Replacing a PCI Express assembly with a PCI-X assembly

Use this information to replace a PCI Express assembly with a PCI-X assembly.

The server comes with one PCI riser-card assembly installed in slot 2. You can replace a PCI Express riser-card assembly with a PCI-X riser-card assembly.

To replace a PCI Express riser-card assembly with a PCI-X riser-card assembly, complete the following steps:

  1. Read the safety information that begins on Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect all power cords.
  3. Remove the cover (see Removing the cover).
  4. Remove the PCI Express riser-card assembly from the system board:
    1. If an adapter is installed in the riser-card assembly, disconnect any cables that are connected to the adapter.
    2. Grasp the riser-card assembly at the rear edge and lift it from the riser-card connector on the system board.
    3. Remove the adapter, if one is present, from the riser-card assembly.
    4. Store the riser-card assembly and the adapter in a safe place for possible future use.
  5. Install a PCI-X adapter into the new PCI-X riser-card assembly. See Installing an adapter for more information. Set any jumpers or switches on the adapter as directed by the adapter manufacturer.
    Note: You might have to replace the brackets when you replace a PCI Express assembly with a PCI-X assembly.
  6. Insert the PCI-X riser-card assembly into the riser-card connector on the system board. Make sure that it is fully seated.

If you have other devices to install or remove, do so now. Otherwise, go to Completing the installation.