The current BIOS version is A15. I have tried to install the RS232 Serial Adatper card using PCI-E card slot. I realized that the computer had complained about the card not being a video card.
What gives? This slot should be a generic pci-e according to the manual. On the manual, it did not specify that its only for PCI-e graphic card.
The PCI-e slot on the system is not specifically meant for graphics card. You should be able to install RS232 Serial Adapter card on PCI-e slot.
Please share the operating system and where and when are you getting the error message. Also let me know if the card is fitting properly in the PCI-e slot. Please check if the card is getting detected in ‘Device Manager’ or not. You may follow the steps below:
Keep me posted with the information. I will be glad to assist further.
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I had to re-read the error message. I already have my display-port connected for the 2nd monitor. Apparently that this computer doesn't like serial card on PCI-e and display port together.. I had to disconnect the 2nd monitor and the computer appears to be accepting the serial card. Now that I need to get the 2nd montior re-connected again. :-(
p.s. no red mark on the card though. the driver for the serial card has been sucessfully installed.
Any suggestion for the confliction between the use of this Serial card (PCI-e interface) and DisplayPort? I'm looking into getting the serial port in PCI interface as a last resort.
I think the PCI option is the best one: www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx