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DL380 G4 sound card problems

PANDERSON1
Occasional Contributor

DL380 G4 sound card problems

OS=Win2003Server.
Soundblaster Audigy SE sound card fails to produce sound when installed in any slot of the PCI-X riser cage. Driver install and config went off without a hitch. No irq conflicts. Card passes all "Creative Diagnostics" except speaker test with known good speakers. Card itself also verified in another (nonserver) system.
Suspect Audigy card not compatible with PCI-X or PCI-X bus as implemented in the G4 is not fully PCI-X compliant.
Please advise of similar experience and solutions achieved and/or recommend another sound card which works in this config.
2 REPLIES
chongkan
Trusted Contributor

Re: DL380 G4 sound card problems

1- Get a full PCI compatible card, a one that fits the PCI slots specs.

2- If it doen's work, sorry but it's unsupported.

Why, servers hardware and software even firmware are not meant to be used with soundcards, video cards, modems, etc. They are meant for performance over multimedia.

Regards.
ramesh_naik_
Esteemed Contributor

Re: DL380 G4 sound card problems

Hi Panderson,

This card is a 24-bit/96kHz whereas the server has PCI-X slot which is a 64-bit/100MHz minimum.

So it might not be compatible with the server eventhough the drivers seems to be installed.

Refer this:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12028_div/12028_div.html

http://www.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=1&subcategory=205&product=14257&nav=0

Hope this answers!!!!!

Regards,
rmn