Conflict between Pci video card and sound card.
Posted on 2006-05-23
I am in the process of ironing out the last issues of a new DAW camputer. It works fine with no PCI ards installed. It works fine with one PCI card installed. Things get really hairy with 2 PCI cards installed. My current setup is as follows:
Intel 945gnt mobo
PD 2.8 820
2GB DDR2 Ram
1 CD/dvd burner (Plextor)
1 PATA 40GB HD for OS and apps
2 SATA 200GB WD HDs in raid0 for audio recording
What I'm trying to add:
Nvidea Gforce 5200 PCI graphics card - dual VGA
RME Digi9652 ADAT Audio card
As I said, it is not a problem to have one card in the system individually. It stops working when they are both in there. When I say stops working, it can mean a variaty of things depending on which slot each card is in.
Some ways windows won't even boot. I freezes before it gets to that stage.
Sometimes windows will boot, but only one card will be functional, the other card does not show up in device manager or anything. Normally it is the RME that gets the short end of the stick.
With my previous sytem, they peacfully co-exsisted, but not now. I tried moving them from slot to slot to no avail. I don't know what to do. Is this an issue with the board? Id so, I'll just grab a dual VGA AGP card and that might do the trick. I need to get this system up and runng by May 24 10:00 pm(EST) at the latest and am at my wits end. Please help. I will respond to any and all inquries in the morning. I need some sleep.
BTW. Don't hesitate to go step by step. I am not overly advanced in computers. For instance I have never dealt with an IRQ issue and don't know how to go about it, or even to recognize if this is one. This is the first system I am bulding on my own, although I have upgrade quite a few.
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