There's no jumpers required, but do make sure if you only have one CPU it's in socket 1, not socket 2. See http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/s5520hc/sb/CS-030225.htm - Quick Start Guide Front for a picture.
You may also need to update to the latest BIOS for everything to work normally
Thank you for your answer Dan_O,
Since the server crash after just one minute or two, I fear that if i update the BIOS, it may crash in the process which will give me a piece of junk instead of a usefull server board.
The server is in the right socket CPU1 so it should be allright.
I reviewed the memory used and it seems that my pack wax 3*2GB Dual DDR3 RAM which I had put in DIMM A1, DIMM B1 and DIMM C1. If i dont mistake, I should put them in DIMM A1, DIMM A2 and DIMM B1. Could you confirm this ? mostly for the DIMM B1 with DUAL RAM.
The thermal solution was not correctly in contact with the processor => overheating => shut down. I added thermal paste and now it is ok.
The only remaining problem is the sound of the fans which are running at full speed all the time.
I'm installing windows SBS 2008 STD, I'll see what it gives once I've updated the whole thing :-)
I completed the installation of windows and Intel admin System Console and got more information.
When I open the admin console, everything is green but the physical status led is blinking orange.
When I check the SEL logs, I got the following :
20/02/2010 9:24 Informational event: Pwr Unit Status reports the power unit is powered off or being powered down. 20/02/2010 9:24 Informational event: Button reports the power button has been pressed. 20/02/2010 9:24 Informational event: Physical Scrty reports the chassis is now closed. 20/02/2010 9:24 Informational event: System Fan 1 reports the sensor is no longer in a low non-critical state. Sensor reading: Unspecified. Threshold value: Unspecified. Fan 20/02/2010 9:24 Informational event: System Fan 1 reports the sensor is no longer in a critically low state. Sensor reading: Unspecified. Threshold value: Unspecified. Fan 20/02/2010 9:24 Informational event: BIOS Evt Sensor reports Timestamp Clock Sync. Event is first of two expected events from BIOS on every power on. System Event 20/02/2010 9:24 Informational event: BIOS Evt Sensor reports Timestamp Clock Sync. Event is second of two expected events from BIOS on every power on. System Event 20/02/2010 9:24 Warning event: System Fan 1 reports the sensor is in a low, but non-critical, and going lower state. Sensor reading: 0 RPM. Threshold value: 391 RPM. Fan 20/02/2010 9:24 CRITICAL event: System Fan 1 reports the sensor is in a low, critical, and going lower state. Sensor reading: 0 RPM. Threshold value: 322 RPM. Fan 20/02/2010 9:25 Informational event: BIOS Evt Sensor reports a system boot event has occurred. System Event 20/02/2010 9:25 Informational event: System Management Software states that OS Boot sensor 0 reports the boot from drive C has been completed. OS Boot
Is the system fan 1 the CPU fan ?
I got the versions :
BIOS Version S5500.86B.01.00.0046.121720091524 BMC/FW Version 0.48 Module Type BMC IPMI Version 2.0 SDR Package Version SDR Package 0.21
In the captors readings, I've got
Sensor Health X
System Fan 1
No, that's talking about the SysFan1 header on the motherboard, on the front left side of the board. When you run the FRU, and you tell it which fans are connected, you have to make sure you're following the diagrams on the quick start guide - see
I didn't find the FRU application but followed your advice regarding the placement of the connectors.
The fan was plugged in system fan 2 instead of system fan 1 which wasn't a good idea :-)
Since it still does too much noise for me in its normal mode, I'll have to buy special silent fans.
Thanks for your help on this case Dan_O