ISA modem ok? Tags: PCI Modem Networking Last response: July 14, 2001 7:43 AM in Networking Share Anonymous July 10, 2001 7:07:36 PM I noticed that my 56k modem is ISA. I know that ISA operates slower than PCI. If I upgraded to PCI, would it make my surfing any faster? More about : isa modem FatBurger July 10, 2001 8:48:41 PM Probably not, but if it's cheap, you might as well anyway. Most current motherboards don't have ISA slots, and you'll most likely hav less compatability issues. ------------------------------ My Athlon can beat your Ferrari off the line. Arrow July 10, 2001 10:27:05 PM If it's a good modem and you're not experiencing problems with it, I suggest you just keep on using it. Rob Please visit <b><A HREF="http://www.ncix.com/canada/index.cfm?affiliateid=319048" target="_new">http://www.ncix.com/canada/index.cfm?affiliateid=319048...;/A></b> Related resources FAXing w/old ISA FAX/Data modem - Forum ISA slot - new M/B etc - Forum No Free IRQ/ ISA Modem Installation - Forum modem pci or isa ? - Forum Asus CUV4X ISA modem no go - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer camieabz July 10, 2001 10:31:35 PM Max data rate for ISA = 7.629Mbps Max data rate for modem = 56,000Kbps = ISA is 136 times faster than modem. Using a PCI card may increase the performance of the data <b>once</b> it reaches your system, but the bottleneck is definitely the modem. <b> "Now drop your weapons or I'll kill him with this deadly jelly baby." :wink: </b> Flyboy July 14, 2001 7:43:30 AM VERY WELL PUT! Heh...even provided the calculations! Are you an engineer? BTW, I came to the same conclusion when I pondered replacing my $200 ISA Courier for a new PCI modem. I just didn't do the math! Regards Catheter and Caffeine IV are in place. Let's PLAY. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumAMR/ ISA /PCI modems? ForumConfigure ISA card in winxp ForumISA Sound Blaster AWE64 CT4500 Stops PC from booting! ForumModem combining ForumLinksys BEFSX41, ISA , & RDP Problem. Forum56k modem driver update. ForumIs this 56k modem a winmodem? ForumELSA MicroLink 56k USB modem Forumexternal 56k modem ForumModem problem Forumgigabyte ga-5aa no sound/ modem on pci ForumModem Question ForumPLZ HELP, modem problems (bad) ForumPulling DHCP from Cable Modem instead of wireless router ForumHow do I turn my modem sound off? More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !