Hauppauge 1800 card doesn't look right in PCI Express x16 slot

By cappaj1
Jun 4, 2009
  1. I'm installing a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 1800 card which says it'll work in either PCI Express x1 or x16, into a Asus P6T motherboard.

    The video card is blocking the single PCI Express x1 slot, so I installed the tv card in the second x16 slot.

    It didn't look right putting this short card into a long x16 slot as it was sort of curved over the unused pins.
    When I booted my pc, my bios was changed to boot from floppy and dates on my system changed. I immediately shut down and pulled the card out after seeing the bios screen.

    My question is, should I try and install the tv card in the PCI Express x1 slot and move my video card to a different x16 slot as I have two others? If so, would this require alot of change or would Windows 7 immediately recognize the move and automatically reconfigure?

    OR, should I try in the same x16 slot again, and not worry if I'm prompted to setup bios again?


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  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,879   +1,528

    I can't speak to the 1800 tuner, but I have the 1250 and it goes right into the PCI-E x1 slot. I think you have to install the Hauppage drivers before the card, and/or ignore the M$ "found new hardware" wizard. The 1250 is just a single tuner, that the only difference.

    The 1250 card is on the same size PC board as the 1800. My board only has one PCI-E x 16 lane, so the the tuner has no other place to go but a PCI-E x 1 slot. It works just fine there. It didn't change the system date.

    I don't think it, "doesn't look quite right there, but I had no preconception of how it was supposed to look in the first place.
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