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ML150 G3 2nd CPU, NO BOOT

Alex Konya
Occasional Contributor

ML150 G3 2nd CPU, NO BOOT

I have an ML150 G3 with a single CPU running for about a year and recently bought a 2nd CPU upgrade kit. The 2 CPUs are identical original HP parts (same part number, chip, etc.). The server will run with either CPU in either slot but will not boot at all when both CPUs are installed. The red error LED for slot 1 is on and the fans just run regardless of which CPU is in slot 1. (I have tried all combinations.) Since the CPU works fine, I can't return the kit. What could be the problem? Any suggestions?
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dms_1
Trusted Contributor

Re: ML150 G3 2nd CPU, NO BOOT

Hi,

install the new CPU in slot 1 boot the server and update the BIOS

After that try again with both CPUs

Regards
Alex Konya
Occasional Contributor

Re: ML150 G3 2nd CPU, NO BOOT

I already have the latest bios and lights-out firmware running. I have literally tried every combination of adding the CPUs. Nothing seems to work.
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: ML150 G3 2nd CPU, NO BOOT

hi

so latest system ROM
and you already tried each individual CPU in slot 1 and they work

and also you have tried swapping CPUs also?

did you already try clear CMOS?

regards

Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Alex Konya
Occasional Contributor

Re: ML150 G3 2nd CPU, NO BOOT

I have newest ROM.

CPU-A works in slot one.
CPU-B works in slot one.
No Boot = CPU-A in slot1, and CPU-B in slot2
No Boot = CPU-B in slot1, and CPU-A in slot2

I haven't reset the CMOS, but I did re-flash the ROM, which I assume reset everything to default.

I have opened a technical request with HP. I'll report any results from that here.
MIRCEA SANDU
Occasional Contributor

Re: ML150 G3 2nd CPU, NO BOOT

Maybe you have 2 processors with diffrent stepping numbers.I had the same problem!
I order one defective processor from a server with two processors.I tried to find
a processor with the same stepping number ( Intel have 3 processors with the same caracteristics but with diffrent stepping number).HP offer only one part number for that processor.So when i receave the processor ofcourse they do not match.
What can i do?
I ordered another one so i have a pair and i resolved the problem!
Jerry S
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML150 G3 2nd CPU, NO BOOT

Alex did you ever get a solution to your
CPU problem? I am having the same thing
happen when I try to install a second CPU in my ML150 G3.
juan quesada
Respected Contributor

Re: ML150 G3 2nd CPU, NO BOOT

Jerry S
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML150 G3 2nd CPU, NO BOOT

I upgraded to the latest BIOS version
2007.09.22 which allowed one 5345 CPU to
work. When I add the second 5345 the fans just run at high speed and no post. Both
CPU's test good in the first socket.
Alex Konya
Occasional Contributor

Re: ML150 G3 2nd CPU, NO BOOT

Unfortunately I still have not found the solution to this problem. My second HP 300â ¬ CPU is sittiing on the shelf collecting dust. The server in question is in use, so I can only mess with for a few hours each month.
I checked the stepping.
I think I looked through all bios settings.

Let me add that support for this problem has been awful from HP and my opinion of their products and service has dropped way down.

Re: ML150 G3 2nd CPU, NO BOOT

Hello Everyone,

Just recently I received via mail my second CPU and HEATSINK [Xeon 5130 2.0 Ghz]. Everything was working fine before I isntalled it... no issues and I could see the post without any problem at all.

The moment I installed the 2nd CPU (same model), the CPU1 LED turns quickly RED and goes away leaving the fnas turning on to maximum and no post.

I took out the 2nd CPU to go back to the original state but no luck at all, the led quickly turns red for CPU1 and the fans keeps blasting super fast.

I was freaking out as I spend a bit of money to get this system working so I decided to remove CPU1 and switch it with the 2nd one that I got... same thing.

I do not have the latest BIOS but pointless now since I cannot see anything nor do anything.

I've removed the battery, pressed the reset... change the memory, had one memory stick... tried and tried without any succes and now.... NOTHING IS WORKING and I lost!

Can anyone help?

Thank you!