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I received from Dell a Siig 800dv-kit fw800dv rohs 32 bit pci port card. I installed it in my dell XPS 710 computer. When Iwent to put in the Software It said it may not be compatable. Thinking dell knew what was right for my computer i installed it. the computer crashed. I removed the part and uninstalled the software and restored my computer to the day before. It works fine. What firewire card should they sold me, I will send it back and try a belkin

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  • greatbluherr Oct 13, 2008

    XP PRO.

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    mrbrown0603 May 11, 2010

    What operating system do you have. when it said that it's not compatible it may be refering to the O.S.

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I returned the firewire kit and Will purchase another brand that provides free service for their products
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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/studio8100/en/sm/index.htm

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C) USB:

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I don't know. They allow me to toot the whistle, but not drive the train.

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PCI-Express:
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