6 Replies Latest reply on Jun 13, 2011 12:56 AM by

    s5000xvn no boot after second cpu installation

    foksiks

      So far I was running system with one 5150 SL9RU. Everything fine, though, bios was very old, I performed updates from 86b.03 to 86b.04 and then another to 86b.06. Will update to 86b.10 and 86b.12. Is there a possibility that old bios was not enabling me to use two cpus? or is it different problem? When I mounted second cpu system did not boot. After poweing up fans run at full speed, post leds (status 1,2,3,4,) solid amber - off,off,green,red (Starting application processor initialization).

        • 1. Re: s5000xvn no boot after second cpu installation
          foksiks

          I tried to populate first cpu slot with new cpu just to make sure it works, yes, it works. But if I'm trying to boot with two cpus, system does not let me through post nad it's not possible to enter bios or boot system.

          I've checked cpus in sisoft sandra. I found something like this:

          first cpu

          Revision/Stepping:             F / 6 (0)
              Microcode:                     MU060F06CD
              Core Voltage Rating:           1.325V
              Min/Max Core Voltage:          0.825V - 1.325V

              Maximum Physical / Virtual Add:36-bit / 48-bit
              Native Page Size:              4kB
              Large Page Size:               2MB

           

          and when I swapped cpus:

           

          Revision/Stepping:             F / 6 (0)
              Microcode:                     MU060F06CD
              Core Voltage Rating:           1.250V
              Min/Max Core Voltage:          0.825V - 1.250V

              Maximum Physical / Virtual Add:36-bit / 48-bit
              Native Page Size:              4kB
              Large Page Size:               2MB

           

          Both cpus have the same stepping, they both are xeons 5150 SL9RU. Seems like core voltage rating and max core voltage differs. Is it possible that this gives voltage mismatch+system fails to boot? Is there a chance to adjust or reset voltage on cpu?

          • 2. Re: s5000xvn no boot after second cpu installation
            foksiks

            After checking system log in active system console I found this:

             

            CRITICAL event: Processor 2 Stat reports CATERR has occurred.

             

            what does it mean?

            • 3. Re: s5000xvn no boot after second cpu installation
              edwardzh

              You may want to check if you power supply, especially the 12V rail, is sufficient.

              • 4. Re: s5000xvn no boot after second cpu installation
                kamalanathan

                it represents catastrophic error

                • 5. Re: s5000xvn no boot after second cpu installation
                  foksiks

                  So it would mean faulty mobo again. I'm using this mobo right now with one cpu. Sounds like I've got bad luck cause this is third mobo from intel which is faulty. I'm gonna buy asus this time. Maybe it will bring me more luck.

                  • 6. Re: s5000xvn no boot after second cpu installation

                    I have had nothing but problems with my Intel S5000VSA.  This is also my second motherboard, aside from the post errors, there has been unexpected unusual behavior from this MB since day 1.  It is unreliable and a very expensive peice of junk which has cost countless hours in time and support.  I too will be going to an ASUS product ASAP.