I posted on the discord yesterday about a T110ii that I can’t get to boot. I did a little more research, and it seems that both my E3-1200 v2 series CPU and 1600 MHz RAM are only supported with a later BIOS version. Since it won’t pass POST, i don’t have any way of confirming the BIOS version to see if this is indeed the problem. It looks like i’d have to buy a new v1 CPU and a stick of 1333MHz ram just to test it out. And then I might just find out that the motherboard is toast.
I’m considering just scrapping the Dell, taking the $70 loss, and starting over with a new case & motherboard.
From the user manual:
• The Dell PowerEdge R210 II and T110 II systems, originally installed with
Intel Xeon E3-1200 series processors, support Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2 series
processors after a BIOS and baseboard management controller (BMC)
• To support Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2 series processors on your system, you must
– BIOS version 2.0.5 or later
– BMC version 1.85 or later
You can download the latest version of the BIOS and BMC firmware at
• Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2 series processors support:
– Generation 3 PCIe expansion cards
– DDR3 1333 and DDR3 1600 MHz memory module speeds
For information on the memory configuration guidelines, see your
system’s Owner’s Manual at support.dell.com/manuals.