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Topic # 45920 4-Nov-2009 21:41
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Hi All,

Very excited about gettin a HVR-2200 today, only to be very dissapointed when i installed it that the computer just wont turn on!  It is going into the pci-e 16x slot on a saphire pure element 2 MOBO (PE-17rc410m-2)

Card in results in everything wizzing up, and thats it, no boot screen or anything.
Card out, results in everything wizzing up, then stopping as the  boot screen appears.

Totally confused, any ideas?

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  Reply # 270175 5-Nov-2009 00:36
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tried updating your BIOS to the latest version?




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  Reply # 270178 5-Nov-2009 01:08
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I assume you are using onboard video? and that you have another device in the 1x slot?

Perhaps the mainboard thinks the HVR-2200 is a VGA card, and has disabled onboard video when the card is inserted.

Usually, the BIOS is set to Initialize PCI first by default. Maybe if you set it to Onboard it will work as normal.

Also, sometimes in the BIOS you have the option to set Onboard VGA as 'Enabled', 'Disabled', or 'Auto'. Setting it to Enabled may fix the issue if it is set to Auto.

If you have something like a sound card in the 1x slot, perhaps swapping it around with the HVR-2200 will work also.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 270181 5-Nov-2009 01:40
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in some bios you can find it under southbridge control, it might have "graphics priority" and a submenu that says PCIE->PCI->IGP you want to change it so it says IGP->PCIE->PCI




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  Reply # 270295 5-Nov-2009 11:48
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Thanks for the reply guys. Will try tonight. My Mobo has no 1x slot!



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  Reply # 270444 5-Nov-2009 19:18
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Tried all this playing around with the bios, all to the same effect.No change. Still freezes on power up.

Re read the mobo spec. its says
" PCI Express Graphics Interface
One 16-lane (x16 port) PCI Express graphics port, fully compliant with the PCI Express Base Specification revision 1.0a.
The base frequency of this interface is 4gb/s
PCI express support an enhanced addressing mecanishm.
"
later in the manual the above is repeated.

It may be time for a new mobo. Whats the hottest/best mobo around at the momoment intended for HTPC's?

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  Reply # 270474 5-Nov-2009 20:42
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I'm confused. You state the HVR-2200 is being inserted into a (PCI-E)x16 slot. This is one designated for a video card. The HVR2200 has a connector for a x1 slot: they are NOT compatible. They have totally different slot configurations. If your mobo has no x1 slot, how are you fitting it onto your mobo?

Will have at look at your mobo specs. Maybe you are confused with the PCI-E slot variances.

Sorry. Can't check, as your mobo model isn't even listed on the Sapphire site :-(

Reagrding your line about the PC not fully booting up after you remove the tuner card. You will probably have to reset the CMOS on your mobo. Then go back into CMOS & set optimal defaults, or something similar for it to boot.




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  Reply # 270540 6-Nov-2009 07:39
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1gkar: I'm confused. You state the HVR-2200 is being inserted into a (PCI-E)x16 slot. This is one designated for a video card. The HVR2200 has a connector for a x1 slot: they are NOT compatible. They have totally different slot configurations. If your mobo has no x1 slot, how are you fitting it onto your mobo?


umm...yes you can - any x1 card should run just fine in a x16 slot.

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  Reply # 270551 6-Nov-2009 08:35
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smac:
1gkar: I'm confused. You state the HVR-2200 is being inserted into a (PCI-E)x16 slot. This is one designated for a video card. The HVR2200 has a connector for a x1 slot: they are NOT compatible. They have totally different slot configurations. If your mobo has no x1 slot, how are you fitting it onto your mobo?


umm...yes you can - any x1 card should run just fine in a x16 slot.



This :) but yes, its prob your mobo recognizing it as a vid card

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  Reply # 270673 6-Nov-2009 15:39
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So you've updated the BIOS to the latest version?


Is there a display on the board with POST (Power-On Self Test) readouts or LEDs, anything that could give you an idea of where in the POST process things are hanging?


Have you tried unplugging everything and plugging it all in again? I know that's a crummy suggestion, but I've personally had loose connections show up before in situations like this, and simply starting over and plugging it all back in again has resolved the problem


Also, there's often an option in the BIOS to reset the IRQ (Interrupt Request) assignments. May be worth giving that a go.






1gkar: I'm confused. You state the HVR-2200 is being inserted into a (PCI-E)x16 slot. This is one designated for a video card. The HVR2200 has a connector for a x1 slot: they are NOT compatible. They have totally different slot configurations. If your mobo has no x1 slot, how are you fitting it onto your mobo?


Someone's already replied on this, but here's a more detailed explanation for anyone who may encounter this discussion later on:



A PCIe card will fit into a slot of its physical size or bigger, but may not fit into a smaller PCIe slot. Some slots use open-ended sockets to permit physically longer cards and will negotiate the best available electrical connection. The number of lanes actually connected to a slot may also be less than the number supported by the physical slot size. An example is a x8 slot that actually only runs at ×1; these slots will allow any ×1, ×2, ×4 or ×8 card to be used
-- from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express


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  Reply # 270696 6-Nov-2009 16:54
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smac:
1gkar: I'm confused. You state the HVR-2200 is being inserted into a (PCI-E)x16 slot. This is one designated for a video card. The HVR2200 has a connector for a x1 slot: they are NOT compatible. They have totally different slot configurations. If your mobo has no x1 slot, how are you fitting it onto your mobo?


umm...yes you can - any x1 card should run just fine in a x16 slot.
OK. Wasn't aware of this fact. Cheers.




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