Research And Development

Black screen on Asrock J3455 and Windows 10 with update 1803

Written on September 7, 2018 By Support Team
We recently ran into a strange issue with the Asrock J3455M motherboard and Windows 10. The system would boot up the first time without any issue, but if you do a soft shutdown in Windows...the system would then not boot up a second time.…
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Windows 7, Intel Apollo Lake and You

Written on April 27, 2018 By Support Team
As Intel releases new hardware and Microsoft heavily pushes Windows 10 to the fore-front, Windows 7 support is getting left behind. With the Intel J3455 Apollo Lake platform, Windows 7 is a bit tricky to get working. In this post we go…
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How to Stop Windows 10 from Rebooting for Updates

Written on September 14, 2017 By Support Team
Microsoft has started automatically rebooting computers running Windows 10 in order to install updates. While this may be a good thing for those PCs that haven't installed security updates, for power users it could cause major issues.…
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Intro to IPMI: Basic Overview

Written on May 15, 2017 By Support Team
IPMI is a special remote management chip built into select SuperMicro motherboards (typically indicated by the letter "F" after the dash in motherboard model numbers). IPMI is used by many different manufacturers, and in this article we…
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What is RAID for?

Written on May 9, 2017 By Support Team
In this post we want to go into a brief overview of what RAID is and what RAID isn't, why RAID isn't an ideal backup solution, and what data availability is.
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2U Mini Server - 2 Fixed Bays

The 214S11M-LP is the shortest 2U chassis in the ABMX lineup. This 14” deep server is a great choice where a 1U server doesn’t quite fit all the PCIe cards that the project calls for. With four low-profile PCIe slots, this is a great…
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Windows 7 Installation on SuperMicro X11

Written on May 3, 2017 By Support Team
When installing Windows 7 on one of SuperMicro's X11 generation "Skylake" motherboards, you will likely run into an issue where the mouse and keyboard don't work or the Windows 7 installer is unable to read the installation media. Here…
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Windows 7 End Of Life

Written on May 2, 2017 By Support Team
According to Microsoft, general support for Windows 7 ended back in January of 2015. There is "extended support" until January of 2020, however this does not mean things are all fine and dandy. There are some major road…
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