smoothmove Posted August 20, 2020 Share #1 Posted August 20, 2020 (edited) I was upgrading my Xpenology hardware from a HP Z230 tower to a newer setup. The plus of this board is the 6 sata ports and the newer CPU architecture. The onboard NIC would not recognize. I used an old Intel 1000 PCi-E card that was in my parts bin. In the bios, disabled things not in use- sound, serial ports, the onboard NIC The bad is that have not been able to install anything except the 918+ due to the inability to boot anything other than UEFI. Wanted to install the 3617+ because of the higher core count, but every variety tried failed. Am using an Intel I5-10400 CPU with Hyperthreading set to OFF. The 918+ from what was stated on this site only uses 4 cores anyway. I should have read that before buying it, but oh well. If anyone else has any luck with booting legacy in the Asus board with the LGA 1200 chip, please chime in. Would like to use 12 logicals instead of 4. On the plus side, it took the install and the expanding a drive without any hitch. Only had to remove the USB from the old setup and transfer drives over. It booted right up and didn't require any fiddling or setup. Had to reset the static IP only. Thanks Edited August 20, 2020 by smoothmove Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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