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#1 buzzter

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 09:08 PM

Installed a new MSI nvidia 460 PCI express video card into my PC today. Booted up fine, loaded the driver fine, but noticed system not recognizing my network port anymore. Running windows XP, using onboard/integrated intel network port. Hardware conflict?

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 09:14 PM

but noticed system not recognizing my network port anymore

Define "not recognizing".

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:01 PM

Not seen on device manager, or network connections

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:40 PM

Do you mean, nothing is listed under "Network adapters"?
Any "unknown devices:, or other errors listed in Device Manager?

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 11:14 PM

XP wasn't recognizing any network card.

Well I think I figured out the problem. The new video cards are about 4 times the size of their predecessors. Turns out the controller chip for the on board LAN is right underneath the PCI express interface slot. Well to make a long story short, the new cards mssive heat sink hardware came in contact with chip pins and shorted out the chip and the lan is no longer functional. Fortunately I had an extra PCI NIC card. Installed it into an open slot and wallah! Back up running.

Lesson learned hopefully

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 11:50 PM

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