I need some help troubleshooting a no boot issue I am running into on a SuperMicro X8STi-F motherboard. Posted here since I ended up with “Enterprise” motherboard.
I did have a flawlessly running machine up till a year ago where Windows would hang and need a restart. System was a Asus Sabertooth X58 board, i7-950, and 24 GB RAM. Once I hard reset the machine, it would post but fail to boot, do another hard reset and then will boot.
I had the thought that the motherboard was going bad (had the system for 6 years or so) but dealt with the restarts. I finally got a replacement and went with a SuperMicro since it was a cheaper option than replacement consumer X58 boards.
After setting up the X8STi-F
After getting the board switched out, I don’t think that was the problem, cause I get the same result. I am testing with a known good usb stick with Ubuntu installer. So no disks (had cheap-o SSDs in before)
Thought the RAM might be suspect and swapped to a known good 4GB module. Same deal. Only thing still the same in the other machine is the CPU. Now my mind is stuck on that and I didn’t need to buy a new motherboard.
Would a system POST with a bad CPU? Doesn’t make sense. Anyone have thoughts or experienced the same thing?