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How to change the videocard in a Proliant 400

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TUSSEAU
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How to change the videocard in a Proliant 400

Hello,
I would like to replace the default video card on a server Proliant 400 (max 800x600...) by a video card with better resolution (3D Prophet on the AGP slot). When I insert the card in the slot without changing anything, no more boot. When I turn ON the the switch 1 on the server board before, same result.
Sorry for a such "basic" question but I did not find the solution in the online books nor in the forum.
Best regards.
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JohnWRuffo
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Re: How to change the videocard in a Proliant 400

The AGP on this system is version 1. So you will need to get an "old" card. You may have better luck using a PCI based video card. Try an S3 or Trident chipset card.
Enjoy!
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TUSSEAU
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Re: How to change the videocard in a Proliant 400

Thanks for this usefull information.
I'll try your solution but il's not so easy to find a PCI video car in 2004 ;-)
Last question: no solution flashing the bios via Internet?
JohnWRuffo
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Re: How to change the videocard in a Proliant 400

Q: Flash the bios over the wire?

A: No, Compaq never released an on-line version of the bios update on this system; only the diskette version. Sorry, you will have to be present at the console.

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/7555.html
Enjoy!
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