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Old 10th May 2006
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uad motherboard dilemma

I am going to get either a fast dual intel or amd computer. I would really like to get a couple uad cards for this machine. The problem is all the motherboards for these computers seem to only support pci e. universal audio said to avoid the nforce and amd 8131 chipsets. Does anyone know of a motherboard that will support the uad and either pentium extreme or an fx 60 dual core
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Old 11th May 2006
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ASUS A8V Deluxe (or A8V if you can do without 2 of the SATA/RAID channels and Firewire). Powercore does not play well with this mobo, but UAD-1 does (I have 2 installed in addition to a Lynx Two).
Old 11th May 2006
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did you build your own system or buy the whole system? I don't have any experience in building my own system.
Old 11th May 2006
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Built my own.

Lots of web sites and books to help you learn to build your own. I suggest mimicing someone else's working system if you take this route and build your very first PC. See the UAD-1 forums for ideas of working systems. Not that you necessarily want to mimic mine, but my system hardware is listed at the bottom of this post in case you are interested.


http://www.chrismilne.com/uadforums/

Alternatively, Scott at ADK can build you an audio PC.

http://www.adkproaudio.com/


http://www.uaudio.com/webzine/2006/april/index9.html

See the very bottom of the second link above -- you might want to wait on the UAD-1 purchase until after May 20 to see if any announcement is made about the future of the UAD-1 or its replacement. For example a PCI-E or firewire replacement UAD-2 might make your concern a non-issue. I don't know if anything definite will be announced, but I would wait the ten days just in case.

Then again, you don't want to wait too long. The UAD-1 plugins are discounted 15% but only until the end of May.

Good luck.

WinXP SP2
Cubase SX 3.1
ASUS A8V Deluxe
AMD X2 4400+
Zalman CNPS 7000 AlCu
Corsair TWINX2048-3200C2
Lynx Two A
2xUAD-1
Matrox G450 (latest driver plus patch for A8V from Matrox)
2xATA + 2xSATA
Sony DRU530A DVD+-R Drive
Antec Super Lanboy Case
Antec SP 500 PSU
2x120mm Antec Tri Cool Fans
Emagic AMT8 MIDI Interface
Waves APA44-M

Last edited by DAWgEAR; 11th May 2006 at 06:15 AM..
Old 11th May 2006
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there is another thread going on with an UAD card.

UAD has problems with ASUS A8 N (N is important!!).

cheers
Old 11th May 2006
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thanks

Hey, Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it. I think you're right, it might be worth the wait. I can't be the only one getting on their butts to make a solution for the modern age.
Old 11th May 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Crandak
Hey, Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it. I think you're right, it might be worth the wait. I can't be the only one getting on their butts to make a solution for the modern age.

Hello,

to answer your original question;

Intel;

http://usa.asus.com/products4.aspx?l...81&modelmenu=1

AMD;

http://usa.asus.com/products4.aspx?l...42&modelmenu=1


Regards,


Guy Cefalu

Sonica Audio Labs
Old 11th May 2006
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Yup, The A8N does NOT like UADs. I built this system and I can use it with two UAD cards (but not three):

A8V
4400+
Corsair XMS 1024 x2
Matrox G550
Pyro 64 PCI (firewire card)
UAD-1 x2

Works great. Check some of my posts on the DUC for more detailed info on this subject, or feel free to PM me.
Old 12th May 2006
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Originally Posted by SONICA
AMD;

http://usa.asus.com/products4.aspx?l...42&modelmenu=1


Regards,


Guy Cefalu

Sonica Audio Labs
Guy, have you tested this Mobo with an X2 processor along with a TC Powercore PCI? I was under the impression that Powercore PCI and mkII has issues with the X2. Have you successfully got them to play nice with each other before? I'm still torn between going the Pentium D or X2 route. Main factor is I need to be able to run the UAD-1 AND Powecore PCI together. Thanks for any advice.
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