HCL - Asus KGPE-D16 (6386SE) with stock firmware


Hardware Notes:
ASUS KGPE-D16(ASMB4-IKVM) with clear CPU socket covers and 1.05 visible on the board
Only using one CPU (OS6386YETGGHK) and four 16GB RDIMMs (M393B2G70QH0-YK0) config per manual
Only PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse used attached to PS/2 ports
Disabled Aspeed onboard VGA using the board’s jumper setting
Added an ASUS HD 6450 PCIe (EAH6450) graphics card
ASMB4 came installed and was left unaltered (does fan control)
Disabled onboard LAN controllers via the motherboard jumpers Onboard LAN not tested
Added an Atheros Wireless PCI card
Added two 4-Port Type-A USB 3 PCIe cards
Added Asus TPM 1.02g

BIOS Notes:
This is likely incomplete since I didn’t document it well (installed over a year ago). Sorry :frowning:
Changed IOMMU to Enabled
Changed Remote Access to Disabled
Changed Onboard LAN1/LAN2 Chip to Disabled
Changed Boot Device Seeking to Normal
Changed SATA Port1 - Port4 from IDE to AHCI - for the SSD
Made sure VGA ROM Boot Priority was set to PCIE VGA Card

Qubes 4.0 Notes:
Asus TPM 1.02g (TPM 1.2) shows in BIOS and when enabled is identified in dom0 using tpm_version. AEM was not tested. I had difficulties with the onboard USB ontrollers, although I was always using the rear PS/2 ports. This may be due to my configuration in BIOS, in Qubes, both, or something else. Qubes 4.0x installation was accomplished via the USB port on the motherboard (labeled USB9 in the manual). Unfortunately I don’t recall if any special installation steps were required. There is no onboard audio. A USB audio device (attached to an add-on PCIe USB card) is used instead but must be passed to VMs requiring it. In this setup audio is not available system-wide.


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Thank you @Justin for your HCL report, which is now part of this pull request and will be visible on the website soon!

You put so much work into it… impressive. Unfortunately the ‘remarks’ need to be rather short to display nicely in the table. As in all such cases I put a ‘read more’ link into the remarks which points to your forum post that contains all the details.

Great job!

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Thank you @Sven
Appreciate all you’ve done and continue to do for Qubes!
btw love the community list of recommended computers

Some Additional KGPE-D16 Hardware Notes:
The working Asus TPM 1.02G is a 20-1 TPM 1.2 module with a capacitor to
the left of the SLB9635 Infineon chip. An Asus TPM-L R2.0 rev 1.00
SLB9665TT20 was also tested and is NOT identified by the OEM BIOS. If
looking for a compatible TPM 1.2 module also try searching for Asus

The BIOS (SPI) flash chip is a socketed 16M-bit/2M-byte Winbond
25Q16BVAIG DIP8 that is fairly easy to remove with a DIP extractor (no
soldering required).

Best regards…