Problem after nistalling PCI USB 2.0 and Firewire card

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  1. mattxr1

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    Problem after installing PCI USB 2.0 and Firewire card

    After I put in the new card, my computer had trouble seeing my Master Hard Drive. After I opened the case back up and took out the cord from the HD and plugged it back in it started working again but booted up Windows slowly.

    Windows automatically installed the drivers for the USB 2.0 and Firewire, but has since been running choppy... it took a while after start up to finish loading, music sometimes stutters, and when I'm recording (I have a USB 2.0 pre-amp for home-studio recording), it again gets choppy.

    What could be the problem? I'm no computer expert, but I did build my PC a year and a half ago. I'm just guessing, but maybe it's the power supply...

    Any suggestions??
     
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    what brand and size is your power supply? how many CD/DVD drives? how many hard drives?
     
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    Try moving the PCI card to a different slot. Could be some weird IRQ conflict. Yeah, they still happen from time to time.
     
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    power supply is antec 300w. in my pc i have 2 cd/dvd drives, 2 hard drives, this usb 2.0/firewire card, video card, sound card, processor, motherboard and that's it.

    i tried another slot.

    it's working a little better now but windows is still running a bit choppy and the processor is spiking sometimes.
     
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    soooo anyone know?
     
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    Probably just a bad card or a crappy chip. Try exchanging it for a different card with a different chip. Its not VIA is it?
     

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