SOUND BOARD CHIPSET: VIBRA-16
by Creative Labs

Phone:
800-998-5227 (customer assistance), 800-998-1000 (customer service), 405-742-6622 (automated tech support), 405-742-6655 (tech support)
Fax:
405-742-6633
BBS:
405-742-6660
e-mail:
72662.1602@compuserve.com
Web:
www.creaf.com
Type:
Varies
OS/2 Drivers:
Available
Drivers from:
OS/2 box, OS/2 ftp, ftp.creaf.com, BBS
Boards using this chipset include:
recent SoundBlaster boards, Reply MCA board, ASUS dual sound/SCSI board.
Comments:
The Vibra-16 is a chipset designed by Creative Technology and used in both Creative Labs' own recent boards and in various third-party ("OEM") boards. These boards reportedly often work with OS/2's SoundBlaster 16 drivers, but work better with the Vibra-16 drivers from Creative's ftp site or BBS. A Microchannel board based on this chipset is available from a company called Reply. OS/2 2.1 drivers for the newer "plug-and-play" (PnP) versions of these boards are reportedly unavailable, though drivers for OS/2 3.0 are, and Warp 4.0 comes with drivers that recognize the PnP boards. Unfortunately, Creative Labs has announced that they will be producing no new OS/2 drivers for their products, so future support on Vibra-16 cards is uncertain.

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