The BMC can not handle a BIOS update?
Everything is seated. Is there a list of CPU's that do work with the 2.6.1 BIOS? That is what the board came with. I even tried a single CPU. Both are E5420 Xeon and they both worked in the old board.
If nothing else I can just get two more CPU's. Old socket 771 chips are cheap, I just need to know what will work with the current BIOS on the board.
Never mind. Found the problem. The board I got was a Gen 1 and not a Gen 3 like I thought I ordered. Already looking into a return and ordering another.