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- Intel D845WN mother board can't see PCI Card
March 20, 2008, 5:23 am
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motherboard. I have the latest bios updated, I tested the card in
another PC and tested the PCI slot to ensure it's operational with
another PCI card. I could find nothing else in the bios to stop
installing the card. The original USB on the board is 1.1. Nothing on
the intel website saying theres any issues here. Running XP SP2, P4
1.4 GIG processor, 1 GIG RAM, 100 GIG HDD
Re: Intel D845WN mother board can't see PCI Card
Install both the known-working PCI test card, and the Buslink USB2 PCI
card at the same time in the D845WN. Do both respond ? Does it
cause the motherboard to stop ? Can you still boot to Windows ?
To test for a response, try Everest free edition. What you're looking
for, is something to show in the slot. Look under Devices/PCI. If the
card was making poor contact with the slot it is installed in, sometimes
the enumeration info will be screwy. I had a sound card, where the
enumeration ven/dev were off by one bit, caused by a single signal
making bad connections. (In Everest, the Ven/Dev are the "Device ID".
My sound card is 13F6-0111. Decoded as CMEDIA CM8738 using this file -
http://pciids.sourceforge.net/pci.ids . The chip on the Buslink, won't
be made by Buslink, but by some other company like NEC, TI, Agere, VIA... )
Everest (free). Current supported versions are available at Lavalys.com .
This one is a couple years old, but I still use it. It was formerly
known as AIDA32, before they changed the name and went commercial.
While I've read of card type detection problems, with motherboards
in the 440BX era, I'd be surprised if something more recent like
the D845WN, suffers from the same problem. The previous generation,
seemed to have some kind of BIOS problem, that no one really came
up with a good theory for. Certain kinds of cards were just ignored.
Didn't seem to be a voltage problem. I've never had a problem like
that here, so haven't had a chance to play with it.
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