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

Donald J Lewis djlewis at ualr.edu
Wed Jun 27 17:52:45 CDT 2001

The BIOS changes are for other DELL models with a different
bus architecture and chipset. I did talk with both DELL and
Hauppage and all I get it Hauppage is aware of the problem
and is trying to work with DELL on it. (DELL is not concerned
as there are very few cases using multiple hauppage cards.

Don Lewis

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov]On
Behalf Of Robert Olson
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2001 12:19 PM
To: Donald J Lewis; Russ Wolf; lujian; ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
Subject: RE: [Fwd: [AG-TECH] help Ospray 200 on Dell Precision 420

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
>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
>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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