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How can i make the PCI MAX 2007+ card working on Windows Vista Edition 64-bit, where can i find a compatible driver?
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PCS-Electronics Technical Support told me is impossible to make PCI MAX to work with Windows Vista x64
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understanding that you use 64bit for a few things, you understand that the amount of things which run well, or at all on 64bit are very limited.
Why would you want to use the card in a 64bit system? what application are you using that demands or runs on 64bit system?

Being an IT guy myself, supporting hundreds of servers - i "always" verify with a vendor that their hardware and software will work on 64bit - as i am sure you know using 64bit also.
I have one of his cards which works great using unix/linux just fine - thats pretty tight really, and very cross platform!
just put the card in a 32bit system - and it will run forever man trust me!
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On a 32bit system you will find the real disadvantages like:

• This card doesn’t work on any PCI slot; it requires searching and finding a compatible slot in your computer and can conflict with other devices.
• PCI MAX 2007+ cannot take the sound from the PCI bus and works only with the sound gotten from an external source through the audio entrance.
• To achieve maximum performance another external power supply is needed.
• This card does not work with SAM Broadcaster.

Putting all this together you will find out that PCI MAX use a PC only as a case.



bezerk please upload the linux drivers to see also if is working on linux.
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I have had many of the cards, and still have an original that works great with Sam4 even, that i could be talked out of.
That card alone has been in too many machines to count - and still works like the day it came in the mail!
I have rarely had to swap slots, and it never conflicted with anything that made sense being in a box i was running Sam & the DB on. Generally beyond a GOOD sound card - installing anything else is asking for trouble. SamX & MySQL are enough "bloat". As a rule, being an audiophile - i dont even surf the web on any machine running Sam & SQL - generally i KVM to it, or let it/them run "headless" and remote in when i want to, or need to - from a machine on my network, from work, or even from my cell phone from anyplace on the planet! Applause Applause
I am happy that the PCI MAX cards "do not" take sound from the bus - that would suck. I "want" the ability to choose a top end sound card/audio pipe. Or start off with onboard sound from the PC (stock) - and upgrade or swap sound cards as i desired. I use a Sound Blaster Platinum Pro with a great Breakout Box so i have unlimited flexibility with IO (input & output) But i have a MAYA 1010 (audiotrak) with a cooler breakout box that's new, still in the box that i do not use & could also be talked out of.
The external GUI/Control for the card is totally "set & forget" - i never change my frequency, and i would never know its running silently in the task bar. I put it, with Sam in the start menu, with the RDS Gui - not a bother, or something i give any thought. Louis who writes Sam has yet to modify the software for the cards which have very much evolved. why? because its simply not necessary.
On that note, the PC is very much more than "just a case" for the cards! Applause Applause For instance, from the GUI/Control panel for the card, you can change frequency, stereo/mono, power the card on & off, as well as unlimited "interaction/control settings" for RDS with the optional plug in daughter board just to name a few!
From my original PCI MAX card to & thru the 2007+ all work GREAT with Sam thru Sam4 now. The fact that the newer cards do not use the SamX GUI/Control Panel is simply not necessary. Set & Forget. For instance RDS Sam does not support RDS - yet its very easily done with Sam's PAL scripting to produce the text file. Again a very small but powerful GUI that runs silently in the task bar, that i would never know is there.
I am happy that the cards can also take "stabilized" external power - since i try to use a terrabyte of drives on the boxes, which taxes the power supply enough!
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I LOVE The PCI MAX line of cards man - they are SOO AWESOME!!! ~BUT~ As the years have rolled by since my first PCI MAX card, i am proud to say that i just bought a new CyberMaxFM+ DSP/RDS Transmitter, and his newest 300watt Digital Amp - and all i can say is WOW~! The quality of these units are beyond description, i have never seen a more feature rich, and easy to use transmitter or amp. Marko is working on a USB interface which will allow me to log into my box remotely using even my cell phone to change settings~! Thats off the hook man! It will be possible to remote into the device thru the host, which is also running Sam, and adjust the power or other settings.
But this is also what i have been doing with earlier versions of PCI MAX to turn the power on & off, or to change frequency from my cell phone while setting up & testing. (PcAnywho, VNC or others using ROVE on my blackberry)
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All said & done - the PCI MAX cards really are one of a kind, and very much hands down are the best you can get for quality, flexibility & value. Honestly speaking from a long time customer. For instance, i have bought cards - then decided to make the card a standalone unit in an enclosure, added RDS - then change my mind & put it in another PC for a while if i want. Using Sam, Jazzler, everything. Very flexible, easily upgraded, and many super cool options like RDS even on the PCI card! I could care less if Louis writes the control panel for the card in Sam - its the greatest, and so are the cards!


So here are what i have up for trade:
1 PCS PCI MAX card (original) - which works with Sam-Sam4 GUI/Control Panel
1 PCS 1-20watt AMP (original)
1 MAYA 1010 Sound Card with Breakout Box - new in original box

I am willing to trade for PCS Gift Certificates - and will drop ship - so make offers!!
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