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Which Firewire card?

Post by ramchandra » Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:26 am

I was useing a presonus firebox on my laptop the other day and had some problems with clicking and poppong and audio dropping out. I've heard that a firewire card with a TI chipset is what I should get. Would this cure some of my problems?

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Re: Which Firewire card?

Post by Kevin Kitchel » Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:49 am

ramchandra wrote:I was useing a presonus firebox on my laptop the other day and had some problems with clicking and poppong and audio dropping out. I've heard that a firewire card with a TI chipset is what I should get. Would this cure some of my problems?
Probably, but it could be a lot of things. What OS?

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Post by ramchandra » Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:56 am

windows XP. I have had alot of problems with this computer and I know it is wishful thinking that something like a firewire card can make a drastic change in proformance.

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Post by ;ivlunsdystf » Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:12 am

Are you hitting the CPU too hard? Are you short on RAM? Do you have any'scheduled tasks' (access via Control Panel) running amok while you work? Is there anything bloated like Norton GoBack running in the background?

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Post by Dave Stanley » Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:06 pm

I had a ton of problems due to a crappy firewire card. My RME Fireface just wouldn't run properly.
As soon as I changed the card to a Ti chipset, everything was fine.

But make sure you do all the usual XP music PC tweaks before buying anything. here's the link: http://www.musicxp.net/

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