Video upgrad on Prolliant 1600

Discussion in 'HP' started by piet, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. piet

    piet Guest

    Hi everyone,

    My company provides support for HP users and we currently have someone
    with a problem that we are trying to solve. Here it is:

    I would like to upgrade the video capabilities of my old Proliant
    1600. I have a PCI video board and have installed it, but I cannot get
    it to work. I have confirmed that the board works normally in another
    computer, and I also know that the server works fine without the
    board, but when I add the board I cannot get video from either the
    onboard ISA video board or the add-in PCI board. I have tried
    disabling the onboard video via the DIP switch on the mainboard, but
    that did not help.

    Thanks in advance,

    piet, Feb 10, 2004
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  2. Hi Piet,
    You will have to disable the onboard Video.
    Some Proliants are picky about supported PCI Video,
    so you may need to try different cards from different vendors.
    Got some similar Problems with a PL800/200.
    Didn't like any Matrox but came up nicely with an Creative
    Permedia II based board.
    You may be successfull by trying different PCI slots as well.
    Some machines seem not to support video on a secondary
    PCI-bus and some compaqs use one.

    Gereon Wenzel, Feb 12, 2004
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