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06-12-2012 02:27 AM
I am trying to source a pci-e graphics card to fit into my hp proliant n36l microserver - 633724-421.
The card which I have identified is a Sparkle nVIDIA GeForce GT 520 1GB DDR3 VGA DVI HDMI PCI-E card.
I only wish to use the HDMI output, removing the SVGA output d socket to lower the profile and then fit a suitable bracket. Question is - will this card then fit the machine and function ?
I am running Windows 8 server os.
Can anyone please advise
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06-12-2012 05:22 PM - edited 06-12-2012 05:23 PM
From what I can tell, the Proliant Server only has a 150 watt power supply. I don't know of any retail video cards that would would with a 150 watt power supply. The video card if you can find one would have to be half height and half length. Half length? I wonder what HP means by that terminology.
BTW, the typical NVIDIA GT 520 requires a 300 watt power supply.
06-13-2012 07:26 AM
Thanks for reply ..... good point regarding power supply, I hadn't spotted it was only 150 watts. Video card expansion is dead in the water unless the psu is uprated, then where do you stop. I had intended to use the machine to stream video to a TV using HDMI output which would have taken care of the audio requirement and given decent video resolution. May now have to settle for svga output and an external sound card or buy a media streamer and use the server for the purpose it was designed !