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Quadro K1200 in Dell R730

From Dell-DylanJ's response in this link: https://www.dell.com/community/PowerEdge-Hardware-General/Video-card-on-dell-r730xd/td-p/7306384

...it appears that the R730 (well R730XD) should be OK with a Quadro K1200. 

However, I have tried installing one in the X16 slot (slot 4) in a Dell R730 and consistently get a PCIe link training failure error for that slot on boot. Both BIOS and iDRAC are on the latest versions. I'm slightly at a loss as to how to update the PCIe device firmware (suggested further down the error message) if I can't get the server to recognise the card in the first place.

The card doesn't have any additional power ports and recommends a 200W power supply (the server has 750W supplies), so I am assuming (perhaps wrongly) that the GPU upgrade kit is not required.

Any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong much appreciated. (The card is intended for use in a ESXi v6.5 VMWARE client on the machine.) Many thanks.

 

 

 

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Aw5585,

 

The reason you're seeing the training error is that while the R730xd supports the Quadro K1200, the R730 doesn't.

The R730 does look to support the Quadro P5000 (p/n# 00MKC) and M5000 (p/n# Y1P3V) models though.

 

Let me know if this helps.


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That is just based on onboard graphics is all.


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Aw5585,

 

The reason you're seeing the training error is that while the R730xd supports the Quadro K1200, the R730 doesn't.

The R730 does look to support the Quadro P5000 (p/n# 00MKC) and M5000 (p/n# Y1P3V) models though.

 

Let me know if this helps.


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Many thanks - should have asked before buying the card. Duh!

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Is there a comprehensive list anywhere of the graphic cards the R730 supports? Or are those the only two? Thx

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Not that is all encompassing. I have one here on page 12, but is limited based on ESXi compatibility, which doesn't list the two I pointed out based on that. The other option is the Parts for My Dell page for the R730, found here, but that will be limited based on part availabilty from Dell. 

 

 

 


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Awesome - many thanks. Spent hours Googling and totally missed those. 

 

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Looks like all the cards listed on those two lists are for number crunching not display, so it seems the P5000 or M5000 are the only two options for that (but may not work with ESXi)

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Aw5585,

 

 

Oh now you really aren't going to like me. As seen on the top of page 249 here, the R730 only supports using GPUs for compute and co-processing, but it doesn't support external video out.  

 

 

 


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Sigh. Says the person who brought the wrong server. So basically it's the onboard graphics or nothing as far as ESXi is concerned?

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That is just based on onboard graphics is all.


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