to indicate that the BIOS ROM firmware is being
reprogrammed. The screen will also display a message as shown below. DO NOT
INTERRUPT THIS PROCESS!
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When the Boot Sector Recovery Process is complete, the system will reboot
automatically and you will see a checksum error on your screen.
Part 2: BIOS Reprogramming (Re-Flashing)
After completing the Boot Sector Recovery Process, you will need to reprogram
(“re-flash”) the proper BIOS binary file again into the BIOS ROM in order to have
the correct BIOS file loaded by the system. For details on how to flash/re-flash a
BIOS, please check our website for “Update your BIOS”, or see the section 3-3
(FAQ) of this manual. DO NOT INTERRUPT THIS PROCESS!
When completed, the system will reboot automatically, and you will see a checksum
error again.
Press “F1” to go to setup. Press “F9” to load the defaults and then press “F10” to
save and exit.
C-2 Recovery Process from an IDE/SATA ATAPI Disc
Drive
This process is identical to the Boot Sector Recovery Process from a USB Device/
Drive (as above), except that the BIOS image file (“super.rom”) is loaded from an
IDE/ATAPI CD/DVD/ROM/RW disc drive that is attached to the system. Note that
loading from an IDE/SATA hard disk drive is NOT supported.
1.
Using a different system, download and copy the correct BIOS binary image
into a writable CD/DVD disc's Root "\" Directory. Rename the downloaded file to
"super.rom", so the recovery process can recognize and read the BIOS binary
file.
Note: Record/Burn the CD/DVD-R/RW disc using the ISO 9600 standard format.
Refer to your CD/DVD mastering application documentation for instructions on
how to do this.
2. Insert the newly-created disc into the IDE/SATA ATAPI CD/DVD ROM/RW
drive of the system that has the corrupted BIOS and power the system down.
3.
Follow the step-by-step instructions under Part 1 - Recovery Process from a
USB Device/Drive (above) starting from Step 3 and continue on to Part 2 - BIOS
Reprogramming (Re-Flashing).
If your system still does not boot up after performing the above procedure, then
there may be other issues with your motherboard. Please contact your customer
service representative.
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