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Just got my new motherboard working

By bobbyglitter9 ·
I just got my ethernet working on my new motherboard, turns out that my PCI cards are causing my ethernet to stop working. I have a 5 port USB hub and a GeForce MX4000 128MB card. My question is why does this cause my ethernet to stop working and is there anyway around this? I tried changing the IRQ settings in my bios to 5 different values and everytime was the same issue.

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by TheChas In reply to Just got my new motherboa ...

Despite being a "Plug-and-Play" bus, the PCI bus controllers often have problems dealing with some device configurations.

You best work-around is to move the PCI cards to different slots. Sometimes, even just swapping the order of cards makes a big difference.

What happens is that some cards are configured as if there will never be another high level controller card on the PCI bus. They work fine alone, but do not play well with other PCI cards.

Chas

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