are, with great success, still using the AWE32 w/8mb onboard ram
for our sound and midi work. Hey, it may be an older card...
but when the AWE32 is hooked up to 4 Bose 901 speakers and a
passive sub-woofer, powered by a Surround Sound 400w Receiver...
how could one possibly complain. When we fire up the AWE32,
for either sounds or midi this lab literally rocks on the
Of course, all the
systems have the usual 3Com 100 NIC - PCI Software Modem Motorola
Chipset - awaiting Win2k Drivers and an Adaptec 2940 U2W PCI SCSI
Host Interface. That's it for cards ... they're all in and
ready for the testing.
Everything is a
go! The system posted just fine... the memory keyed in and
the TYAN s1854 Trinity 400 v4 motherboard is working perfectly.
Now, to install the
hard disks and CDRom.
Barracuda scsi U2W Hard disk
UDMA66 Hard Disk
scsi 8/2/20 CDRom Writer/Reader
SureStore 8mm Dat tape drive
All ribbon cables
are routed neatly and the special 80 conductor udma66 ribbon is
setup for Maxtor 40mb drive is installed correctly.
A second power up
and now.... the machine is booting to disk and ready for its Windows
2000 Professional installation.
Yes.... we are
going to use Win2k Pro for an entertainment machine. In
fact, we are going to use Win2k "across the
boards" ie; for every type dream machine we
we believe Win2k is the future. Why forestall the inevitable
when its so much easier to get there now and be totally familiar
by the time the platform is fully rocking? Win2k is
solid.... very solid.
installation of Win2k completed... It was quite painless.
All the hardware was found via the pnp routines and after it
booted, Win2k so much as stated "ok, let's get
rolling!" Tyan's Trinity 400 and Windows 2000 is
obviously a winning combo.
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