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Proliant servers and PCI 2.1

Larry Dutton
Frequent Advisor

Proliant servers and PCI 2.1

Hello,

Having an issue getting a PCI-PCMCIA card to work in a DL360 G3 and the card vendor is advising me that H-Paq do not support PCI version 2.1 in the BIOS and that they are fully aware of this and refuse to rework to enable support...

Is this an unfounded Scandalous slur or is it indeed true that 2.1 is unsupported due to the way the the BIOS has been written??

A response would be appreciated, hopefully so I can go back to the guy and make him eat his words!

Thanks for taking the time to review this question,

Larry
3 REPLIES
Derek_31
Valued Contributor

Re: Proliant servers and PCI 2.1

You need to tell us what proliant server. The DL380 G3 clearly supports PCI 2.2 according to:

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11473_na/11473_na.html
Larry Dutton
Frequent Advisor

Re: Proliant servers and PCI 2.1

Hello,

The server is as follows:

Product: ProLiant DL360 G3
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 2000 Server 5.0
Server Role: N/A
Machine ID (System Board): CPQ0733
Expansion Bus: PCI[-X]

The question is specific to PCI 2.1, this is the version that is alleged that NO proliant will support,

thanks for your time,

Larry
ernst limbrunner
Trusted Contributor

Re: Proliant servers and PCI 2.1

hi larry

all g3 models support pci-x 1.x or higher. pci-x is FULLY backward compatible with the pci 2.2, 2.1 and older pci specs.
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so the card vendor tells you bullshit.
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but you might have resouce conflicts
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first: try the card in another slot (you got 2).
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second: erase NVRAM (f9 - setup - advanced features - clear nvram)
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if these two steps dont help - you are sort of lost - if it is not a resolvabable hw problem, then it seems to be a software problem
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try the card in a desktop of your choice ... if it runs, it is definitely not a pci 2.x problem, because desktops still use good old 32-bit 333 mhz pci (pci 1.1 spec)

best regards
ernesto

ps: is the card certified for windows 2000 or 2003 ??? - if you run xp - dont wonder - it is NOT supported on servers