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Video not working, red flashing light on bottom of pci raid card

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  • chuckie85 Jun 04, 2009

    HI,



    Thanks for the the suggestion, I'll give it a shot when I get home from work this evening.



    Originally when I tried to fire up this machine, I had apparently installed memory in the incorrect configuration and I did get the memory message beeps.



    I removed all the memory and reinstalled only 1 128mb module in the correct configuration and no longer recieved beeps, but, now the video doesn't work and I started to get the flashing red light from the under side of the raid controller.



    I didn't clean the memory contacts however.



    Thanks again

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Hi there,

try to resit the momory module on the unit. wipe and clean the contact on the module & resit it again. if this not solve the issue, try to remove/ uninstall the videocard and put it back again. if still theres a problem this could be a problem with your vcard.

btw. did you hear any beeping sound coming from the unit.?

Let me know for further clarifications.

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The red light indicator blinks once a card is not properly installed. Now, since it happens after accidentally inserting the memory card, you need to do some test to see if the PCI cards are still working. Here are the things that you need to do:

1. Remove the video card from the PCI slot and clean the contacts.
2. Re-insert the video card and fire up the computer.
3. If you get the same problem, insert the video card into any available PCI slot in your computer.
4. Last, try different video card and observe that red light behavior.

NOTE: If you will get the same problem after using different video card, you need to contact the computer manufacturer for second opinion. There could be a possibility that the PCI slots are defective.

Good luck and have a great day!!

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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Use of PCI-e x16 slot for non-video card


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WHY would you want to do that?

There is a PCI-Express x1 slot on the motherboard.
Black in color, and in-between the black PCI-Express x16 slot, and a white PCI slot.

Use the PCI-E x1 RAID adapter card in the PCI-E x1 slot, and a PCI-Express graphics card in the PCI-E x16 slot. Sheesh!

A PCI-Express slot is not an evolved PCI slot.
Completely different technologies.

PCI uses a shared Parallel bus architecture, while PCI-Express is based on Serial point-to-point.

So your idea of how to 'fix' your problem, is to use a PCI-E x1 card in a PCI-Express x16 slot, and a PCI graphics card in a PCI slot?

Completely backwards.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

PCI-Express x16 slot uses the same lanes from the Northbridge, as the OnBoard video?

UTTER NONSENSE!

The Northbridge chip handles the Faster capabilities of a computer.
Handles the Processor, Ram Memory, and HIGH-SPEED Graphics.

HIGH-SPEED graphics is the Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) technology, and the PCI-Express technology.

The Southbridge chip handles the Slower capabilities of a computer.

The PCI bus is one of those slower capabilities handled by the Southbridge chip.

The PCI bus is also a shared bus. This slows data down.
The AGP bus, and PCI-Express bus are Not shared. They also have a direct link to the Northbridge chip.

The PCI Bus has to go through the Southbridge chip, which has to go through the Internal Bus, THEN to the Northbridge chip.

OnBoard video, or Integrated Graphics, uses the PCI bus.
When you inserted the PCI-E x1 RAID card in the PCI-Express x16 slot, and a PCI graphics card in the PCI slot, BIOS just assigned another IRQ for the PCI-Express x16 slot.
(Interrupt Request)

No fancy technology going on there.

Backwards technology going on with a PCI-Express x1 card in a PCI-Express x16 slot, though.

I do not concur, and do not think that is a good solution, Kevin.

Regards,
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