I have a DP67DE motherboard and I removed the video card from PCI-E 16x slot and I installed another video card in the PCI slot. It's working without problem. Now I need to install the LSI Megaraid SAS 9260-8i card in the PCI-E 16x slot for use with VMware ESXi. Anybody know if LSI card works in this configuration ?
LSI adapter is a server product while DP76DE was a desktop board, not LSi, nor Intel done tests of such combinations. So there no guarantee of work. In past there was compatibility troubles on Intel-made desktop boards, examples: , ,
The doubt is: If the PCI-E 16x slot is exclusive for video card ? It is not clear in the motherboard manual. In the LSI board manual, there is a recomendation for verify in the motherboard manual if the PCI-E 16x is not exclusive for video card. I think if anybody uses PCI-E 16x with another kind of card that not video card, this is not exclusive for video card, but I would like to hear from specialists.
Not, it is not exclusive for video card at hardware (chipset and bus root hub) level. But BIOS of Intel desktop board is not written with other than video cards devices on that port possibility in mind. I already provide you links of unsuccesful attempts, but success stories also available: https://communities.intel.com/message/80804# 80804 https://communities.intel.com/message/80804# 80804 , https://communities.intel.com/message/246898# 246898 https://communities.intel.com/message/246898# 246898 , so its matter of luck. BTW, RAID controller you planned for do not contain a UEFI firmware, so solution from last link will not help you in case of trouble.
Sorry for delay to answer for all. All comments and the answer that the slot is not exclusive for video card is very important for us and explain the risks that this implementation can or can't to work.
Most likely we will to buy the LSI board and make the tests. The result of the tests we'll include in this post in the future.
Thank you for all.