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    Default Gigabyte X58A-UD3R and Xeon E5620

    Hello Tweaksters,
    I'm new to this for and looking for some assistance in matching a Gigabyte X58A-UD3R with a
    Xeon E5620 CPU.
    I'm aware that its officially not supported but can find numerous links that show the CPU and Mobo in a working configuration including a previous thread posted here.
    I recently purchased a new mobo as a friend provided me with the XEON CPU and some memory.
    I spent the weekend assembling the the mobo into a new case/psu and using a new Gigabyte GTX550 Ti.
    I can't even get the mobo to post, its a Rev 2, but I can't tell what Firmware its been shipped with from factory as I don't have a spare i7 to temporarily install and confirm its operation or existing firmware.
    Any ideas how to get this rig working?

    Cheers Alex

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    Default Re: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R and Xeon E5620

    Do you have a system speaker attached to the motherboard? Do you hear any beeps from it? What does the L.E.D diag display, what code?

    Here are a couple of things you can try.

    Have you tried booting it with only 1 stick of ram and just the video card and cpu. What beep codes do you here or L.E.D diag display?

    If you did not check the cpu socket before installing the cpu you might want to remove the cpu and inspect the socket for any bent pins. If you are not sure on any please take a picture and upload and post link here and others can look and see if there are any bend. Make sure you use a well lit room and use macro mode if you camera supports it.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R and Xeon E5620

    Quote Originally Posted by Acebmxer View Post
    Do you have a system speaker attached to the motherboard? Do you hear any beeps from it? What does the L.E.D diag display, what code?

    Here are a couple of things you can try.

    Have you tried booting it with only 1 stick of ram and just the video card and cpu. What beep codes do you here or L.E.D diag display?

    If you did not check the cpu socket before installing the cpu you might want to remove the cpu and inspect the socket for any bent pins. If you are not sure on any please take a picture and upload and post link here and others can look and see if there are any bend. Make sure you use a well lit room and use macro mode if you camera supports it.
    Thanks Ace for your quick responce.
    I have tried all of the options above, I removed all memory modules and only installed 1 in either DDR3_1 or DDR3_3 as per manual.
    I checked the CPU Socket prior to installing Xeon E5620 and all pins are OK, it was a new mobo and still had the protective cover over the socket.
    The LED's are an interesting one, there is a bank of LED's infront of the ATX Connector and from the manual it looks to me as the North Bridge LED Bank and I have L2 Moderate (Both Green and Orange).
    The only other LED's that are on which is a concern is the Phase LED Bank, where I have all Six LED's Green, Orange and Red ON.
    There are no POST beeps, I don't have external speakers, but I do have the Piezo Speaker plugged directly into the mobo.
    Hope this helps the Memory I was supplied with the Xeon is Samsung M392B5673FH0-CH9.
    From what I searched online these are a 2GB DDR3 PC3-10600 ECC Registered DIMM's.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R and Xeon E5620

    Could be the MB does not support ECC/Registered DIMMs, do you have others to test with?

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    Default Re: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R and Xeon E5620

    Quote Originally Posted by Chike View Post
    Could be the MB does not support ECC/Registered DIMMs, do you have others to test with?
    Hello Chike, again thanks you guys are fantastic and so quick with your responses.
    That was my next option to borrow a friends DDR3 Memory, I will hopefully get sometime tomorrow to get memory, at least 1 stick to try and will post my finding's.

    Thanks again

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    Default Re: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R and Xeon E5620

    Quote Originally Posted by light2au View Post
    The LED's are an interesting one, there is a bank of LED's infront of the ATX Connector and from the manual it looks to me as the North Bridge LED Bank and I have L2 Moderate (Both Green and Orange).
    The only other LED's that are on which is a concern is the Phase LED Bank, where I have all Six LED's Green, Orange and Red ON.
    There are no POST beeps, I don't have external speakers, but I do have the Piezo Speaker plugged directly into the mobo.
    My mistake I thought the UD3 came with a POST led like the ud5 where it will display a code like c1 or ff that could help us to see where its hanging at.

    The speaker i am talking about is the one connected to the front panel connecters on the motherboard. where you would connect the case power button and reset button wires too.

    If you dont have a speaker connected there you will never here and beep codes. the speaker should only coast $1 usd.


    Next question is this a know working video card? Can you try the video card in another system or try another video card in this system?
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    Default Re: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R and Xeon E5620

    If its eec memory you have,then chike is right it wont work,you need non eec memory,I would borrow 920/930 chip and update to latest BIOS too if you still have problems as older bios's might not support the xeon
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    Default Re: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R and Xeon E5620

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    If its eec memory you have,then chike is right it wont work,you need non eec memory,I would borrow 920/930 chip and update to latest BIOS too if you still have problems as older bios's might not support the xeon
    Latest Update I went ahead and purchased Corsair XMS3 Kit (2 x 2GB DDR-3) Memory Modules and still the same, NO POST.
    I removed the Cooler and Xeon E5620 again and inspected the Pins on the Socket, they look OK to me, but I might need a Magnifying Glass to make sure 100% that there are no bent pins.
    I will see if there is a way to borrow a friends i7 CPU and see if that works.
    If it does then its either Firmware below FF or a Bad Xeon CPU, but the CPU and Original ECC Memory came out of a working Server....

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    You havnt wasted your money on the ram as I remember another user with eec modules and those mb's won't support it,only non eec,your CPU should work fine,so it only leaves BIOS update or poss faulty cpu like you said
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    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    You havnt wasted your money on the ram as I remember another user with eec modules and those mb's won't support it,only non eec,your CPU should work fine,so it only leaves BIOS update or poss faulty cpu like you said
    Thanks Wazza this Build is really doing my head in, I've read every post I can find and gone over my steps, I'm finding from other posts that the Phase LED's been on seems to be normal until POST starts and the Bios detects the CPU, so I'm not getting to that stage which could interpret why I have all SIX Phase LED's as Solid.

    I've check ATX Power and ATX 12v x 2 and all seated correctly, I've even removed Sys FAN cables temporarily, but no difference.
    When all cables are plugged in I do hear a short click not a beep from the Piezo and Both Sys Fan's PSU Fan and CPU Fan are spinning at Low RPM's thats about it, no Video at all.

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    Coolmaster Silensio 550 Case
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    Gigabyte GTX 550 Ti GPU

    No HDD's as yet, I wanted to boot the system first before I decided which way to go for OS HDD and Data HDD, but I seem to be a long way away from this point.

    Cheers and thanks again for all the help from all of you at Tweaktown..

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