I want better graphics on a Dell 2900 server, to replace onboard 16M vga.
The machine has PCI-E 4X and 8X sockets but no 16X socket (so most graphics cards are excluded immediately). However it does have 2 old PCI sockets.
I've tried a GeForce 64-bit PCI 8400GS 512Mb PNY card (which works fine in a desktop) - but the Dell just constantly reboots with that card in, it never even starts windows.
Now I've tried a cheap PCIE X1 card (Also GeForce 8400GS but 256Mb) - with this card in place the system hangs on POST - still never gets to start windows. Perhaps the server has a problem with the 8400GS chipset?
Does anyone know of either a PCI or PCIE X1 card that they know definitely works with a Dell 2900 Server?