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Install a GPU filler

Use this information to install a GPU filler.

About this task

240VA shock hazard

Hazardous energy present. Voltages with hazardous energy might cause heating when shorted with metal, which might result in spattered metal, burns, or both.

moving parts
Hazardous moving fan blades nearby. Keep fingers and other body parts away.
  • Read Installation guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  • Prevent exposure to static electricity, which might lead to system halt and loss of data, by keeping static-sensitive components in their static-protective packages until installation, and handling these devices with an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system.

  • If you have installed one double-wide GPU adapter in PCIe slot 1, or three double-wide GPU adapters in PCIe slot 1, 3, and 7; install a GPU filler for proper cooling and airflow.

  • If you have installed a full-length GPU adapter, install a PCIe adapter holder corresponding to the PCIe slot for your full-length GPU adapter.


  1. Align the GPU filler with the corresponding slots on the air baffle.
  2. Insert the GPU filler onto the air baffle until it snaps into position
    Figure 1. GPU filler installation
    GPU filler installation

After you finish

  1. Reinstall the server cover. See Install the server cover.

  2. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

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