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help me before i commit hara kiri

Discussion in 'Recording' started by deadpanrookie, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. Hello.

    All I need for my computer is a Firewire port to plug my Presonus Firebox into so that I can record onto my PC running Cubase. I'm going for CD quality sound hear, ya know?

    I have an IBM Netvista Model 8311, P4, 1.80 GHz

    I used Everest Home Edition to detect my motherboard. All it tells me is:

    Motherboard ID <DMI>
    Motherboard Name IBM 8311KDU

    ... whatever that means. So I don't know which Firewire card will be compatible with my stupid motherboard.

    For the past 3 days, I've been googling and googling stuff about Firewire and it's all a big bunch of confusing retardedness!

    There's IEEE 1394 cards and PCMIA cards. Then there's PCMCIA (extra C?). According to all the techies, i MIGHT want to get OHCI-compatible cards for sound recording and video editing, but then again I MIGHT NOT?!?!?!?!

    Some guy on a Sound Recording forum told me to get one with a Texas Instruments chipset. When I google "firewire TI chip" i get NOTHING.

    Now I google firewire and see they are selling a "IEEE 1394 to PCI expansion card." What the goddamn hell?!?!?! Could they have made this $*^t any more confusing?!?!??!
  2. saemskin

    saemskin Active Member

    Nov 6, 2005
    you making it infinitely more difficult than it needs to be. Pick one, buy it, use it. It'll be fine. If it's got problems, then you're out 25 bucks *maybe*.

    btw, PCMCIA is that serial port on laptops.
  3. poprocks

    poprocks Guest

    I second that. However, to be sure pick one with the TI chip. Try the Fireconnect from Adaptec. I know for a fact that it uses that chip. There are many others, too.

  4. Mr-Nice

    Mr-Nice Guest

    You dont have the balls to commit Hara Kiri!!!! :D lol

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