Skystar2 pci and nforce4 chipset- Warning!

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woodlouse

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#1
Having discovered that I can't use my Skystar2 pci in my new motherboard (Asus A8N SLi), I thought it worthwhile starting a new thread to highlight the issue, which has resulted in some people damaging their motherboards.
See this link:-
_http://www.dvbviewer.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=7761&st=0&p=63636&

I would also like some advice on what to do now, as I need a Skystar2 compatible Socket 939 motherboard, which will accept my AMD64 4000 cpu and my nvidia 7800gt pci/e graphics card.
Any suggestions as to what would be best?
Thanks
Woody
 
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#2
yes, it's something to do with a lack of voltage on the pci bus on that mobo

i have a msi neo4 platinum nforce4 ultra running sweet with ss2

you might also want to check out the new geforce 6150 onboard gpu µatx mobos
 
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I'm on my second Asus A8N MB which has now gone belly up, and I have read various reports of it not likeing TV cards in general. I have ordered a Skystar USB and probably have to RMA the second motherboard.
These things should come with a warning!
 
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i'm very very glad i didn't get one of those mobos...
i think there's a thread in dvbnetwork, otherwise should google for it. maybe abit, epox, dfi, gigabyte, msi all work fine with pci device like the ss2...
 
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Oh dear, that doesn't sound good for me. Not good at all :(
 
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Well I have RMA'd the Asus and am now the owner of a DFI lan Party Extreme. Someone stated on another forum that he was running the skystar2 on a DFI Nforce motherboard, only thing is I'm terrified to try it! I dont want to see a third board die on me, I think my retailer must think I buy them and throw them at the wall.
 
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Best of luck Pinkerton.
If you do decide to take the plunge, let us know if it works.
I just bought a Twinhan Starbox USB2 to use with my ASUS board.
Can't get the bl**dy thing to work though :(
 
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I read somewhere yersterday that a very high percentage of the Starboxes have been returned as faulty. Try a Google search.
 
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#9
Got the Twinhan box working now, it came with a duff USB cable!
Seems to work fine with My theatre and plug-ins.
HDTV looks good on it as well :)
Couldn't get it work with Progdvb though, prog freezes when scanning for channels
Not yet worked out how to move the moteck from MT without USALS, is this possible?
 
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OK, I went for it and I'm glad I did!
Skystar2 PCI working fine on a DFI Lan party Nforce4 Extreme. Even rebooted a couple of times and all seems well (touch wood). So all I can say is never use a Asus Nforce4 with a skystar2.
Skystar USB going on ebay tommorrow as surplus to requirements.
 
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#11
Pleased to hear it works.
Just for the record could you give the model number of your DFI board, if my Twinhan box goes belly up I might need to get one.
Also, are you using your SS2 to drive a motor?
 
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I bought this board: _http://www.dfi.com.tw/Product/xx_product_spec_details_r_us.jsp?PRODUCT_ID=3872&CATEGORY_TYPE=LP&SITE=US

I have a motor but not set it up yet, so watch this space :)
 
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#13
Im using a gigabyte K8NXP-9 motherboard which is nforce4 and my skystar2 works perfectly, the K8NXP-9 has a DPS card in it. which makes power nice :) simply heh.

Try it
 
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