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HP ProLiant G7 N54L - Network card


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Hello Everyone!

 

I just recently bought my self N54L on newegg and upgraded to 8gb ECC ram http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002T3JN0Y/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1  I'm running FreeNAS-9.1.1 with 4TB x 2 Seagate NAS drvies http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178393 in Mirror ZFS. Runs great with backups etc.. but I am seeing issues while streaming movies with 1080p some small lag every minute or so..

I'm thinking about adding new nic since the one on-board is not that great and it could possibly be the cause, but I can't figure out if this nic that I'm looking on newegg will work with my micro server http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833106015   If any of you help me that would be great! Thanks

 

 

From newegg website Nic details.
PCI Express 1.0a
x4 lane PCI Express, operable in x4, x8, x16 slots
 
From Hp Micro Server manual.
Expansion Slots:
Slot 1: PCI-Express Gen 2 x16 connector with x16 link
Slot 2: PCI-Express Gen 2 x1 connector with x1 Link
Slot 2-2: PCI-Express x4 slot for optional management card
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That card would work, it has the low profile bracket, but you would need to plug it into the x16 slot on the board.

If you were going to add in a RAID card or video card in the future there would be no space for it.

There are a few dual port Gigabit nic's in a x1 configuration. Using one would save the x16 for future use.

 

These two are PCIe 1.1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833328028

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166096

 

This one is PCIe 2;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833114089

 

Check your OS for compatability.

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I think you should look at other things before the NIC. For example:

 

  • How is your LAN laid out?
    • Are all your devices hardwired back to a single Ethernet switch?
    • Are you using a consumer wireless router as your switch?
    • Are you trying to stream 1080p over wireless?

A diagram of your network would be helpful.

 

BTW, I had trouble streaming Blu-Ray content to my HTPC until I changed from using multiple distributed Ethernet switches to a single one at the heart of my LAN. It's been perfect ever since.

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That card would work, it has the low profile bracket, but you would need to plug it into the x16 slot on the board.

If you were going to add in a RAID card or video card in the future there would be no space for it.

There are a few dual port Gigabit nic's in a x1 configuration. Using one would save the x16 for future use.

 

These two are PCIe 1.1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833328028

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166096

 

This one is PCIe 2;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833114089

 

Check your OS for compatability.

Sorry, the first NIC I listed does not have a low profile bracket.

It would be good to troubleshoot your network, before you add a new card.

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