Much to my surprise, when the WMP-300N is intalled in the only available PCI slot, the system
reboots consistently. I have seen the issue elsewhere and the Intel Support person stated that this
is a known issue. Any other cards work on this system, including othe PCI Cards.
I have tried change the sleep state to S1, disabling non-necessary components IE; Firewire,
sound, and on board nic, and loading Fail Safe Defaults. The issue persists. I have a 480 watt
power supply, 4 gb of RAM, and 2 SATA Hard drives. I removed all other cards, and the ATAPI
CD ROM; And still my frustrations continue. I also turned off the HPET (High Precision Event Timer)
Feature, and you guessed it, still reboots. And yes, I updated the BIOS.
This card works great on a 915PBL, WITH VISTA! and only 2gb of ram. It also works on my Intel
D101GC(ATI R200) on XP. Elsewhere, this card is said to work with other chipsets, BIOS' and AMD based
I suspect that this has something to do with the way the card talks to the system as it works on other
boards quite well. I may even try to get it running with UEFI (Extensible Firmware Interface), but
this is a "Shot-in-the-Dark" at trying a different configuration. My next plan is to disable all of the
advanced settings the board offers.
What I'm wondering, is if anyone else has any suggestions? Is there a Way to make this system boot
properly with this WMP-300N card?
DISCLAIMER: No Trolls please. I'm looking for people interested in helping without bashing
manufacturers. Also, I would appreciate only sound responses, as I can attempt random
things on my own.
Edited by RandomUser, 21 July 2008 - 06:05 PM.