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ASUS Z8NA-D6C Dual LGA 1366 Intel 5500 ATX Dual Intel Xeon 5500 and 5600 Series Server/Workstation Motherboard

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  • Dual LGA 1366
  • Intel 5500
  • 6 × 240pin DDR3 1333

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Slim enough to fit into an ATX desktop chassis, this motherboard supports up to two Intel Xeon 5500 series processors at 4.8 GT/s, 5.86 GT/s, and 6.4 GT/s bus speeds via the Intel QuickPath Interconnect to handle even the most demanding applications. With 6 DIMM slots, it can support up to 3-channel registered or unbuffered DDR3 800/1066/1333MHz memory to significantly improve the computing capability.

This motherboard has a full range of expansion choices: it features the next-generation PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot and two PCI Express x8 (PCI Express 2.0 x4) slots; it protects your investment with one PCI 32/33MHz slot as flexible options for server utilization.

The server motherboard has integrated 6 SATAII 300MB/s ports with support for RAID 0, 1, 10, and 5 for better data protection. With an optional MIO audio card, the motherboard transforms into a just enough workstation, providing a cost-effective solution for SMB and SOHO.

  • newegg Supports Dual Intel Xeon 5500 Series With dual LGA 1366 sockets, the Asus Z8NA-D6C server board supports up to two multi-core Intel Xeon 5500 Series processors, providing the computing platform capability necessary for your increasing computing demand.
  • newegg ATX Form Factor with SSI & ATX PSU Support Built in ATX form factor, the Asus Z8NA-D6C 2 can be fitted into a standard ATX desktop PC and supports both ATX (Desktop) and SSI (Server) power supplies, offering unmatched flexibility for building high-quality systems.
  • newegg Scalable DDR3 Memory Six 240-pin DIMM sockets support both registered (RDIMM) and unbuffered (UDIMM) DDR3 memory at speeds of 800, 1066 and 1333MHz, ensuring ample capacity for any application.
  • newegg SATA II with RAID Support The second generation SATA interface delivers up to 300MB/sec transfer speed, doubling that of the first generation Serial ATA. The on-board six SATA II ports with software RAID 0, 1, 10 and 5 support provide flexible, scalable storage and enhanced data security.
  • newegg Flexible Expandability for Dual Use With one PCI Express 2.0 x16, two PCI Express 2.0 x8(x4 link), and one PCI slot, the Asus Z8NA-D6C supports a wide range of I/O expansion cards and high-end graphics cards, allowing you to enjoy the flexibility of server or workstation use. Plus, an optional MIO audio card offers great sound quality to complement the robust video power for workstation users.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • David A.
  • 7/19/2013 7:53:36 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsASUS is a bad company

Pros: None

Cons: It started off with the motherboard not supporting the 96 Gb of RAM that it claims to be able to support. Sent it to ASUS for fixing, which they said it was fixed, but when I got it back, still didn't support the 96 Gb, with a POST error of DIM_F1 disabled. Its always been able to see that 96 was installed, but only 80 was usable. This tells me the memory works, but there is something wrong with the port. So I called ASUS again and they said the only thing that can be done is to send it in, yet again... for what? To tell me it works when it doesn't. No thanks. So I decided to deal with only 80Gb of RAM and have a spare in case. Now the motherboard gets to post and stops before handing it over to the OS with a blinking cursor. I was able to get it to boot once by switching the SATA HDD mode to AHCI, but now it won't boot at all. It powers on but does nothing. I'm hesitant to call ASUS again, but may not have any other option. Stay away from this board if you can.

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  • Geoffrey R.
  • 7/8/2013 9:54:04 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsServer-class Board

Pros: This is a definite server-class board and that's great, because I needed a replacement for my old server. Onboard RAID, dual CPU sockets, DDR3 ECC RAM support, and all the case fan jacks are what sold me on this model. Oh yeah, and the Asus brand name. I love Asus equipment and would recommend them to anyone wanting to do a custom build.

Cons: I think this board was designed around 2009, so it's not the most up-to-date system today. It only has SATA2 support and 6 SATA2 jacks, which can potentially limit storage options. It's only got 2 bulit-in USB2 jacks with the potential to add just two more via the board header, which limits external devices. The MIO slot also doesn't double as a PCIe X1 slot.

Other Thoughts: As a server, this board is great. I was aware of the limitations when I bought it and it has served as an excellent replacement to my old server. It supports Server 2008 R2 and Server 2012. Hardcore desktop users, though, will probably find this board lacking to some degree.

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  • Orson C.
  • 9/19/2012 9:12:17 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsasus hallelujah

Pros: Brand name support and documentation. Plenty of header connections for chassis fans.

