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SuperMicro H8DCE
4.2 out of 10

SuperMicro H8DCE

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Overall 8
8.0

Thumbs up

Timothy T., Newegg
16 March 2009
  • Summary: It took them forever to come out with the proper bios for this board but after updating to the final version it works perfect.
  • Pros: PRICE. About 200 under all competitors boards that are in the same class. Good product and is still working.
  • Cons: The fan on the south bridge is loud and the pci-e restraints are weak, i broke one installing the card.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
24 June 2008
  • Pros: Outstanding stibilty with this server board. Currently running Vista Ultimate x64, 10GB ram, 2 opty 285 dual cores. The boards has been abe to handle anything I have connected to it thus far... 4 Sata drives and 2 IDE drives with still room for more. All 8 memory banks are populated and having no...
  • Cons: Hypertransport sync flood error! This was an early plague for this board. Supermicro states this error is caused by overheating of the chipset (North/South bridge) I added a fan to the chip that didnt not have one, problem persisted UNTIL, it has been discovered that this heatsink (w/o fan) tends...
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Overall 10
10

h8dce-o

CLARISSA F., Newegg
22 September 2007
  • Summary: Should have purchased this board from the start.
  • Pros: Great board,installed in a cm stacker 830 case,2-275 dual core processors,4 gig ram,4 sata 250 hds.replaced a gigabyte board that died 3 times with this one.Has had no trouble in 6 months.thanks newegg for the rma on the gigabyte board that was junk.
  • Cons: bios settings are a little tricky.took a bios flash and several settings changes to get 7950-gx2 to play nice together.
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Overall 2
2.0

Nicht gut

Judith F., Newegg
28 August 2007
  • Summary: None for public use.
  • Pros: Virtually no pros
  • Cons: Purchase the board unused from a friend with a SuperMicro system (kept as a spare). My setups use UBUNTU with external RAID. Made certain all updates, etc., in the board. Horrible in almost every respect. Dead meat into the garbage bin.
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Overall 10
10

Great board!

MR S., Newegg
25 July 2007
  • Summary: I'm not using the onboard SATA or RAID functionality (I have an Areca RAID controller). I'm not using SLI either.
  • Pros: Dual CPU, Dual-core Opteron support. Both PCI Express AND PCI slots. Dual x16 PCIe - SLI supported. Rock solid, very stable.
  • Cons: Pick your power supply carefully! An OCZ P/S was not compatible - the machine would not power up after a shutdown. Two different Thermaltake power supplies have proven compatible.
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Overall 2
2.0

Typical SuperMicro

Anonymous, Newegg
30 May 2007
  • Summary: Submitting an RMA after your NewEgg time limit is up is an exspensive drama starring Henya Hua at SuperM's RMA dept. 456 upfront with your CC of which 60 is the "cross shipment fee".Chances are they will charge you 396 when they receive your DOA model and determine it to be "damaged".
  • Pros: Reasonably priced for what should be a top of the line board in it's class.I didn't buy at Newegg and I'm actually happy about it as I wouldn't want Newegg to have to eat it like I did.Long live Tyan in most respects.pfff.... Asus is even looking good on the 1st gen.opteron side here.
  • Cons: Rev 1.01 = DOA from the manufacturer.Rev 3.01 still sports the "unplug/plug the power supply" safety feature if you want to actually boot up.Typically SuperMicro, bolt holes DO NOT line up with EATX plates in any case.Good luck finding or making a I/O shield when you discover that Ed the checker ...
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Overall 6
6.0

HT sync flood

Mark M., Newegg
24 April 2007
  • Summary: For what it's worth, I never experienced the HT sync flood issue until I upgraded to the 2.6.20-1.2312 kernel (reboots every time I tried to mount my software RAID-5 array). When I went back to 2.6.19-1.2288 the problem went away.
  • Pros: works well when it works - lots of PCI Express slots and SATA. I have had the board since Summer of 2006.
  • Cons: seems to be overly sensitive when trying various OS and kernel combinations, i.e. Fedora 6 will not install (asks for a driver disk - this may be an nForce Pro multi-CPU issue). I have had some hanging (X windows freezes, and cannot ssh into the box to shut it down), but I tried upgrading my OS a...
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Overall 2
2.0

It's all about the PCB revision

Richard M., Newegg
9 April 2007
  • Summary: Should not have taken Supermicro three+ respins of the mobo and thousands and thousands of defective products shipped to get this working right. Next time I'll stick with Tyan, they're not nearly as bad.
  • Pros: When it's working, it's great. 8 SATA ports gives a lot of room to load up with disks, and two sockets and 8 slots can give you four cores and two tons of ram.
  • Cons: The rev 1.XX boards are complete and utter garbage which cause HT sync flood errors constantly, then finally die with no warning, never to POST again. Utter trash. Rev 2.XX seems not to have happened, and the rev 3.XX boards are what 1.0 should have been. Once you get a rev 3.1 or newer board, al...
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Overall 2
2.0

Low Quality Product

Anonymous, Newegg
2 March 2007
  • Summary: This is a High end workstation board that behaves like a shoddy no-name budget board. I can't belieive the number of issues with this board that are actually considered to be acceptable operation by Supermicro. For the $ I payed for this board I expect my standard PCI and PCI-e devices to work.
  • Pros: Supports lots of CPU's and lots of RAM. Supports 2x16 sli
  • Cons: 1: A Hypertransport sync flood error occurs frequently causing the system to spontaneously reboot. Supermicro says the problem is the chipset overheating(despite the fan on the heat sink) due to improper case ventilation. 2: can't install OS on old IDE drives unless you use a 3rd party IDE contro...
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Overall 10
10

so good its boring

bryan b., Newegg
9 November 2006
  • Summary: I used a Istar 10000 case, and find it inconvenient to use the on button behind the swinging front panel, since there is no keyboard power on in the H8DCE bios. Oh well. Also had no problem integrating the Nvidia raid drivers in the nLite install disk, since they are now downloadable from Supermicro...
  • Pros: rock solid system using H8DCE v 3.1 (RoHS), 2x Opty 252, FX1400, Zalman CSPS9500, Corsair ECC ram with added heat spreaders, PC P&C TurboCool 510. Ran for days using 2 instances of prime 95, one dedicated to each processor, no errors, temps 26C and 26C at 16C ambient. Ran memtest 86 for days from...
  • Cons: Started with v1.01 of the H8DCE, which had boot and fan flakies. Got tired of hacking at the old cow with Supermicro's (sorta) help, so Newegg RMA'd it for me, which is as it should be.
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