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DL580 G2 PCI cards

Ian Griffiths_3
Occasional Visitor

DL580 G2 PCI cards

I am trying to install a pci fibre channel card into the pci-x slots on a dl580-g2. The problem I have is that they don't physically fit.

PCI-X is meant to be fully backwards compatible but for these card to fit, I would have to cut a hole in the systemboard for the bracket to fit.

I have also found this to be the case on the DL380 G2.

Are there any extra brackets I need to make them fit?

Gert Luyten
Respected Contributor

Re: DL580 G2 PCI cards

Your FC PCI card is probably an older 5V PCI card which is not compatible with the 3.3V slots found in most G2/3 servers today.
3.3V PCI cards fit fine in a PCI-X slot and vice versa.
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