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broken pci slot?

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March 4, 2005 4:36:33 AM

i just got the audigy 2zs
an upgrade from the original audigy i had
well i removed the audigy and erased all the drivers
i installed the new audigy into the same port
and turned the pc on
well it didnt find any new hardware and when i installed teh drivers nothing.
just when i thought i had to send the card back to newegg
i decided to put the card into another pci slot and
it worked. could my other pci slot be damaged and how would i test this.

your all just a bunch of slaves
how long you gonna let them push you around

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March 4, 2005 3:38:23 PM

It's possible that the slot is damaged or a pin is bent. It's also possible that the card didn't make a good connection, or there's a piece of dust keeping one of the pins from connecting properly. Blow the slot out with air, inspect it for bad solders and/or bent pins, and if you find none, try a different card (or the audigy again) and see if it connects.

It's also possible (not knowing anything about the audigy's) that the new one requires bus master capability and that slot has its bus master turned off (or vice-versa) in BIOS. I'm reaching into territory I don't know about here, so I'm sorry if it sounds vague - but it is vague because I don't know.

Mike.
March 6, 2005 2:32:54 AM

Try another card in it.

Most likely its some sort of IRQ sharing problem.

Sometimes you have to move a SB card to different PCI slots to troubleshoot problems. Usually it works in any slot, but you get crashes, noises ect until you move it.
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March 7, 2005 11:57:18 AM

i`ll give it a shot, thanks.

your all just a bunch of slaves
how long you gonna let them push you around
March 7, 2005 12:31:53 PM

thanks i`ll give it a shot

your all just a bunch of slaves
how long you gonna let them push you around
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