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DR Series DR4300e - Owner's Manual

DR4300e system overview Technical specifications Initial system setup and configuration Pre-operating system management applications
Options to manage the pre-operating system applications System Setup Dell Lifecycle Controller Boot Manager PXE boot
Installing and removing system components
Safety instructions Before working inside your system After working inside your system Recommended tools Front bezel (optional) System cover Cooling shroud Cooling fans Cooling-fan assembly System memory Processors and heat sinks PCIe card holder Cable retention bracket Integrated storage controller card Expansion cards and expansion card riser Internal dual SD module (optional) Network daughter card Internal USB memory key (optional) System battery Power supply units (PSU) System board Trusted Platform Module Hard drives Hard drive backplane SD vFlash card (optional) Control panel assembly
Using system diagnostics Jumpers and connectors Troubleshooting your system

Expansion cards and expansion card riser

An expansion card in the server is an add-on card that can be inserted into an expansion slot on the system board or riser card to add enhanced functionality to the system through the expansion bus.

Expansion card installation guidelines

Table 33. Supported expansion cards

PCIe slot

Riser

Processor connection

Height

Length

Link width

Slot width

1

1

Processor 2

Low Profile

Half Length

x8

x16

2

1

Processor 2

Low Profile

Half Length

x8

x16

3

1

Processor 2

Low Profile

Half Length

x8

x16

4

2

Processor 2

Full Height

Full Length

x16

x16

5

2

Processor 1

Full Height

Full Length

x8

x16

6

3 (alternate)

Processor 1

Full Height

Full Length

x16

x16

The following table provides guidelines for installing expansion cards to ensure proper cooling and mechanical fit. The expansion cards with the highest priority should be installed first using the slot priority indicated. All the other expansion cards should be installed in the card priority and slot priority order.

Removing an expansion card from expansion card riser 2 or 3

This figure shows removing an expansion card from an expansion card riser 2 or 3.

d.
power connector (for GPU cards)

Installing an expansion card into the expansion card riser 2 or 3

This figure shows installing an expansion card into the expansion card riser 2 or 3

d.
power connector (for GPU cards)
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