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PCI Card on a Proliant ML-150 & Bios Setup

 
Roberto Herreria
Occasional Advisor

PCI Card on a Proliant ML-150 & Bios Setup

Dear Sr. / Ms.,

I am trying to install a new PCI Card on a New Proliant ML-150 G3 Server.
Since the Server comes from the factory with a low resolution VGA port connected to the motherboard, the Video Card Manufacturer recommends that the primary display adapter should be set to PCI on the system BIOS.
Unfortunatelly, the bios does not show any option to make this kind of change.
Could you share some thoughts about this ?
Sincerely,
Robert.
rvhpb@juno.com
15 REPLIES
Mauro Rusignuolo
Trusted Contributor

Re: PCI Card on a Proliant ML-150 & Bios Setup

Hi Roberto.

Insert your PCI VGA card without any problem.
the sistem disable itself the on board VGA.

Bye.

TJK
<> Leonardo da Vinci
Roberto Herreria
Occasional Advisor

Re: PCI Card on a Proliant ML-150 & Bios Setup

Mr. Jackal,
Thank you for your response.
For some reason the system locks up and does not finish the booting process.
Any Ideas.?
Robert.
rvhpb@juno.com
Mauro Rusignuolo
Trusted Contributor

Re: PCI Card on a Proliant ML-150 & Bios Setup

hi,

insert the VGA card (PCI) into the slot #4 PCI-X

bye.

TJK
<> Leonardo da Vinci
Mauro Rusignuolo
Trusted Contributor

Re: PCI Card on a Proliant ML-150 & Bios Setup

excuse me.

after you power on the system, are you able to see the POST messages?

I mean: there is the VGA signal?

bye.

TJK
<> Leonardo da Vinci
Roberto Herreria
Occasional Advisor

Re: PCI Card on a Proliant ML-150 & Bios Setup

Dear Mr. Jackal,
Thankl you for your response.
I need to go pick up nmy son @ school, but will try to swap the PCI card to the PCI-X slot later on.
Shoul I have any concerns withthe PCI-X
slot.?
Thanks.
Mauro Rusignuolo
Trusted Contributor

Re: PCI Card on a Proliant ML-150 & Bios Setup

with the system powered off and the power cord unplugged, not at all.

bye.
<> Leonardo da Vinci
Roberto Herreria
Occasional Advisor

Re: PCI Card on a Proliant ML-150 & Bios Setup

TJK,
I'm back.
Furher to your question about POST Messages, & VGA Signal, I am able to see the boot up, F7, F8, etc. messages, and the Windows NT logo after a long time delay, then the screen freezes on the logo.

Should I proceed with the swapping of the PCI card from the PCI slot to the PCI-X slot ?
Robert.
Mauro Rusignuolo
Trusted Contributor

Re: PCI Card on a Proliant ML-150 & Bios Setup

no.
if you arrive to see the windows logo it is not a matter of PCI-X slot.
should be correct the one you used too.

may be the setting of the vga card.
the resolution or the refresh frequence.

Have you tried to start windows in "safe mode" and load the appropriate driver or set the minimal resolution in order to re-boot the system and configure the vga card?

which type of vga card are you installing?

let me know.


TJK

<> Leonardo da Vinci
Roberto Herreria
Occasional Advisor

Re: PCI Card on a Proliant ML-150 & Bios Setup

TJK,
Card is an Nvidia GeForce FX5200 PCI Card having Two VGA + One S-Video Output, 250 MB DDR by PNY Technologies.
Sincerely,
Robert.
rvhpb@juno.com
Mauro Rusignuolo
Trusted Contributor

Re: PCI Card on a Proliant ML-150 & Bios Setup

strange thing.
I the same VGA card we have installed over same proliant ml150 g3.

any of this problem...

which kind of monitor are you using?

unplugging the pci card and using the on-board vga it's all ok?

are you using which resolution?
<> Leonardo da Vinci
Roberto Herreria
Occasional Advisor

Re: PCI Card on a Proliant ML-150 & Bios Setup

TJK,
I managed to get into safe mode and disable the Onboard Video.
Now is working just fine.
Thank you for your help.
Sincerely,
Ronert.
Mauro Rusignuolo
Trusted Contributor

Re: PCI Card on a Proliant ML-150 & Bios Setup

nothing at all.
my rewards are the words of helped people and, sometimes, the "... assigned points ...".
sometimes arrives, sometimes not ...
bye.

have a nice day.

TJK
<> Leonardo da Vinci
Roberto Herreria
Occasional Advisor

Re: PCI Card on a Proliant ML-150 & Bios Setup

TJK,
I will be working on the points sometime tomorrow. Thank you again for your help.
Robert.
Roberto Herreria
Occasional Advisor

Re: PCI Card on a Proliant ML-150 & Bios Setup

TJK,
Assigned points were 50 total.
Please let me know if I did it right.
I will check on you later on today.
Have to go. Thanks Again.
Rob.
Mauro Rusignuolo
Trusted Contributor

Re: PCI Card on a Proliant ML-150 & Bios Setup

Hi Robert,
nothing assigned.
but... be sure.
I'm very glad.
have a nice evening.
TJK
<> Leonardo da Vinci