[mythtv-users] Installing new HVR-1600, conflict with nvidia card / PCI slot usage??
g.hermy15 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 26 22:59:48 UTC 2008
On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 5:36 PM, Bobby Gill <bobbygill at rogers.com> wrote:
> I am trying to install my HVR-1600 in my Mythbox, which currently has 3 PCI
> slots and 1 AGP. Here's my motherboard:
> On the very left PCI slot I have a PVR-150, then empty, empty and the black
> AGP is my 7600GS.
> The problem is, when I put a card (I tried the HVR and also swapped in
> the PVR-150) in that slot second to the left, my nvidia card won't start X
> and gives me an error of it being unable to access /dev/nvidia0, the video
> card. Of course the card works fine, just won't get into X, and it's
> definitely because of that PCI slot. I put the HVR into the 3rd PCI slot
> (very right in pic) and X loaded just fine and dandy-- BUT then the HVR and
> the 7600 are barely a millimeter apart and I fear overheating (?? valid
> How can I get that damn middle PCI slot usable?? Is it some BIOS setting?
> Thanks for any help
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> mythtv-users at mythtv.org
In some motherboards, the HVR-1600 will not work all PCI slots. See "Step
1" in the "Quick Installation Guide".
> ...Turn the power off on your PC. Install the WinTV-HVR-1600 into a
> PCI slot. On some PC's, the WinTV-HVR needs to be plugged into
> the first or second PCI slot....
I'm not sure which slot your middle slot is, but I thought this might apply
to you. If you have a slot that works but you're worried about
over-heating, I'd just try it and monitor stability. If over-heating seems
to be an issue, maybe swap case fans for another that moves more air or add
an additional case fan.
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