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Install a FL GPU filler

Follow the instructions in this section to install a full-length 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 and Safety inspection checklist 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.

  • When there is only one FL GPU installed between PCIe slots 1 and 4 or between slots 5 and 8, one or two FL GPU fillers are required to be installed on the air baffle on the same side of the FL GPU for proper cooling and airflow.

  • One or two FL PCIe adapter holders are required to have been installed corresponding to the PCIe slot(s) for the FL GPU adapter(s) to be installed.

See GPU installation rules for detailed information about the technical rules for GPU installation.


  1. Make preparations for this task.
    1. If necessary, install the air baffle. See Install an air baffle.
  2. Align the FL GPU filler with the corresponding slot on the air baffle.
  3. Insert the GPU filler onto the air baffle until it snaps into position
    Figure 1. FL GPU filler installation
    GPU filler installation

After this task is completed

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

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