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February 21, 2014 8:13:19 AM

I recieved an older dell server(Dell PowerEdge SC420 Server) from a friend and was looking to turn it into a media server.

I am having an issue with finding a graphics card that will work with my mother board, It has x8, x1 pcie slots as well 3 regular pci slots. My question is can a x16 graphics card be used in a x8 slot? and if so does can anyone recommend me a cheap card that has an hdmi output?

Link to ebay of the motherboard:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-PowerEdge-SC420-Server-Mot...

Thanks in advance!!
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February 21, 2014 8:17:23 AM

You're going to have to buy a new motherboard (and possibly CPU) if you want to put any of the graphics cards from the past 3-4 years on that computer...
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February 21, 2014 8:23:11 AM

TropicoSuarez said:
You're going to have to buy a new motherboard (and possibly CPU) if you want to put any of the graphics cards from the past 3-4 years on that computer...


So theres basically nothing I can do?
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February 21, 2014 9:19:07 AM

You can try PCIE x1 card like: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
But chances if incompatibility are high. The PC is quite old.
Theoretically low power 16x PICe card CAN run in x8 slot (some slot are left with "open" slot-end for such purpose). In reality I think the chances here are even lower than the x1 variant.
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February 21, 2014 9:27:56 AM

Nikola Aslanov said:
You can try PCIE x1 card like: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
But chances if incompatibility are high. The PC is quite old.
Theoretically low power 16x PICe card CAN run in x8 slot (some slot are left with "open" slot-end for such purpose). In reality I think the chances here are even lower than the x1 variant.


^^^ Good solution

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February 21, 2014 9:32:37 AM

Nikola Aslanov said:
You can try PCIE x1 card like: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
But chances if incompatibility are high. The PC is quite old.
Theoretically low power 16x PICe card CAN run in x8 slot (some slot are left with "open" slot-end for such purpose). In reality I think the chances here are even lower than the x1 variant.


Im going to give the graphics card you recommended a try, if it doesnt work out ill just return it.. thanks!!
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