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Item#: N82E16813182210

SUPERMICRO MBD-X8SIE-O LGA 1156 Intel 3420 ATX Intel Xeon X3400/L3400 series Server Motherboard

  • LGA 1156
  • Intel 3420
  • 6 x 240pin
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • David B.
  • 5/10/2012 6:45:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat board but RAM support sucks.

Pros: Jumpers! I actually like jumpers, as you really can't mess up adjusting features in hardware, whereas software can have glitches.

All solder points are clean, uses all solid state caps, everything is well laid out, and the manual details would appease even the most particular of documentation oriented people out there in the world. It even has pinouts for every connection on the back panel of the motherboard for crying out loud!

Cons: Memory support is a pain in the rear. However, this seems to be an issue with the Intel 3400 series chipsets, and not due to Supermicro from what I've read Online, so I went ahead and gave this board a 5 egg rating.

Other Thoughts: N82E16820139543

Kingston - KVR1333D3D8R9S/4GHB

I can confirm this RAM is compatible and works well with this board. I tried some generic Supertalent Hynix Reg ECC DDR3 RAM and it was a no go. Seems the Intel 3400 series is very particular about what RAM will play nicely.

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4 out of 5 eggsGood board

Pros: It's Supermicro.. enough said. Cheap and relatively high quality products all around. Take note that you need a server processor (X3400 series) to run ECC ram. (I only buy server grade hardware so this wasn't an issue for me.)

Cons: It states that you need Registered RAM to support 32GB of ram.. but apparently you can't even use the last two RAM slots without registered ram. I had 6 sticks of 2GB KVM ram and I could only use 4 of them. If I put ram in the last two slots, the board won't boot.

Other Thoughts: I constantly get random beeps from the board. I'm running temp monitors on Ubuntu and my temps look fine, so I have no idea what's causing it. Someone mentioned on another SM board review that IPMI causes these beeps.. but this board doesn't have IPMI, so I'm not sure what the deal is. (I really haven't looked into the issue that deeply yet.)

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  • Craig A.
  • 10/22/2010 4:02:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: As usual with SM boards, it works fine and is rock solid.

Cons: Pin-1 listing for the front panel connector is either reversed in the manual (both printed and online), OR the red stripe denoting Pin-1 on the SM SC512 chassis is wrong. Pin-1 is actually the one closest to the sATA connectors, or as I said, the chassis cable is incorrectly marked.

Other Thoughts: People seem to have alot of problems with memory on this and other SM boards - it's not an SM issue - it's the Intel server chipset. You will have the same exact problem with boards built by Intel/Asus/whatever.

People need to spend a little time learning the difference between buffered/unbuffered (registered/unregistered), ECC, etc.

Assuming you are using the right type, you should have no problem with any quality brand. HOWEVER, when you start populating all slots and/or plan to use higher capacity modules, you need to research what the board supports as far as single-rank, dual-rank, quad-ranked RAM and research what type your planned memory is. Again, this is a chipset limitation and not SM.

Thank said, SM would help ALOT of people and cut down on RMA's, if they would simply test readily available commodity RAM like Kingston, Crucial, etc. What they have on their compatibility list appears to be just what they have onhand and NOT readily available in the marketplace.

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  • Arlin N.
  • 8/19/2010 3:48:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsupdated into

Pros: See Other thoughts...

Cons: See Other thoughts...

Other Thoughts: Update to review by ArcSine.
I spoke with a support rep at SuperMicro. He clarified the ECC question. Intel Core i3/i5 CPU's do not support ECC when paired with the desktop Intel P55/H55 chipset, however when paired with the Intel 3420 server chipset, ECC support is enabled.
Bottom line, if in doubt, ask the manufacturer before returning product to the vendor.

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  • Evan J.
  • 7/2/2010 2:13:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works fantastic. Rock solid stability. I've never had a problem with SuperMicro.

Cons: Fairly bare bones, but then again, this isn't an enthusiast/gamer motherboard.

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  • Kevin D.
  • 12/17/2009 6:37:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDon't make my mistake!

Pros: Supermicros are, in a few words, the best motherboards. Never less than the reference design, and frequently overbuilt. Rock-solid stable, clear but complete BIOS config, great manual.

Cons: Here's the mistake. When they don't mention Core i# chips, it's because there's a problem with them and ECC memory. After years of server board = ECC support even if you had a non-server processor, as long as the chip fit it worked. Not any more! Now, unless you have a Xeon, you don't get ECC. It'll boot, but then it'll throw memory errors agogo. If you buy this board, don't count on ECC without a Xeon.

Other Thoughts: If I could've returned the processor instead of the motherboard AND the memory, I could've kept this awesome board instead of having to compromise and buy the one that explicitly said it supports the Core i7.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/15/2009 1:51:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsModern Server Board

Pros: Modern design with the latest server features. An affordable board with 6 ram slots and sata connections. Has 2 internal usb (A plug) slots for use with standard usb flash drives, great for booting small distros.

Cons: no ide, a new chipset, and limited on expansion slots.

Other Thoughts: Good board if your looking for the latest features in a basic board. But keep in mind it doesnt have much support for older systems and hardware. Once the software catches up to the new hardware, which can take a while in many server markets, it will be a great board.

Kingston 1333 ecc unbuffered works fine, though im only running 4 sticks.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/4/2009 10:47:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGood Luck

Pros: Decent motherboard

Cons: After installing and booting up, I put in the CD that was SUPPLIED WITH the motherboard and I get this message: Hardware Model X8SIE not supported. The following models are supported: (lists models that arent the model of this motherboard). This company needs to get their act together. The Driver CD supplied with the motherboard doesn't even work? Pathetic
Good luck finding memory for this motherboard, the manufacturers themselves only have a list of 2 different hard to find brands. I will save you the trouble and give you a list from kingston which worked for me. http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator_new/modelsinfo.asp?id=1&SysID=57888&mfr=Supermicro&model=X8SIE+Motherboard&search_type=&root=us&LinkBack=http://www.kingston.com&Sys=57888-Supermicro-X8SIE+Motherboard&distributor=0&submit1=Search

Other Thoughts: Never purchasing a supermicro product again

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