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Geforce 8800GTS wont play nice with any PCI card

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Darksaber, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. Darksaber

    Darksaber W1zzard's Sidekick Staff Member

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    I cannot install any PCI card on a fresh install of windows XP SP2:

    -Gigabyte K8N51GMF-9/Foxconn nForce 430 board
    -BFG Geforce 8800GTS
    -Fresh Windows Install
    -Soundblaster X-Fi PCI
    -Hauppauge WinTV PVR 350

    So here is the problem:
    -I install windows. Everything -> OK
    -I install the mainboard drivers -> OK
    -All Windows Updates -> OK
    -After Reboot, wanted to install Graphic card drivers -> Screen goes black with a blinking cursor in the top left corner, nothing happens
    -Reset PC -> Boots fine -> Graphic card drivers not installed
    -Turn off PC
    -Take out PCI cards
    -Boot Windows, install Graphic card drivers -> works!
    -Reboot, NVIDIA drivers are there all is fine
    -Put X-Fi back into system
    -Boot -> during the "Windows XP Professional": loading bar freezes, hard drive access stops. Nothing but resetting helps
    -Put X-Fi into other PCI slot (mATX board so there is only 2): same deal
    -Put Hauppauge WinTV in any slot -> same deal
    -Pull PCI cards -> PC works fine

    So as long as the graphic card drivers are not installed, everything works fine. As soon as I try to install them everything goes wrong. The card works flawlessly by itself. Benchmarking and such is not a problem. It is not the mainboard as I have tried both a Gigabyte and Foxconn, both with the newest BIOS...

    The PSU is a Vortec 550W with plenty of power...

    anyone got any idea?

    cheers
    DS
  2. ktr

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    goto bios and disable AC '97 and try that. Possibly a audio confict between onboard and deticated.
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    Well it happens even if only the Hauppauge card is in the PC. Onboard Audio was the first thing I disabled :)

    cheers
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    Well it happens even if only the Hauppauge card is in the PC. Onboard Audio was the first thing I disabled :)

    cheers
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    Possibly a defective south bridge...
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    or a bus address collision
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    1. Try pci cards in otra computadora.
    2. Pci cards defective (above will tell)
    3. Nf4 = angry at 8800

    I think 3.
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    Well thanx for the input, all is not the case:

    1. PCI cards work fine in other system
    2. The mainboard works perfectly fine as well as long as the PCI are not in there
    3. nForce 4 = angry at 8800. I am not waiting to find out. -> Just ordered a ATI based mATX PCIe board.

    cheers
    DS
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    check for any interrupt request conflicts between devices (IRQs) might also be a bios bug, if you havent already flash your mobo with the latest bios.
  10. Darksaber

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    Well I can set the IRQ for the PCI device in the BIOS. No matter what I set it at, it does not make a difference. Setting other IRQ is not possible.

    cheers
    DS
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  12. Darksaber

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    Well I have the newest BIOS:
    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/...oard&ProductID=1939&ProductName=GA-K8N51GMF-9

    The F7 is the newest

    I just called Gigabyte Germany up. Seems like they agree with me that this is a compatibilty issue. I asked if there will be a new BIOS out for the board. The guy on the phone said that the socket is no longer being produced, thus no new BIOS.

    So no getting around this. I am getting the only other board I found which will have 2 free PCI slots when a 8800GTS is installed. It only has 2 memory slots, but since I am using 2x1GB I am hoping that it will be fine:

    http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Pr...ilID=536&DetailName=Feature&MenuID=47&LanID=0

    That was the only available board I could get, which had that attribute...The other 2 options were Gigabyte and Foxconn - and I tried those...

    if anything else breaks again (memory, cpu or board) I will renew my PC completely.

    cheers
    DS
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    I have samekind of prob with my nf4: audigy card works only in the first pci slot

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