Few questions: (yes I'm a n00b here, but some folks may know me)
I've obtained the green PCB version of the Arima. The board came from an IT shop, they bought it in for a customer and none of the customer's RAID cards worked in it, so it's been sitting in a glass cabinet for a month or three. Took it off their hands for a princely sum of NZ$20! Working on sourcing CPUs and RAM for it. (I have a lead on a validated 4x CPU, 16x DIMM kit). I have a few queries:
Did anyone ascertain the possibility of Windows Server 2008 on the newer green board?
Did anyone share their copy of the green PCB BIOS? (once I get it working I'm happy to grab it, I understand ACPI may be more complete with this BIOS)
Did anyone ever find a manual of any sorts for this mobo? I'd like to see if some of the headers could be useful (status LEDs, etc)
I've already hacked down socket 940 retention brackets for the coolers to use regular coolers. I hope to be using a nVidia GT210 GPU with the board, but I have various older cards I can use instead. I plan on pulling the BIOS code apart and checking exactly what CPUs are supported - is it possible the green PCB has support for split power planes? NFI..