I have a
windows 7 64 bit lenovo thinkCentre m73 and a Intel x520-da2 card the os sees the card and says "Cannot start" the card is currently in a pci express 16 slot not a pci express 8.
is there any config I need to do to get this working?
Thank you for your inquiry. We will be more than glad to assist you. Before we go any further. What are the SFP+ and SFP modules you are using? 3rd party modules may be causing this issue. Please take a look at this link as the Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X520-DA2 only works with Intel® modules.
http://www.intel.com/support/network/adapter/pro100/sb/CS-030612.htm Intel® Server Adapters — Which SFP+ Modules, SFP Modules, and Cables Can I Use with the X520 Series?
Please let us know if this information helped you to find a solution.
In this case, have you tried this card in a different system? What about the cables? Have you tried to update your BIOS firmware, According to your computer manufacturer website, this is the latest version FCKT58A. Check if you are running the latest firmware for your BIOS and if not, please update it from here.
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/desktops-and-all-in-ones/thinkcentre-m-series-desktops/thinkcentre-m73/?tabName=Downloads Desktops and all in ones :: ThinkCentre M Series desktops :: ThinkCentre M73 - Lenovo Support (US)
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