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Sonnet 800 G4 PCI Crescendo Card

by watchall / September 17, 2004 1:37 AM PDT

I have a question about this card if anyone has it or knows anything about it. I've been getting random freezes and I've been trying to pinpoint the problem, but it just never seems to show. At first I thought it had something to do with the USB devices due to whenever I load something that uses USB it freezes or maybe it was a VIdeo issue due to when i do too much video applications it would freeze as well. I've put a new heatsink and fan on the sonnet card, but it doesnt seem to be heating up so I dont think its that. THe other only thing I can think of is it being a memory problem due to having a mix of memory chips like some 32's and 64's.

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Re: Sonnet 800 G4 PCI Crescendo Card
by tkwelch / September 17, 2004 6:39 AM PDT

The first thing I would check is the RAM, I had issues with RAM module incompatability when I upgraded to a non Apple processor. Remove it all and add back one stick at a time.

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Re: Sonnet 800 G4 PCI Crescendo Card
by watchall / September 18, 2004 3:58 AM PDT

Well I pinpointed the freezing problem its the usb card because whenever I use anything that has to do with USB devices it freezes. I think I have to find a USB card that totally supports Mac OS X 10.3

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Re: Sonnet 800 G4 PCI Crescendo Card
by dvivion / September 20, 2004 4:23 AM PDT

I'm just curious, in which Mac did you put the 800 and with which USB card did you have trouble?

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Re: Sonnet 800 G4 PCI Crescendo Card
by watchall / September 20, 2004 8:30 AM PDT

Its A PowerTower Pro 200 computer and the card is a SIIG usb 5-port USB card.

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