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Geforce 8800GTS wont play nice with any PCI card

Darksaber

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#1
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
 
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#2
goto bios and disable AC '97 and try that. Possibly a audio confict between onboard and deticated.
 

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#3
goto bios and disable AC '97 and try that. Possibly a audio confict between onboard and deticated.
Well it happens even if only the Hauppauge card is in the PC. Onboard Audio was the first thing I disabled :)

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#4
goto bios and disable AC '97 and try that. Possibly a audio confict between onboard and deticated.
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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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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#8
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.

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#9
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.
 

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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.
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.

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#12
i'm going to say bios, as that board is socket 754. also, there was an issue with this board when the 7900GX2 came out.

get you bios here
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/...rboard&ProductID=1950&ProductName=GA-K8N51GMF
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.

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DS
 

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#13
I have samekind of prob with my nf4: audigy card works only in the first pci slot