Tired of PCI overflow!!! CREAMWARE, please DO SOMETHING !!!

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Guest

Post by Guest » Wed Dec 31, 1969 4:00 pm

I got an Athlon 1OOO and an Abit KT7 RAID,
and I cant use the 16 busses in Asio 24/96.
Maybe is it time for creamware to think about
some via optimisation...
Lots of users seem to be upset when I talk with em on different chats... Creamware should do smth if
they want to keep their customers, because other audio
cards give no problems with via...
Personnally, I'd like to put a Pulsar XTC/3 ADAT
in addition of my pulsar I, and I wouldn't like to change
my motherboard, 'cause the RAID controller is powerfull,
and AMD processors are kickass for FPU...

Guest

Post by Guest » Wed Dec 31, 1969 4:00 pm

Subject: Solved problem

Hi,

the message "PCI-Overflow" costed me several weeks. I discovered, the problem was not the PCI-Bus but the USB-Activity - no joke!!!

I kicked out usb and have no problems any more.

greetings
jochen

Guest

Post by Guest » Wed Dec 31, 1969 4:00 pm

Subject: And what about AMD 750/760 chipset? - rec with Raid?

It seems that there R new chipsets 4 athlon...
Does someone tried tho with 1 or 2 pulsars?
do they work better than via (I'd better change only my
motherboard)

What capacity can I expect with a raid controller and ATA100
drives? (number of tracks/ frequency / 16-24-32bits)
(SCSI wide is too Xpensive !)

Guest

Post by Guest » Wed Dec 31, 1969 4:00 pm

Subject: sorry, but USB is disabled on mine's

Hehe, it seems that there's nothing 2 do for via chipset....

Guest

Post by Guest » Wed Dec 31, 1969 4:00 pm

Subject: Re: Tired of PCI overflow!!! CREAMWARE, please DO SOMETHING

To say it again: There is nothing we can do because it is not a fault of our products (besides the fact that a virtual studio on a PCI card naturally requires more PCI transfer than a stereo IO card).
The problem with the VIA chip set is well known and appears with all card that need good PCI performance.

Ingo,
CreamWare

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Post by PabloFasan » Wed Dec 31, 1969 4:00 pm

Subject: PCI Overflow - to Ingo

Ingo the problem is allways the same: instead of loading the DSP modules in onboard memory chips, Pulsar use the computer's RAM.

This, and only this, is the reason of the PCI overflows.

Sure that are motherboards like ASUS CUSL-2 that bring a better performance to Pulsar; but even you free for complete the PCI bus from HDs data traffic, is very easy to reach the limit of the PCI bandwith, mainly for Pulsar I users (not my case but yes of most people).

This, if you don't use high performance SCSI HDs like me, that are forced to use the PCI bus.

How much more could cost to design a Pulsar III with enough memory chips onboard?

Why CreamWare reject to give the users this type of alternative?

Guest

Post by Guest » Wed Dec 31, 1969 4:00 pm

Subject: pulsar3 with 66mhz-support, please...

yes - please together with support for 66mhz-pci-slots... ;)

Guest

Post by Guest » Wed Dec 31, 1969 4:00 pm

Subject: And why not using 2 irq instead of one?

Guest

Post by Guest » Wed Dec 31, 1969 4:00 pm

Subject: VIA

Thats problby the problem

Guest

Post by Guest » Wed Dec 31, 1969 4:00 pm

Subject: No, Creamware!

A friend of mine has 2 RME Hammerfall
with the same mobo I have and a Duron 800
and has no PCI overflow...

Guest

Post by Guest » Wed Dec 31, 1969 4:00 pm

Subject: Steinberg has problems with VIA too

It's not just Creamware man, it's any card that really pushes the PCI bus. RME hammerfall is a completely different card which doesn't do anything other than I/O. If that's what you want, then buy it, but if you want the power and flexibility of a Creamware system, DO YOUR HOMEWORK FIRST.

Sorry, but every BBS and Pulsar mailing list says STAY AWAY from VIA chipsets.

It also says this on Creamware's FAQ section.

It also says this on Steinberg's FRONT PAGE.

So it's Creamware's fault you bought a Athlon/KT7raid, right? That's a great gaming system...

Guest

Post by Guest » Wed Dec 31, 1969 4:00 pm

Subject: Has Creamware dealt with Intel ???

Guest

Post by Guest » Wed Dec 31, 1969 4:00 pm

Subject: you have to understand: it a highways´ problem...

hi,

the problem will always stay the same... you have a fixed stream of lines where cars can drive through. and that´s no real problem if they are still driving the same direction but... when this cars are processing and going back and cross ... there is rushhour! and you can buy a car as fast as possible-the highway will stay the same!

:))

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