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Dell PowerEdge R720 and R720xd Owner's Manual

Installing A GPU Card

  • CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and peripherals.
  2. Open the system.
  3. Unpack the GPU cards and the GPU enablement kit.
  4. Attach the system board support bracket for the GPU card to the system chassis using the screw provided in the kit.
    The figure shows removing and installing of the system board support bracket.
    1. screw
    2. system board support bracket
  5. Remove the cooling shroud.
  6. Remove the heat sinks.
  7. Install the heat sinks from the kit and reinstall the cooling shroud.
  8. Connect the GPU power cable/s to the riser card.
  9. Unlatch the GPU card lock on the shroud by pushing in the black tab while pulling up the blue card latch.
  10. With the blue card latch pulled up, remove the filler brackets for the single- or double-wide GPU cards.
  11. Replace the remaining filler brackets with those from the GPU kit.
  12. Locate the GPU power connectors on the cable and plug them to the 6-pin and 8-pin connectors on the GPU card.
  13. With the GPU card at an angle to the slot on the riser card, insert the connector on the edge of the card into the corresponding connector on the riser slot until the card is fully seated.
    • NOTE: Ensure the GPU card is installed correctly into the GPU card lock.
  14. Press down on the GPU card lock to secure the card in position.
  15. Ensure the GPU card is seated into the baffle and press down on the blue dot to close the baffle.
  16. Close the system.

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