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Help with second PCIe slot in Asus P5n-e SLI motherboard

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Morleyuk, Aug 4, 2011.

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  1. Morleyuk

    Morleyuk Thread Starter

    Jul 29, 2011
    I've bought a Port Multiplier (Sonnet Tempo E4P card) for my XP Pro PC 32 bit, but i'm having problems with installing the driver for it. I've managed to install the card on a friend's 64 bit Windows 7 pc, with no problems, and have also installed it on another of my 32 bit XP pc's by putting the card in the only PCIe slot, usually inhabited by the graphics card, and running on the onboard graphics. Both no good to me, but at least i know the card is not at fault.

    The motherboard i'm trying to get the card installed on is the ASUS P5n-e SLI which has two PCIe slots - one of them currently being used for a GPU. Apparently if i'm using both slots then i must always use the top slot for the GPU, which i am, so i've been trying to install the Sonnet card on the other slot. When i try to load the driver i always get the message that “the specified location does not contain information about your hardware”.

    Power is getting to the card, and the computer recognises that the card is there.

    Do i have a faulty second PCIe slot? or do i need to uninstall something else before installing the card (like the onboard RAID controller)?


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