ISA cards (16bit) to New PC's with PCI only

September 3, 2010 at 08:42:24
Specs: Windows Vista 64, Intel Core i7/6 drm
Is there an adapter or something that can convert my old ISA cards (Roland Sound Card) to my new pc that does not have ISA slots??


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September 3, 2010 at 09:01:37
Why bother, the new motherboards have on board sound that makes that card a relic .

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September 3, 2010 at 09:17:41
Never mind why bother, it wont be possible.

The ISA card is 16 bit. PCI is 32 bit.

ISA has clcok speed of 12 Mhz

PCI has a clock speed of 33Mhz.

The chances of getting drivers to make it work under Windows Vista 64 range from no chance to you have to be joking!


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September 3, 2010 at 09:26:23
Well said Stewart.....

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September 3, 2010 at 09:35:33
XP and up have very little support for ISA card chips/chipsets in any case. E.g. they might support some Creative / Soundblaster ones, but they don't support ISA SCSI ones.

New PCI sound cards and other PCI cards are usually relatively cheap.
Older used PCI sound cards and other older PCI cards are available on the web and are usually even cheaper.
If you need the MIDI support to connect to a musical instrament, the PCI sound card, or the onboard sound on the mboard, should have a built in joystick port (15 pin holes) or the header on a mboard or on the card you can connect one to, although, there are probably separate MIDI adapters available these days.

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September 3, 2010 at 13:02:46

It would be cheaper to purchase a new isa computer. Plenty of places still make them to replace automation or control computers. We have thousands of isa computers and always need to replace them. They are not cheap either.

Saying all that you may find a newer card in a newer bus cheaper.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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September 3, 2010 at 14:17:36
Oops - posted in the wrong thread.

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