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Re: Help! Need advice about HP and Firewire Audio.

Oh, btw, Agere is evedently good as well...  from MOTU's site:

"If the FireWire installer warns you that you're running a FireWire
card with the NEC chip, you should replace said card with a card that
uses the TI (Texas Instruments) or LSI (formlery Lucent/Agere) chip."

So there's that.

The good news is that the computer I'm currently working on is an HP
and it reports that it is using the TI chipset.  Thanks again.  This
really saved the day.

On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 10:28 AM, Mark Sottilaro<zerocrossing@gmail.com> 
> Thanks for the info.  I will stop at Fry's and give that a shot.
> On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 9:42 AM, Jeff Larson<jeff.larson@sailpoint.com> 
>>> The problem is my MOTU 828 recommends only using the Firewire cards
>>> with a TI chipset.  I can't find anything about the HPs that mention
>>> what chipset they use.  I've written and called and got no response
>>> from their sales dept. (way to go HP!)
>> If you can locate the machine you're considering at Best Buy or
>> whatever big box computer stores you have around you, bring up Control
>> Panel, select Device Manager, and open the tree node that says "IEEE
>> 1394 Bus host controllers".
>> You should see something like this.
>>    RICOH OCHI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
>> In my case I have a new Lenovo laptop that apparently has the feared
>> and maligned Ricoh chipset.  This is my work laptop, I've never used
>> it for audio so I can't say how it works.  If you see "Texas 
>> instead of RICOH then you should be okay.  One of my daughters has a
>> small form factor HP that's a year or two old and it apparently has
>> an Agere chipset, I don't know anything about those.
>> My audio desktop is a Gateway, strangely enough it has two 1394 
>controllers, one of them Texas Instruments and the other a name I forget.
>> Jeff