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June 11th, 2002, 02:16 PM
I remember reading about SMP issues with at least one of these cards at the forums at www.3dsoundsurge.com Can't remember what though.
I don't think you'll get an answer here. Try http://www.computermusic.co.uk
They used to have some good forums.
S/PDIF = Sony/Philips Digital Interface.
Usually a digital in connectior but could also be digital out.
I thought Creative made you buy the latest version of Liveware (for XP etc) unless you bought a recent retailed boxed card where it was bundled. Liveware can cause no end of problems so try just...
THe Fortissimom II is essentially a cut down version of the Santa Cruz ansd only supports 4 channels. I've had one for quite a while now and had no problems.
There are still PCI cards with wavetable headers on. I'm pretty sure my Fortissimo 2 does.
I know the only difference between the OEM Santa Cruz/Sonic Fury and the Retail is the OEM lacks the...
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...
April 3rd, 2002, 03:01 PM
Depends how seriously you intend doiung your DJ-ing? Are you looking to mix tracks together ? Making samples, making tunes?
Both the Soundblaster live and Santa Cruz are very competent cards. The...
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...
March 6th, 2002, 07:05 PM
The built in audio behaves as if it's a PCI soundcard. However, the original Wolfenstein is a DOS application and is looking for an ISA card with REAL DOS mode drivers (not Windows ones).
March 4th, 2002, 03:46 PM
Been using a Fortissimo II with my KT7A for about 6 months now without any problems in Win98SE,Win2k and WinXP Pro. I haven't used any of the digital input and outputs.
Some people have complained...
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 -...