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AMD Athlon processor not compatible with USB 2.0?


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w00bs

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hello

i have an HP 532n desktop with an AMD Athlon motherboard. i am trying to install a USB 2.0 card, but i am having problems getting the card to work. the OS (Windows XP SP2) has detected it, but it tells me the drivers have not been installed properly and the device will not work. while the card is in, the computer locks up and will not transfer any data. sometimes the computer will just randomly shut off. when i remove the card, the computer functions normally.

in the instructions of the card (made by belkin,) it says the card was designed for Pentium based windows systems, but it does not say that it will not work with AMD systems.

is the card incompatible with the AMD motherboard? are there any cards out there that ARE compatible with AMD computers?

thanks
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Hi,

The card should be compatible with Amd I don't think thats the problem. Did you install the drivers from a disk that came with the card?

If so uninstall them and reinstall if you have not already done so.

Try a different pci slot.

You could also check belkins website for updated drivers but I haven't herd of any driver issues with that card and XP sp2

If it continues to lock up the computer after this it must be bad.

Rick
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something to consider is that its an HP machine. HP, compaq, and dell will sometimes use propietary drivers, especially on their older machines. I would suggest you go the the HP website, look up your computer model, and see if they have any drivers available.
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I have couple of those Belkin cards and had nothing but trouble actually getting them to work. I even had more trouble with an ALi card I got at CompUSA and never got it to work. The problem lies in the fact that Belkin did not follow the Microsoft protocols for installing the drivers. The USB2.0 cards seem to use two IRQs so putting them on an older machine is nearly impossible, on the newer machines you sort of have to "trick" the machine into installing the drivers. And I found that Microsoft had an upgrade from 1.1 to 2.0 for my Dell, so I didn't even need a card for it. And I got a nice little hard drive case that had a USB2,0 upgrade for win98 and SE that works great.

So I'd suggest that first you see if you can't get a driver update from Microsoft through the driver upgrade. Or maybe the machine mfr. would have one.
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