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PrefacePrefaceAbout This ManualThis manual is written for system integrators, IT technicians and knowledgeable end users.It provides information for the installation and use of the X11SPi-TF motherboard.About This MotherboardThe Supermicro X11SPi-TF supports an Intel Xeon 81xx/61xx/51xx/41xx/31xx series(Socket P0-LGA 3647) processor with up to 28 cores and a thermal design power (TDP) of upto 205W. Built with the Intel PCH C622 chipset, the X11SPi-TF supports 6-channel, 8-DIMMDDR4 ECC RDIMM/LRDIMM memory with speeds of up to 2666MHz, SATA 3.0 ports, a M.2slot, 10G Base-T ports, and a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header. The X11SPi-TF isoptimized for high-performance, high-end computing platforms that address the needs of nextgeneration server applications. Please note that this motherboard is intended to be installedand serviced by professional technicians only. For processor/memory updates, please referto our website at Used in the ManualSpecial attention should be given to the following symbols for proper installation and to preventdamage done to the components or injury to yourself:Warning! Indicates important information given to prevent equipment/property damageor personal injury.Warning! Indicates high voltage may be encountered while performing a procedure.Important: Important information given to ensure proper system installation or torelay safety precautions.Note: Additional Information given to differentiate various models or provides information for proper system setup.3

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PrefaceTable of ContentsChapter 1 Introduction1.1 Checklist.8Quick Reference.11Quick Reference Table.12Motherboard Features.141.2 Processor and Chipset Overview.181.3 Special Features.18Recovery from AC Power Loss.181.4 System Health Monitoring.19Onboard Voltage Monitors.19Fan Status Monitor with Firmware Control.19Environmental Temperature Control.19System Resource Alert.191.5 ACPI Features.191.7 Serial Port.20Chapter 2 Installation2.1 Static-Sensitive Devices.21Precautions.21Unpacking.212.2 Processor and Heatsink Installation.22The Intel Xeon 81xx/61xx/51xx/41xx/31xx Series Processor.22Overview of the Processor Carrier Assembly.23Overview of the CPU Socket.23Overview of the Processor Heatsink Module.24Creating the Non-F Model Processor Carrier Assembly.25Assembling the Processor Heatsink Module.26Preparing the CPU Socket for Installation.27Installing the Processor Heatsink Module.28Removing the Processor Heatsink Module.292.3 Motherboard Installation.30Tools Needed.305

Super X11SPi-TF User's ManualLocation of Mounting Holes.30Installing the Motherboard.312.4 Memory Support and Installation.32Memory Support.32DDR4 Memory Support for 81xx/61xx/51xx/41xx/31xx Platform.32DDR4 Memory Support for 82xx/62xx/52xx/42xx/32xx Platform.33Memory Population Table for Motherboard based on the 81xx/61xx/51xx/41xx/31xx and82xx/62xx/52xx/42xx/32xx Platform.33General Guidelines for Optimizing Memory Performance.34DIMM Installation.35DIMM Removal.352.5 Rear I/O Ports.362.6 Front Control Panel.412.7 Connectors.46Power Connections.46Headers.482.8 Jumper Settings.57How Jumpers Work.572.9 LED Indicators.60Chapter 3 Troubleshooting3.1 Troubleshooting Procedures.63Before Power On.63No Power.63No Video.64System Boot Failure .64Memory Errors.64Losing the System's Setup Configuration.65When the System Becomes Unstable.653.2 Technical Support Procedures.673.3 Frequently Asked Questions.683.4 Battery Removal and Installation.69Battery Removal.