Supermicro X8QBE-F Motherboard

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In this article you will find detailed information about the Supermicro X8QBE-F Motherboard.

Motherboard Data

Supermicro X8QBE-F Motherboard


  • Motherboard form factor: Proprietary 16.4" x 16.8" (41.66cm x 42.65cm)
  • CPU socket: 1567-pin LGA Sockets
  • RAM:
    • Number of DIMM slots: 32
    • Memory type: 1333 / 1066 / 978 / 800MHz ECC Registered, DDR3 SDRAM 72-bit, 240-pin DIMMs
    • Possible sizes of Memory Modules: 1GB, 2GB, 4GB , 8GB, (16GB, 32GB RAM are currently not available at Thomas-Krenn.)
    • Maximum Memory Capacity: 1024GB, Currently at Thomas-Krenn: 256GB
  • SATA chip: Intel ICH10R (3.0Gbps)
  • LAN-Chip: Intel 82576
  • Expansion slots:
    • 1x PCI-E 2.0 (x16)
  • Internal I/O ports:
    • 6x SATA-2
  • External I/O ports:
    • 2x USB 2.0 Ports (Rear)
  • Graphics chip: Matrox G200eW 16 MB DDR2
    • Graphic interfaces:
      • 1x VGA Port
  • IPMI chip: Nuvoton WPCM450R IPMI Chip with AMI-Software


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 2.0c
    • The quality assurance update version release date: 12/03/2012.

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:

Advanced Menu Option

Advanced > Boot Features                 > Quick Boot         > Disable
                                         > Quiet Boot         > Disable
         > PCI/PnP Configuration         > LAN1 Option ROM    > PXE
                                         > LAN2 Option ROM    > PXE

Optionally the configuration of the supermicro motherboard's onboard raid activation Settings of the SATA Raids or SAS Raids follows depending on the server configuration.

Boot Menu Option

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


IPMI Versions

  • Version 2.04
    • The quality assurance update version release date: 12/04/2012.

Software Tools

Servers with Supermicro X8QBE-F