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Video card in HP DL140

Benno Zelders
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Video card in HP DL140

Recently our company purchased 6 HP DL140 servers. These servers are used as heavy workstations.

The onboard video card does not provide the performance needed, so we bought some Geforce MX4000 PCI video cards.

With the new video card the server boots, but the screen hangs just before loading Windows. The strange thing is that the server does load windows normally. (but you can't see this).

PCI-X slots should be backwards compatible right? (pci card in pci-x slot).

I already tried changing the bios settings, but without any results. Also loading the drivers in Windows didn't solve the problem..

Any suggestions?
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Ruslan
Respected Contributor

Re: Video card in HP DL140

Benno, not all hardware that being compability electrically will work in Proliant Servers... MX4000 INCOMPATIBILITY with any ProLiant server.
Benno Zelders
Occasional Visitor

Re: Video card in HP DL140

Couldn't find that information on the web.
But thanks for awnsering the question.

Is there a website that shows which hardware is compatible?
Ruslan
Respected Contributor

Re: Video card in HP DL140

The quickspecs of the model show all compatibility devices http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12205_div/12205_div.html
Benno Zelders
Occasional Visitor

Re: Video card in HP DL140

Ok thanks, but no videocards are mentioned in the quickspecs.

So it is impossible to use another videocard?
That can't be right... Even servers should be able to do this.