Because I’m dumb and skipped a test boot outside of the case I probably jinxed myself with this build, but I can’t get a video signal out of my new build no matter what.
It will issue four quick beeps–one quick, followed by a quicker triplet of beeps, a short pause, then a higher-pitched beep. Here’s a video showing the behavior.
Based on some 1:00 AM research on my phone, I think it’s an issue now of an incompatible CPU somehow… Here are the parts:
- E3-1265LV3 Intel Xeon SR15A 4 Cores 8M Cache, 2.50 GHz Processor
- Supermicro X10SLM-F Server Motherboard LGA 1150 Socket H3 Micro-ATX DDR3 9.6"
- Hynix 32GB 4x8GB PC3-12800E “ECC UDIMM” 1600 DDR3 Server Workstation 669239-081
I figured I’d just do everything over the IPMI so I never connected a monitor, mouse, or keyboard. Connected the IPMI to my switch, but no MAC found on the client list. Looks like it may need to be enabled in BIOS?
Connected the iGPU VGA but got no signal. Swapped cables, but only have one VGA adapter to test. Should be good though. No signal.
Checked the Enable VGA jumper, it’s enabled. Haven’t tried the BIOS reset yet.
Removed all RAM sticks, no change except for much louder beeping. Used one stick in a few different spots, used a different stick in a few different spots, no change.
Removed the IBM 5110 and disconnected all SATA drives, no change
Slapped in an old (previously known good) 560ti, still no signal. Well, shit.
After giving up for the night, and then un-giving up, I found some documentation about “four beeps” meaning that the CPU is incompatible and the BIOS needs to be flashed/updated, but from what I see on the Supermicro documentation on the mobo, there is no such caveat listed. It just straight up says it supports E3-1200 series V3 and V4 Xeon CPUs.
Has anyone else ran into this on this board/CPU combo? Is this truly an incompatible CPU? And if so, which CPU should I buy that’s super cheap so I could update the BIOS?
Appreciate the help!