Dell 9305-16e and use on non-dell server

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  1. xnaron

    xnaron New Member

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    Does anyone have any experience with the Dell version of the 9305-16e card in a non Dell system? Will it work or is it tied to use in a Dell server? Do I need to flash it to an LSI 9305-16e firmware? I haven't been able to find any info online about it.

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    sth Active Member

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    ive had good luck flashing some Dell cards to Lsi firmware previously, 9305-16e's and 9305-24i's I recall.
     
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    Thanks. Was it just a matter of flashing the latest bios and firmware to the card or did you need to do something specific to allow it to be flashed?
     
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  4. sth

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    nothing special, same process as flashing all other LSI cards.
     
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  5. xnaron

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    Thanks. Will try flashing them when they arrive.
     
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    With Dell cards, you might have to consider the effects of their SMBus. If your motherboard uses SMBus on the PCI-e slot, it may conflict, if so, you can workaround it by taping over PCI-E pins B5/B6.
     
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    Thanks. Good to know. I will see if my ibm x3650M3 plays nice with it or not when it gets here.
     
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