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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by stepea, 3 Mar 2014.

  1. stepea

    stepea What's a Dremel?

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    I recently bought a EVGA Nvidia Geforce GT 610 to put in my old 4CoreDual-VSTA mobo so that I could turn the system into a HTPC.

    One problem is that the 4CoreDual-VSTA mobo is not recognising the card. I can plug it in and hook it up via HDMI to the TV fine but device manager is saying

    "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)"

    I've updated drivers but still no luck.

    Anyone any ideas with this.
     
  2. Snakko

    Snakko exterminate

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    I would try again on a clean copy of Windows just to rule out any software issues.

    If you're on Windows 7 and don't have any spared HDD or partition to do that, you can install a fresh copy inside a VHD file, boot from it, and then when done, erase it and go back to your old installation. (If you need more info on how to do that, I'll be happy to explain :) )

    Otherwise, try it on another PC (a friend's one maybe), as it could be a DOA.

    Unfortunately, error 43 is a *very* generic failure code usually notified by the device driver, so it could either be software misconfiguration/issue or an hardware issue.
     
  3. stepea

    stepea What's a Dremel?

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    Tried a clean install on another hard drive in the same PC, still problems , then into my other PC and that worked fine - conclusion I've come to is the motherboard is causing problems. It's a few years old but thought it would be OK with a low end graphics card. Didn't want to change it trying to recycle old equipment.

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  4. stepea

    stepea What's a Dremel?

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    I've even rolled back and installed vista, still no joy - the choices I have return the graphics card or look for a cheap mobo that would be good enough for a HTPC and work in tandem with GeForce GT 610.

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  5. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    I think it's likely as that motherboard is crazy :p I remember when it came out, supports EVERYTHING! (just not very well).
     
  6. Guinevere

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    Is the mono bios up to date? Might be worth a shot checking, you don't have much to lose.
     
  7. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    I'm glad ASRock have grown up (a bit) now. They had a habit of trying too hard to get *ALL THE FEATURES* into some of their boards for a cut price.

    Reminds me of my ConRoeXFire-eSATA2.
     
  8. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    I am pretty sure they either got bought out or there was a change of leadership at the top that inspired the change in their product lines - I am considering buying an asrock board at the moment, their recent offerings are decent.

    I know people who had the board in op, and changed most of the electronics on it, caps etc. to much higher quality components then benched them with old agp cards for benchmarks (still this is going back 5 years or so) - just about as bonkers as the original premise of the motherboard haha.
     
  9. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    I would much rather go with an Atom or AMD APU E series ITX. You don't even need a discrete gpu with those for HD playback. I would return the card and sell what you have for whatever you can manage to get out of it and go with something nice small, energy efficient, and no moving parts for an htpc.
    While pci-e is largely backwards compatible, I don't think you're going to have a good time getting modern gpu to work well on a first gen pci-e slot running at only 4x.
     
  10. stepea

    stepea What's a Dremel?

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    I did return it, I've put the old AGP card back in the motherboard then thought about looking for a DVI to HDMI cable but the screen resolution only goes to 1024x768. I really did want full HD.
     
  11. stepea

    stepea What's a Dremel?

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    Anyone recommend HD agp card.

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  12. Snakko

    Snakko exterminate

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    AGP is dead, sorry but you have to deal with it.

    I would follow IvanIvanovich tip, I don't know your system specs, but I can only speculate that if you're running on a quadcore CPU, it would be at most an old 65nm Q6600 Kentsfield, with maybe a GeForce 7x00 or Radeon X800/x1600/x1800 on AGP.

    Even with full 1080p output from your graphic card, most if not *all* of the video decoding pipeline would be demanded to the CPU: G70 1st gen PureVideo had a very limited to non-existent h.264/VC-1 decoding support (and no DXVA if I remember right), same goes with the old R5x0 ATi cards, no UVD as well.

    This means huge load on the CPU, with good amount of heat/noise and, more important, power consumption (it's still a 95/105W TDP CPU).

    On the other side, a miniITX Brazos motherboard with the E350 APU retails for less than 60£, add less than 20£ for 2GB of DDR3 and you've got a nice board with full 1080p HDMI (and HDCP), full UVD 3rd gen (it even supports 3D Blu-Ray hw acceleration), low noise and power consumption.

    TL;DR

    If I were you, I would listen to IvanIvanovich, sell everything for ~100£ and buy an AMD E-350, 2gigs of ram, a miniITX case with DC-DC power supply, and live happy.
     

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