I am a bit stuck and was wondering if anyone else might have an idea.
Here is my situation:
I reccently decided we need a new ESXi-Host so I did some research and decided to go for the s1400fp4 since its supporting a large amount of memory as well as the latest Xeon E5-2400 v2 CPUs (according to the Intel-website). So I bought a s1400fp4 and e5-2420 v2.
Installed everything, power up.....screen stays black. After talkin in the live-chat to gustavo we found that my batch (PBA number G49708-203) has an old bios installed that does not support v2 CPUs. Bummer!
I was told its not possible to flash/update the BIOS without a (supported) CPU installed.
(Not even with the jumper/usb method)
Is the person right ?
Is it possible to update the bios with a V2 CPU installed ?
Is it possible to update BIOS without any CPU installed ?
Can the BIOS chip be removed and updated with an eeprom tool ?
Is anyone willing to lend me their E5-2400 v1 so I can performe the upgrade ?
I was so looking forward to the new system and do not want to spend money on a V1 CPU just to upgrade the BIOS and then try to sell it on ebay or something. (the cheapest i found was the E5-2403)
Maybe someone had the same problem before and found a solution ?
Still hoping for a easy fix
To answer your question, the only way to update the BIOS on this specific system will be installing a "Version 1 processor" based on the Product Change Notification 112909-00. Another option that you can try is exchanging the board for a "Version 2 ready" board and for this we recommend contacting our support group directly: