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    PCI TV card instability

    It's strange, I have the WinTV Nova 500 card installed at the moment and it has been stable for 16 hours running 14x133 @1.475 volts which is my CPU's rated speed and a slight voltage increase from 1.45 volts as these LPB boards voltages do not seem all that stable. I have checked the IRQ's, I can see no device for the Nova 500, only 3 VIA USB controllers, one enhanced, two regular. 2x VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controllers with one using IRQ 16 (shared with Realtek Gigabit Ethernet which is unused) and the other using IRQ 19 shared with 3114 SATA and AGP VIA USB Enhanced Host controller using IRQ 17 which is not shared The only Nova T device is shown when viewing devices by type in device manager and that shows as a usb device?????? and it is meant to be a PCI card. Can these hauppauge cards be using the Usb bus to transfer data? No Irq information is available for it. Everything except the CPU speed/voltage is identical. But why should my CPU be unstable at a speed/voltage that runs perfectly stable (in fact at a higher voltage than is really necessary) when the PCI TV card is not installed but be unstable when it is installed? I did find that when I had the other Leadtek TV card installed that overclocking was terrible, requiring far higher voltages to get it even remotely stable. It makes me wonder whether just having a PCI card installed is affecting the voltages in some way.
  2. I have purchased my first PCI DVB-T TV card which is the first that I have installed in my Lanparty Ultra B. It was very stable before installing it but since installing the card my system has been very unstable with random reboots. It rebooted earlier after 6 hours. I have a Leadtek DTV1000 T and that resulted in a very unstable system, which sometimes would not boot or get into windows. I purchased a WinTV Nova-T-500 and now I am getting very similar problems. The reboot earlier was while my system was running underclocked, which is how I run it the majority of the time. [email protected] but this is a higher voltage than it needs to run stable as I was running it at 1.25 volts. It would run for days at 1.25volts, with no trouble whatsoever. I am using a Hellfire Bios 12/15 Romsip which runs very well on my system, far better than any other Bios that I have tried I experience the same problems on my other windows XP install (which is a new installation), that one would not even boot into windows the other day without pulling the Leadtek card out. I booted fine with the card removed. So is there anything that will make my system stable with the card installed? Do the DFI LPB have trouble with PCI cards, maybe with interrupt sharing? I have tried both cards in PCI5, PCI3, PCI2, but not PCI1 as it is too close to my video card (6800Ultra). The WinTV card is currently installed in PCI2, which is not a good slot due to the crap sharing on these motherboards. I have discovered that this windows was set to auto reset on error, I usually have this disabled and do not know how it got re-enabled. I do not think that can really be the problem as there has been too much other instability including very poor overclockability with the Leadtek card installed. The CPU required far more voltage to get it to a runable condition. So does anyone have any ideas?
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    ACPI & HAL's Explained

    I have tried this on two xp installs using a nlited xp cd and selecting an acpi system. On both occasions my PC would not power off on shutdown. I tried a registry patch and still no power down It has to be because it is an acpi system so I'm going back to what it is supposed to be and what windows normally selects.
  4. I had an Asus A7N8X Deluxe before my DFI Lanparty ultra B and it can control the fan speeds fine. But unfortunately the DFI is unable to do it I had to purchase a T Balancer to alter my CPU Fan speed and to control all my fans and monitor temperatures. Plus it can turn off the power if a temperature is reached to protect the PC, providing you have the analogue sensor hub. You just have to be careful which fan you use with it, I have a thermaltake silent cat 90mm and it does not provide fan speed monitoring when used with t-balancer, but it does when connected to the cpu fan header.
  5. Unfortunately I cannot seem to get the ACPI driver to work properly, even after about four or five reboots it still don't work. I didn't have this trouble last time I changed it. I changed the driver then rebooted. The monitor slept okay like it did before, but when I tried to put it into suspend the PC shutdown for about ten seconds with the power light flashing as it should, but then it all woke up again It keeps doing it, the wake from Lan (my broadband) is disabled so that should not be doing it.
  6. But your using the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) PC driver right? When I changed to that the suspend/hibernate did work correctly, it shutdown the PC and it stayed in soft off and did not restart my PC like it is doing ATM. That was with my current BIOS settings, the only problem I had was my monitor would not sleep and this is a big problem for me as I use this more than I use suspend/hibernate (only occasionally would I use hibernate and I am unlikely to use suspend)
  7. I do have a reading that I would expect to be closer to the chipset temperature but as I said in the previous post I do not believe that the nForce2 has a thermal diode. I have a reading for MAX1617-9(local) which shows a reading of 57°C ATM. This is a bit higher than I would expect based on the fact that my system is doing very little and has low CPU activity. My T Balancer analogue sensor on my northbridge heatsink shows 33°C ATM.
  8. The Northbridge temperature on the Lanparty B is not correct as I downloaded the settings file for the Lanparty B and the temperature is far too low. I have an analogue sensor on my T Balancer which is connected to the Northbridge heatsink and that reads higher (39°C) whereas the settings file I downloaded from that thread shows the northbridge temp as 26°C). The real northbridge temp is even higher than mine. It looks like NEOAethyr's Northbridge setting is for a voltage rather than a temperature. I do not think that the nForce2 has a temperature diode in the chipset.
  9. Order direct from Ioss. Last time I ordered I had to send a fax to taiwan with my order details. I received the Bios Saviour about four or five days later. It actually worked out cheaper than CPUCity were charging at the time but they had not had any stock for a long time anyway so direct to IOSS was the only way.
  10. Okay I have rebooted and checked the Bios settings now. Here they are: ACPI funcion Enabled ACPI suspend type S3(STR) Power Management User Defined Video Off method DPMS Support HDD Power down 15 mins Soft off by PBTN Instant off Wake on Lan from soft off Disabled Wake on Ring from soft off Disabled USB Resume from S3 Disabled Keyboard/Mouse power on Disabled Power lost resume state Kept Off Power on by Alarm disabled (doesn't seem to work with this Bios.)
  11. I will check these and post about when I reboot I have filled in the ones I can remember, I am doing something which I cannot stop ATM. It's the driver for my monitor (iiyama crt), the only one I have and AMD mobile Athlon
  12. I did already try that as I said above, but it totally screwed my monitor sleeping. It totally refused to sleep. The suspend and hibernate worked fine though. That is why I did not auto select that when I did the nlited windows cd, because I was concerned that it would not allow my monitor to sleep.
  13. Is there any way to get it working on the current install? I don't really want to have to install again, I only installed a few weeks back. [edit] I nlited my windows CD and I do remember it having the option to select PC type while doing that nlite CD. I did not select the "correct" one because of the problems I had had when changing to that in device manager (the display not powering off)
  14. I am having trouble getting suspend and hibernate to work correctly. When I try to suspend or hibernate my PC restarts and does not shut down. I believe it should shutdown like a power off shutdown, but the power light should flash when in suspend. I have tried changing the HAL as it defaults to ACPI uniprocessor PC, when I change to Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) PC (I have only tried this by changing the driver in device manager) my monitor does not power off (which is important to me) although my PC does suspend and hibernate correctly. So as it is I can choose one or the other and not have everything working correctly together. Does anyone have a solution to this?
  15. The memory timings are lower, due to the fact that my Asus would not run with tight timings even with memory which is meant to run them. That should not affect the CPU voltage, only the memory voltage. Remember that the CPU is a 1.45 volts mobile CPU only running slightly overclocked (1.9GHz instead of 1.84GHz but with a higher FSB speed). The FSB was the same in both motherboards but multiplier was 10 on the Asus hence 2GHz but 9.5 on the DFI. The Asus has very few memory timings compared with the DFI so most are unknown except for the main ones. RedDwarf
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