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TV tuner issues

by nugent66 / August 4, 2010 11:48 PM PDT

I am running Win7 ultimate...I had a raedon 9600 ati video card that died with a Rad tv tuner 650 pci. I replaced the 9600 with an nvidia 128 meg vid card. now Win 7 media center will not recognize the tv tuner any ideas? Email me direct

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Try video cards less than 5 years old.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2010 2:56 AM PDT
In reply to: TV tuner issues

I think but can't be sure but this sounds like a memory/device mapping problem that we see with old gear. You might get around that by dropping RAM back to 1 or 2 GB and running a 32 BIT OS but why do that when a card from 2005 and on will likely cure this.

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age of card unknown
by nugent66 / August 5, 2010 2:32 PM PDT

turns out the raedon tuner at video card were a set the tuner only work with the 9600 or like that series

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Which is in line with my idea.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2010 9:31 PM PDT
In reply to: age of card unknown

The cards have to map correctly into the 64 bit address space. While cards now do this (almost all) if you get a very old card it might not support today's new ways. While some vga card bios might fix it you might not find such an update with cards over 5 years old.

That's where my workaround seems to help. But most only do that in a pinch.

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