SMF - Just Installed!
Started by Andy Brown, November 01, 2014, 04:53:46 am
Quote from: Marco Silva on December 06, 2014, 06:58:34 pmI'm kinda happy because I've managed to finish successfully my test build.2 Xeons X5650 and a revision 2 motherboard with the earlier boot blocker, i had a real hard time to boot for the first time but eventually it did boot Really apreciated for your wonderful article and support http://i.imgur.com/fVe81b2.png
Quote from: Dieapy on December 07, 2014, 08:19:04 amHi every one this is just a natter to introduces myself and to Andy nice read Re: Hacking the HP Z800 dual socket motherboard, I was browsing the web on the look out for a manual or User Guide for that very same board when I stumbled on your topic.Like always I jump into things with both feet without thinking, what happened was I had on the shelve a couple of Intel i7 1366/950 chips sorry CPU 3.06_MHz and there on eBay was this very nice looking Motherboard and cheap Iâ€™ll have that? Yep you guessed it the very one you worked on Andyâ€¦ lol ok so I have a case every much as big as yours with two large red fans at top, single large red one in front blowing in on drive bays similar to your own and it has two push in, clip in Sata bays at the front ideal for testing and formatting spear drives and super large fan on the side. An 850Watt power supply at bottom like yours, cable hides and alike on and off switch on top front like yours it has a reset and Intergraph switch all glowing red and array of four USB ports sound out mic and HHD led across top front, two DVD RW and alike below needless to say it cost a lot of coin as did the guts within stacked out 2.TB AND 3.TB Drives. A perfectly good working server and all I get is your not going to rip that apart are you dad, why not itâ€™s my second rig I mean computer. lol
QuoteHi Marco, great news that you got it up and running with 2 westmere CPUs in a rev 2 board. How did you overcome the boot problems? Some users report that clearing the CMOS does the trick.
Quote from: Andy Brown on December 07, 2014, 10:20:50 amHi and welcome to the forum. Are you planning to do a build with the Z800 motherboard? You mentioned that your CPUs are i7. They will not work in the Z800 motherboard - it's Xeons only for the Z800.RegardsAndy
Quote from: Marco Silva on December 07, 2014, 11:19:04 amQuoteHi Marco, great news that you got it up and running with 2 westmere CPUs in a rev 2 board. How did you overcome the boot problems? Some users report that clearing the CMOS does the trick.Hi Andy, I just kept on powering it on and off
Quote from: Dieapy on December 07, 2014, 06:43:18 pmHi Andy and thanks for the gen on my i7 CPUâ€™s, zods there goâ€™s dreaming. And they looked great in there tooâ€¦ Iâ€™m leaving them in place for now for safe keeping and showing off to on-lookers. Lolâ€¦ Youâ€™ll never get that up and running they report, seems they are right with my CPUâ€™s. But Iâ€™m not a quitter Ho-No...
Quote I am thinking about taking the easy way out with the PSU lead kit for neatness. Not that I couldnâ€™t have modify the leads as you have done myself being an OAP and a Ex-Technician with a dab-hand at soldering.
QuoteAny advice as to where to get BIOS Flash software and HP service manual will be appreciated