Im hoping someone out there can help solve my issue, I have a poweredge 2950 running win7sp1 x64 and have added an HIS HD4550 (Ati Raedon based card). As far as windows is concerned the drivers install ok however nothing is ever detected as being connected to the card (Im only really interested in the hdmi connector but a vga monitor was connected as well). Doing a bit of researching on the net most people suggest turning off the onboard ati es1000 card however on a 2950 unless im mistaken you cant actually do this ? Now before anyone says this config isnt possible, when I first put the card in the server it had a copy of server 2003 running on it and just for a laugh I installed the drivers and was able to output to the HDMI without any problem, so of all operating systems server 2003 worked funnily enough. The box is inteded as being a media server running win media centre. I have updated the bios to the newest version and have the newest ati drivers running. So has anyone out there done anything like this with a 2950 or have any advice on how to get it to work ?
You are correct, the ideal situation would be to disable the integrated video adapter, which would eliminate conflicts between the two. But with the 2950 there is not a way to disable the integrated video adapter. So this is going to result in varying conflicts and issues.
I did some searching and found some other forum posts, with people trying to do the same or similar thing as you. Each one seemed to run into very similar issues with no clear solution.
Here are some links to information I found:
I hope some of this information will help guide in what decision/ next step to take.
Let us know how things work out.
Have you taken the management card out or unplugged it most video cards are incompatible with it. here is a link to help you hopefully.
I am foreseeing myself experiencing the same issue as I am to add a Quadro NVS PCIe x1 card to my PE-2950 soon and later a FX100 Remote Host Card. I therefore ask; Were you able to find a solution to your problem of the Card not being recognised due to BIOS limitations? Your response would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks ~ Tim
In the end I used a different base server (R710) since no one had a solution, although the web link posted about removing the idrac card sounded promising but I never got around to trying it since I had abandoned the idea. Good luck