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P4B266 without onboard audio & USB 2.0?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by DizzyFingers, Apr 19, 2002.

  1. DizzyFingers

    DizzyFingers Guest

    just wondering if anyone has the P4B266 without the onboard audio & USB 2.0 support. It is $20 cheaper and was just wondering if anyone has tried it...

    Thanks in Advance,

    Dizzy Fingers
  2. knightfly

    knightfly Active Member

    I haven't tried that board, but if it has the same chipset it should work fine. If $20 is important to you now, fine - however, lots of people are using the onboard audio as a generic Win-Doze audio card with no problems. Also, down the road you may want USB 2.0 for an audio interface (Creamware just introduced their A16 Ultra A/D/A board, with an option of using USB2 direct into the computer without any of their DSP cards - 16 ins, 16 outs, 24/96, word clock, for about $1100) Since USB2 is at least as fast as Firewire, this is just the tip of the iceberg. If you go for the non-USB2 board, you would have to pay $40 or so for an add-in PCI card later. Just a thought... Steve
  3. DizzyFingers

    DizzyFingers Guest

    thanks...20 bucks is not a big deal so I think I am going with the full board. I had also thought about using the onboard audio...and might buy a digital camera soon that would use the USB 2.0...

    Dizzy Fingers
  4. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Getting the P4B266 with onbaord audio and USB 2.0 is a great feature..if you dont need them disable them in the BIOS..or you could just disable it in Windows as well. I have it so only one USB 2.0 is active...since all I need is one USB port to activate my US428!
    The audio is good for windoze sounds as Steve has mentioned..
    One point is tha USB 2.0 is faster than Firewire at the moment...480Mbits per second on USB 2.0 and 400MBits on firewire...
    Gigafire will be out later this year at 800MBits per second
  5. yodermr

    yodermr Guest

    I just got one last week. Still putting things together and setting it up so not much to report. I loaded Sonar and have a Roland RBUS 8X8 digital mixer and IO. It works! So far so good.

  6. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Yeehaw! Another ANUS machine! lol
    Man...do I get royalties for these machines or what? :p
    Let us know how it goes!
  7. vwells

    vwells Guest

    hey there.

    I just put one together and have had no problems so far too. Mine is p4b266-c p4 1.6a 512 cache 512mb mem 30gig maxtor system drive 61 gig maxtor audio drive maxtor DMA100 IDE controller plextor 40x10x40a 56xcdrom win xp corp tweaked per opus's guide m-audio omni studio oced at 2.133ghz "This system rocks!!!!" lol
  8. Tommy P.

    Tommy P. Well-Known Member

    Royalties? Ha! Ha! Get in line! :D

    24 buckeroos... waited for pay day He he. :roll:
  9. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Payday..I love those candy bars! Got enough to go around there bub?! :D
  10. Tommy P.

    Tommy P. Well-Known Member

    As a matter of fact, LOL, I got four boxes O 40count Worlds Finest.( Damn Montessori PTA). :(

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