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PCI Card is Being Wierd


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moliver

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The Problem:

PCI video card doesnt work

The Situation:

Attempting to use the PCI card for a second monitor on a dual monitor setup. 1st video card is AGP

The Hardware:

The PCI card is a 4mb SIS 5598/6326 (the name of the windows drivers)
The AGP card is a 128mb Geforce 3 Ti200
Mobo: ASUS A7V33
CPU: Athlon XP 1800
RAM: DDR 512mb

The Horror:

1. Set BIOS to use PCI as primary - works fine until after the part of booting where the drives are detected - then it stops. No error or anything, just stops. Also, power to my keyboard is lost (ie, I can't CTRL ALT DEL)

2. Set BIOS to use AGP as primary - windows boots and finds the new video card. Installs drivers with no problem, but device manager lists the card with a ! and a "cannot start device error"

3. Seems like the PCI card is bad - run it upstairs to throw it in another computer - works great.

4. Tryed the PCI card without the AGP card inserted - stops dead

5. Tryed the PCI card in different slots - with and without AGP card inserted - stops dead


Why does this card hate my PC?
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moliver

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bump... no one?
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Is it compatible with your other cards and/or drivers? You should check first if it's on microsoft etc. s compatible hardware lists.
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If it's compatible it may be a network cable or other such thing, I wouldn't know really as the only experience with networks I've had is at schools
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