Supermicro X7SPA-HF and X7SPE-HF Motherboard

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This article will provide details on the Supermicro X7SPA-HF und X7SPE-HF Motherboards.

Motherboard Data

Supermicro X7SPE-HF Motherboard (Flex ATX (enables the use of a add-on card via a risercard in 1U chassis))
Supermicro X7SPA-HF Motherboard (Mini ITX)

Features

  • Differences between the Motherboard variants:
    • X7SPE-HF: Flex ATX (enables the use of a add-on card via a risercard in 1U chassis)
    • X7SPA-HF: Mini ITX
  • CPU socket: Intel® Atom™ D510 (Pineview-D / DMI / Dual Core, 1.66GHz, 13.0W)
  • RAM:
    • Number of DIMM slots: 2
    • Memory type: DDR2 667MHz unbuffered, non-ECC SO-DIMM
    • Possible sizes of Memory Modules: 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, 2GB
    • Maximum Memory Capacity: 4GiB DDR2 667MHz SO-DIMM (Single Channel)
  • SATA chip: Intel ICH9R SATA 3.0Gbps Controller
  • 6x SATA Ports
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 (Windows Only)
  • Expansion slots:
    • 1x PCI-Express (x4) (in x16 slot)
  • Graphics chip: Matrox G200eW

Hardware Revisions

X7SPE-HF

  • Version 1.00

X7SPA-HF

  • Version 1.01

BIOS

BIOS Versions

Recommendation: After a BIOS update load the default settings of the BIOS, and adjust the configuration as suggested below at BIOS Configuration.

  • Version 1.2
  • Version 1.1b (BIOS-Date 12/31/10)
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department: 01.02.2011
  • Version 1.1a
  • Version 1.1
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department: 19.11.2010
  • Version 1.0c
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department: 06.09.2010

BIOS Settings

At Thomas Krenn, after loading the default settings the following BIOS configuration adjustments are applied before a server with this motherboard gets its test installation and gets shipped:

Menu item Advanced

Advanced    > Boot Feature                  > Quick Boot                       > Disabled
                                            > Quiet Boot                       > Disabled
            > PCI/PnP Configuration         > Load Onboard LAN 1 Option ROM    > Enabled
                                            > Load Onboard LAN 2 Option ROM    > Enabled
            > Hardware Health Configuration > CPUFAN / SYSFAN Speed            > Balanced

Menu item Boot

Depending on the server configuration, the following boot options will be configured:

Boot        > Boot Device Priority       > Floppy
                                         > CD/DVD
                                         > Festplatte
                                         > Netzwerk

IPMI

IPMI Versions

  • Version 2.58
  • Version 2.27
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department: 06.04.2011
  • Version 2.14
    • Signed off for general usage by our QA department: 25.11.2010
  • Version 2.01

Software Tools

  • Intel ESB2 SATA Matrix Storage Manager
  • Supero Doctor
  • IPMI View

Servers with Supermicro X7SPE-HF und X7SPA-HF

Wiki articles for this Motherboard

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