- May 28, 2012
- Gigabyte z77x-ud5h
- Intel i7 3770K
- HD 4000
- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
Well i sorta understand all the hesitation from musicians, as i'm one myself
When I used the FW port on the U5DH i had 4 freezes in an hour time... not stable at all.
(while for some reason the same chipset under windows works like a charm!)
For some reason, everyone, even manufacturers (like MOTU), recommend TI chipsets.
I bought a 13$ FW card off of ebay which had a TI chipset on it and that works properly ever since...
But what's the advantage exactly of the one you're bringing to the table?
Finally I see a topic on people that discuss firewire. I also have a U5DH and have trouble with (firewire audio) from day one.
Indeed it has a cheap VIA chip for firewire. Had many freezes on Windows 7. Reinstall on other HDD did not work.
On OSX youtube is very slow, sometimes does not load. VLC plays video with audio but always generate an error and XBMC does not even play sound.
Other things are working great though. I mailed Gigabyte support multiple times but they could not really help me.
So here I am. I will also search for a good TI based PCI/PCIe board. Kind of hard to find in The Netherlands though.. But I will get there eventually.
I posed this thread today, but now I see this im kind of glad to see that my expectations where right about the Z77 line of gigabyte because of the VIA chip.
Link : http://www.tonymacx86.com/desktop-compatibility/70665-ga-z77x-ud5h-1394-via-chipset.html#post438377
I use an M-Audio ProFire 610. Windows just freeze random.. and OSX struggles to play audio/video/flash. Since the problems occur on both Operating Systems it must me hardware. There is no official M-Audio driver for Linux so I could not check. If I turn off the Audiocard the system is very stable.. buy hey!! I need my sound. That's one of the reasons I bought this board for Firewire.. to bad though.. Searching for a decent PCI/PCIe TI based firewire card now.. Thanks for this thread!