Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

HD Video Card for PowerEdge 830

Posted on 2014-10-28
3
440 Views
Last Modified: 2014-10-29
I have a PowerEdge 830 that needs a more modern video capability.  Not high performance, just aspect ratio to HD.
The less cost the better.

The motherboard has full-height card slots:
two PCI Express™ slots (1x8 lane and 1x1 lane); both are available.
two PCI-X® slots (64-bit/133MHz, 3.3v); one is available
one PCI slot (32-bit/33MHz); already used up.

Can someone please suggest a video card?

Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:Fred Marshall
3 Comments
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
JAN PAKULA earned 500 total points
ID: 40409605
Dell doesn't certify this PC to work with any "extra" graphics cards


But apparently

PCI Nvidia geforce 2 MX400  will work with this system

http://www.genmay.com/showthread.php?t=833135
(you would have to change anything what is in pci slot)

or you could give a shot to some oldish pci-x cards like

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ATI-Radeon-HD3450-256MB-DVI-VGA-HDMI-PCIX-Full-Height-Graphics-Card-0F342F-74431-/111497802527?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item19f5c9731f
0
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:Dr. Klahn
ID: 40411160
It is going to be tough to find a card for this system as ...

(a) the PCI Express slots are x1 and x8; most PCIe video cards are x16.
(b) PCIX is a bit of an orphan.

However - there are a few (very few) PCIx X1 video cards, and one of them in fact was OEMed to Dell.  IMO, the Radeon 5450 would be a better choice if you are looking for 16:9 aspect ratio at higher pixel pitches.  See the Newegg short list of PCI x1 cards and double-check the card specs to make sure it is in fact PCI x1.
0
 
LVL 26

Author Comment

by:Fred Marshall
ID: 40411885
Thanks all!

I didn't find anything better than what JAN PAKULA suggested about using the PCI slot for video (in place of sound).
I was able to get a GEForce2 MX400 PCI card for that purpose.
And, I was able to get a PCI-e x1 sound card as well.

I might mention that I don't think the PCI-X cards such as the ATI Radion HD3450 will have Windows 7 drivers.   So that notion steered me away from going that way.
0

Featured Post

Portable, direct connect server access

The ATEN CV211 connects a laptop directly to any server allowing you instant access to perform data maintenance and local operations, for quick troubleshooting, updating, service and repair.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Intel 2.53Ghz processor vs. ? 7 52
PL/SQL More than one element associated with another element 7 45
Places to advertise 6 46
Display on external monitor 8 44
Introduction: When experiencing some peculiar problem with the functioning of your PC, how many times has it happened that you look for a solution and even google can’t help? It could be that you are one of the only few people on earth who ma…
I have a Synology DS212+ NAS.  These are not only great for backup and normal NAS stuff, but also for delivering media throughout your home or LAN via DLNA.  I copied my whole audio collection from iTunes over to the box, but couldn't figure out how…
This video will give a brief orientation and organization of Logic Pro X, and how to access different work spaces quickly with keyboard shortcuts.
Viewers will learn how to use Macros for greater control over Rack parameters in Ableton Live. Group devices into a Rack by selecting them and pressing Command-G (Ctrl-G on PC): Control-click (Right Click on PC) a parameter to access pop-up menu, …

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question