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rexmundi41
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Intel 4 port Ethernet cards prevent my HP from booting

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dc7900 sff
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I cannot update the firmware or BIOS, so I’m not sure if the BIOS update will fix this. I purchased two EXPI9404VT cards and when I put even one of them in this machine, the BIOS splash screen shows, bub it freezes. At that point I cannot enter setup or anything. I know these cards should be compatible with this system. Any ideas? I really want to use these cards to build a pfsense box.
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CF4
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Hi

 

Power Supply
  • 240 W active PFC
  • 365 W active PFC

 

Could it be a small PSU and a problem there?

 

I don't see any recent BIOS updates available.

 

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Allows quad-port operation in almost any PCI Express server slot, except x1 slots, and allows each port to operate without interfering with the other.

 

LSI PCIe x1 Hi-Speed 56K International SoftModem

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So are they x1 slots?

 

 

 

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rexmundi41
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I plugged in an ATX 500 watt power supply and it made no difference. Also what are you referencing about an x1 56k modem? I’m talking about x4 4-port Ethernet cards. I even gave you the model number. I was as specific as possible.
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Hi

 

So it is not a PSU problem then.

 

Yes I know.

 

I looked them up.  I posted a piece from the Spec and here it is again.

 

Allows quad-port operation in almost any PCI Express server slot, except x1 slots, and allows each port to operate without interfering with the other.

 

AND my question still stands

 

So are they x1 slots?

 

BYE.

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Am I speaking a different language or what? I never mentioned anything about x1. Did you look up the dc7900? It has only one x1 slot. The cards are x4. You cannot plug an x4 card into an x1 slot. I am plugging them into x16 slots. There are two x16 slots. One of them is wired as x16, the other is wired as x8.
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I’m not trying to be a jerk, but I meticulously ensure that every pertinent detail is explained in my post, and all I get are answers to questions I didn’t ask about parts I don’t have. I posted another question and got the same thing.
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