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Old 10-02-09, 05:25 PM   #53
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Default Re: Pure video = VDPAU ?

The 8400GS card I returned was confirmed to be faulty by the reseller.

The replacement has now arrived.

Unfortunately testing the replacement in the Dell Precision 340 1.5GHz
PC (and with the latest A07 BIOS) produces exactly the same problem: - PC
fails to boot, and the presence of the card interferes with the PC power management - the front power button power cycles (reboots), instead of power on/off.

Next week I will try the replacement card in the Dell Dimension XPS
3.6GHz. I will let you know how this goes.

I think it unlikely for me to get two bad cards. Either the reseller
got a bad batch, or the PNY 8400GS card is not compatible with Dell
motherboards or P4 processors.

Do I need to use different BIOS interrupt settings for this card?

The 8400GS card has a pair of exposed pins next to the video DVI
connector, labelled J6. Anyone know what these pins are used for?
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