Cons: Short on expansion (PCI slots and USB ports) as it is a server board. The ASUS sound board (MIO Audio) that compliments this board has a bracket that does not line up with a standard ATX box. That was a bit disappointing. I thought the headers for the chassis switches and LED indicators could have been a bit more clear.

Other Thoughts: You get what you pay for.

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  • Matthew V.
  • 9/14/2012 6:17:37 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead on arrival

Pros: None, board was doa.

Cons: Dead board and had to fight with newegg to take the return. They finally approved my RMA and I've ordered a SuperMicro board instead.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize that the board you received was DOA.

In the future, if you have difficulty setting up the mtoherboard, using it, and would like assistance, please call call 1-812-282-2787, use the online case submittal form at, or contact me at We'll be glad to help you in anyway we can.

ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/27/2012 12:47:32 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: has a lot for the money

Cons: tried to install winserver x64 '08, no drivers for sata ctrlr on CD, despite labeled folder names. CD boots to FLOPPY writing utility to write a driver where it asks you to choose which chipset you have. then floppy utility fails. ridiculous, so stupid terrible process.

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  • Dan D.
  • 8/11/2012 6:22:04 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAlmost Perfect

Pros: Great board. fits into small cases. lots of room for expansion!

Cons: processors extremly close. hard time trying to find CPU coolers (besides intel stock ones) that fit in. Memory chips also close to cpus.
pci slots seem to not be perfect. cant screw in pci cards except video one?
no usb 3.0 (but thats ok)

Other Thoughts: its a great board for the price!

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  • Micah H.
  • 4/26/2012 6:48:56 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat but HOT!!!

Pros: Loaded with nearly every feature a PC/Server could want.

Cons: 1) The Tylersburg chipset runs EXTREMELY hot - leave it on long enough and you can't even touch the heat sink! I tried technical support and asked them if this was abnormal and what other customers were doing but they weren't very helpful. I ended up just screwing a little fan directly in to the heat sink just to be safe. Crude but effective.
2) There is a "feature" for chasis intrusion detection. Don't remove the jumper pins on that feature (refer to manual) or else you have to take the CMOS battery out to reset it. Otherwise your computer won't boot. Some feature.....

Other Thoughts: Overall you can't go wrong with dual CPU's and the loads of features.

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  • Stephen M.
  • 4/17/2012 6:26:23 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood value for Xeon support

Pros: This makes for a great workstation board -- finding a cheaper dual proc Xeon board in ATX form factor will not be easy. With two E5530's & 12GB DDR3, it runs pretty well over Server '08 R2. I like that the board has a legacy PCI slot as I use a scsi card for interfacing with a tape drive I use for backups.

Cons: Although I'm getting great performance out of the board, I have been unsuccessful in getting S3 standy to work (suspend-to-ram). Asus support has been completely unhelpful in even providing a concise answer as to whether the board even supports this power state -- the documentation is not clear. Tech support has basically given me one sentence answers that do not pertain to my questions. Very disappointing for a server product.

Other Thoughts: I do notice that, due to the compact layout of the board in ATX formfactor, the cpu's are quite close together. With Intel heatsinks on both processors, one cpu is pulling in hot air from the other cpu. So it is not uncommon for a 5-15C temp difference between the cpu's. I am considering other cooling options as the E5530 run fairly hot.

Although some have reported issues with memory I was able to run standard Crucial non-ecc/unbuffered desktop DDR3 that I had around the office without a hitch.

I would have preferred to have a few more usb ports, esata, and onboard sound as well. And it is somewhat of a drag that I had to shell out an extra $20 to buy an Asus specific sound card that only works with the Asus MIO slot. Of which looks a lot like an x1 PCIE slot but they adamantly insist is not. I'm really tempted to throw a x1 card into the slot just to see what happens.

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  • Anthony S.
  • 3/25/2012 6:10:23 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat server mobo

Pros: supports 2 xeon 5600 cpus
supports lots of memory

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: i bought this mobo because it gives me the flexibility to upgrade my server. right now i'm using 1/2 cpu sockets and 3/6 memory

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  • Kevin H.
  • 12/7/2011 7:31:41 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSmallBusinessServer2008

Pros: running (2) Xeon E5504 with 24G of RAM in 2 banks of 12G.
Dual Raid configuration (WD RE4 series) OS and Data with additional drive for Sharepoint data. Antec 900 series case.

Cons: None. Flawless from the start.

Other Thoughts: Box has been up and running 24/7 since Dec. 09 without an issue. Could not be more satisfied.

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