X9SCM X9SCM-F X9SCL X9SCL-F X9SCL+-F
X9SCM
X9SCM-F
X9SCL
X9SCL-F
X9SCL+-F
USER’S MANUAL
Revision 1.1c
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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 1.1c
Release Date: June 22, 2012
Unless you request and receive written permission from Super Micro Computer, Inc., you may not
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Copyright © 2012 by Super Micro Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.
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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
X9SCM/X9SCM-F/X9SCL/X9SCL-F/X9SCL+-F motherboard.
About This Motherboard
The
X9SCM/X9SCM-F/X9SCL/X9SCL-F/X9SCL+-F supports a single
Intel® Xeon E3-1200 series, 2nd generation Intel Core® i3, Pentium®, Celeron®
processor in an LGA 1155 socket. With the Intel® Cougar Point chipset built in,
the X9SCM/X9SCL series motherboard offers substantial enhancement in system
performance and storage capability for entry-level to mid-range servers in a sleek
package. Please refer to our website (http://www.supermicro.com/products/) for
processor and memory support updates. 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 Intel Cougar Point 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 software program installation instructions.
Appendix C contains BIOS Recovery instructions.
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Conventions Used in This Manual
Pay special attention to the following symbols for proper motherboard installation
and to prevent damage to the system 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 between various models
or to provide information for correct system setup.
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Contacting Supermicro
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.
4F, No. 232-1, Liancheng Rd.
Chung-Ho 235, Taipei County
Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel:
+886-(2) 8226-3990
Fax:
+886-(2) 8226-3991
Web Site:
www.supermicro.com.tw
Technical Support:
Email:
support@supermicro.com.tw
Tel: +886-(2) 8226-5990
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Table of Contents
Preface
About This Motherboard................................................................................................. iii
Manual Organization...................................................................................................... iii
Conventions Used in This Manual.................................................................................iv
Contacting Supermicro....................................................................................................v
Chapter 1
Introduction
1-1Overview.......................................................................................................... 1-1
Checklist........................................................................................................... 1-1
Motherboard Features...................................................................................... 1-8
1-2
Chipset Overview ...........................................................................................1-11
Intel C202/C204 Express Chipset Features...................................................1-11
1-3 Special Features............................................................................................ 1-12
Recovery from AC Power Loss...................................................................... 1-12
1-4 PC Health Monitoring..................................................................................... 1-12
Fan Status Monitor with Firmware Control ................................................... 1-12
Environmental Temperature Control.............................................................. 1-12
System Resource Alert.................................................................................. 1-12
1-5 ACPI Features................................................................................................ 1-13
Slow Blinking LED for Suspend-State Indicator............................................ 1-13
1-6 Power Supply................................................................................................. 1-13
1-7 Super I/O........................................................................................................ 1-14
1-8
Overview of the Nuvoton WPCM450 Controller............................................ 1-14
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 LGA1155 Processor .................................................................. 2-2
Installing a Passive CPU Heatsink.................................................................. 2-5
Removing the Heatsink.................................................................................... 2-6
Installing an Active Fan CPU Heatsink............................................................ 2-7
Removing the Heatsink.................................................................................... 2-9
2-3
Installing DDR3 Memory................................................................................ 2-10
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DIMM Installation........................................................................................... 2-10
Removing Memory Modules.......................................................................... 2-10
Memory Support..............................................................................................2-11
Memory Population Guidelines.......................................................................2-11
2-4
Motherboard Installation................................................................................. 2-13
Tools Needed................................................................................................. 2-13
Location of Mounting Holes........................................................................... 2-13
Installing the Motherboard............................................................................. 2-14
2-5
Connectors/IO Ports....................................................................................... 2-15
Back I/O Panel............................................................................................... 2-15
ATX PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Ports............................................................. 2-16
Universal Serial Bus (USB)....................................................................... 2-17
Ethernet Ports........................................................................................... 2-18
Serial Ports................................................................................................ 2-19
Video Connector........................................................................................ 2-20
Front Control Panel........................................................................................ 2-21
Front Control Panel Pin Definitions............................................................... 2-22
Power LED ............................................................................................... 2-22
HDD LED................................................................................................... 2-22
NIC1/NIC2 (LAN1/LAN2)........................................................................... 2-23
Overheat (OH)/Fan Fail/Front UID LED.................................................... 2-23
Reset Button ............................................................................................ 2-24
Power Button ............................................................................................ 2-24
2-6
Connecting Cables......................................................................................... 2-25
ATX Main PWR & CPU PWR Connectors ............................................... 2-25
Fan Headers.............................................................................................. 2-26
Chassis Intrusion ...................................................................................... 2-26
Internal Buzzer.......................................................................................... 2-27
Speaker..................................................................................................... 2-27
Onboard Power LED................................................................................. 2-28
Power Supply I2C Connector.................................................................... 2-28
T-SGPIO 0/1 Headers............................................................................... 2-29
TPM Header.............................................................................................. 2-29
DOM PWR Connector............................................................................... 2-30
Wake-On-LAN........................................................................................... 2-30
2-7
Jumper Settings............................................................................................. 2-31
Explanation of Jumpers................................................................................. 2-31
LAN Port Enable/Disable.......................................................................... 2-31
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CMOS Clear.............................................................................................. 2-32
PCI Slot SMB Enable................................................................................ 2-32
VGA Enable............................................................................................... 2-33
Watch Dog Enable.................................................................................... 2-33
USB Wake-Up .......................................................................................... 2-34
BMC Enable.............................................................................................. 2-34
ME Recovery............................................................................................. 2-35
2-8
Onboard Indicators......................................................................................... 2-36
LAN 1/LAN 2 LEDs................................................................................... 2-36
IPMI Dedicated LAN LEDs ...................................................................... 2-36
Onboard Power LED ............................................................................................................. 2-37
IPMI Heartbeat LED.................................................................................. 2-37
Power Standby LED.................................................................................. 2-37
2-9
SATA Connections.......................................................................................... 2-38
SATA Connections..................................................................................... 2-38
Chapter 3
Troubleshooting
3-1 Troubleshooting Procedures............................................................................ 3-1
Before Power On............................................................................................. 3-1
No Power......................................................................................................... 3-1
No Video.......................................................................................................... 3-2
Memory Errors ................................................................................................ 3-2
Losing the System’s Setup Configuration........................................................ 3-2
3-2
Technical Support Procedures......................................................................... 3-3
3-3
Frequently Asked Questions............................................................................ 3-4
3-4
Battery Removal and Installation..................................................................... 3-6
Battery Removal............................................................................................... 3-6
Proper Battery Disposal................................................................................... 3-6
Battery Installation............................................................................................ 3-6
3-5
Returning Merchandise for Service................................................................. 3-7
Chapter 4
BIOS
4-1Introduction....................................................................................................... 4-1
Starting BIOS Setup Utility............................................................................... 4-1
How To Change the Configuration Data.......................................................... 4-1
How to Start the Setup Utility.......................................................................... 4-2
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4-2 Main Setup....................................................................................................... 4-2
System Overview: The following BIOS information will be displayed:........ 4-3
System Time/System Date ......................................................................... 4-3
Processor.................................................................................................... 4-3
System Memory ......................................................................................... 4-3
4-3 Advanced Setup Configurations...................................................................... 4-4
BOOT Feature............................................................................................... 4-4
Quiet Boot................................................................................................... 4-4
AddOn ROM Display Mode......................................................................... 4-4
Bootup Num-Lock........................................................................................ 4-4
Wait For 'F1' If Error.................................................................................... 4-4
Interrupt 19 Capture.................................................................................... 4-4
Watch Dog Function.................................................................................... 4-5
Power Button Function................................................................................ 4-5
Restore on AC Power Loss......................................................................... 4-5
VFC............................................................................................................. 4-5
Deep Sx....................................................................................................... 4-5
Processor & Clock Options........................................................................... 4-5
Hardware Prefetcher (Available when supported by the CPU).................. 4-5
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch (Available when supported by the CPU).... 4-6
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Available when supported by the CPU). 4-6
Execute-Disable Bit Capability (Available when supported by the OS and
the CPU)...................................................................................................... 4-6
Intel® AES-NI.............................................................................................. 4-6
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology............................................................ 4-6
Active Processor Cores............................................................................... 4-6
Power Technology....................................................................................... 4-6
EIST............................................................................................................. 4-6
P-STATE Coordination................................................................................ 4-7
CPU C3 Report, CPU C6 Report................................................................ 4-7
C-State package limit setting...................................................................... 4-7
Turbo Mode................................................................................................. 4-7
Chipset Configuration.................................................................................... 4-7
CPU Bridge Configuration........................................................................ 4-7
Memory Frequency..................................................................................... 4-7
VT-d............................................................................................................. 4-8
Active State Power Management................................................................ 4-8
PCIE Maximum Payload Size..................................................................... 4-8
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PCI Express Port......................................................................................... 4-8
PEG Force Gen1......................................................................................... 4-8
Detect Non-Compliant Device..................................................................... 4-8
GbE Controller............................................................................................. 4-8
Wake on LAN from S5................................................................................ 4-9
Legacy USB Support................................................................................... 4-9
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off.................................................................................. 4-9
IDE/SATA Configuration................................................................................ 4-9
SATA Mode.................................................................................................. 4-9
IDE Mode.................................................................................................... 4-9
Serial-ATA Controller 0~1............................................................................ 4-9
SATA Port0~Port5....................................................................................... 4-9
AHCI Mode.................................................................................................. 4-9
Aggressive Link Power Management........................................................ 4-10
SATA Port0~Port5..................................................................................... 4-10
Staggered Spin Up.................................................................................... 4-10
External SATA Port.................................................................................... 4-10
Hot Plug..................................................................................................... 4-10
RAID Mode................................................................................................ 4-10
SATA Port0~Port5..................................................................................... 4-10
Hot Plug..................................................................................................... 4-10
PCIe/PCI/PnP Configuration ...................................................................... 4-10
PCI ROM Priority....................................................................................... 4-10
PCI Latency Timer......................................................................................4-11
PCI-E Slot 4, 5, 6, & 7 OPROM................................................................4-11
Onboard LAN Option ROM Select.............................................................4-11
Load Onboard LAN1 Option ROM/Load Onboard LAN2 Option ROM.....4-11
Super IO Device Configuration ...................................................................4-11
Serial Port 1 / Serial Port 2........................................................................4-11
Serial Port1 Settings/ Serial Port2 Settings...............................................4-11
Remote Access Configuration .................................................................... 4-12
Hardware Health Configuration................................................................... 4-13
Fan Speed Control Mode.......................................................................... 4-13
CPU Temperature Display Mode............................................................... 4-13
Fan1 ~ Fan4, FanA Reading..................................................................... 4-14
12V, VDIMM, 5VCC, -12V, AVCC, 3.3VCC, VSB, VBAT.......................... 4-14
ACPI Configuration...................................................................................... 4-14
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High Performance Event Timers............................................................... 4-14
NUMA Support.......................................................................................... 4-14
WHEA Support.......................................................................................... 4-14
4-4
Event Logs..................................................................................................... 4-15
Smbios Event Log..................................................................................... 4-15
Erase Event Log........................................................................................ 4-15
When Log is Full....................................................................................... 4-15
MECI.......................................................................................................... 4-15
METW........................................................................................................ 4-15
4-5
IPMI Configuration (X9SCM-F/X9SCL-F/X9SCL+-F)..................................... 4-16
BMC Support............................................................................................. 4-16
Wait For BMC............................................................................................ 4-16
BMC Self Test Log...................................................................................... 4-16
System Event Log....................................................................................... 4-16
When SEL Full.......................................................................................... 4-17
Log EFI Status Codes............................................................................... 4-17
View FRU Information................................................................................. 4-17
BMC Network Configuration........................................................................ 4-17
Configuration Source................................................................................. 4-17
4-6
Boot Settings................................................................................................. 4-18
Boot Options Priority................................................................................... 4-18
Boot Option #1, Boot option #2, Boot Option #3, etc............................... 4-18
Delete Boot Option...................................................................................... 4-18
4-7
Security Settings............................................................................................ 4-19
Administrator Password ........................................................................... 4-19
User Password:......................................................................................... 4-19
Boot Sector Virus Protection..................................................................... 4-19
4-8
Exit Options.................................................................................................... 4-20
Save Changes and Exit............................................................................ 4-20
Discard Changes and Exit ....................................................................... 4-20
Discard Changes....................................................................................... 4-20
Restore Defaults........................................................................................ 4-20
Save As User Defaults.............................................................................. 4-21
Restore User Defaults............................................................................... 4-21
Boot Override............................................................................................ 4-21
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Appendix A
BIOS Error Beep Codes
A-1 BIOS Error Beep Codes..................................................................................A-1
Appendix B
Software Installation Instructions
B-1 Installing Drivers...............................................................................................B-1
B-2 Configuring Supero Doctor III..........................................................................B-2
Appendix C
UEFI BIOS Recovery Instructions
An Overview to the UEFI BIOS...................................................................................... 1
How to Recover the UEFI BIOS Image (-the Main BIOS Block)................................... 1
To Recover the Main BIOS Block Using a USB-Attached Device................................. 1
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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
•One (1) I/O shield
•One (1) Supermicro CD containing drivers and utilities
•One (1) User's Manual
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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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Motherboard Image (X9SCL/X9SCL-F)
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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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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JLED1
JPI2C
USB/0/1
IPMI _LAN
JPUSB1
JPW2
JPW1
JF1
Motherboard Layout
KB/MOUSE
FP CTRL
DIMM2B
FAN1
DIMM1B
JWD
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM required
PHY
COM1
DIMM2A
JTPM
JSPK
DIMM1A
SPKR1
S I/O
VGA
FAN2
Fan4
Socket H2
LGA
1155
CPU
82574L
PHY
LAN2
LAN1
CPU
82579
PHY
JPL1
JPL2
JPB
X9SCM/X9SCL(-F) Rev.1.0
JPME2
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
FAN3
BMC
CTRL
Standard PCH
(*I-SATA 0/1:
X9SCL: SATA2, X9SCM: SATA3)
T-SGPIO1
USB 12/13 USB4/5
USB2/3
JPG1
USB11
I-SATA4
JWOL
I-SATA3
COM2
I-SATA5
JBT1
Memory Chip
J29
JL1
T-SGPIO2
I-SATA2
B1
I-SATA1
Battery
JI2C1
JI2C2
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
LE7
I-SATA0
JPME1
Cougar Point
(For X9SCM only)
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
BIOS
J31
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x8
FANA
LE4 LE2 JWF1
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.
•SATA-III ports (6Gb/s) are available on the X9SCM(-F) only.
•For X9SCM(-F): Two SATA-III ports (I-SATA#0~1) and four SATA-II ports (3
Gb/s, I-SATA#2~5) are located on the board. For X9SCL(+)(-F): Six SATA-II
ports (I-SATA #0~5) are included on the motherboard.
•PCI-E Slot5 (PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8 slot) is available on the X9SCM(-F) only.
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1
45
1
44
1
IPMI _LAN
USB/0/1
JPW2
JPI2C
JPW1
43
1
FP CTRL
DIMM2B
42
1
FAN1
41
1
DIMM1B
JWD
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM required
PHY
COM1
DIMM2A
JTPM
JSPK
DIMM1A
SPKR1
40
1
39
1
S I/O
VGA
FAN2
38
1
Fan4
Socket H2
LGA
1155
CPU
82574L
PHY
CPU
LAN1
82579
PHY
JPL1
JPL2
JPB
X9SCM/X9SCL(-F) Rev.1.0
51
1 52
1
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
37
1
JPME2
16
17
18
19
10
1
111
12
1
JPUSB1
LAN2
11
12
13
14
15
47
1
KB/MOUSE
JF1
48
1
JLED1
X9SCM/X9SCM-F/X9SCL/X9SCL-F/X9SCL+-F Quick Reference
(*I-SATA 0/1:
X9SCL: SATA2, X9SCM: SATA3)
J31
T-SGPIO2
T-SGPIO1
COM2
JWOL
USB 12/13 USB4/5
USB2/3
JPG1
15
1
16
1
FANA
LE4 LE2 JWF1
X9SCM/X9SCM-F/X9SCL/X9SCL-F/X9SCL+-F Jumpers
Number
Jumper
Description
Default
34
J29
SPI Programming (internal use)
Closed (Normal)
22
JBT1
CMOS Clear
(See Chpt. 2)
13
JI2C1/JI2C2
SMB to PCI Slots
(See Chpt. 2)
12
JPB
BMC Enable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
17
JPG1
Onboard VGA Enable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
10,11
JPL1/JPL2
LAN1/LAN2 Enable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
48
JPUSB1
USB 0/1 Wake-Up Enable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
41
JWD
Watch_Dog Timer Enable
Pins 1-2 (Reset)
51
JPME1
ME Recovery
Open (Normal)
1-6
35
1
34
1
33
1
32
1
31
1
30
1
21
29
1 23
1 22
1 24
1 25
1 26
1 27
1 28
1
1
USB11
17
1 18
1 19
1 20
1
I-SATA4
JBT1
Memory Chip
J29
JL1
I-SATA2
49
1
B1
I-SATA1
Battery
BIOS
50
1
I-SATA5
14
1
JI2C1
JI2C2
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
LE7
Standard PCH
I-SATA3
13
1
Cougar Point
(For X9SCM only)
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
I-SATA0
JPME1
BMC
CTRL
36
1
FAN3
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x8
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X9SCM/X9SCM-F/X9SCL/X9SCL-F/X9SCL+-F Headers/Connectors
Number
Connector
Description
21
B1
Onboard Battery
4,16
COM1/COM2
COM1/2 Serial Connection Headers
35
BIOS
SPI BIOS
42,38,37,7,30
Fans 1~4, Fan A
System/CPU Fan Headers
36
J31
SPI Programming (internal use)
43
JF1
Front Panel Control Header
33
JL1
Chassis Intrusion Header
44
JLED1
Power LED Indicator Header
46
JPW1
24-pin ATX Main Power Connector (Required)
47
JPW2
+12V 8-pin CPU power Connector (Required)
1
KB/Mouse
Keyboard/Mouse Connectors
8,9,3
LAN1/LAN2, IPMI_LAN
Gigabit (RJ45) Ports (LAN1/2), IPMI_LAN (F-models)
50,49
I-SATA 0/1
Serial ATA Ports 0/1 (X9SCL: SATA-II Ports, X9SCM:
SATA-III Ports)
27,26,25,24
I-SATA 2~5
SATA-II Ports
45
JPI2C
PWR supply (I2C) System Management Bus
40
JSPK
Speaker Header (Pins 3/4: Internal, 1~4:External)
5
JTPM
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Header
29
JWF1
SATA DOM (Device_On_Module) Power Connector
15
JWOL
Wake_On_LAN Header
39
SPKR1
Internal Speaker/Buzzer
31, 32
T-SGPIO-1/2
Serial_Link General Purpose IO 1/2 Headers (5V
Gen1/Gen 2)
2
USB0/1
Backpanel USB 0/1
20,19,18
USB2/3, USB4/5,
Front Accessible USB Connections (via 3 Headers)
USB 12/13
23
USB 11
Front Accessible Type A USB Connector
6
VGA
Onboard Video Port
X9SCM/X9SCM-F/X9SCL/X9SCL-F/X9SCL+-F LED Indicators
Number
LED
Description
Color/State
Status
14
LE7
IPMI Heartbeat LED
Green: Blinking
IPMI Active
28
LE2
Onboard Standby PWR LED
Green: Solid on
Power is On
52
LE4
Power Standby
Green: Solid on
System is plugged in
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Motherboard Features
CPU
Single Intel® Xeon E3-1200 series, 2nd generation
Intel Core® i3, Pentium®, Celeron® processor in an
LGA 1155 socket.
Memory
Four (4) SDRAM DIMM slots support up to 32 GB of
DDR3 Unbuffered, ECC 1333/1066 memory
Supports dual-channel memory bus
DIMM sizes
UDIMM
Chipset
1 GB, 2 GB, 4GB and 8GB
Intel® C204 Express (X9SCM Series)
Intel® C202 Express (X9SCL Series)
Expansion Slots
Two (2) PCI Express 2.0 x8 slots
Two (2) PCI Express x4 in x8 slots, One (1) on the
X9SCL/X9SCL-F/X9SCL+-F
Integrated Graphics
Matrox® G200eW
Network Connections
One (1) Intel 82574L Gigabit Ethernet controller for
LAN 1, and one (1) Intel 82579 PHY for LAN 2. Note:
The X9SCL+-F features two (2) Intel 82574L Gigabit
Ethernet controllers, one each for LAN 1 and LAN 2.
Two (2) RJ-45 Rear IO Panel Connectors with Link
and Activity LEDs
Single Realtek RTL8201N PHY to support IPMI 2.0
LAN (X9SCM-F/X9SCL-F/X9SCL+-F Only)
I/O Devices
SATA Connections
(X9SCM/X9SCM-F)
•
SATA-III Ports (6Gb/s)
•
SATA-II Ports (3Gb/s)
•
Two (2) (I-SATA 0/1)
•
Four (4) (I-SATA 2~5)
(X9SCL/X9SCL-F/X9SCL+-F)
•
SATA-II Ports
•
Six (6) (I-SATA 0~5)
RAID (Windows)
RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
Onboard IPMI (X9SCM-F/X9SCL-F/X9SCL+-F Only)
IPMI 2.0 supported by the WPCM450 Server BMC
USB Devices
Two (2) USB ports on the rear IO panel (USB 0/1)
Six (6) USB header connectors for front access (USB
2/3, USB 4/5, USB 12/13)
One (1) Type A USB internal connector (USB 11)
Keyboard/Mouse
PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse ports on the I/O backpanel
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Serial (COM) Ports
Two (2) Fast UART 16550 connections: one 9-pin
RS-232 port (Backplane COM1 port) and one header
(FP COM2)
Super I/O
Winbond Super I/O NCP6776F
BIOS
64 MB SPI AMI BIOS® SM Flash BIOS
Play and Plug (PnP0, 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
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, VCORE for CPU
CPU 4-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
System Management
PECI (Platform Environment Configuration Interface)
3.0 support
System resource alert via Supero Doctor III
SuperoDoctor III, Watch Dog, NMI
Chassis Intrusion header and detection
CD Utilities
BIOS flash upgrade utility
Drivers and software for Intel® Cougar Point chipset
utilities
Other
ROHS 6/6 (Full Compliance, Lead Free)
Dimensions
Micro ATX form factor (9.6" x 9.6") (243.84mm x
243.84mm)
Note: For IPMI Configuration Instructions, please refer to the Embedded
IPMI Configuration User's Guide available @ http://www.supermicro.com/
support/manuals/.
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X9SCM/X9SCM-F/X9SCL/X9SCL-F/X9SCL+-F Block Diagram
DIMM1
DIMM2(Far)
4 UDIMM
DDR3 (CHA)
PCIe x8 Slot (Slot 7)
PCIe x8 Slot (Slot 6)
PCIe x8 Slot (Slot 5)
(X9SCM seires only)
PCIe2.0_x8
5.0Gb
PCIe2.0_x8
5.0Gb
LGA 1155 Socket
1333/1066MHz
DDR3 (CHB)
1333/1066MHz
CPU
PCIe2.0_x4
5.0Gb
DIMM1
DIMM2(Far)
SVID
x4 DMI II
5.0Gb
VRM 12
MISC VRs
SATA-II
300MB/s
(X9SCL/X9SCM) (*See Note below)
SATA-III
0/2 SATA Ports
600MB/s
6/4 SATA Ports
9 USB Ports
TPM1.2 Header
PCIe_x1
2.5Gbps
PCIe_x4
5.0Gbps
PCIe_x1
2.5Gbps
Cougar Point
PCI32
PCH
RJ45
GLAN2
RJ45
82579*
*82574L for the X9SCL+-F
Hermon WPCM450
Winbond BMC
USB2.0
480Mbps
LPC
RMII
LPC
(*Note:
6 SATA-II ports for X9SCL,
4 SATA-II & 2 SATA-III ports
Flash
for X9SCM)
SPI 32Mb
GLAN1
82574L
RTL8201
PHY
(Reserved)
VGA
Port
LPC
PCIe x8 Slot (Slot 4)
RJ45
SPI
COM1,2
NCT6776F
LPC I/O
P/S2
HEALTH
INFO
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 X9SCM/X9SCM-F/X9SCL/X9SCL-F/X9SCL+-F supports a single Intel® Xeon
E3-1200 series, 2nd generation Intel Core® i3, Pentium®, Celeron® processor in
an LGA 1155 socket. Built upon the functionality and the capability of the Intel
C202/C204 chipset, the motherboard provides substantial enhancement to system
performance and storage capability for entry-level to mid-range servers in a sleek
package.
The high-speed Direct Media Interface (DMI) featured in the Intel C202/C204
chipset supports high-speed Direct Media Interface (DMI) for chip-to-chip true isochronous communication, providing up to 10 Gb/s of software-transparent data
transfer rate on each read/write direction. In addition, the X9SCM/X9SCM-F/
X9SCL/X9SCL-F/X9SCL+-F also features a TCO timer which allows the system
to recover from a software/hardware lock and perform tasks, including ECC Error
Reporting, Function Disable and Intruder Detect.
Intel C202/C204 Express Chipset Features
•Direct Media Interface (up 20 Gb/s transfer, Full Duplex)
•Intel® Intel Rapid Storage Technology
•Intel I/O Virtualization (VT-d) Support
•Intel Trusted Execution Technology Support
•PCI Express 2.0 Interface (up to 5.0 GT/s)
•SATA Controller
•6G/s on up to two ports
•3G/s on all ports
•Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI)
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1-3 Special Features
Recovery from AC Power Loss
Basic I/O System (BIOS) provides a setting for you to determine how the system
will respond when AC power is lost and then restored to the system. You can
choose for the system to remain powered off (in which case you must press the
power switch to turn it back on), or for it to automatically return to a power-on state.
See the Advanced BIOS Setup section to change this setting. The default setting
is Last State.
1-4 PC Health Monitoring
This section describes the PC health monitoring features of the board. All have
an onboard System Hardware Monitoring chip that supports PC health monitoring.
An onboard voltage monitor will scan these onboard voltages continuously: CPU
Vcore, NIC Vcore, BMC Vcore, AUX Vcore, Standby ME Vcore, 12V Scale, 1.5V,
3.3V Vcc(V), 3.3VSB, and Battery Voltage. Once a voltage becomes unstable, a
warning is given, or an error message is sent to the screen. The user can adjust
the voltage thresholds to define the sensitivity of the voltage monitor.
Fan Status Monitor with Firmware Control
PC health monitoring in the BIOS can check the RPM status of the cooling fans. The
onboard CPU and chassis fans are controlled by Thermal Management via BIOS
(under the Hardware Monitoring section in the Advanced Setting).
Environmental Temperature Control
The thermal control sensor monitors the CPU temperature in real time and will turn
on the thermal control fan whenever the CPU temperature exceeds a user-defined
threshold. The overheat circuitry runs independently from the CPU. Once the thermal sensor detects that the CPU temperature is too high, it will automatically turn
on the thermal fans to prevent the CPU from overheating. The onboard chassis
thermal circuitry can monitor the overall system temperature and alert the user when
the chassis temperature is too high.
Note: To avoid possible system overheating, please be sure to provide
adequate airflow to your system.
System Resource Alert
This feature is available when the system is used with Supero Doctor III in
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the Windows OS environment or used with Supero Doctor II in Linux. Supero
Doctor is used to notify the user of certain system events. For example, you can
also configure Supero Doctor to provide you with warnings when the system
temperature, CPU temperatures, voltages and fan speeds go beyond predefined
thresholds.
1-5 ACPI Features
ACPI stands for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface. The ACPI specification defines a flexible and abstract hardware interface that provides a standard
way to integrate power management features throughout a PC system, including
its hardware, operating system and application software. This enables the system
to automatically turn on and off peripherals such as CD-ROMs, network cards, hard
disk drives and printers.
In addition to enabling operating system-directed power management, ACPI also
provides a generic system event mechanism for Plug and Play, and an operating
system-independent interface for configuration control. ACPI leverages the Plug and
Play BIOS data structures, while providing a processor architecture-independent
implementation that is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows
2008 Operating Systems.
Slow Blinking LED for Suspend-State Indicator
When the CPU goes into a suspend state, the chassis power LED will start to blink
to indicate that the CPU is in suspend mode. When the user presses any key, the
CPU will "wake up", and the LED will automatically stop blinking and remain on.
1-6 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.
This motherboard accommodates 24-pin ATX power supplies. Although most
power supplies generally meet the specifications required by the CPU, some are
inadequate. In addition, the 12V 8-pin power connector located at JPW2 is also
required to ensure adequate power supply to the system. Also your power supply
must supply 1.5A for the Ethernet ports.
Warning! 1. To prevent damage to the power supply or motherboard,
please use a power supply that contains a 24-pin and a 8-pin power connectors. Be sure to connect these connectors to the 24-pin (JPW1) and the
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8-pin (JPW2) power connectors on the motherboard. Failure in doing so will
void the manufacturer warranty on your power supply and motherboard.
2. To provide adequate power to SATA devices, please connect the SATA
DOM PWR connector (JWF1) to the power supply.
It is strongly recommended that you use a high quality power supply that meets ATX
power supply Specification 2.02 or above. It must also be SSI compliant. (For more
information, please refer to the web site at http://www.ssiforum.org/). Additionally, in
areas where noisy power transmission is present, you may choose to install a line
filter to shield the computer from noise. It is recommended that you also install a
power surge protector to help avoid problems caused by power surges.
1-7 Super I/O
The Super I/O supports 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 an SMI or SCI function pin. It also features auto power management
to reduce power consumption.
1-8 Overview of the Nuvoton WPCM450 Controller
The Nuvoton WPCM450R Controller is a Baseboard Management Controller (BMC)
that supports 2D/VGA-compatible Graphics cores, Virtual Media, and Keyboard/
Video/Mouse Redirection (KVMR) modules. With blade-oriented Super I/O capability
built in, the WPCM450R Controller is ideal for legacy-reduced server platforms.
The WPCM450R interfaces with a host system via PCI interface to communicate
with the Graphics core. It supports USB 2.0 and 1.1 for remote keyboard/mouse/
virtual media emulation. It also provides LPC interface to control Super IO functions. The WPCM450R is connected to the network via an external Ethernet PHY
module.
The WPCM450R communicates with onboard components via six SMBus interfaces, fan control, and Platform Environment Control Interface (PECI) buses.
Note: For more information on IPMI configuration, please refer to the
Embedded IPMI User's Guide posted on our Website @ http://www.supermicro.com/support/manuals/.
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Chapter 2
Installation
2-1 Static-Sensitive Devices
Electrostatic-Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic com­ponents. To avoid damaging 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
battery upside down to avoid possible explosion.
Unpacking
The motherboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid static damage. When
unpacking the board, make sure that the person handling it is static protected.
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2-2 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 system board into the chassis before you install
the CPU heatsink.
When receiving a server board 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 website for updates on CPU support.
Installing the LGA1155 Processor
1. Press the load lever to release the load plate, which covers the CPU socket,
from its locking position.
Load Plate
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 North center
edge and the South center edge of the CPU.
North Center Edge
South Center Edge
4. Align the CPU key that is the semi-circle cutouts against the socket keys.
Once it is aligned, carefully lower the CPU straight down into the socket. (Do
not drop the CPU on the socket. Do not move the CPU horizontally or vertically.
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5. Do not rub the CPU against the surface or against any pins of the socket to
avoid damaging the CPU or the socket.)
6. With the CPU inside the socket, inspect the four corners of the CPU to make
sure that the CPU is properly installed.
7. Use your thumb to gently push the load lever down to the lever lock.
CPU properly
installed
Load lever locked
into place
Warning: You can only install the CPU inside the socket only in one direction.
Make sure that it is properly inserted into the CPU socket 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. Do not apply any thermal grease to the heatsink or the CPU die -- the required amount has already been applied.
2. 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.
3. 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.)
4. Finish the installation by fully tightening all four screws.
Screw#1
Screw#2
Motherboard
Mounting Holes
Recommended Supermicro
heatsink:
SNK-P0046P heatsink with BKT0028L bottom bracket
Heatsink Bracket
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Removing the Heatsink
!
Warning: We do not recommend that the CPU or the heatsink be removed.
However, if you do need to uninstall the heatsink, please follow the instructions below to uninstall the heatsink to prevent damage done to the CPU
or the CPU socket.
1. Unscrew the heatsink screws from the motherboard in the sequence as shown
in the illustration below.
2. Gently wriggle the heatsink to loosen it from the CPU. (Do not use excessive
force when wriggling the heatsink!!)
3. Remove the heatsink, then remove the CPU from the CPU socket.
4. 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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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.
Thermal Grease
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.
Heatsink
Fins
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.
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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. Also,
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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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 remove the heatsink and to
prevent damage done to the CPU
or other components.
Active Heatsink Removal
Unplug the
PWR cord
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 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.
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2-3 Installing DDR3 Memory
Note: Check the Supermicro website for recommended memory modules.
CAUTION
Exercise extreme care when installing or removing DIMM
modules to prevent any possible damage.
DIMM Installation
1. Insert the desired number of DIMMs into the memory slots, starting with
DIMM2A. (For best performance, please use the memory modules of the
same type and speed in the same bank.)
2. Push the release tabs outwards on both ends of the DIMM slot to unlock it.
3. Align the key of the DIMM module with the receptive point on the memory
slot.
4. Align the notches on both ends of the module against the receptive points on
the ends of the slot.
Notches
X9SCM/X9SCL(-F) Rev.1.0
Release Tabs
5. Use two thumbs together to press the notches on both ends of the module
straight down into the slot until the module snaps into place.
Press both notches
straight down into
the memory slot.
6. Press the release tabs to the lock positions to secure the DIMM module into
the slot.
Removing Memory Modules
Reverse the steps above to remove the DIMM modules from the motherboard.
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Memory Support
The X9SCM/X9SCL series supports up to 32GB of Unbuffered (UDIMM) DDR3
ECC 1333/1066 MHz DIMMs in 4 memory slots.
DIMM2B
(Blue Slot)
DIMM1B
DIMM2A
(Blue Slot)
DIMM1A
Memory Population Guidelines
When installing memory modules, the DIMM slots should be populated in the following
order: DIMM2A, DIMM2B, DIMM1A and DIMM1B.
•
Always use DDR3 DIMM modules of the same size, type and speed.
•
Mixed DIMM speeds can be installed. However, all DIMMs will run at the speed
of the slowest DIMM.
•
The motherboard will support one DIMM module or three DIMM modules installed,
but it is recommended that a balanced DIMM population (installed in pairs) are
followed for best performance.
Recommended Population (Balanced)
DIMM2A Slot
DIMM2B Slot
2GB DIMM
2GB DIMM
2GB DIMM
2GB DIMM
4GB DIMM
4GB DIMM
4GB DIMM
4GB DIMM
8GB DIMM
8GB DIMM
8GB DIMM
8GB DIMM
DIMM1A Slot
DIMM1B Slot
Total System Memory
2GB DIMM
2GB DIMM
8GB
4GB DIMM
4GB DIMM
16GB
8GB DIMM
8GB DIMM
4GB
8GB
16GB
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The table explains the different types of memory supported that can be accomodated
in each memory slot.
DDR3 Unbuffered ECC (UDIMM) Memory
DIMM Slots per
Channel
DIMMs Populated per Channel
DIMM Type
POR Speeds
Ranks per DIMM (any
combination)
2
1
Unbuffered
DDR3
1066, 1333
Single Rank, Dual Rank
2
2
Unbuffered
DDR3
1066, 1333
Single Rank, Dual Rank
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 the Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows Vista. This change is specific
to the behavior of Physical Address Extension (PAE) mode 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
2.84
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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
Philips Screwdriver
Standoffs
Location of Mounting Holes
X9SCM/X9SCL(-F) Rev.1.0
Caution: 1) To prevent damage to 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 avoid damaging
these components when installing the motherboard to the chassis.
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Installing the Motherboard
1. Install the I/O shield into the chassis.
2. Locate the mounting holes on the motherboard.
3. Locate the matching mounting holes on the chassis. Align the mounting holes
on the motherboard against the mounting holes on the chassis.
4. Install standoffs in the chassis as needed.
5. Install the motherboard into the chassis carefully to avoid damaging motherboard components.
6. Using the Philips screwdriver, insert a Pan head #6 screw into a mounting
hole on the motherboard and its matching mounting hole on the chassis.
7. Repeat Step 5 to insert #6 screws into all mounting holes.
8. Make sure that the motherboard is securely placed in the chassis.
Note: Images displayed are is for illustration only. Your chassis or components might look different from those shown in this manual.
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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.
Back I/O Panel
X9SCM/X9SCL(-F) Rev.1.0
2
5
1
4
6
7
3
Back I/O Panel
1. Keyboard (Purple)
6. COM 1
2. PS/2 Mouse (Green)
7. VGA
3. USB Port 0
8. LAN1
4. USB Port 1
9. LAN2
5. IPMI LAN (X9SCM-F/X9SCL-F/X9SCL+-F Only)
2-15
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ATX PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
Ports
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
PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Pin
Definitions
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)
2. Mouse (Green)
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Universal Serial Bus (USB)
Two Universal Serial Bus ports (USB
0/1) are located on the I/O back panel.
In addition, six USB connections (USB
2/3, USB 4/5, USB 12/13) are used to
provide front chassis access. USB 11
is a Type A Connector. (USB Cables
are not included). See the tables on
the right for pin definitions.
Back Panel USB 0/1
Pin Definitions
Pin# Definition
Pin#
Definition
1
+5V
5
+5V
2
USB_PN0
6
USB_PN1
3
USB_PP0
7
USB_PP1
4
Ground
8
Ground
Front Panel USB 2/3, 4/5, 12/13
Pin Definitions
USB 2/4/12/11
Pin #
Definition
USB 3/5/13
Pin #
Definition
1
+5V
6
+5V
2
USB_PN2
7
USB_PN3
3
USB_PP2
8
USB_PP3
4
Ground
9
Ground
5
No Connection
10
Key
1. Backpanel USB 0
2. Backpanel USB 1
3. Front Panel USB 2/3
4. Front Panel USB 4/5
5. Front Panel USB 12/13
6. Internal 'Type A' USB 11
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Ethernet Ports
Two Ethernet ports (LAN1/LAN2) are
located next to the VGA port on the
I/O Backpanel. In addition, an IPMI
Dedicated LAN is also located above
USB 0/1 ports on the X9SCM-F/
X9SCL-F/X9SCL+-F to provide a
dedicated network connection for
IPMI 2.0. These ports accept RJ45
type cables.
Notes
1. The IPMI Dedicated LAN
is for the X9SCM-F/X9SCLF/X9SCL+-F only.
LAN Ports
Pin Definition
Pin# Definition
1
TD0-
10
SGND
2
TD0+
11
P3V3SB
3
TD1-
12
Act LED
4
TD1+
13
Link 100 LED
(Green, +3V3SB)
5
TD2-
14
Link 1000 LED
(Yellow, +3V3SB)
6
TD2+
15
Ground
7
TD3-
16
Ground
8
TD3+
17
Ground
9
P2V5SB
88
Ground
(NC: No Connection)
2. Please refer to the LED
Indicator Section for LAN
LED information.
1. LAN1
2. LAN2
3.IPMI Dedicated LAN (X9SCM-F/
X9SCL-F/X9SCL+-F only)
3
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Chapter 2: Installation
Serial Ports
A COM Port (COM1) is located on
the I/O backpanel, and another Serial
Connection (COM2) is located below
PCI-E Slot4 to provide front access.
See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
Serial Port Pin Definitions
(COM1/COM2)
Pin #
Definition
Pin #
Definition
1
DCD
6
DSR
2
RXD
7
RTS
3
TXD
8
CTS
4
DTR
9
RI
5
Ground
10
NC
1. COM1
2. COM2
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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.
VGA/CRT Pin
Definitions
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
1
Red
10
Ground
2
Green
11
NC
3
Blue
12
MS1: SDA (DDC Data)
4
NC
13
HSYNC
5
Ground
14
VSYSNC
6
Ground
15
MS3: SCL (DDC CLK)
7
Ground
16
Case
8
Ground
17
Case
9
5V
NC= No Connection
1. VGA
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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.
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
Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button
Ground
2
1
JF1 Header Pins
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2-21
Pin 16
Pin 15
Pin 2
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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
3.3V/vcc
16
Ground
HDD LED
The HDD LED connection is located
on pins 13 and 14 of JF1. Attach a
cable here to indicate the status of
HDD-related activities, including IDE,
SATA activities. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
HDD LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
13
3.3V/vcc
14
HD Active
A. PWR LED
B. HDD LED
A Power LED
LED_Anode+
B 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
2-22
1
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 located
Pin#
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 and NIC2 LED indicators
to display network activities. Refer to the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Definition
9/11
Vcc
10/12
LAN Active
OH/Fan Fail LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Overheat (OH)/Fan Fail/Front UID LED
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.
Definition
7
Vcc/Blue UID LED
8
OH/Fan Fail LED
OH/Fan Fail Indicator
Status
State
Definition
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+
A NIC1 LED
LED_Anode+
B NIC2 LED
LED_Anode+
C OH/Fan Fail LED
UID LED
LED_Anode+
Power Fail LED
Ground
Ground
2
2-23
1
Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button
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Reset Button
Reset Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Reset Button connection is located
on pins 3 and 4 of JF1. Attach it to a
hardware reset switch on the computer
case to reset the system. Refer to the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
3
Reset
4
Ground
Power Button
The Power Button connection is located
on pins1 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.
Power Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
1
Signal
2
Ground
A. Reset Button
B. 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
2-24
1
A
Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button B
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 2-17. For
COM Port 1 and COM Port 2, please see Page 2-19.
ATX Power 24-pin Connector
Pin Definitions (JPW1)
ATX Main PWR & CPU PWR
Connectors
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
Pin#
Definition
13
+3.3V
Pin #
1
+3.3V
Definition
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
8-Pin Processor PWR
24-Pin Main PWR
B
IPMI _LAN
USB/0/1
JPW1
FP CTRL
DIMM2B
DIMM1B
JWD
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM required
COM1
DIMM2A
JSPK
DIMM1A
SPKR1
S I/O
VGA
FAN2
Fan4
Socket H2
LGA
1155
CPU
82574L
PHY
LAN2
LAN1
CPU
82579
PHY
JPL1
JPL2
JPB
X9SCM/X9SCL(-F) Rev.1.0
JPME2
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
FAN3
Standard PCH
Battery
B1
(*I-SATA 0/1:
X9SCL: SATA2, X9SCM: SATA3)
I-SATA1
JI2C1
JI2C2
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
T-SGPIO1
USB 12/13 USB4/5
USB2/3
USB11
I-SATA4
JPG1
I-SATA3
JWOL
I-SATA5
COM2
J29
JL1
T-SGPIO2
JBT1
Memory Chip
2-25
I-SATA2
(For X9SCM only)
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
I-SATA0
JPME1
Cougar Point
BIOS
J31
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x8
BMC
CTRL
LE7
+12V
B. 8-Pin Processor PWR
FAN1
PHY
JTPM
Ground
5 through 8
A. 24-Pin ATX Main PWR
JF1
JLED1
JPI2C
JPW2
Definition
1 through 4
(Required)
A
KB/MOUSE
JPUSB1
Pins
FANA
LE4 LE2 JWF1
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Fan Headers
Fan Header
Pin Definitions
The X9SCM/X9SCM-F/X9SCL/X9SCL-F/
X9SCL+-F has five fan headers (Fan 1~Fan
4 and Fan A). These are 4-pin fan headers. A
fan speed control setting in the BIOS Hardware
Monitoring section allows the BIOS to automatically set fan speeds based on the system
temperature. Refer to the table on the right for
pin definitions and fan designations.
IPMI _LAN
USB/0/1
FP CTRL
DIMM2B
A
FAN1
JWD
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM required
PHY
COM1
JSPK
DIMM1A
B
S I/O
VGA
FAN2
PHY
LAN2
LAN1
CPU
82579
PHY
JPL1
JPL2
JPB
X9SCM/X9SCL(-F) Rev.1.0
JPME2
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
FAN3
Battery
B1
(*I-SATA 0/1:
X9SCL: SATA2, X9SCM: SATA3)
I-SATA1
JI2C1
JI2C2
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
JPG1
USB 12/13 USB4/5
USB2/3
USB11
I-SATA4
JWOL
I-SATA5
COM2
J29
JL1
T-SGPIO2
T-SGPIO1
JBT1
Memory Chip
I-SATA3
LE7
Standard PCH
2-26
I-SATA2
(For X9SCM only)
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
I-SATA0
JPME1
Cougar Point
C
BIOS
J31
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x8
BMC
CTRL
PWM_Control
Use with
Fan1-Fan4
CPU/Memory Zone
FanA
I/O/Add-on Cards
Pin#
Definition
1
Intrusion Input
2
Ground
A. Fan 1
E. Fan A
F. Chassis Intrusion
Socket H2
LGA
1155
CPU
82574L
4
D. Fan 4
SPKR1
D
Tachometer
C. Fan 3
DIMM2A
Fan4
3
B. Fan 2
DIMM1B
JTPM
2.5A/+12V
(Red)
JF1
JLED1
JPI2C
JPW1
2
Chassis Intrusion
Pin Definitions (JL1)
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.
JPW2
Ground (Black)
Fan#
Chassis Intrusion
JPUSB1
Definition
1
Fan Header
Designations
Note: Please use 4-pin fans only.
Though 3-pin fans will still work on
this motherboard, they will only run at
full speed and cannot be automatically
controlled.
KB/MOUSE
Pin#
FANA
LE4 LE2 JWF1
F
E
Chapter 2: Installation
Internal Buzzer
Internal Buzzer
Pin Definition
The Internal Buzzer (SPKR1) can be
used to provide audible indications for
Pin#
various beep codes. See the table on
the right for pin definitions.
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.
JPI2C
USB/0/1
IPMI _LAN
JPUSB1
JPW2
JPW1
FP CTRL
COM1
Pins1~4
External Speaker
B. Speaker Header
FAN1
JWD
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM required
DIMM2A
JSPK
DIMM1A
SPKR1
S I/O
VGA
FAN2
Fan4
Socket H2
LGA
1155
CPU
82574L
PHY
LAN1
CPU
LAN2
Internal Speaker
DIMM1B
PHY
82579
PHY
X9SCM/X9SCL(-F) Rev.1.0
JPME2
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
FAN3
Standard PCH
Battery
B1
(*I-SATA 0/1:
X9SCL: SATA2, X9SCM: SATA3)
I-SATA1
JI2C1
JI2C2
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
T-SGPIO1
USB 12/13 USB4/5
USB2/3
USB11
I-SATA4
JPG1
I-SATA5
JWOL
I-SATA3
COM2
J29
JL1
T-SGPIO2
JBT1
Memory Chip
2-27
I-SATA2
(For X9SCM only)
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
I-SATA0
JPME1
Cougar Point
BIOS
J31
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x8
BMC
CTRL
LE7
Definition
Pins 3~4
A. Internal Buzzer
DIMM2B
JTPM
JPL1
JPL2
JPB
Pin Setting
JF1
JLED1
KB/MOUSE
Definitions
FANA
LE4 LE2 JWF1
B
A
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Onboard Power LED
Onboard PWR LED
Pin Definitions
An onboard Power LED header is
located at JLED1. 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
Power Supply I2C Connector, located
at JPI2C, monitors the status of the
power supply, fan and system temperature. See the table on the right
for pin definitions.
B
A
JPI2C
USB/0/1
IPMI _LAN
JPUSB1
JPW2
JPW1
FP CTRL
DIMM2B
DIMM1B
JWD
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM required
COM1
DIMM2A
JTPM
JSPK
DIMM1A
SPKR1
S I/O
VGA
FAN2
Fan4
Socket H2
LGA
1155
CPU
82574L
PHY
LAN2
LAN1
CPU
82579
PHY
JPL1
JPL2
JPB
X9SCM/X9SCL(-F) Rev.1.0
JPME2
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
FAN3
Standard PCH
Battery
B1
(*I-SATA 0/1:
X9SCL: SATA2, X9SCM: SATA3)
I-SATA1
JI2C1
JI2C2
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
T-SGPIO1
USB 12/13 USB4/5
USB2/3
USB11
I-SATA4
JPG1
I-SATA5
JWOL
I-SATA3
COM2
J29
JL1
T-SGPIO2
JBT1
Memory Chip
2-28
I-SATA2
(For X9SCM only)
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
LE7
I-SATA0
JPME1
Cougar Point
BIOS
J31
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x8
BMC
CTRL
1
Clock
2
Data
3
PWR Fail
4
Ground
5
3.3V
B. PWR SMB
FAN1
PHY
Definition
A. PWR LED
JF1
JLED1
KB/MOUSE
Pin#
FANA
LE4 LE2 JWF1
Chapter 2: Installation
T-SGPIO 0/1 Headers
Serial_Link-SGPIO
Pin Definitions
Two T-SGPIO (Serial-Link General
Purpose Input/Output) headers are
located near the SATA 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
Trusted Platform Module Header
Pin Definitions
TPM Header
Pin #
This header is used to connect a
Trusted Platform Module (TPM), which
is available from a third-party vendor.
A TPM is a security device that supports encryption and authentication
in hard drives. It enables the motherboard to deny access if the TPM
associated with the hard drive is not
installed in the system. See the table
on the right for pin definitions.
JPI2C
USB/0/1
IPMI _LAN
JPUSB1
JPW2
JPW1
FP CTRL
GND
3
LFRAME
4
No Pin
5
LRESET
6
VCC5
7
LAD3
8
LAD2
9
VCC3
10
LAD1
11
LAD0
12
GND
13
RSV0
14
RSV1
15
SB3V
16
SERIRQ
17
GND
18
CLKRUN
19
LPCPD
20
RSV2
B. T-SGPIO 1
FAN1
DIMM1B
JWD
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM required
C. TPM Header
COM1
DIMM2A
JTPM
JSPK
C
DIMM1A
SPKR1
S I/O
VGA
FAN2
Fan4
Socket H2
LGA
1155
CPU
82574L
PHY
LAN2
LAN1
CPU
82579
PHY
JPL1
JPL2
JPB
X9SCM/X9SCL(-F) Rev.1.0
JPME2
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
FAN3
Standard PCH
B1
(*I-SATA 0/1:
X9SCL: SATA2, X9SCM: SATA3)
I-SATA1
Battery
T-SGPIO1
JPG1
USB 12/13 USB4/5
USB2/3
USB11
I-SATA4
JWOL
I-SATA3
COM2
J29
JL1
T-SGPIO2
JBT1
Memory Chip
I-SATA5
LE7
JI2C1
JI2C2
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
I-SATA2
(For X9SCM only)
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
I-SATA0
JPME1
Cougar Point
BIOS
J31
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x8
BMC
CTRL
Definition
2
A. T-SGPIO 0
DIMM2B
PHY
Pin #
LCLK
JF1
JLED1
KB/MOUSE
Definition
1
FANA
LE4 LE2 JWF1
2-29
B
A
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DOM PWR Connector
DOM PWR
Pin Definitions
The Disk-On-Module (DOM) power
connector, located at JWF1, provides
5V (Gen1/Gen) power to a solid_state
DOM storage device connected to one
of the SATA ports. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
5V
2
Ground
3
Ground
Wake-On-LAN
Pin Definitions
(JWOL)
Wake-On-LAN
The Wake-On-LAN header is located
at JWOL on the motherboard. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
(You must also have a LAN card with
a Wake-On-LAN connector and cable
to use this feature.)
Pin#
Definition
1
+5V Standby
2
Ground
3
Wake-up
JLED1
JPI2C
JPW2
JPW1
USB/0/1
IPMI _LAN
JPUSB1
JF1
A.DOM PWR
KB/MOUSE
FP CTRL
B. WOL
DIMM2B
FAN1
DIMM1B
JWD
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM required
PHY
COM1
DIMM2A
JTPM
A
JSPK
DIMM1A
SPKR1
S I/O
VGA
FAN2
Fan4
82574L
B
Socket H2
LGA
1155
CPU
PHY
LAN2
LAN1
CPU
82579
PHY
JPL1
JPL2
JPB
X9SCM/X9SCL(-F) Rev.1.0
JPME2
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
FAN3
JWOL
JPG1
B
USB 12/13 USB4/5
I-SATA1
(*I-SATA 0/1:
X9SCL: SATA2, X9SCM: SATA3)
USB2/3
USB11
J29
JL1
T-SGPIO2
T-SGPIO1
JBT1
I-SATA4
COM2
B1
I-SATA5
Memory Chip
I-SATA3
LE7
Standard PCH
Battery
JI2C1
JI2C2
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
2-30
I-SATA2
(For X9SCM only)
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
I-SATA0
JPME1
Cougar Point
BIOS
J31
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x8
BMC
CTRL
FANA
LE4 LE2 JWF1
A
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
GLAN Enable
Jumper Settings
Jumpers JPL1/JPL2 enable or disable
LAN Port 1/LAN Port 2 on the motherboard. See the table on the right for
jumper settings. The default setting is
enabled.
JPI2C
JPW2
JPW1
USB/0/1
IPMI _LAN
JPUSB1
FP CTRL
DIMM2B
DIMM1B
JWD
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM required
COM1
DIMM2A
JTPM
A
JSPK
DIMM1A
SPKR1
S I/O
VGA
FAN2
Fan4
82574L
B
Socket H2
LGA
1155
CPU
PHY
LAN2
LAN1
CPU
A
B
82579
PHY
X9SCM/X9SCL(-F) Rev.1.0
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPME2
JPL1
JPL2
JPB
FAN3
Standard PCH
B1
(*I-SATA 0/1:
X9SCL: SATA2, X9SCM: SATA3)
I-SATA1
Battery
T-SGPIO1
JWOL
JPG1
USB 12/13 USB4/5
USB2/3
USB11
I-SATA4
COM2
I-SATA5
JBT1
Memory Chip
J29
JL1
T-SGPIO2
I-SATA3
LE7
JI2C1
JI2C2
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
2-31
I-SATA2
(For X9SCM only)
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
I-SATA0
JPME1
Cougar Point
BIOS
J31
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x8
BMC
CTRL
Enabled (default)
2-3
Disabled
B. LAN Port 2 Enable
FAN1
PHY
Definition
1-2
A. LAN Port 1 Enable
JF1
JLED1
KB/MOUSE
Pin#
FANA
LE4 LE2 JWF1
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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 I C1/I C2 to enable PCI
SMB (System Management Bus) support
to improve system management for the
PCI slots. See the table on the right for
jumper settings.
2
2
Jumper Setting
Definition
Short
Enabled
Open (Default)
Disabled
JLED1
JPI2C
USB/0/1
IPMI _LAN
JPUSB1
JPW2
JPW1
JF1
A. Clear CMOS
KB/MOUSE
FP CTRL
B. JI2C1
DIMM2B
C. JI2C2
FAN1
DIMM1B
JWD
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM required
PHY
COM1
DIMM2A
JTPM
JSPK
DIMM1A
SPKR1
S I/O
VGA
FAN2
Fan4
Socket H2
LGA
1155
CPU
82574L
PHY
LAN2
LAN1
CPU
82579
PHY
JPL1
JPL2
JPB
X9SCM/X9SCL(-F) Rev.1.0
JPME2
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
FAN3
JWOL
JPG1
JBT1
USB 12/13 USB4/5
USB2/3
USB11
I-SATA1
(*I-SATA 0/1:
X9SCL: SATA2, X9SCM: SATA3)
J29
JL1
T-SGPIO2
T-SGPIO1
A
2-32
I-SATA2
COM2
B1
I-SATA4
C
Memory Chip
Standard PCH
Battery
I-SATA5
B
JI2C1
JI2C2
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
I-SATA3
(For X9SCM only)
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
LE7
I-SATA0
JPME1
Cougar Point
BIOS
J31
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x8
BMC
CTRL
FANA
LE4 LE2 JWF1
Chapter 2: Installation
VGA Enable
VGA Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JPG1)
JPG1 allows you to enable or disable
the onboard VGA connector. The default
position is on pins 1 and 2 to enable
VGA. See the table on the right for
jumper settings.
Both Jumpers
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
Watch Dog Enable
Watch Dog
Jumper Settings
Watch Dog (JWD) is a system monitor that can reboot the system when a
software application hangs. Close Pins
1-2 to reset the system if an application hangs. Close Pins 2-3 to generate
a non-maskable interrupt signal for the
application that hangs. See the table on
the right for jumper settings. Watch Dog
must also be enabled in the BIOS.
JPI2C
USB/0/1
IPMI _LAN
JPUSB1
JPW2
JPW1
FP CTRL
COM1
JSPK
DIMM1A
S I/O
VGA
FAN2
Fan4
Socket H2
LGA
1155
CPU
82574L
PHY
LAN2
LAN1
CPU
82579
PHY
X9SCM/X9SCL(-F) Rev.1.0
JPME2
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
FAN3
Standard PCH
Battery
B1
(*I-SATA 0/1:
X9SCL: SATA2, X9SCM: SATA3)
I-SATA1
JI2C1
JI2C2
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
T-SGPIO1
USB 12/13 USB4/5
USB2/3
USB11
I-SATA4
JPG1
I-SATA5
JWOL
I-SATA3
Memory Chip
J29
JL1
T-SGPIO2
JBT1
A
2-33
I-SATA2
(For X9SCM only)
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
I-SATA0
JPME1
Cougar Point
BIOS
J31
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x8
BMC
CTRL
COM2
Disabled
B. Watch Dog Timer Enable
SPKR1
LE7
NMI
Open
B
JWD
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM required
DIMM2A
JPL1
JPL2
JPB
Pins 2-3
FAN1
DIMM1B
JTPM
Reset (default)
A. VGA Enable
DIMM2B
PHY
Definition
Pins 1-2
JF1
JLED1
KB/MOUSE
Jumper Setting
FANA
LE4 LE2 JWF1
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USB Wake-Up
JPUSB1 (Backplane USB
0/1 Wake-up Enable)
Use the jumper JPUSB1 to "wake-up" your
system by pressing a key on a USB keyboard
or clicking the USB mouse connected to the
Backplane USB Ports 0/1. JPUSB1 is used
together with a USB Wake-Up feature in the
BIOS. Enable this jumper and the USB support in the BIOS to wake up your system via
USB devices.
Pin#
Definition
1-2
Enabled (Default)
2-3
Disabled
Note: When the USB is set to Enabled in
the BIOS, and JPUSB1 is set to Disabled,
remove the USB devices from Backplane
USB Ports 0/1 before the system goes
into the standby mode.
BMC Enable
BMC IPMI Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
USB/0/1
IPMI _LAN
JPUSB1
JPI2C
JPW2
JPW1
Settings
FP CTRL
DIMM2B
DIMM1B
JWD
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM required
COM1
DIMM2A
JTPM
JSPK
DIMM1A
SPKR1
S I/O
VGA
FAN2
Fan4
Socket H2
LGA
1155
CPU
82574L
PHY
LAN2
LAN1
CPU
82579
PHY
B
X9SCM/X9SCL(-F) Rev.1.0
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPME2
JPL1
JPL2
JPB
FAN3
Standard PCH
Battery
B1
(*I-SATA 0/1:
X9SCL: SATA2, X9SCM: SATA3)
I-SATA1
JI2C1
JI2C2
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
T-SGPIO1
USB 12/13 USB4/5
USB2/3
USB11
I-SATA4
JPG1
I-SATA5
JWOL
I-SATA3
COM2
J29
JL1
T-SGPIO2
JBT1
Memory Chip
2-34
I-SATA2
(For X9SCM only)
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
LE7
I-SATA0
JPME1
Cougar Point
BIOS
J31
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x8
BMC
CTRL
Enabled (Default)
Pins 2-3
Disabled
B. BMC Enable
FAN1
PHY
Definition
Pins 1-2
A. BP USB 0/1 Wake-up
JF1
A
KB/MOUSE
JLED1
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. See the table on the right for jumper
settings.
FANA
LE4 LE2 JWF1
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ME Recovery
ME Recovery
(JPME1)
When enabled, Intel ME Recovery (JPME1)
is used to update. the ME (Management Engine) firmware. When disabled, the firmware
is protected.
JPI2C
USB/0/1
IPMI _LAN
JPUSB1
JPW2
JPW1
FP CTRL
DIMM2B
FAN1
DIMM1B
JWD
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM required
PHY
COM1
DIMM2A
JTPM
JSPK
DIMM1A
SPKR1
S I/O
VGA
FAN2
Fan4
Socket H2
LGA
1155
CPU
82574L
PHY
LAN2
LAN1
CPU
82579
PHY
JPL1
JPL2
JPB
X9SCM/X9SCL(-F) Rev.1.0
A
(*I-SATA 0/1:
X9SCL: SATA2, X9SCM: SATA3)
I-SATA1
B1
T-SGPIO1
USB 12/13 USB4/5
USB2/3
USB11
I-SATA4
JPG1
I-SATA5
JWOL
I-SATA3
COM2
J29
JL1
T-SGPIO2
JBT1
Memory Chip
BIOS
Standard PCH
Battery
2-35
I-SATA2
JI2C1
JI2C2
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
I-SATA0
JPME1
Cougar Point
(For X9SCM only)
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
LE7
FAN3
J31
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPME2
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
BMC
CTRL
Definition
1-2
Enabled
Open
Normal (Default)
A. JPME1
JF1
JLED1
KB/MOUSE
Pin#
FANA
LE4 LE2 JWF1
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2-8 Onboard Indicators
LAN1 LAN2
Activity LED
Link LED
LAN 1/LAN 2 LEDs
Two LAN ports (LAN 1/LAN 2) are located
on the I/O 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 speed of the connections. See the
tables at right for more information.
LAN 1/LAN 2
Link LEDs (Green/Amber/Off)
LED Color
Definition
Off
No Connection or 10 Mbps
Green
100 Mbps
Amber
1 Gbps
IPMI Dedicated LAN LEDs
IPMI LAN Link LED (Left) &
Activity LED (Right)
In addition to LAN 1/LAN 2, an IPMI Dedicated LAN is also located on the X9SCM-F/
X9SCL-F/X9SCL+-F. 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.
Status
Color
Definition
Link (Left)
Green: Solid
100 Mbps
Activity
(Right)
Yellow: Blinking
Active
LAN 1/LAN 2
IPMI LAN
Link LED
Activity LED
IPMI LAN
(X8ST3-F)
JPI2C
USB/0/1
IPMI _LAN
JPUSB1
C
JPW2
JPW1
A. LAN Port 1
JF1
JLED1
KB/MOUSE
FP CTRL
DIMM2B
B. LAN Port 2
FAN1
DIMM1B
C. IPMI LAN (X9SCM-F/X9SCL-
JWD
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM required
PHY
COM1
DIMM2A
JTPM
JSPK
DIMM1A
F Only)
SPKR1
S I/O
VGA
FAN2
Fan4
Socket H2
LGA
1155
CPU
82574L
PHY
LAN1
A
CPU
LAN2
B
82579
PHY
JPL1
JPL2
JPB
X9SCM/X9SCL(-F) Rev.1.0
C
JPME2
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
FAN3
Standard PCH
Battery
B1
(*I-SATA 0/1:
X9SCL: SATA2, X9SCM: SATA3)
I-SATA1
JI2C1
JI2C2
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
T-SGPIO1
USB 12/13 USB4/5
USB2/3
USB11
I-SATA4
JPG1
I-SATA5
JWOL
I-SATA3
COM2
J29
JL1
T-SGPIO2
JBT1
Memory Chip
2-36
I-SATA2
(For X9SCM only)
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
LE7
I-SATA0
JPME1
Cougar Point
BIOS
J31
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x8
BMC
CTRL
FANA
LE4 LE2 JWF1
A B
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Onboard Power LED
Onboard PWR LED Indicator
LED Status
An Onboard Power LED is located
at LE2 on the motherboard. A lit
LE2 indicates that the motherboard
is either booting, or it is up and running. See the layout below for the
LED location.
Status
IPMI Heartbeat LED
IPMI _LAN
USB/0/1
FP CTRL
Standby Power is On
Green: Off
Standby Power is Off
(either the power supply hard switch is off or
system is unplugged,
or BOTH.)
A. Onboard PWR LED
B. IPMI Heartbeat LED
DIMM2B
FAN1
C. Power Standby
DIMM1B
JWD
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM required
PHY
COM1
DIMM2A
JTPM
JSPK
DIMM1A
SPKR1
S I/O
VGA
FAN2
Fan4
Socket H2
LGA
1155
CPU
82574L
PHY
LAN2
LAN1
CPU
82579
PHY
JPL1
JPL2
JPB
X9SCM/X9SCL(-F) Rev.1.0
JPME2
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
FAN3
I-SATA0
JPME1
Standard PCH
Battery
B1
(*I-SATA 0/1:
X9SCL: SATA2, X9SCM: SATA3)
I-SATA1
JI2C1
JI2C2
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
JWOL
JPG1
USB 12/13 USB4/5
USB2/3
USB11
I-SATA4
COM2
J29
JL1
T-SGPIO2
T-SGPIO1
JBT1
Memory Chip
I-SATA2
(For X9SCM only)
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
I-SATA5
LE7
I-SATA3
B
Cougar Point
BIOS
J31
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x8
BMC
CTRL
IPMI is Active
Green: Solid On
JF1
JLED1
JPI2C
JPW1
System On (running)
Power Standby LED Indicator (LE4)
LED Settings
The Power Standby LED is located at
LE4. When the power supply is plugged
into an AC outlet, and the power supply hard switch is switched on, LE4 will
turn on indicating Power Standby mode.
Please make sure LE4 is off before performing service on the motherboard.
JPW2
On
Green: Blinking
Power Standby LED
JPUSB1
System Off
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.
KB/MOUSE
Definition
Off
FANA
LE4 LE2 JWF1
C A
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2-9 SATA Connections
Note the following conditions when connecting the Serial ATA disk drive cables:
• Be sure to use the correct cable for each connector. Refer to Page 1-1 for cables
that came with your shipment.
• A red mark on a wire indicates the location of pin 1.
SATA Connections
Six Serial ATA (SATA) connectors (I-SATA 0~5) are located on the motherboard.
For the X9SCM series, I-SATA Ports 0/1 support SATA-III, and I-SATA Ports 2~5
support SATA-II. For the X9SCL models, all SATA ports support SATAII. These
Serial Link connections provide faster data transmission than legacy Parallel ATA.
See the table on the right for pin definitions.
SATA Connectors
Pin Definitions
SATA Connector Types
Pin#
Signal
X9SCM/X9SCM-F
X9SCL/X9SCL-F/X9SCL+-F
1
Ground
Port#
Connection
Type
Port#
2
SATA_TXP
I-SATA 0/1
SATA-III
I-SATA 0~5
3
SATA_TXN
I-SATA 2~5
SATA-II
4
Ground
5
SATA_RXN
6
SATA_RXP
7
Ground
Connection
Type
JPI2C
USB/0/1
IPMI _LAN
JPUSB1
JPW2
JPW1
JF1
JLED1
KB/MOUSE
SATA-II
FP CTRL
A. I-SATA 0
DIMM2B
B. I-SATA 1
FAN1
DIMM1B
JWD
DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM required
PHY
COM1
DIMM2A
JTPM
JSPK
DIMM1A
D. I-SATA 3
SPKR1
S I/O
VGA
FAN2
Socket H2
LGA
1155
CPU
82574L
PHY
LAN2
LAN1
CPU
82579
PHY
X9SCM/X9SCL(-F) Rev.1.0
JPME2
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
FAN3
Standard PCH
B
B1
(*I-SATA 0/1:
X9SCL: SATA2, X9SCM: SATA3)
F
I-SATA1
Battery
JPG1
USB 12/13 USB4/5
USB2/3
USB11
I-SATA4
JWOL
I-SATA5
COM2
J29
JL1
T-SGPIO1
JBT1
Memory Chip
A
T-SGPIO2
I-SATA3
LE7
JI2C1
JI2C2
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
ED
2-38
I-SATA2
(For X9SCM only)
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x4 on x8
I-SATA0
JPME1
Cougar Point
BIOS
J31
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x8
BMC
CTRL
E. I-SATA 4
F. I-SATA 5
Fan4
JPL1
JPL2
JPB
C. I-SATA 2
C
FANA
LE4 LE2 JWF1
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 (LE2) is not on. (Note: If LE2 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.
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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.
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 DDR3 (1.5V) 1333/1066 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 use memory modules of different sizes, different speeds and
different types on the same motherboard.
3. Check for bad DIMM modules or slots by swapping modules between slots to
see if you can locate the faulty ones.
4. Check the switch of 115V/230V power supply.
Losing the System’s Setup Configuration
1. Please be sure to use a high quality power supply. A poor quality power supply may cause the system to lose 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.
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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.
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 boot block code of the BIOS.
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.su-
permicro.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) 5038000, option 2, or by fax at (408)503-8019.
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3-3 Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What type of memory does my motherboard support?
Answer: The X9SCM/X9SCM-F/X9SCL/X9SCL-F/X9SCL+-F supports up to 32GB
of unbuffered ECC DDR3 SDRAM (1.5V, 1333/1066 MHz). See Section 2-3 for
details on installing memory.
Question: How do I update my BIOS?
Answer: It is recommended that you do not upgrade your BIOS if you are not
experiencing any problems with your system. Updated BIOS files are located on
our website at http://www.supermicro.com/support/bios/. Please check our BIOS
warning message and the information on how to update your BIOS on our web site.
Select your motherboard model and download the BIOS ROM file to your computer.
Also, check the current BIOS revision to make sure that it is newer than your BIOS
before downloading. After downloading the BIOS file (.zip archive), please unzip
the file into a bootable 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>
Note: 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., X9SCM) and build version as the
extension. For example, "X9SCM0.115". When completed, your system
will automatically reboot.
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.
Warning: Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS
to prevent possible system boot failure!
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.
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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 software you need. Software on the CD include chipset drivers for Windows,
security programs, and audio drivers.
Question: Why do I get an error message “IASTOR.SYS read error” and "press F6
to install Intel RAID driver" when installing Windows on my 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: What is the heatsink part number for my X9SCM/X9SCM-F/X9SCL/
X9SCL-F/X9SCL+-F motherboard?
Answer: For the 1U passive heatsink, ask for SNK-P0046P (back plate is included).
For the 2U active heatsink, use SNK-P0046A4.
Question: Why can't I recover the BIOS even when I’ve followed the instructions
in the user’s manual for the motherboard?
Answer: Please disable the IPMI jumper and try it again. For the 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. Power off your system and unplug your power cable.
2. Locate the onboard battery as shown below.
3. 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.
4. Remove the battery.
Battery
Lock
Battery
Battery Holder
Proper Battery Disposal
Warning! 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
1. To install an onboard battery, follow the steps 1& 2 above and continue
below:
2. Identify the battery's polarity. The positive (+) side should be facing up.
3. 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.
1
2
This side up
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you hear a click.
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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/support/rma/). When you return the motherboard 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
BIOS
4-1Introduction
This chapter describes the AMI BIOS Setup Utility for the X9SCM/X9SCM-F/X9SCL/
X9SCL-F/X9SCL+-F. 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.
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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 X9SCL/X9SCM
Version
Build Date
Processor
The AMI BIOS will automatically display the status of processor as shown below:
Processor
Speed
Physical Count
Logical Count
System Memory
This displays the size of memory available in the system:
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
Quiet Boot
This option allows the bootup screen options to be modified between POST messages or the OEM logo. Select Disabled to display the POST messages. Select
Enabled to display the OEM logo instead of the normal POST messages. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
AddOn ROM Display Mode
This sets the display mode for Option ROM. The options are Force BIOS and
Keep Current.
Bootup Num-Lock
This feature selects the Power-on state for Numlock key. The options are Off
and On.
Wait For 'F1' If Error
This forces the system to wait until the 'F1' key is pressed if an error occurs. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
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
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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.
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 Function
This feature controls how the system shuts down when the power button is pressed.
Select 4-Second Override to force the user to press and hold the Power Button for
4 seconds before the system turns off. Select Instant Off if you want the system to
instanty power off when the Power Button is pressed. The options are 4 Second
Override and Instant Off.
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.
VFC
This item enables or disables the VESA Feature Connector (VFC) option. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Deep Sx
Select Enabled to enable Deep Sleep State support. The settings 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.
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.
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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.
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.)
Intel® AES-NI
Set to Enabled to use the processor's Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) feature.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology
Set to Enabled to use the processor's Hyper Threading Technology feature. The
options are Enabled and Disabled.
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 and 3.
Power Technology
This feature determines what power-saving scheme the motherboard uses. The
options are Disabled, Energy Efficient and Custom. If Custom is selected, the following options become available:
EIST
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.
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P-STATE Coordination
This feature selects the type of coordination for the P-State of the processor.
P-State is a processor operational state that reduces the processor's voltage
and frequency. This makes the processor more energy effiicient, resulting in
further gains. The options are HW_ALL, SW_ALL and SW-ANY.
CPU C3 Report, CPU C6 Report
This BIOS feature enables or disables C3 (ACPI C2) or C6 (ACPI C3) reporting to the operating system. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
C-State package limit setting
If set to Auto, the AMI BIOS will automatically set the limit on the C-State package
register. The options are C0, C1, C6, C7 and No Limit.
Intel®
Turbo Boost Technology (Available if Intel® EIST
technology is Enabled)
Turbo Mode
This feature allows processor cores to run faster than marked frequency in
specific conditions. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Long duration power limit - this is the processor power consumption limit
(in Watts) during a long duration time window.
Long duration maintained - this is the time in milliseconds where the Long
Duration Power Limit is maintained.
Short duration power limit - During Turbo Mode, the system may exceed
the processor's default power setting and exceed the Short Duration Power
limit. By increasing this value, the processor can provide better performance
for a short duration.
Chipset
Configuration
WARNING: Setting the wrong values in the following sections may cause the system
to malfunction.
CPU Bridge Configuration
This item displays the current CPU Revision, Current CPU1 Memory Frequency, Memory Type and Memory Reference Code Revision.
Memory Frequency
This feature allows the user to select the memory speed. Under normal
conditions, please set this to Auto. The options are Auto, Force DDR-800,
Force DDR-1067, Force DDR-1333, and Force DDR-1600.
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North
Bridge Configuration
This item displays the current North Bridge Revision.
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 resourcesharing 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.
PCIE Maximum Payload Size
This feature selects the setting for the PCIE maximum payload size. The
options are Auto, 128 Bytes, 256 Bytes, 512 Bytes, 1024 Bytes, 2048
Bytes, and 4096 Bytes.
PCI Express Port
This feature enables or disables the PCI Express port. The options are
Disabled, Enabled and Auto.
PEG Force Gen1
This feature forces Gen1 support on the PCI Express Graphics (PEG)
port. The options are Disabled, and Enabled.
Detect Non-Compliant Device
This feature enables or disables the detection of a non-compliant device
that is attached to the PCI Express Graphics (PEG) port. The options are
Disabled, and Enabled.
South
Bridge Configuration
This item displays the current South Bridge Revision.
GbE Controller
Select Enabled to enable the onboard gigabit Ethernet controller. The
settings are Enabled and Disabled.
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Wake on LAN from S5
Select Enabled to enable the capabiltiy to 'wake-up' the system from the
S5 power state (Soft Off State) through the Ethernet controller. The settings are Enabled and Disabled.
Legacy USB Support
This feature enables support for legacy USB devices. Select Auto to disable legacy support if USB devices are not present. Select Disable to
have USB devices available only for EFI applicatioins. The options are
Enabled, Disabled and Auto.
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off
This item is for Operating Systems that does not support Enhanced Host
Controller Interface (EHCI) hand-off. When enabled, EHCI ownership
change will be claimed by the EHCI driver. The settings are Enabled
and Disabled.
IDE/SATA
Configuration
When this submenu is selected, the AMI BIOS automatically detects the presence
of the IDE Devices and displays the following items:
SATA Mode
This item selects the mode for the installed drives. The options are Disabled, IDE
Mode, AHCI Mode and RAID Mode.
IDE Mode
The following items are displayed when IDE Mode is selected:
Serial-ATA Controller 0~1
This feature is used to activate/deactivate the SATA controller, and sets
the compatibility mode. The options are Enhanced and Compatible. The
default of Serial-ATA Controller 1 is Enhanced.
SATA Port0~Port5
This item displays the information detected on the installed SATA drives
on the particular SATA port.
AHCI Mode
The following items are displayed when AHCI Mode is selected:
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Aggressive Link Power Management
This feature Enables or Disables Agressive Link Power Management
support for Cougar Point B0 stepping and later. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
SATA Port0~Port5
This item displays the information detected on the installed SATA drives
on the particular SATA port.
Staggered Spin Up
Set this item to Enabled to enable Staggered Spin-up support. The
options are Enabled and Disabled.
External SATA Port
Set this item to Enabled to enable eSATA support. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
Hot Plug
Set this item to Enabled to enable hot-plugging. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
RAID Mode
The following items are displayed when RAID Mode is selected:
SATA Port0~Port5
This item displays the information detected on the installed SATA drives
on the particular SATA port.
Hot Plug
Set this item to Enabled to enable hot-plugging. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
PCIe/PCI/PnP
Configuration
This feature allows the user to set the PCI/PnP configurations for the following
items:
PCI ROM Priority
In case of multiple Option ROMs (Legacy and EFI-compatible), this feature specifies
what ROM to launch. The options are Legacy ROM and EFI Compatible ROM.
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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-E Slot 4, 5, 6, & 7 OPROM
Use this feature to enable or disable PCI slot Option ROMs. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Onboard LAN Option ROM Select
This feature selects whether to load the iSCSI or PXE onboard LAN option ROM.
The options are iSCSI and PXE.
Load Onboard LAN1 Option ROM/Load Onboard LAN2 Option ROM
This feature is to enable or disable the onboard option ROMs. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
Boot Graphics Adapter Priority
Use the feature to select the graphics controller to be used as the primary boot
device. The options are Offboard VGA and Onboard VGA.
Super
IO Device Configuration
Serial Port 1 / Serial Port 2
Select Enabled to enable the onboard serial port. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
Serial Port1 Settings/ Serial Port2 Settings
This option specifies the base I/O port address and the Interrupt Request address
of Serial Port 1 and Serial Port 2. Select Disabled to prevent the serial port from
accessing any system resources. When this option is set to Disabled, the serial port
physically becomes unavailable. Select 3F8/IRQ4 to allow the serial port to use 3F8
as its I/O port address and IRQ 4 for the interrupt address. The options for Serial
Port1 are Disabled, 3F8/IRQ4, 3E8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ3 and 2E8/IRQ3. The options for
Serial Port2 are Disabled, 3F8/IRQ4, 3E8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ3, and 2E8/IRQ3.
Serial Port 2 Mode
Use this feature to configure Serial Port 2 mode. The options are Normal, IrDA and
ASK IR. IrDA (Infrared Data) is an industry standard for remote control devices. ASK
IR (Amplitude Shifted Keying Infrared) is a protocol compatible with Sharp® branded
PDAs and other infrared devices.
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Remote
Access Configuration
COM0/COM1/SOL Console Redirection
Use this feature to enable console redirection for COM0 and COM1 ports. The options are Enabled and Disabled. The default for all ports are Disabled.
