i have two hd 5970 and the psu is koolance 1700 w with all cables to plug the s5520sc and 4 cards like the ati .
no vga card started , my motherboard should be back to intel by now because the board was having 2 slot of memory getting the light ON after few minutes .
as you see it was watercooled . i have send back vga cards to powercolor and they are ok .
i wonder if the ati can start on this motherboard ?
i wish my new s5520sc will be rev 2 : updated to handle the hd5970 , the recent motherboard are having slots for plugging cables like for the ati . may be rev will have some also ? [ @intel s5520sc manager : in my config : 2 x 8 pins and 2 x 6 pins free on the psu ]
By my experiance, if both video card, power cord (PCI-e 6 pin, and 8 pin) are pluged in, the fault cood be the memory card you are using. Pay attention! They have to be with parity bit. S5520SC is a server board addapted to function as a workstation. Try to see the tech. spec. of Kingston „KVR1333D3D4R9S/4Gi”.Good Luck! Keep me posted!
the memry i use is the 1066 mhz because i have two xeon 5520 that are at 533 fsb , the reference of ram is KVR1066D3E7SK2/4GI , i have 24 Go , i replaced the modules but the lights were at same place , i post images of bios erros .
i used matrox pci and a radeon hd 3650 without problems .
the motherboard was not starting the video with the hd5970 but the pci vga was ok , i launched win7 with it but it did not found the hd5k .
i wonder why and there are no tool to say where was/is the error available . i will tell more with the new motherboard and wish to have some fun with 4 GPU having 2 CPU each and 28 Go Ram
i tried with one only , the power delivered is then 300 w instead of 2 x 150 .
yesterday i received a new board , thank you intel
i started to reinstall the watercooling this morning
i will let the chipset with current radiator to see if the motherboard handles the hd5k ; if it s all good i will use the swiftech waterblock for them i ordered , if not i build an AMD bi-cpu ;']
i joke but i am surprised no expert help us about the hd5970 , the moderator is very silent despite he read all posts .
today i made the loop having "water inside" and then installed the two hd5970 .
good news for you the motherboard seems to like when there is one . but not two : i have the pc starting when one card has not the 6&8 pins cables plugged and windows seems to find it .
as there are 2 rails and each card is plugged on one , and i tested one plugged other not and then other "choice" , i think it is sure that there is no power problems from psu .
i noticed that the picture of boot screen is shown only few seconds , when i press f2 or f6 then appears line
there is also something with boot order and cdrom : if i select cdrom / hd /efi / network order and have no cdrom in drive , the boot skips to network .
there is no problem if hd is first boot in order .
another sad info is that i have the same bug as with previous motherboard with same slot of memory .
i will ask powercolor if i can plug the cables to the video card after starting pc , here i do it too : expert do you think there is no problem if i plug the power of the second card after pc is started ?
i uploaded others screenshots of windows 7 x64
http://h.imagehost.org/0428/reboot_phase3_1.jpg _ i restarted pc with second "choice" config
http://i.imagehost.org/view/0129/info_phase4_2 _ _ the menu to unmount usb showed vga as choice so i put it also
I am happy to see your most important problems have gone!
Your Device Manager report only 1024 MB for HD5970 instead of 2048 MB. To solve the issue you have to download the driver from the producer site of your video card, not from AMD-ATI!
To see both of the video card maybe you need some additional software...
The picture from boot screen you can make to stay longer, from bios.
Your picture shows a fault with DIMM E1 and E2 (slot 3 and 4). Try to populate the slot 3 ( DIMM E1) and than slot 4.
Do not be angry on moderator! He supervise our civilized language, only...
Do not plug or unplug anything inside of PC, without AC power cord OFF of the sockets!!!
If you manage to install Widows 7 tell me please if the sound is OK! Cause mine isn´t!
Try to download “Tehnical specification e39530008_s5520sc_tps_15”!
all slots are a memory module , that s the second motherboard i have and first one was replaced because of this error . so it seems that a number of motherboards in europe are having this bug ....
i ll wait few months for intel-europe to check or sell the stock before asking for exchange .
i wish/wait a new updated release of board .
i will spend summer having sunbathes and start to build a new pc with some amd bi-cpu to see how it is .
the 2 Go is 2 x GPU having 1 ; i checked website and driver is old .
the two hd5k are ok and the motherboard can use them but only one by one : if i unplug the 6&8 power cable from one card then pc start .
the sound is not a problem , ubuntu recognize well the realtek high-definition .
under windows 7 i use drivers from realtek for the soundboard and for the ati hdmi also .
they update a lot of times
look at the Beast ;']