[rescue] PCI-X Server Video?

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Thu May 31 17:29:27 CDT 2007

On Thu, May 31, 2007 at 12:44:26PM -0500, Brian Deloria wrote:
> IIRC it was a big thing to buy cheap dell SC420 servers and install video
> cards in them.  they had crap onboard video.  What I don't remember exactly
> is if there was a clearance issue with the cards (ie break out dremel tool)
> as well as something to do with the bios and which card it booted too.  

All the relevant links on that particular topic I collected:


I bought one of the aforementioned cheap SC420 boxes (at the time, it was
a 2.53Ghz Celeron, 512M RAM, 160G SATA disk, and a CD-ROM, along with
onboard gig Ethernet, and sound, etc, for $160!!!).  I never got around to
doing the video card mod, however, and its just remained my dedicated 
Solaris x86 system that does rsnapshot backups of my colo boxes.

I air-dust it out every six months or so and it just keeps chugging along.


Bill Bradford 
Houston, Texas

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