I'm considering a motherboard/CPU upgrade and can't find a highly rated AMD Thunderbird mainboard that has an ISA slot. I really like the combination of price and performance of the ECS K7VZA board, but I amd a musician and my beloved Roland SCC-1 synth card uses an antique ISA slot.
Is there an adapter or external box that would provide an ISA slot? Or should I just get over it and accept the fact that ISA is dead (RIP!).
Who says ISA is not supported by WinMe or W2K? There are a number of ISA cards that are directly supported by W2k such as creative CT3780 SoundBlaster AWE 32 with drivers on the W2k disk. I know of a person using a regular ISA Sound Blaster ISA with W2K Server in an Abit's KT7. It works fine. Any Win95 driver will usually work with WinMe. So if your sound card has a Win9x driver chances are real good it will work with any of the ISA sloted boards mentioned above in WinMe.
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by noko on 03/31/01 05:09 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
Iwill KK266 has an ISA slot. It is very highly rated by Anandtech.
ISA slots tend to be important to the linux community, because, until very recently, the only hardware modems available were ISA. Linux can't use winmodems. There are some hardware based pci modems now, so the need for isa on that front may be abaiting also.
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.
there is one more recommendation - having coloured connectors. many PC99 compliant boards have al least one ISA slot. i guess they have this, apart from rest of the PC99 compliance, for backward compatibility.
and I havent seen any socket A boards with ISA slots either.
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check out the tyan motherboard- www.tyan.com - now available in both kt133 and kt133a flavors (i've got the kt133 flavor), and the isa slot functions (found this out by installing a sportster 28.8 after my dsl provider disconnected me)