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7.7 out of 10

SuperMicro X8DTL-i

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Overall 2

another bad board

Anonymous, Newegg
17 June 2013
  • Summary: I needed a cheap/cost effective backup server for my operation. My only requirement is it must be able to handle more than 32 GB of ram. This is the cheapest board I can find and I am sorry that I had it. Ended up with a different SuperMicro board. It was more expensive but worked right out of the box.
  • Pros: low cost
  • Cons: It was only able to detect 1 dimm for cpu0's dimm slots. I didn't feel like returning the board so thought I would move both the cpu and all 3 dimms to cpu1. The board would not even post.
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Overall 8

So far, so good

stressy, Amazon
7 June 2013
  • Summary: This is an obsolete board, but still a goody. Asus is my usual board maker, but I have at times had Supermicro boards. Too soon to tell much more than it works as advertised.
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Overall 10

SuperMicro X8DTL-I Dual Xeon Server Motherboard

Don, Amazon
14 May 2013
  • Summary: I have had two servers with these mother boards in them for over 2 years without any issues. With two Intel Xeons 5640s. Great performance on these. Don keeling [...
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Overall 4

Good, when it works

Jaren G., Newegg
22 June 2010
  • Summary: Should have bought an Intel board. This one has caused way too much headache. There are many other dual socket 1366 boards out there.
  • Pros: Cheap, dual socket, lots of PCIE, PCI slots
  • Cons: First board was stable 2 months, then would randomly crash ESXI. RMA'd to Supermicro and they confirmed it was bad, but out of their initial replacement warranty. They finally overnighted one on our UPS account after two weeks of "Testing".
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Overall 2

something is wrong with this board

Rodolfo A., Newegg
26 March 2010
  • Summary: maybe switch to a Tyan
  • Pros: price is good, ATX, supermicro's tech support
  • Cons: too many problems, in win 2003 cpu errors in event viewer if you have 2 CPU's in there. if you enable RAID it wont boot from some CD's , such as memtest. if you update the bios to the beta version it fix all the problems but locks up at NVRAM check because the chip set is too hot. solution is to put a Fan on the chipset and block all the pci-E slots. well I don't call that a solution though
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Overall 2

Bad design

Justin W., Newegg
16 January 2010
  • Summary: I bought this board to run ESXi. ESXi installed just fine on this board, but without reliable dual CPU support, I am returning this board and going with an Extended-ATX SuperMicro board. Spending a little more money, but I think it'll be worth it and hopefully it'll work this time.
  • Pros: Cost, dual Nehalem CPU support, ATX form factor, Supermicro tech support (every time I called, I was on the phone with a real life person within a minute, not only that, they dont spend 20 minutes with ret@rded, useless questions like your name, number, email, address; they get right to the point. I like that)
  • Cons: 1st one was defective. When both CPU's where installed, it wouldn't post. SuperMicro support said it's bad and to RMA it. Got the second and and it worked for a couple days, then socket #1 went dead. SM said to update the bios which I did and it didin't help. RMA'd
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Overall 10


mallikarjun p., Newegg
4 December 2009
  • Summary: I will not try any other mother board
  • Pros: Rock solid performance, stable, slots are conveniently placed for dual Corsair H50 cooling systems and superb customer support. Every time I called for help somebody is on line in less than a minute!!!
  • Cons: Does not work with Ubuntu 8 or 9 versions.
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Overall 10

Works fine with UDIMM ECC 6x2GB RAM

Georgiy B., Newegg
23 May 2009
  • Summary: Perfect for multi-threaded computationally extensive applications (CPU based); in my case it is used as ray-tracing machine.
  • Pros: Works fine with UDIMM ECC 6x2GB RAM. PCI-E 2.0 x8 (1 in x16 slot) allows to use regular video card PCI-E x16 and it is totally sufficient for fast 2D output (1600x1200 80fps).
  • Cons: none (for my needs) however it is very ascetic server board very effective CPU based computational platform however it is quite limited for hard disks and GPU demanding applications.
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Overall 8

User Review

Головань Дмитрий, Yandex
23 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Купил себе на днях данную мать. Чесно сказать, был очень разочарован, ибо:
  • Pros: 2 камня
  • Cons: Расположение элементов на плате, полу-программный RAID (CentOS 6 его не видит), не стандартный ATX (шире на 5-7 мм)
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