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 No Free IRQ/ISA Modem Installation - Forum modem pci or isa? - Forum Asus CUV4X ISA modem no go - Forum AMR/ISA/PCI modems? - 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 for 20 PC's is it ok if my modem has 8mbps? Forum if you use a rj11 cable to move a fibre modem and you get the same speed is that ok Forum Can't login on wireless router, ok on modem Forum Ok, v551 as modem for laptop sort of working Forum More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !