Ah another quick bit of info. I also tried removing the memory (4x 2GB) and this time I got 3 BIOS beeps and didn't go any further
So I think that rules out anything memory related
Pretty sure it's the BIOS ver and CPU incompatibility.
I've found a cheap low spec Celeron processor on ebay (£5!) which I'll try so I can at least upgrade the BIOS and try the quad core monster
Another quick question... on reading the release notes for the latest BIOS at http://downloadmirror.intel.com/16704/ENG/BIOSReleaseNotes0044%20.TXT
It mentions that if my BIOS ver is <R0020 then I need to flash to R0020 then up to R0044
But where can I download R0020?
All I can find from the BIOS downloads section here:
Is R0043 and R0044
Any other comments/suggestions?
Depending on the board revision, it may be that the board has a bios version higher than R0020, so you may not need to get the old bios version.
Can you let me know these details:
Board pba number:
CPU SL Number:
Memory Model No:
Chassis Model/PSU Model:
I will help you further once i have these information.
Check this link:
All the best,
Hi. Thanks for the relpy.
Where do I find the board pba number?
CPU is... SLAWZ
Memory is 8GB Crucial ECC... 2 of these kits... http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=CT2KIT25672AA800
Will that sticker be on the base of the board?
It's all screwed down so I'll have to check it out on Monday
Can't get into the BIOS as nothing comes up on the monitor
Should have a known working Celeron guaranteed to be compatible by Monday/Tuesday so I'll try that
One thing puzzles me though... Why can't I download the earlier BIOS for that board?
If that processor works, I don't want to have to wait half a day for my post to go through moderation before I find out how I can download an older BIOS
Also a side note, to make sure you're not going down the wrong path: Normally if you pull the memory and get three beeps, that means the processor and BMC are just fine. If you put in memory and no longer get any beeps or video, memory is more likely to be the issue than an outdated BIOS.
Double check your memory against http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/S3200SH/sb/CS-028659.htm