05-28-2012 10:12 PM - edited 05-28-2012 10:14 PM
It's interesting that you mention the Quadro graphics card. I actually had a Quadro FX380 from another PC I stuck in the TS200V when I upgraded to the x3470. Since the Xeon doesn't come with the onboard video unlike the i5, perhaps your BIOS isn't seeing a video device and that's why it's beeping? It's been a couple years since I've built a PC, but I'm pretty sure that the BIOS will trigger beeps codes if it can't detect any video device.
Now that I think about your symptoms, I'd put $5 on it being this.
05-29-2012 04:31 AM
given that there's no GPU listed in his config, that's a very, very good possibility. the onboard video sockets become disabled with xeon procs and will throw a beep code if no GPU is installed.
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05-29-2012 05:55 AM
Thanks all for the feedback. I will install an NVIDIA graphics card later today and let you know how it goes. Makes sense that the BIOS isn't happy with no GPU. Thanks.
05-29-2012 06:25 AM
Gentlemen we have liftoff ! Thanks for all the feedback. I happen to gave a GeForce card laying around and popped it in. Bingo ! No beepcodes and I now have a functional server. Feel pretty silly trying to run without a GPU but everything is obvious after you discover the problem. Thanks again.
08-28-2012 01:47 PM