Question about Dell PowerEdge 1600SC Server
Thanks for your help. Is it possible the 1600sc doesn't have slots for VRM's. I can't find one for the first CPU or an open VRM slot for the second CPU. Is it possible the VRM is built into the motherboard? I didn't buy a CPU upgrade kit, I just bought the CPUs separately on eBay. I understand now they must be a matched set, which they are not. Could that be my problem? If I still need a second VRM, can you tell me where the slot to install it is on the 1600sc. I can't find it. Thank you!
Yes, some systems (newer PowerEdge Servers, generally 6/7th Generation and above) have onboard VRMs.
1600sc is a 6th gen PowerEdge (with Simple Computing). I can checked and be absolute certain from within Dell. I'm on VAC until Saturday.
In the meantime, check the PRC model and revision and ensure that they match. Given that a single PRC POST/Boots, try upgrading (if not already) the system BIOS to latest revision.
If the PRC model/revision does match and you have the latest BIOS version, also if the VRMs are not needed, then from the Troubleshooting you have already done, we may conclude that the PRC 2 slot is faulty.
I will confirm the VRM query on Saturday.
PowerEdge 1600SC, BIOS A12 Update Package for Microsoft Windows - http://ftp.us.dell.com/bios/PE1600SC-BIOS-WIN-A12.exe
PowerEdge 1600SC, BIOS A12 Floppy Update Package - http://ftp.us.dell.com/bios/PE1600SC-BIOSA12.exe
Posted on May 16, 2008
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