Boot the machine with 1 RAM,1 processor and remove all other PCI card/addon cards.
@ worst case, we can revert back the BIOS using Jumper settings.
For more system info, use the below link.
Good suggestion. I pulled all components, processor, memory, booted to a blank board, then added in memory + one processor. Board now boots.
BIOS is v3 Build 0019, date 10/20/2005. Based on what I've read I will need a BIOS update to use the second processor. I have conflicting threads on which version to flash. It appears I should flash the P03 version (http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=9812&lang=eng) as the board is the DDR2 version. Will give that a go and let you know where we land.
Partial success. Out of the chasis, no drives attached other than USB boot needed for flash, board boots and all appears good-to-go. When dropped into the chasis with floppy, IDE boot, and DVD drives the board indicates fault. It does not post, but throws an LED fault. Code is 2A, DIM Code Checkpoints ... (LED displays G-OFF-A-OFF).
The board is going into an old SuperMicro box with up-to-date power supply. If power supply, I would expect a fault before I secured into the chasis.
Special precautions when securing this board into the chasis? Have not used Intel board or chasis before.
It is mounted on standoffs. Fully screwed using all holes.
Out of the chasis, works perfectly. Mounted in the chasis it shows fault and will not post. Only things connected are one chasis fan (which works OK), the LED connectors, and power-on switch.
It has to be a grounding issue. Going to atempt to insulate using nylon washers.
Will keep you updated.