Thread: 16902B: modules power-save mode / 2-head video card ?


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16902B: modules power-save mode / 2-head video card ?
Posted: Apr 2, 2012 8:15 AM
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Hi,

1. Can you advice some suitable video card which could be installed additionally to inside 16902B mainframe
and supports 2 external DVI - connected displays ? Did you test any ? I did not find any recommendations
in Agilent manuals, even that possibility is mentioned in the datasheet.

2. When I switch-off some of LA modules installed to inside 16902B, not removing from the frame,
does the Power supplied to those boards really switched-off ? That is to save the power (and reduce
overheating) without physical removal of LA extension boards from mainframe.

Thanks
algoss


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Re: 16902B: modules power-save mode / 2-head video card ?
Posted: Apr 2, 2012 9:31 AM   in response to: Alx in response to: Alx
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1. Can you advice some suitable video card which could be installed additionally to inside 16902B mainframe
and supports 2 external DVI - connected displays ? Did you test any ? I did not find any recommendations
in Agilent manuals, even that possibility is mentioned in the datasheet.

We have no specific recommendations. Shortly after first release of the 16902A, years ago, I saw a demo with a 4 21 inch displays. Since it's "just" a PC, any card that fits should work. Please make sure that you are using the latest version of LA SW, currently 5.10, and all of your Microsoft patches are installed.


2. When I switch-off some of LA modules installed to inside 16902B, not removing from the frame,
does the Power supplied to those boards really switched-off ? That is to save the power (and reduce
overheating) without physical removal of LA extension boards from mainframe.

No, they are only disabled in SW. You should not experience any overheating problems, with any combination of cards, as long as:
  • Empty slots have a card filler in them
  • Both sides are clear and have access to ambient air. I have seen overheating when 2 frames were set next to each other, so one was getting warm air from the other.

Al

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