First post, by Murugan
Having lost interest in the hobby/collecting, I am planning on selling my boxed Sound Blaster collection.
Today I found the time and will to test some but I ran into some problems with 2 of the cards.
My skills are totally rusty so I am asking for some help here 😀
First one is a AWE32 PnP CT3980. Upon initial fast inspection the card shows no signs of damage but I haven't checked it cm by cm. Putting this in my Win 95 MMX rig does ummm nothing. I used the original install disks but really nothing happens and I don't see it in device manager, nor can I select playback devices etc (of course?) The only thing I hear through the headphone is probably static sounds?
Could this card be dead or do I need to change jumpers? The only thing I can try it to put it in my 486 DOS rig but I am not sure the case is big enough for it.
Second one is an AWE64 Gold CT4390 with the CT1950 RAM upgrade. I can get the card to work but I am not sure how to test if the RAM still works. The diagnostic tool said something about 4MB DRAM found on the card and tested but isn't that the memory from the CT4390 itself?
Thanks in advance
My retro collection: too much...