NVIDIA 7300 GT does not... XServe 2.1 video card?

Hey gang...

I have a 2008 XServe, quad-core 2.8.  The version OS Client 10.6.8 everything works well... to a point...

It has a dedicated Radeon x 1300 video installed, mounted directly on the motherboard.  This card works very well.

I am trying to install a 2nd card in one of the PCI - X slots and 2 I've tried so far appear in the news "about this Mac", usually a "generic" name, not the specific brand/model that I expect to see, and neither came out a signal.

First question would be why they don't work?  One is a PNY Nvidia GeForce 7300GT, which I had read here was supposed to be compatible.  The other was a 631-0064-Apple Nvidia GeForce 6600LE that came out a PowerMac G5.

Second question... because these cards would be incompatible, for some reason, should not a PCI - X based Radeon x 1300 work?  Or is there a certain number of particular firmware that makes these cards compatible with the XServe?  Can all 1300 x I flashed to make it compatible?

Extension that thought can be Nvidia cards that I already flashed to make them compatible?

All I want is (... this clock... but that's all I want...) a 2nd monitor because I am wanting to use this XServe as a basis for my constantly changing/morphing recording studio.  (don't worry about the noise, the XServe will be in another room of the microphones)

Any thoughts?

Chip Tredo

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