Trouble with PCI slots

  mr simon 10:32 06 Oct 2009

A while back I installed a 5.1 audio card into a PCI slot, the first time I had used it. It didn't work and I put it down to a faulty card. Today, I tried installing a wireless card in one of the PCI slots, and that does not work either.

So far, I've checked the BIOS and device manager, not sure where to go now. I would normally email the company for matters like this but that is very difficult, for various reasons. What do I try now?


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:23 06 Oct 2009

MAchine make and model motherboard make if known?

  mr simon 11:30 06 Oct 2009

Ah yes sorry I meant to include that. The machine is a custom build from PC Option, the motherboard is an ASUS M2N4 Sli.

  Graphicool1 11:35 06 Oct 2009
  mr simon 12:14 06 Oct 2009

Thanks for the link, however, the only troubleshooting tip concerning "Cannot access internet in OS using onboard network card" assumes that the computer is detecting the hardware, just not working. In my case the PC is not even recognising that new hardware has been added.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:37 06 Oct 2009

Are you connecting to the correct slots (white)?
Board has
2 x PCI Express x16 slot with NVIDIA® SLI™ technology support, at x8, x8 speed
2 x PCI Express x1
2 x PCI 2.2

  mr simon 12:52 06 Oct 2009

Yep, absolutely certain it is in the correct slot.

  OTT_Buzzard 13:13 06 Oct 2009

There's a BIOS update (beta release) on the Asus website. You may want to think about using it.

Also, so you have PCIPNP set to yes or no in BIOS?

Which ever it is set to, try the other.

  mr simon 14:44 06 Oct 2009

PCIPnP only gave the option for Plug and Play, I've tried both and neither do the trick.

Any chance the motherboard is faulty?

  DieSse 16:23 06 Oct 2009

In the BIOS - have you tried the Reset Configuration Data - set it to Enabled, after rebooting it will automatically reset itself to Disabled.

  woodchip 16:53 06 Oct 2009

have you tried cards in both slots

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