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PCIE Server NIC card Application

  • PCI-E NIC Cards provide redundant connectivity to ensure an uninterrupted network connection.

  • PCI-E NIC Cards are ideal for VM environments with multiple operating systems, requiring shared or dedicated NICs.

  • They are specially designed for desktop PC clients, servers, and workstations with few PCI Express slots available.


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Remove and reinstall a PCI expansion card



How to remove and reinstall a PCI expansion card? There is a case for your.


Case: The system board provides one PCI-E x16 with x8 speed, two PCI-E x8 with x4 speed, two PCI-X 64-bit/66 MHz, and one PCI 32-bit/33 MHz expansion slots.


  1. Follow the instructions of Preventing static electricity discharge. Make sure that you turn off the server, then unplug the power cord(s) and all other cables connected to the server.
  2. Follow the instructions of Opening the server case
  3. If you are removing and installing a full-length card, press the clips (1) on 3 the card guide tab, then rotate the card guide tab (2) up to release the PCI expansion cards. Otherwise, go the next step.


PCIE Card Guide Tab


  1. Press down on the top of the expansion card latch (3) for the PCI expansion Caution card you are removing then rotate the latch up (4) to release the card.


Expansion Card Latch


  1. Gently remove the PCI card from the card slot then lift the PCI card out of the chassis.
  2. Position the new PCI expansion card over the PCI slot, then press the PCI Caution expansion card into the PCI slot.


Position the new PCI expansion card


  1. From the back of the server, push the expansion card latch in to the locked position.
  2. If you opened the card guide initially, rotate the card guide tab down to the locked position.
  3. Follow the instructions of Closing the server case
  4. See the card's documentation for software installation instructions.



  • PCI expansion cards are not hot-swappable. Before installing or removing a PCI card, make sure that power is turned off and the power cords are unplugged.
  • Do not touch the contacts on the bottom part of the expansion card. Touching thecontacts can cause electrostatic damage to the card.
  • Make sure that you only plug a PCI-X expansion card into the PCI-X slot. Plugging a PCI-X expansion card into a PCI slot may damage the PCI-X card


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