I am trying to upgrade my DL380 G6 from E5520's to X5670's, but upon doing so, the server does not boot. I get no image on my screen, no post-messages, etc. Infact, I get no VGA signal at all. The fans spin up, then spin back down, and nothing.
Things I have tried:
Verified BIOS is 2013.07.02
NVRAM reset (switch S6)
Changed BIOS setting Minimum Processor Idle Power State to C1E state
Changed BIOS setting Intel QPI Link Power Management option to "Disabled"
Tried reducing RAM to just 1 RDIMM per channel
FYI, the sSPEC for the old E5520's are SLBFD's and the new X5670's are SLBV7's. But I don't think this should matter anyway?
I am at a complete loss. I had the exact same issue trying to upgrade a different server a couple months ago to 5600 series, and I ended up just resorting back to 5500's.
The memory I have installed is 18 x 4GB PC3-10600 Dual-Rank ECC (500658-B21) (again, I did try reducing this to 1 RDIMM per channel to no avail)