Console
Redirection Settings
Configure the following options for the Console Redirection Settings. The
most common settings are set as default:
Terminal Type : Select ANSI, VT100, VT100+, or VT-UTF8
Bits per Second (BPS): 9600, 19200, 57600, or 115200
Data Bits: 8 or 7
Parity: None, Even, Odd, Mark, or Space
Stop Bits: 1 or 2
Flow Control: None or Hardware RTS/CTS
Recorder Mode: Disabled or Enabled
Resolution 100x31: Disabled or Enabled
Legacy OS Redirection Resolution: 80x24 or 80x25
Serial Port for Out-of-Band Management / Windows Emergency
Management Services (EMS)
Use this feature to enable console redirection. The options are Enabled and Disabled. The default is Disabled.
Console
Redirection Settings
Configure the following options for the Console Redirection Settings. The
most common settings are set as default:
Out-of-Band Mgmt Port: COM1, COM2, SOL, COM4
Terminal Type : Select ANSI, VT100, VT100+, or VT-UTF8
Bits per Second (BPS): 9600, 19200, 57600, or 115200
Data Bits: 8 or 7
Parity: None, Even, Odd, Mark, or Space
Stop Bits: 1 or 2
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Hardware
Health Configuration
Fan Speed Control Mode
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. This setting
is recommended for special system configuration or debugging. Select "Standard"
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. This setting is recommended
for regular systems with normal hardware configurations. Select "Optimal" 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), Standard
(@50% of PWM Cycle), and Optimal (@30% of PWM Cycle).
CPU Temperature Display Mode
This feature displays the CPU temperature detected by DTS (i.e., +34oC) or temperature status in text ("Low", "Medium" or "High"). The options are Text Mode
or DTS.
If Text Mode is selected, the CPU Temperature Display Mode will show the CPU
temperature status as follows:
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:
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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.
Fan1 ~ Fan4, FanA Reading
This feature displays the fan speed readings from fan interfaces Fan1 through
Fan4 and FanA.
12V, VDIMM, 5VCC, -12V, AVCC, 3.3VCC, VSB, VBAT
This feature displays the current voltages of the above voltage monitors.
ACPI
Configuration
Use this feature to configure Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
power management settings for your system.
High Performance Event Timers
Select Enabled to activate the High Performance Event Timer (HPET) that produces
periodic interrupts at a much higher frequency than a Real-time Clock (RTC) does in
synchronizing multimedia streams, providing smooth playback and reducing the dependency on other timestamp calculation devices, such as an x86 RDTSC Instruction embedded in the CPU. The High Performance Event Timer is used to replace
the 8254 Programmable Interval Timer. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Suspend Mode
This setting allows you to configure the ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface) sleep state for your system when it is in the Suspend mode. The options
are Suspend Disabled and S1 (POS).
NUMA Support
This feature Enables the Non-Uniform Memory Access ACPI support. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
WHEA Support
This feature Enables the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA) support
for the Windows 2008 operating system (and later versions). The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
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4-4 Event Logs
Smbios Event Log
Change this item to enable or disable all features of the Smbios Event Logging
during boot. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Erase Event Log
This option erases all logged events. The options are No, Yes, Next reset and
Yes, Every reset.
When Log is Full
This option automatically clears the Event Log memory of all messages when it is
full. The options are Do Nothing and Erase Immediately.
MECI
The Multiple Event Count Increment (MECI) counter counts the number of occurences a duplicate event must happen before the MECI counter is incremented.
This is a numeric value.
METW
The Multiple Event Time Window (METW) defines number of minutes must pass
between duplicate log events before MECI is incremented. This is in minutes, from
0 to 99.
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4-5 IPMI Configuration (X9SCM-F/X9SCL-F/X9SCL+-F)
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.
BMC Support
This feature enables or disables the installed Baseboard Management Controller
(BMC) on the motherboard. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Wait For BMC
If enabled, the system will wait for a BMC response after the AC power is turned
on. It takes around 30 seconds to initialize Host to BMC interfaces. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
BMC
Self Test Log
This feature logs any BMC messages returned during a BMC self-test. It shows the
total number of entries and will allow the viewing of each event by scrolling down.
Erase Log - Select Yes, On every reset or No.
When Log is Full - Select Clear Log or Do Not Log Anymore.
System
Event Log
This feature is used to change the Sytem Event Log (SEL) configuration.
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SEL Components - Change this item to enable or disable all features of System
Event Logging. The options are Enabled and Disabled. When Enabled, the
following can be configured:
Erase SEL - This option erases all logged SEL events. The options are No,
Yes, On Next reset and Yes, On Every reset.
When SEL Full
This option automatically clears the System Event Log memory of all messages
when it is full. The options are Do Nothing and Erase Immediately.
Log EFI Status Codes
This option enables or disables the logging of Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
status codes. The options are Disabled, Both, Error Code and Progress Code.
View
FRU Information
This is an informational item which displays the information pertaining to this
motherboard (FRU - Field Replaceable Unit).
BMC
Network Configuration
Set this feature to configure the IPMI LAN adapter with a network address.
Configuration 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) "Dynamic" or manually entered by the user "Static". If Static is
selected, the IP Address, Subnet Mask and Gateway Address must be manually
entered below. The options are Static, Dynamic and Do Nothing. The following
items are displayed when Static is selected:
Station 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 threedigit 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.
Station MAC Address - 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).
Router IP Address - Enter the Gateway or Router address this machine will
use (i.e., 192.168.10.1).
Router MAC Address - Enter the MAC address of the Router or Gateway (only
if needed).
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Use this feature to configure Boot Settings:
Boot
Options Priority
This feature allows the user to specify which devices are boot devices and the order
of priority from which the systems boots from during startup.
Boot Option #1, Boot option #2, Boot Option #3, etc
The settings are Built-in EFI Shell, [any detected boot device] and Disabled.
Delete
Boot Option
This feature allows the user to delete any previously-defined boot device from the
Boot Options Priority.
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4-7 Security Settings
•
If the Administrator password is defined ONLY - this controls access to the
BIOS setup ONLY.
•
If the User's password is defined ONLY - this password will need to be entered
during each system startup or boot, and will also have Administrator rights in
the setup.
•
Passwords must be at least 3 and up to 20 characters long.
Administrator Password
Press Enter to create a new, or change an existing Administrator password.
User Password:
Press Enter to create a new, or change an existing User password.
Boot Sector Virus Protection
When Enabled, the BIOS displays a warning when any program (or virus) issues a
Disk Format command or attempts to write to the boot sector of the hard disk drive.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Select the Exit tab from the BIOS Setup Utility screen to enter the Exit BIOS Setup
screen.
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.
Restore Defaults
To set this feature, select Restore Defaults from the Exit menu and press <Enter>.
These are factory settings designed for maximum system stability, but not for
maximum performance.
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Save As User Defaults
To set this feature, select Save as User Defaults from the Exit menu and press <Enter>. This enables the user to save any changes to the BIOS setup for future use
Restore User Defaults
To set this feature, select Restore User Defaults from the Exit menu and press <Enter>. Use this feature to retrieve user-defined settings that were saved previously.
Boot Override
Set this feature to override a previously defined boot device. The available devices
will be listed below.
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Appendix A: POST Error Beep Codes
Appendix A
BIOS Error Beep Codes
During the POST (Power-On Self-Test) routines, which are performed each time
the system is powered on, errors may occur.
Non-fatal errors are those which, in most cases, allow the system to continue
with bootup. The error messages normally appear on the screen.
Fatal errors will not allow the system to continue to bootup. If a fatal error occurs, you should consult with your system manufacturer for possible repairs.
These fatal errors are usually communicated through a series of audible beeps.
The numbers on the fatal error list correspond to the number of beeps for the
corresponding error.
A-1 BIOS Error Beep Codes
BIOS Error Beep Codes
Beep Code/LED
Error Message
Description
1 beep
Refresh
Circuits have been reset.
(Ready to power up)
5 short beeps + 1 long
beep
Memory error
No memory detected in the
system
8 beeps
Display memory
read/write error
Video adapter missing or with
faulty memory
OH LED On
System OH
System Overheat
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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 1. Click the icons showing a hand writing on the paper to view the
readme files for each item. Click on a computer icon to the right of an item
to install this item (from top to the bottom), one at a time. After installing
each item, you must reboot the system before proceeding with the next
item on the list. The bottom icon with a CD on it allows you to view the
entire contents of the CD.
Note 2. When making a storage driver diskette by booting into a Driver
CD, please set the SATA Configuration to "Compatible Mode" and configure
SATA as IDE in the BIOS Setup. After making the driver diskette, be sure
to change the SATA settings back to your original settings.
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B-2 Configuring 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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UEFI BIOS Recovery
Appendix C
UEFI BIOS Recovery Instructions
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
need to update the BIOS, do not shut down or reset the system while the
BIOS is updating to avoid possible boot failure.
An Overview to the UEFI BIOS
The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) specification provides a softwarebased interface between the operating system and the platform firmware in the
pre-boot environment. The UEFI specification supports an architecture-independent
mechanism for add-on card initialization to allow the UEFI OS loader, which is stored
in the add-on card, to boot up the system. UEFI offers a clean, hand-off control to
a computer system at bootup.
How to Recover the UEFI BIOS Image (-the Main BIOS
Block)
An AMIBIOS flash chip consists of a boot sector block and a main BIOS code block
(a main BIOS image). The boot sector block contains critical BIOS codes, including
memory detection and recovery codes for the user to flash a new BIOS image if the
original BIOS image is corrupted. When the system power is on, the boot sector
codes execute first. Once it is completed, the main BIOS code will continue with
system initialization and bootup.
Note: Follow the BIOS Recovery instructions below for BIOS recovery
when the main BIOS block crashes. However, when the BIOS Boot sector crashes, you will need to send the motherboard back to Supermicro
for RMA repair.
To Recover the Main BIOS Block Using a USB-Attached
Device
This feature allows the user to recover a BIOS image using a USB-attached device
without additional utilities used. A USB flash device such as a USB Flash Drive, or
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a USB CD/DVD ROM/RW device can be used for this purpose. However, a USB
Hard Disk drive cannot be used for BIOS recovery at this time.
To perform UEFI BIOS recovery using a USB-attached device, follow the instructions below.
1. Using a different machine, copy the "Super.ROM" binary image file into the
disc Root "\" Directory of a USB device or a writeable CD/DVD.
Note: If you cannot locate the "Super.ROM" file in your driver disk, visit
our website at www.supermicro.com to download the BIOS image into a
USB flash device and rename it to "Super.ROM" for BIOS recovery use.
2. Insert the USB device that contains the new BIOS image ("Super.Rom") into
your USB drive and power on the system
3. While powering on the system, keep pressing <Ctrl> and <Home> simultaneously on your PS2 or USB keyboard until your hear two short beeps. This
may take from a few seconds to one minute.
4. After locating the new BIOS binary image, the system will enter the BIOS
Recovery page as shown below.
Note: At this point, you may decide if you want to start with BIOS Recovery.
If you decide to proceed with BIOS Recovery, follow the procedures below.
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5. When the screen as shown above displays, using the arrow key, select the
item- "Proceed with flash update" and press the <Enter> key. You will see the
progress of BIOS Recovery as shown in the screen below.
Note: Do not interrupt the process of BIOS flashing until it is completed.
After the process of BIOS Recovery is complete, press any key to reboot
the system.
6. Using a different system, extract the BIOS package into a bootable USB flash
drive.
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7. When a DOS prompt appears, type AMI.BAT BIOSname.### at the prompt.
Note: Do not interrupt this process until BIOS flashing is completed.
8. After seeing the message that BIOS update is completed, unplug the AC
power cable to clear CMOS, and then plug in the AC power cable to power
on the system.
9. Press <Del> continuously to enter the BIOS Setup utility.
10.Press <F3> to load default settings.
11. After loading default settings, press <F4> to save the settings and exit the
BIOS Setup utility.
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