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What is the difference? is Awe64 worth it?
How many IRQ does each board need?.
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Each board only needs one IRQ. Awe32 has memory expansion capabilities, which the value boards doesnt.
There is NO difference in FM (that is: sampling/playback) capabilities of the boards, the AWE 64 can
project more MIDI channels at the same time, and incorporates the SoundFonts technology.
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Can you give more specifications and i have seen people complaining about the awe64 using 2 irq's.
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WHat? I have a AWE64 in this machine, and it only occupies a single IRQ (IRQ5)
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Well i found that it uses two irq's in usenet i don't
know if it was bullshi... or what maybe it takes two irq's
if you have an instrument pluged to it.
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Nope, i got an external keyboard hooked to mine, still only takes a single IRQ.
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Actually you're right, the soundcard does indeed only use a single IRQ, even with an attached keyboard or other instrument. The MIDI port (MPU-401)is most likely where the confusion lies. It usually is set on IRQ 9 and therefore the "two" IRQ's. This is not unique to the AWE series but with practically every soundcard on the market today.  
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Actually you're right, the soundcard does indeed only use a single IRQ, even with an attached keyboard or other instrument. The MIDI port (MPU-401)is most likely where the confusion lies. It usually is set on IRQ 9 and therefore the "two" IRQ's. This is not unique to the AWE series but with practically every soundcard on the market today.  
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