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Server+ Certification Training Guide by Server+ Certified Technician Elton Jernigan

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Upgrading Adapters

  • 3.6 Upgrade adapters (e.g., NICs, SCSI cards, RAID, etc.)

    • Perform upgrade checklist

Adapter upgrades also fall into several categories: upgrading components on the adapter, such a memory; upgrading the BIOS or firmware on the adapter; and replacing the adapter with a newer, faster, or more powerful adapter.

Upgrading Adapter Memory

Often network server adapters have onboard memory that you can upgrade. Follow the adapter manufacturer’s instructions to perform the memory upgrade. The following adapters use onboard memory:

  • Video adapter. A video adapter uses memory to store the image that is displayed on the monitor. The more memory on the video adapter, the higher the resolution and/or the more colors that can be supported ...

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