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  • 15. Re: PCI TV tuner card not working with DH67BL motherboard
    Flying_Kiwi Community Member
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    Karlosdallos wrote:

     

    Ok, i thougt, this old card left her life and i bought a newer one:

    Terratec HT PCI with windows 7 logo AND    PCI SIG logo.

    I suggest you get back to the seller right away. Explain the situation and ask to replace that new PCI card with a PCI Express version and all should be well. PCI is old hat now and offers far slower performance than PCI Express. The problem is not a lack of Win 7 compatibility, it's that (by design) the PCI slots in these new boards do not work exactly the same as PCI slots in older boards with some functionality left out (I can't recall the specifics). Given PCI is on the way out soon anyway, you won't be seeing that issue fixed in newer boards - if anything they'll start dropping PCI alltogether and just have PCI Express!

     

    The same goes for anyone else buying new TV cards to go with new motherboards - go for PCI Express versions and you shouldn't have this problem.

    [Edit: And make sure those PCIe TV cards use a native PCIe design rather than basically being a PCI card adapted to fit in a PCIe slot]

  • 16. Re: PCI TV tuner card not working with DH67BL motherboard
    Karlosdallos Community Member
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    Hi,

     

    your hint might be useful anyhow,

    but this is not in question here.

     

    I and the other users bought mainboards with PCI - slots TO use them.

  • 17. Re: PCI TV tuner card not working with DH67BL motherboard
    Flying_Kiwi Community Member
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    I understand but posting here isn't going to get the situation changed - nothing will at this very late stage in the PCI slots life cycle, I suspect.

     

    The PCI slots are still usable by many other cards it's just those cards that require the missing functionality that have the problems. As far as I've seen here that includes many TV cards and high end audio cards. I can understand concerns from people who want to carry over their old cards into new PCs (especially those with expensive audio cards) but for those buying new cards to go in a new PC, it should be a straight forward choice to use the higher performing slots first for things that require high data transfer bandwidth and the PCI slot can be reserved for less demanding things like serial or parallel port I/O adapters (although confirm compatibility with suppliers of these also before laying down your cash, just to be sure).

     

    People building new PCs shouldn't be tempted by discounted prices on PCI TV or Audio cards because that may mean they're known to be problematic with newer boards - such as these cases.

  • 18. Re: PCI TV tuner card not working with DH67BL motherboard
    Karlosdallos Community Member
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    Either PCI works or doesn't. This is the talk here.

    So talking about PCIe makes no sense. It does not offer any constructive.

  • 19. Re: PCI TV tuner card not working with DH67BL motherboard
    Flying_Kiwi Community Member
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    The PCI slots do work without problems with some cards (as I previously mentioned) - it just depends if those cards need the functions which are no longer in this latest design so the issue isn't that black and white.

     

    Certainly encouraging PCIe slot compatible purchases on new TV cards is the way to help avoid people buying the wrong part for their new build. Sorry to read you've bought the wrong card for your board but at least now you do know what you can do to get a working solution (and the sooner you go back to your supplier, the more likely they'll be co-operative about replacing it).

     

    So what do you want - do you expect Intel to recall all their motherboards (and the OEMs to do the same with their motherboards with a similar design) to sacrifice maximum PCIe slot performance by reinstating full PCI slot functionality (because that is what it would mean)? What should they then tell those who complain about lack of PCIe slot performance?

  • 20. Re: PCI TV tuner card not working with DH67BL motherboard
    jeremyg Community Member
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    I completely understand about trying to get customers to buy PCI Express cards instead of PCI cards but there is no way to control them.  I'm curious, can you be more specific what is missing when you say "full PCI functionality" in these newer motherbaords?

  • 21. Re: PCI TV tuner card not working with DH67BL motherboard
    Flying_Kiwi Community Member
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    jeremyg wrote:

     

    I'm curious, can you be more specific what is missing when you say "full PCI functionality" in these newer motherbaords?

    Maybe 'native' PCI funtionality would be more appropriate. I don't recall where else I've seen these issues mentioned (it was some time ago after all). Post no 13 in this thread has a few links that may help (for those sufficiently technically knowledgable to undertsand such things). It's a pity no-ones come back with a testing result from Q6x boards as requested earlier. Intel would be the authoritive source to get full details for TV card manufacturers etc who have products which have issues with affected new boards.

  • 22. Re: PCI TV tuner card not working with DH67BL motherboard
    gullfaraz Community Member
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    I'm unsure what the cause of this problem is but I've seen MANY owners of TerraTec Cinergy cards complaining about the cards not working with recent chipset Intel boards. If I was going to be assembling a new Media Centre PC with one of these mainboards, I wouldn't be choosing that brand of TV Tuner, it just seems to be something that crops up too often.

     

    Hopefully the latest BIOS version will get things running OK otherwise maybe your supplier is willing to swap the TV card for a different brand if you explain the issue? http://goo.gl/Lbw0U

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