April 24th, 2002 02:38 PM
Probably easiest and best to connect your CD-ROM up to one of the IDE channels on the motherboard.
April 19th, 2002 02:40 PM
The Fortissimo II uses the CS4624 sound chip as opposed to the CS4630 used in the Sonic Fury/Santa Cruz and GTXP.
As the names suggest these chips are very similar but the CS4624 has a slightly...
April 17th, 2002 02:06 PM
Glad to help
BTW my setup
Abit KT7A (YH BIOS)
T-Bird 1100@1200 (9x133)
(also used Duron 750 @ 933/1000)
256Mb Crucial PC133 CAS2 (4-way Interleave Enabled)
MSI Geforce 3 Ti 200
April 17th, 2002 02:00 PM
If you don't want the breakout box then don't consider the GTXP - otherwise it's essentially the same as the Santa Cruz/Sonic Fury.
I think there's been quite a few problems with the Audigy...
April 16th, 2002 03:27 PM
No problem - glad to help
April 16th, 2002 03:26 PM
Tricky decision. As dfdsd said it partly depends on the system (mainly motherboard and it's chipset).
Personally, I own a Fortissimo II and I'm very happy with it. Some people have problems...
April 13th, 2002 02:00 PM
If you look on the board you should see an Yamaha chip (near the back probably).
Other than the OPL3 based onboard sound the YMF-724 is common as onboard sounds.
The YMF's (724/744/754) use a...
April 13th, 2002 01:51 PM
I sold my Fortissimo I a while back so I'm not sure what the latest drivers are. I'm sure there 2.02x's about. The Abit 2.018 beta's work well.
Try looking at the drivers links at...
March 31st, 2002 07:29 AM
I believe that most of the problems with the SbLive were fixed with the 5.1's as they fixed the broken ACPI header. Haven't actually tried one so I can't confirm (I own a Fortissimo II).
March 13th, 2002 06:00 PM
If you want to make music primarily then you can pick up an Some music-orientated sound cards for about £100.
Otherwise, Look at the Videologic Sonic Fury. Good sound quality, although the MIDI...
February 23rd, 2002 10:39 AM
it only supports pseudo 5.1 because they didn't buy the appropriate licences. The chip is capable of true 5.1
February 14th, 2002 02:13 PM
Turtle Beach did release some specs for their new upcoming sound card. The specs appeared quite a while ago (b4 xmas) and
I haven't seen anything since.
Try searching through the news archive at...
February 7th, 2002 02:58 PM
Try VDMSound -it's free and works very well under Win2k and XP.
In fact I can run some game with it which the real DOS drivers (98SE DOS prompt) wouldn't work with my FortissimoII (very similar...
January 31st, 2002 02:26 PM
Look at the KT7(A) FAQ at www.viahardware.com
Try dropping the overclock on the FSB so that the PCI bus is at 33MHz. (Could be the problem)
January 27th, 2002 06:07 PM
There is/was a problem with the SBLive prior to the 5.1's and the 686b (b is important).
The 5.1's don't suffer from the problem as Creative fixed the broken ACPI header.
What mobo do you have...
January 11th, 2002 03:58 PM
You're a bit out of date with the Montego II - I don't think it's made anymore. The Santa Cruz is the current Turtle Beach sound card, supposed to be very good (i've got a Hercules Fortissimo II -...