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Dell PowerEdge R720 and R720xd Owner's Manual

Installing An Expansion Card Into The Expansion-Card Riser 2 Or 3

  • 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. Unpack the expansion card and prepare it for installation. For instructions, see the documentation accompanying the card.
  2. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and peripherals.
  3. Open the system.
  4. Lift the expansion-card latch and remove the filler bracket.
  5. Holding the card by its edges, position the card so that the connector on the expansion card aligns with the expansion-card connector on the riser.
  6. Insert the card-edge connector firmly into the expansion-card connector until the card is fully seated.
  7. Replace the expansion-card latch.
  8. To install a full-length card, use the supports provided on the cooling shroud.
  9. If applicable, connect cables to the expansion card.
    • NOTE: When installing a GPU card on riser 2 or riser 3 (default), connect the GPU card power cable to the power connector on the riser.
  10. Close the system.
  11. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
  12. Install any device drivers required for the card as described in the documentation for the card.

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