I'm trying to upgrade the BOINC computing performance of my S5000PSL server board with a recent nVidia / CUDA graphics card. I just bought a GFX550 Ti but this is not being recognized by the motherboard at all in either of the PCI-E v1 x16 (x8 electrical) slots.
Can anyone help me get this card working or otherwise point me in the direction of the most recent graphics card that is compatible with the S5000PSL?
Thanks for the tip John. Unfortunately that list hasn't been updated since 2008. I've done some more research and I gather from this excellent post that many but not all modern graphics cards do have a compatability mode for PCI-E version 1.x. I guess Asus doesn't as the ASUS ENGTX550 I bought shows not sign of life on my S5000PSL with latest BIOS. I'm looking to try an MSI card now as they at least state PCI-E v1.1 backwards compatability on their product pages.
I now have an MSI N560GTX of which the product page states, "PCI Express 2.0 products are fully backwards compatible with existing PCI Express motherboards for broadest support."
Unfortunately same behaviour as my Asus GTX560, no recognition by Windows 7 or the driver which again states no compatible card found.
I'll open a ticket with MSI as I have with Asus but hopefully somewhere here can point out whether it's an S5000 specific issue. I have the latest BIOS, which I assume makes the motherboard follow the PCI 1.0a standard very closely?
Have you check the Video settings in BIOS setup?
Dual monitor enabled?
On-board video enabled or disabled?
PCI memory mapping enabled beyond 4G?
I am running a Nvidia GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS in this S5000PSL as a dual monitor with the on-board graphics. (my BIOS is a bit old since I have not updated it for quite awhile.)
Thanks for the tips. The BIOS was pretty much default, although I did try setting onboard video to disabled, which didn't help and I had to reset the BIOS to get a head back. In the BIOS > PCI configuration I just tried setting
Memory mapped I/O above 4GB -> Enabled
Dual Montior video -> Enabled
But still the GTX9800GTX+ isn't recognized at all. I'm pretty sure that most PCIe Gen 2 cards won't work. Your GeForce 7000 series cards are all PCIe Gen 1. I guess the highest this motherboard will go is a GeForce 8800 GTS/GTX/Ultra i.e. nVidia codename G80, but I'd love to be proved wrong!
I have the s5000xvn running Server 2008 R2, originally on a GTX285 and very recently upgraded to an ATI HD5850 with no issues, plays everything max res.
If your board is the board with integrated graphics I believe those PCIe slots are only 8x, that might be an issue or something worth looking at.
I have a few Intel S5000PSL laying around and end up put together as a few workstations.
The only thing i need to do is disable the onboard video in the bios, and update the board bios so it compatible with windows 7. I'm running the following graphic card with no issues on windows 7 64bit.
Radeon HD 7750
Radeon HD 5870