[rescue] A somewhat modern rescue -- some PCI questions

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 26 20:44:04 CDT 2019

PCIe for graphics, I've not seen PCI-X graphics cards, it was primarily used
for Storage and network interfaces.

Ken (Lionel)

> On Oct 26, 2019, at 20:22, Stephen Conley <cheetah at tanabi.org> wrote:
> o;?Hey guys;
> So there was a local car dealership that moved locations and they sold off
> their old office stuff.  They let me peek into their server closet (which
> was literally a closet) and I came away with a liebert UPS with one
> expansion unit (I love those things!) and a Dell PowerEdge T300.  Being a
> machine from 2008 this guy is basically an infant compared to our typical
> rescues, but, hey, its a rescue none-the-less.
> I'm probably going to try to max this thing out and make it into a file
> server.  Some questions:
> 1. Anyout out there have any ECC DDR2 @ 667 Mhz they are willing to part
> with?  I'm hoping to find a total of 6 4 gig sticks which sounds like the
> max this can take.  This seems very cheap and easy to find on ebay so no
> biggie if nobody has any, can't hurt to ask.
> 2. The more relevant question.  If I wanted to put a graphics card in this
> thing, would I be better served putting it in the PCI-X slot or a PCie x8
> slot?  To be honest I'm not really sure what the difference are in terms of
> performance and availability of cards; seems like PCIe is going to probably
> be easier to find?  Any thoughts on what the smart choice here would be,
> would be appreciated.
> Thanks guys!
> Steve
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