Picked up a used Tyan m/b and was testing it by trying to load vSphere 6.0 u1 from a DVD to a SATA drive. The load process went smoothly until it got to:
Relocating modules and starting up the kernel...
And that's the last thing that appears. The system has 24 gig sdram in it with a Xeon E5620 CPU in it. Not sure if it matters but the CPU/memory is in the 2nd slot at the moment.