[Fwd: [AG-TECH] help Ospray 200 on Dell Precision 420 problem]

Donald J Lewis djlewis at ualr.edu
Wed Jun 27 12:06:41 CDT 2001

Don't bother trying the Hauppage cards in the Dell 420.
IT DON"T WORK for more than two cards. A PCI bus bridgeing
problem is built into the DELL motherboard preventing them
working. We are now on a ASUS mb using four video capture
cards (hauppage) and cameras and it has been working for several days.
I can give spec's if anyone is interested.
Don Lewis

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov]On
Behalf Of Russ Wolf
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2001 10:47 AM
To: lujian; ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
Subject: [Fwd: [AG-TECH] help Ospray 200 on Dell Precision 420 problem]


do you kow which (manufacturer model) motherboard you have in this
precision 420 ?  Dell has used a bunch in this model system.  PCI slots
behave wierd on some motherboards depending on how they actually set
them up - often they share resources so you have to get the cards in the
right combination positions to make things work.

I would suggest using one card move it from slot to slot until you
confirm that at least a single slot works/dosent work then try a card
different from the osprey - like a hauppague or another capture card -
compare results.

	-Russ 'the hardware dective' Wolf
	 Boston University

lujian wrote:
> Hi,
>         I installed 3 Ospray 200 video cards  on my Dell precision 420.
>         3 VIC works, and can capture 3 video sources.
>         But the VICs does not work long on that machine, in 2~3 minutes,
the 3 VIC crashed one by one.
>         And I try just one Ospray, the same result: in a few minutes VIC
>         But when I install the Ospray 200 on other kind machines, the VIC
does not crash( from 1 card to 3 card, they all works ok).
>     I even reinstalled W2k on that DEll precision 420, it didn't help.
>         I heard Dell Precision 420 may have trouble on the last PCI slot,
but I didn't use the last PCI slot.
>         The OS of all machines are W2k with SP2.
>     Has anyone ever installed Ospray 200 on Dell 420 workstation?
>         Thanks a lot!

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