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Boltek PCI card not working using PCI-E to PCI riser.
« on: June 21, 2015, 11:25:48 PM »
Hi All,

I am trying (without success) to run a Storm Tracker PCI card using a PCI-E to PCI riser.

I installed the Riser and then the Storm Tracker card into a new PC running Windows 8.1 64bit.
I then installed the Nexstorm (Windows 64bit) software and driver.

Next I started Nexstorm and it recognized the Storm Tracker card and activated the receiver.

All seemed good until I tested the card with a Lighter and nothing.

I them put the card back in the old PC, PCI slot and it tested OK.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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« Last Edit: June 23, 2015, 04:50:29 AM by RetroLen »
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Re: Boltek PCI card not working using PCI-E to PCI riser.
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2015, 11:43:15 PM »
Riser cards can be very problematic, for instance they usually don't work with cards that want to a busmaster. That said, my Bolteck PCI is working with a PCI riser, so it may be an issue with the particular PCI-E riser that you are trying to use. Sad to say, but it may never work, or a different riser might work and the only way to determine that is try another riser.  :sad:
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Re: Boltek PCI card not working using PCI-E to PCI riser.
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2015, 02:15:39 AM »
Thanks for the reply.

I have just got it working???? Now it is registering a non stop noise count of about 4000/min.

Any more thoughts? :-(
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Re: Boltek PCI card not working using PCI-E to PCI riser.
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2015, 10:58:56 PM »
Is this with the same riser card? This sort of potential issue is exactly why when I moved my weather software to an ITX system, I went out of my way to get one that still had a PCI slot.

You could try going into the BIOS and try changing the slot detection order, if possible. If another PCI-E slot is available, try that. I just noticed you are using a 64-bit version, have you tried a different Jungo driver version? Do you have a manual for the motherboard and does it say much about BIOS settings? There may be a BIOS setting that will change things, but those are usually poorly documented, at best, and it often takes much research to figure out what they may do.



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Re: Boltek PCI card not working using PCI-E to PCI riser.
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2015, 09:50:10 PM »
After moving the card and riser to another PC and getting the same result I have decided to get a new Motherboard with a PCI slot.

There are still plenty around at reasonable prices.

Thanks for you help.
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Re: Boltek PCI card not working using PCI-E to PCI riser.
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2015, 09:09:55 PM »
so how is it going now?...got it working ?
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Re: Boltek PCI card not working using PCI-E to PCI riser.
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2015, 12:10:25 AM »
Yes all is working great.
It just cost me a new Mobo and a bit of time.

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Re: Boltek PCI card not working using PCI-E to PCI riser.
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2016, 01:28:02 PM »
I was unsuccessful to getting a cheap generic pcie to pci conversion card to work, but I WAS SUCCESSFUL in getting a

StarTech.com PCI Express to PCI Adapter Card (PEX1PCI1) to work without any noise.

You can buy it on Amazon for $40


I now have my full weather station working on a Shuttle PC.

 

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