Desktops forum: Asus Z8NA-D6, Xeon X5680 and Wintec DDR3 ECC Reg don't work

by: dirtdevil03 December 1, 2012 9:30 PM PST

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Asus Z8NA-D6, Xeon X5680 and Wintec DDR3 ECC Reg don't work

by dirtdevil03 - 12/1/12 9:30 PM

I took some cpus and memory out of a server and tried to stick them in a workstation to beef it up a bit. But when I install the CPUs and memory, nothing comes up on my screen. I don't get any error beeps either. The hard drives spin up like they are suppose to, all the lights are where they should be. Everything is visually fine with my workstation EXCEPT nothing comes up on the screen. I take out one cpu and only have the primary CPU populated and I only populate 1 mem bank (the required mem bank according to the docs) and I get the same results. I found some other memory around the house that I didn't take from my server and tried that and I get the same result. What do you think could be the cause. I checked the docs and both the memory and CPU are supported by the motherboard. Here are the specs that I have...


MOTHERBOARD - ASUS Z8NA-D6
http://www.asus.com/Server_Worksta [...] ds/Z8NAD6/

CPU - INTEL Xeon X5680
http://ark.intel.com/products/4791 [...] -Intel-QPI

MEM - Wintec 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Registered DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
http://www.wintecind.com/features/ [...] CCReg.html

p.s. The memory and CPUs where both transported in anti-static bags as well.

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