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SUPERMICRO MBD-X7DWE-O ATX Server Motherboard Dual LGA 771 Intel 5400 DDR2 800

  • Dual LGA 771
  • Intel 5400
  • 4 x 240Pin
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  • Michael F.
  • 4/20/2012 10:38:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsS/M was and is one of the best

Pros: It took a few minutes to mount in a full tower and a server case ( bought a second one after being impressed with the board ). No problems with installing Gentoo Linux and Win7, traditional Phoenix bios loaded with all features I expected, dual LAN, several SATA, standard ATX size design, several FAN connectors, room for adding several PCI-E cards, very good CPU support - perfect for a server or a workstation.

Cons: - just 4 FB-DIMM slots
- no PCI-E 16x slot ( PCI-E 8x slot mod needed if you want to run a PCI-E 16x video adapter )

Other Thoughts: It is not the first time that I see Windoz users or worse - the admins complaining about lack of "hardware" compatibility or stability issues. This product is a good example where Windoz folks're lowering the product's rating because of their lack of required research, often knowledge... the list could become long. For those Supermicro should consider offering a version of their boards with Windoz pre-installed, configured, updated, spyware protected, ready for AD - with free lifetime, dedicated, 24/7 on-site support. :-]

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  • Robert F.
  • 6/14/2010 12:37:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsRUN AWAY -

Pros: Fairly universal equipment meaning can run linux and windows
all parts are replaceable and not hidden like dell.
IE CPU easy to find out make model and can purchase from anyone
inexpensive

Cons: support horrible
support really horrible
most do not speak english as a first or second language
replacement parts (like motherboard) can take weeks to months due to back ups production.

Other Thoughts: Have several SuperMicro servers
I would continue purchasing them IF they had better technical writers on their products AND had better support staff(ing)
when building servers make sure you get EVERY detail as in horizontal expansion slots or vertical. some chassis will not work with some motherboards and they wont help you. because they sometimes don't even know (must have been temp workers LOL)
RAM some motherboards will not work with kingston but will with cruical and viceversa

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  • Melita P.
  • 3/8/2010 2:17:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsStay away from Super Micro Motherboards

Pros: It is a fast board. Fits well in a 2U Chembro Chassis

Cons: Getting Windows 2008 drivers for this board was difficult. I had to call them, and have them e-mail me the right drivers. I did not use their on-board raid, I used adaptec RAID6 card so no problems there.

Other Thoughts: RUN AWAY from Super Micro. Their warranty STINKS. Although the board has a warranty, they charge $60 non-refundable "DEPOSIT" to advance RMA. Advance RMA took three days to arrive, after fighting with them over the $60 fee. The other option was to send them my old board and wait 7-10 days after they receive it for "REPAIR or REPLACEMENT. Now you tell me, how are you going to do without your server for 7-10 days. So what choice do you have but to pay the $60 ransom? A total royal ripoff. They did say if you buy a chassis from them,with mobo, they will advance rma that, but not the board by its self. For a production board, get INTEL they value their customers. SuperMicro is really two guys in a warehouse in LosAngeles and thats it. Everything else is in China. I am going to try Tyan, or pay the high price for Intel. Maybe even Dell, but not ONE MORE PENNY EVER to Super Micro.

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  • Paul C.
  • 7/13/2009 10:30:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMotherboard died

Pros: Fit the specs of the PC I needed to build. It's the only motherboard I could find with dual Xeon processors and an ATX form-factor.

Cons: Died within 24-hours of first boot. In the middle of testing digial audio recording, the PC locked up, and when I rebooted....nothing. No video, no POST, no beep codes....nothing.

Other Thoughts: I'll report back when I have a working motherboard.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/18/2009 9:16:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot Certified for Raid

Pros: Price and number or hard drives supposedly available for Raid.

Cons: You have to read the fine print. It works for Server 2008 but NOT if you want to use it with Raid. The server would work fine but the virtual servers would crash during backups. Also had problems with the mobo recognizing all of the memory (Showed 8 or 12 GB instead of the 16 Gb. we put in it. Sometimes it worked, sometimes not). Eventually the network connections stopped working as well. Trying to work this out with the manufacturer now since I am beyond my 30 days with Newegg. I understand things happen but this cost us a couple of thousand dollars in extra migration consulting costs.....

Other Thoughts: Should have bought a different board or given up on this one sooner. It is always better to deal with NewEgg than the manufacturer. I have been on hold now for 10 minutes....

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/15/2009 5:10:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWhat was I thinking?

Pros: It was advertised with SATA Raid.... Had 6 sata connectors

Cons: Runs horribly. Can't run Windows server 2008 with raid. Runs for a while and then poops out when doing backups, over and over. Had Win2008 server with Hyper-V running. Virtual boxes kept crashing. Should have bought an Intel board.....

Other Thoughts: I should have given up on this board sooner. now I can't even return it to NewEgg!!! This is the worst purchase I have ever made from this website.

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  • Michael W.
  • 1/28/2009 9:22:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEffortless Installation

Pros: Mates well with Supermicro chassis (as expected). Good IPMI support, especially using add-on AOC-SIMLP-3+ board (purchased elsewhere). CentOS 5.2 installed without requiring any extra drivers/disks. The four PCIe x8 slots accommodate multiple RAID adapters (particularly useful when using LP chassis and/or external drive chassis - as in my case).

Cons: Wish it had 8 memory slots.

Other Thoughts: I have always used ASUS or Intel motherboards in the past, but after receiving two DOA ASUS motherboards in a row, I gave up and went with an all-Supermicro solution. Had it up and running in 20 minutes (after spending 2 days troubleshooting the first DOA ASUS motherboard, along with its DOA replacement). There is a lot to be said for using a Supermicro motherboard in a Supermicro chassis.

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  • Johannes v.
  • 8/22/2008 11:00:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDual Socket-771 Board with 5400 Northbridge

Pros: The Intel 5400 (Seaburg) Northbridge provides each of the quad Xeons with their own memory bus. Without this two Xeons on the same motherboard is a waste - they compete for memory all the time.
The board booted Linux (Fedora) "out of the box". Under Linux the onboard video resolution could be set as high as 1400 x 1050. The power consumption is 100W idle and 200W with two e5430 Xeons going full blast. Nice ACPI temperature monitoring under Linux. Two ethernet ports and six ATA.

Cons: Not really a con, but socket 771 Xeons are basically marketed as "server" processors. So it was hard to find socket 771 cooling products. (Most commercial stuff are socket 775).

The FB Dimm memory is somewhat expensive and get hot - I had to put an extra fan in to blow on the memory chips.

Other Thoughts: If you want to extract maximum mojo out of two Xeons and get the power savings of only one motherboard, this board is one of your few options. I really like it.

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