Supermicro X10SLL-F CPU Compatibility, Qualified Processors

yetieater

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I recently picked up a Supermicro X10SLL-F at Microcenter for my first DIY NAS build. I tried pairing it with the Intel Pentium G3258 (Intel Pentium 20th Anniversary Edition), thinking that it would be a robust processor. Unfortunately, this CPU didn't work with the X10SLL-F, even after updating to the latest BIOS rev 2.0 (X10SLL4_424).

I did get in touch with Supermicro technical support to get a list of qualified processors for that board, which I've shared on my website here: http://alex.zheng-dynasty.com/2014/08/list-qualified-processors-supermicro-x10sll-f/

I'm wondering if anyone else has had experience using this board with any processors not already on the list. Until then, I'm going to be using an Intel Celeron G1820 for my build.

Here is the list as it currently stands..

CPU LAUNCH DATE PASS/FAIL
E3-1220 v3 Q2’13 Pass
E3-1220L v3 QF9S Q3’13
E3-1220L v3 QE9Y Q3’13 Pass
E3-1225 v3 Q2’13 Pass
E3-1226 v3 Q2’14
E3-1230 v3 Q2’13 Pass
E3-1230L v3 Q2’13 Pass
E3-1240 v3 Q2’13
E3-1240L v3 Q2’14 Pass
E3-1245 v3 Q2’13
E3-1268L v3 Q2’13
E3-1270 v3 Q2’13 Pass
E3-1271 v3 Q2’14
E3-1275 v3 Q2’13 Pass
E3-1276 v3 Q2’14 Fail
E3-1280 v3 Q2’13 Pass
E3-1285 v3 Q2’13
E3-1285L v3 Q2’13 Pass
E3-1281 v3 Q2’14 Pass
E3-1286 v3 Q2’14 Pass
i3-4130 Q3’13 Pass
i3-4330 Q3’13 Pass
i3-4340 Q2’14 Pass
i3-4360 Q2’14
G1820 Q1’14 Pass
G1820T Q1’14 Pass
G1830 Q1’14 Pass
G3220 Q3’13 Pass
G3220T Q3’13 Pass
G3420 Q3’13 Pass
G3420T Q3’13 Pass
G3430 Q3’13 Pass
 

MrCaffeineX

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I was planning on doing exactly what you did, and naturally I didn't find your post until after I experienced the same failure that you did. I do not think that Supermicro has any intention of ever supporting the Devil's Canyon CPUs on this motherboard.

I borrowed my friend's Haswell i5-4570S and this system will boot with it. The BIOS recognizes the CPU and as far as I can tell all of the features are supported, though Intel has not provided a driver for the iGPU for Server 2008 R2 or Server 2012 R2 that I have been able to find.

PS - Sorry to necro the thread, but at least there is another CPU to add to the known-working list :D
 

TType85

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I was planning on doing exactly what you did, and naturally I didn't find your post until after I experienced the same failure that you did. I do not think that Supermicro has any intention of ever supporting the Devil's Canyon CPUs on this motherboard.

I borrowed my friend's Haswell i5-4570S and this system will boot with it. The BIOS recognizes the CPU and as far as I can tell all of the features are supported, though Intel has not provided a driver for the iGPU for Server 2008 R2 or Server 2012 R2 that I have been able to find.

PS - Sorry to necro the thread, but at least there is another CPU to add to the known-working list :D

I am surprised the i5 worked. Pretty cool that it does. You won't get the iGPU to work though as the boards VGA is hooked to the on-board Aspeed AST2400 chip.
 

MrCaffeineX

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I am surprised the i5 worked. Pretty cool that it does. You won't get the iGPU to work though as the boards VGA is hooked to the on-board Aspeed AST2400 chip.

I was able to install the Aspeed driver (I downloaded the driver CD after I saw your response) so that will suffice. I was also surprised that the i5 works, but I thought it was worth a shot since the board lists full support for Haswell i3s. I'm now in the market for a Xeon to drop in this board. I guess I don't have to worry about picking one with an iGPU...
 

GiGaBiTe

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You won't get the iGPU to work though as the boards VGA is hooked to the on-board Aspeed AST2400 chip.

It's disgusting that in 2015 server motherboards are still using garbage and severely antiquated video chips on them.

I had a SuperMicro X9SCA awhile back that had a Matrox G200 on it. This chip was released in 1998 and is 17 years old. It barely supports DirectX 6 and it never supported OpenGL properly. Both Linux and Windows have no driver support for it and doing even basic operations in a desktop environment is painful.

Some other server boards still use the ATI ES1000, which is basically a die shrunk Rage 128XL that lacks any 3D capability and again has zero driver support.

Manufacturers of server motherboards have no excuses for this, other than trying to cut corners to reduce costs. Nvidia has their ION/ION2 line that are specifically geared towards stuff like this and should be used instead of 17 year old video chips.
 

MrCaffeineX

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After some further tinkering I had to return my friend's i5-4570s. Last night I decided to test out the performance of an i3-4130T on the X10SLL-F motherboard. After installing the new CPU (which is technically on the official supported CPU list as e-mailed to me by Supermicro's almost useless technical support department), the system will not POST.

I gave them a call this morning to see what the deal is and they just sent me an interesting response. When using a Pentium or i3 CPU, the system requires ECC RAM. The system worked without ECC RAM with the i5-4570s, which does not support ECC RAM. If I am reading the Engrish correctly, the motherboard chipset (C222) is what is making the ECC required, and motherboards with the C226 chipset can go either way, even with Xeon CPUs. There is no mention in their response regarding the Celeron CPUs that are listed as supported on this motherboard. It seems weird and it was incredibly difficult to understand their technical support representatives, but I thought I should share the experience.

I'm borrowing some ECC RAM from work to test things this weekend. Hopefully the information will be useful to some other people as well. BIOS revision 3.0 is also available now on the Supermicro website for this motherboard.
 
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