SOUND BOARD CHIPSET: ARIA
by Sierra Semiconductor

Phone:
408-263-9300
Fax:
408-263-3337
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http://www.wi.leidenuniv.nl/aria
Type:
Wavetable
OS/2 Drivers:
Available
Drivers from:
OS/2 ftp: aria16.zip
Boards using this chipset include:
Prometheus Aria 16, some Diamond products, Genoa, Kinsgston, Zoltrix, and other boards
Comments:
These boards have varying capabilities and prices. I've received one report of 100% success with the Aria drivers on an IBM PS/1 with an Aria board under OS/2 Warp 3.0, though a parameter ("/P:310") was required on the CD-ROM driver to get it working. Another poster said that the driver worked, but produced low volume. I've received conflicting reports on these boards under Warp 4.0; one person reports no problems (though he hasn't tried VTD), while the other reports no success, though he had it working fine in Warp 3.0. I gather that the drivers were developed with the Prometheus boards in mind, so that should be the safest bet among Aria-based boards, at least under Warp 3.0.

Copyright © 1996, Rod Smith, rodsmith@rodsbooks.com
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