The Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Server Adapter conforms to the PCI Express* 1.0a specification and intializes in version 1.x slots. Unfortunately, as you have discovered, the adapter may not work in some systems that use PCI Express Gen2.
Any of the other Intel Ethernet quad port server adapter models should work in your system. For comparison you can download an overview of Intel® Ethernet Adapters.
Let us know if you have any questions about the adapters.
would it be possible that there may be problem with the pci-e slot?
Thank you. We ended up purchasing E1G44ET2. It works flawlessly with the cameras and software from National Instruments.
The slots were only designed for PCI-E 2.0. The card we had would only work in PCI-E 1.0 slots. Dell also had set the slots to not be backwards compatible as well.
I'm also trying to buy a E1G44ET2 to run with National Instruments Cameras and Software. The problem is I'm running WIndows XP 64 bit and according to the data sheet for the Quad Port ET2, the drivers do not support XP, just Vista and Windows 7. Is this true?
I see there is a PCI-X Quad NIC (PWLA8494GT) that is XP compliant, but we don't have any PCI-X slots. It appears Intel discontinued the 1st gen Quad Port ET (E1G44ET) that did run on XP.
If you need four ports in Windows XP, you could use the drivers for Windows* Server 2003. Those drivers will also work with Windows XP. Therefore you can use E1G44ET2 with Windows XP. You might also consider the Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I340-T4.