Intel SE7230NH1 Wont Post With Tv Card

Hi, I have a spare server with a Intel SE7230NH1 Board, i want to use it as a media server so i brought a Leadtek TV Tuner but after i installed it the server will not POST. The card does work in another non server box so it is not the card. Is there anyway to fix this? Cheers, Nick
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AnnOminousCommented:
Does the board work when the TV Tuner is not installed?

Have you tried moving the card to another slot, in case the BIOS roms are conflicting? Changing the orderm might help.

If you have a conflict between the video card and the tv tuner, anything might (not) happen.
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nickbowersAuthor Commented:
Hi,
Yes it is a fully functioning server whithout the card installed.
I have tried a different slot but got  the same thing.
The video card is on board, the only other card installed is a sata raid card(Adaptec)
I have tried a network card in there and it works
Cheers,
Nick
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_Commented:
What TVtuner model?
If it needs a 5 volt PCI slot, it won't work with that mobo.
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nickbowersAuthor Commented:
Leadtek Winfast DVT1000s, i am lookign for specs now.
If it does need a 5volt slot what are our options?
Cheers
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_Commented:
hmmmm... a quick look says the card is PCI 2.3, so it should be 3.3 volt (if I found the correct card).
Not sure why the Intel mobo doesn't like it.
What is the mobo that it does work on (just as a cross check)?
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nickbowersAuthor Commented:
It was tested in a Dell Precision 380 which has a Intel 955X chipset and also in a old whitebox(about 6 or 7 years old) and it works fine.
Cheers
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AnnOminousCommented:
I wonder if the 7230 chipset has restrictions due to it's 'Server' orientation. Presumably, the tuner card overlays it's image on the video card. The BIOS might not offer support for this if the built in video in expected to only be used for server oriented operation.

If you can, I would install another video card and then if it worked add the tuner. I expect that the issue is the integrated video is unable to support the manner in which the tuner renders the image.
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_Commented:
I couldn't find the actual PCI spec mentioned for the Dell 380, but I did see a note that the PCI slots are 5 volt capable.

This isn't conclusive proof that this is the problem, but since the Intel will not even post with the TV card installed, I would definitly be checking into the specs on that card more, and seeing if it requires a 5 volt slot.
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_Commented:
If you scroll down to the "Conventional hardware specifications" section, it has a graphic of the slots and voltages that might help:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conventional_PCI

If that is all good, then it is probably a BIOS thing like AnnOminous said.
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AnnOminousCommented:
I am almost certain that the problem is that the built-in video does not support the overlay required for the TV tuner to work. I have seen the same issue on other 'repurposed' server systems such as the SC420 which uses the 7220 chipset.
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AnnOminousCommented:
See a similar issue on the SC420 which uses the 7221 chipset:

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=174814
"when I try to watch a DVD movie using ANY media player, I get a "Create Overlay Failed" error (from WinDVD), Nero Showtime reports "the application requires Direct Draw Acceleration which is not enabled"

The video driver does not support the required functionality to render the TV tuner image.
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nickbowersAuthor Commented:
I ended up just buying a non server motherboard, fixed the problem.
Cheers
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_Commented:
Thank you much.    : )
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AnnOminousCommented:
Just to be clear, the problem is that the integrated video on the server board does not support the overlay capability required to render the TV tuner image.

This problem can not be fixed without replacing the video. Either a newMB or a new video card would work.
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_Commented:
You must have missed his Grading Comment in the notif.

"I ended up just buying a non server motherboard, fixed the problem.
Cheers"
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AnnOminousCommented:
I seem to fail at being subtle, so I'll just ask. Why did an analysis of whether it was a 5v PCI cards get the win when the problem was due to the inherent (lack of) capability of the integrated video?

Your new MB is a sensible move.
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_Commented:
It didn't. It is due to a "quirk" that EE hasn't fixed yet.
He split the Points evenly. In that event, EE gives the first listed post the Accept and all posts after that get an Assist.
In order to designate a different Comment as the Accepted Answer, one has to give that post at least 1 more Point than any of the others.
Since this is pretty much an "undocumented trick", it usually takes new Members awhile to catch on to what's happening.
 ; )
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nickbowersAuthor Commented:
Hi,
I ended up email Leadtek and they confirm it only needed a 3.3v slot, so i thought a new mobo would be a better option.
I tried to split the points evenly, so i dont know why you only got an assist.
Thank for all your help.
Nick
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AnnOminousCommented:
New Members like me as well.

Good luck with the new MB.
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