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

Robert Olson olson at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Jun 27 12:19:18 CDT 2001

Did you try the BIOS mods that the Hauppauge site talks about?



At 12:06 PM 6/27/2001 -0500, Donald J Lewis wrote:
>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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